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Daily Archives: May 2, 2015

Youth beats mother, burns house

A man allegedly beat his mother and set their house ablaze at an East Coast Demerara village on Saturday, according to well-placed sources. The wooden house was destroyed before fire fighters arrived on the scene at 671 Foulis Housing Scheme. They managed to prevent the the fire from spreading to a neighbouring wooden house. No one was reported injured. Four ...

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Smooth voting by security forces – GECOM Chairman, APNU+AFC official

Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), Dr. Steve Surujbally Saturday afternoon said voting by the Disciplined Forces went well except for a few minor observations. “There was a certain fluidity that I found very agreeable. There were one or two glitches that were minor but for me they were unacceptable,” he told Demerara Waves Online News. He observed at ...

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Turkeyen resident shot dead, robbers cart off valuables

  A resident of Turkeyen, East Coast Demerara was shot dead by bandits who later entered his home and carted off cash and other valuables, police said. At about 10: 50 Friday May 01, 2015, Shawn Anys, 37 years of Turkeyen, ECD, went out into his yard to check after dogs were barking continuously and was confronted by two men, ...

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Waste disposal truck crushes porter

A porter of Puran’s Waste Disposal Company was Saturday morning crushed by the garbage collection truck moments after he had told the driver to reverse, according to eyewitnesses. The incident occurred at Flamboyant Square, Eccles, East Bank Demerara. The driver has been detained. An official of Puran’s could not immediately disclose the identity of the porter.

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Sorry for “very kind” Ramsaran who was “entrapped”- Ramotar

Days after President Donald Ramotar relieved Health Minister Dr. Bheri Ramsaran of his duties because he verbally abused a female rights activist, the Guyanese leader believes that his “very kind”  long-time political comrade was “entrapped” and “provoked.” In a preview of this week’s edition of I-Radio’s Hard Talk, the President said he was sorry for the plight that Ramsaran, a ...

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Security forces begin voting

Guyanese police and soldiers early Saturday morning began voting in general and regional elections, ahead of the country’s civilian population who will go to the polls on May 11, 2015. Chief Elections Officer, Keith Lowenfield told Demerara Waves Online News that all preparations overnight went well for the opening of polls at 66 locations countrywide.  He said the ballot boxes ...

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