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Daily Archives: September 15, 2014

Govt spending hefty amounts to provide free bus service

Government is spending as much as GUY$25,000 on fuel for each of several privately-owned buses that have been deployed to provide free transportation to commuters and force minibus operators to negotiate a fare structure.  That easily works out to an estimated GUY$250,000 per day for the 10 buses that have been put on several routes. “The public transportation system has ...

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Taxi driver charged with armed robbery

A taxi driver was Monday arraigned in a charge of robbery under arms and refused bail. Twenty-nine year old Jesse Knights, a driver at GEM’s Taxi Service, pleaded not guilty to the offence. Knights of Independence Boulevard (Punt Trench Dam) is accused of, being in the company of another person who was armed with a gun, robbing Desiree Fredericks of ...

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Rohee denies attacking GECOM’s Chief Elections Officer

General Secretary of the governing People’s Progressive Party (PPP) on Monday denied that he has been ratcheting up concerns about the voters list as a way of attacking the Chief Elections Officer, Keith Lowenfield. “We welcome Mr. Lowenfield’s assumption to office…We have no interest in attacking anyone personally at GECOM. We attack issues. We deal with the issues and not ...

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Guyana becomes 150th country to ratify Disability Convention

(UN NEWS SERVICE).- Guyana became the latest country to ratify the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, which is widely regarded as the first international human rights treaty of the twenty-first century and one of the fastest to be ratified. “The 150th ratification is evidence of the commitment by the international community to promote and protect the ...

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Colwyn Harding back in hospital with protruding intestine

Colwyn Harding- the man who has alleged that police had sodomized him with a baton- was Monday back in hospital with a protruding intestine after a man allegedly cuffed him. Harding’s condition is listed as serious. He was due to undergo emergency surgery later in the day, according to well-placed sources. He was rushed to the Georgetown Hospital about 3 ...

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PPP on alert for “untoward” events as Granger’s local govt ultimatum nears expiration

The ruling People’s Progressive Party (PPP) on Monday, signaling that government would not give into opposition demands for the naming of local government elections date, said it was on high alert for disruptions. PPP General Secretary, Clement Rohee backed President Donald Ramotar’s position that Opposition Leader, David Granger’s call for local government elections to be held was both ambiguous and ...

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Violence erupts at Letter Kenny after fatal road accident

Villagers at Letter Kenny Village, Corentyne woke up Monday morning to peace and calm following a night of violence that erupted after a young woman was knocked down and killed by a vehicle that might have been used by criminals. Reena “Asha” “Ashmanie” Devi had just disembarked a minibus and was crossing the road when she was struck down by ...

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