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Monthly Archives: September 2015

Argentina promises to help with DNA testing, piracy fight

Argentina plans to assist Guyana in beefing up its Forensic Laboratory to conduct DNA tests and also help fight piracy. Minister of Public Security, Vice President Khemraj Ramjattan’s office said the commitments were given Wednesday, September 30, 2015 during a meeting he held with Argentina’s Ambassador to Guyana, Luis A. Martino. In discussing the development of a cooperation project between ...

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New Umana Yana will cater for fire and flood

When the Umana Yana, which was destroyed by fire one year ago, is rebuilt the GUY$66.7 million meeting place would be powered by clean energy and cater for fire and flood according to a top government official. Speaking at the turning-of-the sod ceremony at the site on High Street and Battery Road, Kingston, Georgetown, Minister of Public Infrastructure David Patterson ...

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Man stopped for breathalyzer test remanded on gun, ammo charges

A motorist, who was stopped for a traffic offence and allegedly found with a gun and ammunition, was Wednesday remanded to prison. Daren John of 141 First Street, Alberttown, Georgetown will return to court on October 12, 2015. Appearing before City Magistrate, Ann Mc Lennan, the man pleaded not guilty to being in possession of one .38 revolver with six ...

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Fate of Sanjay’s Jewellery owner nears in road death charge

The owner of Sanjay Jewellery, who was charged with causing death by dangerous driving, will early next month know his fate after the defence and the prosecution make closing arguments in the now one-year old case. Forty-nine year old Bishnarine ‘Sanjay’ Persaud of 26 Sheriff Street, Campbellville is charged with causing the death of Leon Hunte of 55 Stone Avenue, ...

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Yarde wants Public Service Appellate Tribunal reactivated, after decades

President of the the Guyana Public Service Union (GPSU), Patrick Yarde wants Public Service Appellate Tribunal restored to allow government employees to appeal dismissals and other forms of disciplinary action. Addressing the opening of the Guyana Public Service Union’s (GPSU)’s Biennial Delegates Conference, Yarde  said the Tribunal should be restored now for the first time in 20 years. The Tribunal ...

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Man gunned down in East Ruimveldt

A man known to law enforcement authorities was Tuesday night gunned down in East Ruimveldt,  Georgetown, police confirmed. He was identified as 40-year old Dexter Griffith. Investigators were told that he was sitting in front of a yard when a lone gunman walked up to him and discharged several rounds. Sources said Griffith was shot several times to his face ...

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Guyanese pilot commits suicide

Domestic pilot, Ayoube Mazaharally committed suicide Tuesday at a house on the lower East Coast Demerara, a family member confirmed. He was 48 years old. From all accounts, no report was made to a nearby police station about the unnatural death of Ally by hanging. A senior police officer said he had no report of the incident in the East Coast ...

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Maduro says Venezuela’s troop deployment was anti-narcotics operation; avoids direct reference to border controversy

Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro on Tuesday stayed clear of any direct reference to the border controversy with Guyana, but instead said the recent troop deployment had more to do with is country’s fight against drug trafficking. “With all due respect in this General Assembly of the United Nations, we had to carry out an operation along our borders with Colombia ...

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Region Six’s Transports, Titles stolen

All of Region Six’s (East Berbice-Corentyne) land transports and titles have been stolen, according to the Central Housing and Planning Authority (CH&PA). Divisional Police Commander, Senior Superintendent Errol Watts told Demerara Waves Online News Tuesday afternoon that several persons, including security personnel, have been questioned but there has been no trace of the safe. The authority said the incident occurred ...

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