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Daily Archives: August 11, 2014

Actor Robin Williams of Mrs. Doubtfire fame commits suicide

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Robin Williams, the Academy Award winner and comic supernova whose explosions of pop culture riffs and impressions dazzled audiences for decades and made him a gleamy-eyed laureate for the Information Age, died Monday in an apparent suicide. He was 63. Williams was pronounced dead at his home in California on Monday, according to the sheriff’s office ...

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General election: Is the immigrant vote important?

There were conflicting views on Monday about whether votes by naturalized Guyanese and Commonwealth citizens can determine the outcome of the next general election that is expected within another five months. The People’s Progressive Party (PPP) brushed off suggestions that the immigrant-vote would be a decider in the polls while the Alliance For Change (AFC) felt strongly that it could ...

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PPP hints at general election before no-confidence vote

General Secretary of the governing People’s Progressive Party (PPP), Clement Rohee on Monday hinted strongly that elections might be called before the National Assembly debates an opposition-sponsored no-confidence motion.  He said calling the election before the debate, was under “active consideration” by the PPP-Civic- led administration. “It remains an option under active consideration,” he told a news conference, adding that ...

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Ex soldier burns house after threatening to kill family

A former Guyana Defence Force (GDF) soldier early Monday morning burnt down his house after threatening to kill his family but he has so far not yet been arrested, according to well-placed sources. The incident occurred at Enterprise Railway Road, East Coast Demerara about 1:50 AM. No one was injured in the blaze that quickly engulfed the one-flat wooden and ...

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Police Sergeant arrested for alleged multi-million $$ theft

A West Coast Demerara policeman has been arrested in connection with the alleged theft of at least GUY$8 million from the coffers of the Guyana Police Force, according to well-placed sources. The Sergeant, who is based at the Leonora-based Division ‘D’ Headquarters, was placed under close arrest on Saturday, after an officer from the Finance Department at Police Headquarters , ...

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Shared governance needed to fix system for all races- Vincent Alexander

Former People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) Executive Member, Vincent Alexander on Sunday recommended a short period of shared governance to ensure that there is a permanent level playing field to address problems facing African Guyanese and other race groups. “I don’t think we need shared governance forever and ever and ever. We need it as a transition where we can ...

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Gold miner dies in Marudi pit cave-in

A gold miner was killed on Sunday when a mining pit caved in at Mazwa Mountain, Marudi, deep South Rupununi. Confirmed dead is 56-year old Clifton Rodrigues of Aishalton, according to usually reliable sources. The pit caved in and trapped three miners about 300 feet below the surface but, according to the sources, one of them managed to escape to ...

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