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Daily Archives: September 5, 2014

Three charged in connection with robbery of GUY$5.4 M in valuables, cash

Three men, arraigned on Friday for allegedly robbing  a man of several items totaling GUY$5.4 million, were each granted GUY$100,000 bail. Appearing before City Magistrate, Judy Latchman, the men were not required to plea to the charge of robbery with aggravation. Police alleged that Adrian Bishop,28, a mechanic of 66 Garnett Street, Newtown-Kitty; Devon Forde,27, a goldsmith of 54 Duncan ...

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Guyanese, American Special Forces exchange skills

Guyanese and American Special Forces have just wrapped up a month-long rigorous training exercise at two bases of the Guyana Defence Force (GDF), the US embassy here said in a statement. A graduation ceremony was held on Friday, August 29 at the end of the Joint Combined Exchange Training (JCET) for the GDF’s 3-1 Special Forces Squadron and members of ...

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“PPP behaving like a cornered rat”- APNU on PPP’s concerns about voters list

The opposition A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) on Friday accused the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) of trumping up concerns about the integrity of the preliminary voters list to find excuses for its imminent defeat at general and regional elections expected later this year or by next January. The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) has already discarded the PPP’s claims that ...

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Utility worker shot, robbed

A utility worker was Thursday night shot and robbed in the city. He is Leon Andrews, a former employee of the Guyana Power and Light (GPL) Incorporated. He still services the electricity sector through a company that has been contracted by GPL. Andrews sustained a gunshot injury to his right ankle. He was attacked on Sussex Street, Georgetown. Andrews was ...

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Guyana registers highest suicide rate – WHO

4 SEPTEMBER 2014 ¦ WHO, GENEVA – More than 800, 000 people die by suicide every year – around one person every 40 seconds, according to WHO’s first global report on suicide prevention, published today. Some 75% of suicides occur in low- and middle-income countries. In the WHO Region of the Americas, estimated suicide rates are generally lower than in ...

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