Daily Archives: Tuesday, 14 October 2014, 21:32

Lightning-struck COPA Airlines plane lands safely; outgoing passengers stranded

Last Updated on Tuesday, 14 October 2014, 21:32 by GxMedia Lightning struck an airborne COPA Airlines plane shortly after it departed Panama Monday, but it continued its journey and landing at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) without incident, the airline said in a statement. Just under 100 passengers, who were due to leave Tuesday afternoon for the Central American ...

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Man jailed for stealing from lawyer Emily Dodson’s office

Last Updated on Tuesday, 14 October 2014, 21:01 by GxMedia A man was Monday convicted and sentenced to three years imprisonment for stealing a number of items from the office of Attorney-at-Law, Emily Dodson. Twenty-four year old Gary Kanhai of Thomas Street, Georgetown was convicted for break and enter and larceny committed between October 11 and 12, 2014 at her ...

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Mother, son accused of bribing US embassy official for visa

Last Updated on Tuesday, 14 October 2014, 20:43 by GxMedia A mother and her son were Monday arraigned for allegedly bribing an employee of the United States (US) embassy for a tourist visa. Chief Magistrate, Priya Sewnarine-Beharry granted Bibi Parmanand, 49,  and her 19-year old son Parmesh Parmanand GUY$100,000 bail each after they pleaded not guilty to the charge. They ...

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Brazilian charged in connection with bogus immigration stamps

Last Updated on Tuesday, 14 October 2014, 20:26 by GxMedia A 20-year old Brazilian woman was Monday arraigned for allegedly uttering a passport containing forged immigration stamps. Cassia Santos of 18 Laluni Street, Queenstown, Georgetown pleaded not guilty and was placed on GUY$50,000 bail by Chief Magistrate, Priya Sewnarine-Beharry. The woman returns to court on November 10 The prosecution’s case ...

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Digicel (Guyana) wins approval for new fibre-optic cable

Last Updated on Tuesday, 14 October 2014, 2:17 by GxMedia The Guyana government is poised to grant Digicel (Guyana) Limited approval to run a submarine fibre-optic cable that would see mobile phone subscribers getting a higher quality service and the company investing in a number of other areas. The first signal that the government was about to formally inform the ...

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Fmr. Magistrates’ Court cashier jailed for stealing ‘child-support’

Last Updated on Tuesday, 14 October 2014, 0:55 by GxMedia A 24-year old woman was Monday jailed for stealing more than GUY$3 million from the Child Maintenance Department of the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court while she was a cashier there three years ago. Tiffany Peters of Garden of Eden, East Bank Demerara was convicted  for stealing GUY$3,045,000 between February 7, 2012 and ...

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