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Daily Archives: July 16, 2014

Two dead, several injured in Linden Highway accident

Two persons were killed Wednesday evening when a minibus ran off the Soesdyke-Linden Highway. Dead are the driver, 29-year old Roger Hutson of Retrieve Linden and 36-year old Kathleen Marks who was a mother of four children.  Linden Hospital sources said two of the 13 injured persons were transferred to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation for advanced medical treatment. The ...

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Guyanese scouts to participate in Caribbean Jamboree

A contingent of 42 Guyanese scouts is due to participate in the 15th Caribbean Scout Jamboree to be held later this month in Curacao, according to Assistant District Commissioner Theon Hope. The nine leaders and 33 Explorer and Venture Scouts are due to depart Guyana on Sunday, July 20, 2014. The next day, they will begin participating in the July ...

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Lethem gold miner charged with narco-trafficking

A gold miner of Nappie, Lethem was Wednesday refused bail on a charge of being in possession of marijuana for the purpose of trafficking. Godfrey Jonas, 55, told Chief Magistrate, Priya Sewnarine-Beharry that he was innocent of the charge after it was read to him. The unrepresented Jonas was remanded to prison until September 1 when he would appear in ...

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Counterfeit flour found in Linden

The National Milling Company (NAMILCO) has found a shopkeeper in the mining town of Linden retailing counterfeit flour packaged in NAMILCO’s bags, the Guyana Manufacturing and Services Association (GMSA) said in a statement on Wednesday. The discovery was made in April and the company immediately alerted the Food and Drug Analyst Department (GFDAD).  NAMILCO simultaneously conducted a comprehensive analysis in ...

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Alleged embezzler on bail

A man, who allegedly embezzled GUY$1.58 million from his employer in the interior, was Wednesday granted GUY$250,000 bail. Clive Nero,32, of Blue Sackie Drive, South Ruimveldt, Georgetown, denied the charge when he appeared before Chief Magistrate, Priya Sewnarine-Beharry. He was placed on his own recognizance for allegedly assaulting Eric Gordon so as to cause him actual bodily harm. The cases ...

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Juan Edghill denies hate speech against homosexuals

Junior Finance Minister, Bishop Juan Edghill on Wednesday denied that he uttered hate speech against homosexuals but insisted that he is opposed to children being adopted by same-sex couples. “It’s unnatural for two people of the same sex to procreate and to raise children,” he said. A day after the Society Against Sexual Orientation Discrimination (SASOD) announced that it has ...

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Guyanese wins Kazakhstan International Journalism Competition

ASTANA TIMES – Kazakhstan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in conjunction with the KazakhstanUnion of Journalists, announced the winners of the first international journalism competition, “Kazakhstan in the eyes of foreign media,” on July 1. The competition, which ran from April 1 to June 15, aimed to encourage, promote and reward high-quality and objective international journalism on Kazakhstan’s economy, trade, culture, ...

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