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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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No full compensation for flood-affected East Bank Dem residents- Whittaker

Last Updated on Monday, 13 October 2014, 23:50 by GxMedia Local Government Minister, Norman Whittaker Monday afternoon ruled out residents of Peter’s Hall and Providence receiving 100 percent compensation for damage and destruction caused by a flood when high tides demolished a sluice and water from the Demerara River gushed in. The flood-affected residents of the East Bank Demerara communities ...

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Kaieteur News publisher, wife on self-bail for alleged tax evasion

Last Updated on Monday, 13 October 2014, 14:28 by GxMedia Publisher of the privately-owned Kaieteur News newspaper, Glen Lall and his wife, Bhena Lall, were Monday arraigned on tax evasion charges in connection with two Lexus SUVs that were imported by an elderly couple under the duty-free re-migrant scheme. The Lalls pleaded not guilty to the charges and were released ...

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Person-of-interest in murder of prominent Trinidad lawyer in Guyana

Last Updated on Monday, 13 October 2014, 11:08 by GxMedia (TRINIDAD NEWSDAY).-A man who police described as key to the investigation into the assassination of State Prosecutor Dana Seetahal SC is now being closely monitored by police and other authorities in Guyana. The man who is in his early thirties, left for Guyana last week stating on his travel document ...

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Boiler operator blasted to death

Last Updated on Monday, 13 October 2014, 9:48 by GxMedia A 50 year old Boiler Operator employed with the John and Jason Tulshi Rice Mill located at Number 49 Village Corentyne perished after the boiler he was attending to exploded. Phillip Gangaprashad of Number 47 Village succumbed while on his way to the Skeldon Hospital   The cause of the ...

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Fmr. UG Walter Rodney Professor, Ali Mazrui dies

Last Updated on Monday, 13 October 2014, 9:38 by GxMedia Inaugural Walter Rodney Professor at the University of Guyana, Ali Mazrui died early Monday morning in the United States (US) after a period of illness. He was 81 years old. The renowned Kenyan academic was appointed to the position at UG in honour of Rodney, an internationally respected Guyanese historian ...

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Beaten Rupununi farmer dies

Last Updated on Monday, 13 October 2014, 0:24 by GxMedia A Rupununi farmer, who was allegedly beaten by several men almost two weeks ago, died on Sunday, police said. He has been identified as 52-year old Clifton Clement of Hiawa Village, Central Rupununi. Investigators said Clement was imbibing and was beaten by several men on October 1 in the vicinity ...

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October 2014