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Monthly Archives: August 2014

Govt employee, another man arrested in connection with marijuana find

Last Updated on Saturday, 30 August 2014, 22:24 by GxMedia Two men, including a government employee, were Saturday in police custody in connection with the discovery of a large quantity of marijuana in a house at Lethem, Rupununi. Police said the 16.5 pounds of compressed marijuana were found in a ‘salt bag’ about 9:45 Friday night during a search. One ...

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Car slams into house, driver narrowly escapes death

Last Updated on Saturday, 30 August 2014, 11:09 by GxMedia The driver of a motor car narrowly escaped death or serious injury early Saturday morning when he veered off the East Bank Demerara Public Road and slammed into a section of an unfinished concrete house that seconds after fell on the vehicle. The incident occurred that shortly before 5 AM, ...

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GRA in standoff during efforts to seize vehicles for duty free concession probe

Last Updated on Saturday, 30 August 2014, 5:35 by GxMedia Up to late Friday night, there was a standoff at Continental Park, East Bank Demerara between enforcers of the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) and one of their colleagues who allegedly refused them access to seize two vehicles that are at the centre of a duty-free concession dispute. The GRA alleges ...

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Going to Court among all options on no-confidence motion

Last Updated on Saturday, 30 August 2014, 1:33 by GxMedia The Guyana government on Friday said it was leaving all options open including possibly seeking a judicial review of the majority opposition-backed no-confidence motion against the Donald Ramotar administration. “If those suggestions come up, they will be discussed. We are not ruling anything out or anything in,” he told a ...

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Son of Surinamese President pleads guilty to Hezbollah terrorism plot from South America

Last Updated on Saturday, 30 August 2014, 1:11 by GxMedia (BLOOMBERG).-A Suriname man accused of seeking to provide the Islamist group Hezbollah with a permanent South American base for staging attacks against the U.S. pleaded guilty in Manhattan to three counts. Dino Bouterse, 41, who held himself out to be the commander of Suriname’s counter-terrorism unit, said today at a ...

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Police, army instructed to get back weapons transferred to PNC; Granger asked to help

Last Updated on Saturday, 30 August 2014, 0:51 by GxMedia President Donald Ramotar says the security forces have been long instructed to go after 155 guns that were transferred from the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) to functionaries of the People’s National Congress (PNC)-led administration 35 years ago. ““This is one of the important functions of the security forces to get ...

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Prime Minister Hinds in minor boat accident, no one injured

Last Updated on Friday, 29 August 2014, 22:48 by GxMedia A boat carrying Prime Minister, Samuel Hinds up the Canje River, Berbice was Friday afternoon involved in a minor incident but no one was injured, a senior regional official said. The official explained that the captain of the 250 Horsepower fiberglass boat “banked a turn too rash” and ended up ...

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Bandits, guards in gun fight at Issano mining camp

Last Updated on Friday, 29 August 2014, 22:06 by GxMedia Security personnel and four armed bandits exchanged gunfire, leaving one of the thieves injured during an attempted robbery at a mining camp at Issano, sources said. The incident occurred shortly after 7 AM Friday at S &S Barakat Mining Inc’s mining camp at 72 Miles Issano, Kaburi. Up to Friday ...

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Convict found dead with stolen items

Last Updated on Friday, 29 August 2014, 21:51 by GxMedia An armed robbery convict, who was recently released from prison, was found badly beaten and dead with a quantity of stolen items and cash in his possession, police said. He has been indentified as 25-year old Eldon Sampson of Craig, East Bank Demerara. His body was found with “multiple injuries” ...

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Updated Barama employee drowns during Cricket Day

Last Updated on Friday, 29 August 2014, 20:58 by GxMedia An employee of Barama Company Limited (BCL) drowned Friday during Barama Cricket Day held at Land of Canaan, East Bank Demerara. He has been identified as 19-year old Sean Hopkinson of Fire Station Road, Timehri, East Bank Demerara. Police said his body was discovered late Friday afternoon. Sources said the ...

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August 2014