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Daily Archives: August 7, 2014

Cremated remains of mass-suicide victims in Guyana found in US funeral home

(LATIMES.COM).-The cremated remains of nine victims of the 1978 Jonestown Massacre, a mass suicide in Guyana, were discovered inside a former Delaware funeral home on Wednesday, state officials said. Members of the Delaware Division of Forensic Science and the Dover Police Department conducted an excavation at the Minus Funeral Home after 38 small containers were discovered inside, according to a ...

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Gregory Smith’s family moves to clear his name of Walter Rodney’s alleged murder

The family of Gregory Smith- the late suspected hit-man in the bomb-in-walkie-talkie explosion that killed Guyanese politician Dr. Walter Rodney 34 years ago- has begun taking steps to clear his name posthumously. Lead Counsel for the Rodney Commission of Inquiry, Glen Hanoman on Thursday confirmed receiving correspondence from a New York-based lawyer, Edward Meertins George, seeking guidance on the procedures ...

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AFC delivers No Confidence Motion to National Assembly; warns of protests, international isolation

Less than one day before the Alliance For Change (AFC) presented its No Confidence Motion to the National Assembly on Thursday, that party warned of street protests and international isolation if government ignores the vote by the opposition-controlled House. AFC General Secretary, David Patterson on Thursday delivered the motion to the Clerk of the National Assembly, Sherlock Isaacs in that ...

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Man charged with murder of elderly woman

The Guyana Police Force’s (GPF) high-tech fingerprint system has netted another suspected murderer; this time a 23-year old man for the killing of a 75-year old woman at her home earlier this year Arraigned for the capital offence is Junior Williams also known as Kevin Alfred. He is accused of the murder of Joyce Lewis at her North Ruimveldt home ...

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“Recklessness” probably caused Rodney’s death; State’s involvement inconclusive

Former Police Intelligence Chief, Senior Superintendent Leslie James on Thursday said Working People’s Alliance (WPA) Co-leader, Dr. Walter Rodney’s apparent recklessness might have been partly responsible for his bomb-in-walkie-talkie death 34 years ago rather than state-sponsored terrorism. Walter’s brother, Donald, has said in a statement that back on June 13, 1980 he had collected a device from then Guyana Defence ...

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