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Toshao, who refused Ramotar’s visit, arrested for alleged rape

Last Updated on Friday, 20 February 2015, 22:14 by GxMedia The Moco Moco Village Chief, who prevented President Donald Ramotar from visiting his Rupununi community at short notice, was Friday afternoon arrested as part of a probe into alleged rape of a minor. Police said they received a report that the Amerindian village leader allegedly raped a 14-year old girl ...

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Jagdeo appointed to top government position

Last Updated on Friday, 20 February 2015, 21:32 by GxMedia In the face of mounting speculation about the future role of Former President Bharrat Jagdeo in the administration of Guyana, he has been appointed to Chair a National Economic Council free of cost and also help craft the manifesto of his ruling People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) for the May ...

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UPDATED: Seven killed in accident at Burma, Mahaicony

Last Updated on Friday, 20 February 2015, 20:40 by GxMedia A teacher and six students of a school at Mahaicony on Friday were believed dead after the vehicle they were travelling in plunged into a canal at Burma main road, police said. Investigators were told that about 3:30 PM, the bodies of a school teacher and six students of the ...

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Georgetown Nursing School students protest relocation

Last Updated on Friday, 20 February 2015, 19:43 by GxMedia A number of students of the Georgetown School of Nursing on Friday protested their relocation to the institution’s Annexe in another part of the city, but a senior official said the move has become necessary to accommodate University of Guyana medical students. When the students were informed Friday, they vented ...

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Two miners shot, bandits leave empty handed

Last Updated on Friday, 20 February 2015, 18:33 by GxMedia Bandits shot two men in a mining camp in the North West District before leaving empty handed, police said. “They demanded gold but they didn’t get anything,” police spokesman, Ivelaw Whittaker told Demerara Waves Online News. Police in a statement said two men armed with a handgun and a cutlass entered ...

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Opposition coalition yet to agree on symbol

Last Updated on Friday, 20 February 2015, 17:58 by GxMedia The opposition coalition plans to retain the names of the two major parties but will not be allowed to have two symbols on the ballot paper as this will be a violation of the Representation of the Peoples Act, officials said Friday. Co-Campaign member, Raphael Trotman told a news conference ...

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BREAKING NEWS: Elderly Essequibo Coast woman raped, murdered

Last Updated on Friday, 20 February 2015, 14:38 by GxMedia An elderly woman, who lived alone, was raped and killed at her home on the Essequibo Coast. The body of 73-year old Surspattie Ramlakhan was found in her house at Richmond Village Friday morning. Investigators told Demerara Waves Online News that Singh’s body had marks of violence on her neck ...

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Koker collapses leaving Ruimveldt under flood waters

Last Updated on Friday, 20 February 2015, 12:23 by GxMedia Residents of Ruimveldt, Georgetown  Friday morning woke up to water from the Demerara River gushing into their community after a drainage sluice (koker) collapsed,  they said. A resident said the lower flats of several homes were already being inundated since about 5:30 AM. The problem at the koker has come ...

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Guyana’s ruling party targeting young voters through Mashramani

Last Updated on Friday, 20 February 2015, 3:18 by GxMedia The People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) appears to be capitalizing on Mashramani 2015 to mobilize young voters to cast their ballots in favour of that incumbent party at the May 11, 2015 general and regional elections. The party organised youths twice this week at its Mash Camp near the party’s ...

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