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Daily Archives: August 19, 2014

Two arrested for spate of city robberies including businessman’s shooting death

Two persons have been arrested in connection with a spate of armed robberies in Georgetown including Monday afternoon’s gunning down of a businessman and injury to his wife, police said. The Guyana Police Force confirmed the arrest of a “suspect” in the robbery/murder of gold miner, Ashook Ragghu of Pike Street, Kitty, Georgetown. “He is in police custody assisting with ...

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Young Guyanese boy, Brazilian man die in boat accident

A five-year old Guyanese boy and an elderly Brazilian man lost their lives in a boat mishap on the Cuyuni region late Monday afternoon, police said. Dead are Henrique Salvao De Souza, 66 years, of  Junior Ross Landing, Cuyuni, and Bisham Munilall, 5 years, of Charolette Street, Georgetown. The boy’s body has not been recovered. Police said a boat travelling ...

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Stabbed body of Mahdia businessman found on trail

The body of a young businessman, who was stabbed, was found on a trail in Region Eight (Potaro-Siparuni) early Tuesday morning. Police identified him as 20-year old Nickel Leacock of 11 Miles, Mahdia. Investigators said his body was seen on a trail at Black Water, Konawaruk about 7:45 AM. A relative said police were late Tuesday afternoon expected to arrive ...

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China’s army, GDF sign grant agreement without political strings

China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) on Tuesday agreed to provide U$4.8 million in assistance to the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) without any strings attached. GDF Chief-of-Staff, Brigadier Mark Phillips and PLA Major General, Kong Li signed the agreement at the Guyana International Conference Centre (GICC), Liliendaal during the opening of the 2014 Bilateral Staff Conference. Li said no conditions were ...

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