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Daily Archives: April 5, 2016

Guyanese charged with murder of Cuban ship engineer

A Guyanese man was Tuesday arraigned for the murder of a Cuban ship engineer almost one month after his body was found on the Providence, East Bank Demerara with a wound to the neck. Charged with the indictable offence is Lawrence Rowe of 69 Parker Street, Providence, East Bank Demerara. He was not required to plea to the indictable charge ...

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Jamaican on immigration, drug and forgery charges in Guyana

A Jamaican carpenter, accused of overstaying, drug trafficking and forgery of a Guyana driver’s licence, was Tuesday refused bail and remanded to prison. Alfred Wellington, who resides at Friendship, East Bank Demerara, allegedly had 1.324 kilogrammes of cocaine in his possession for the purpose of trafficking on April 2, 2016. Police further alleged that between April 18, 2011 and April ...

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PPP Commissioners accuse Bulkan of unlawfully appointing Mayor, NDC Chairpersons

In areas where there were draws after the recently concluded Local Government Polls, Communities Minister Ronald Bulkan has stepped in and named the persons that would be elected Mayor and Chairpersons. Reports have confirmed that instead of duly applying the law, Minister Bulkan went ahead and named the Chairpersons for some 5 Neighbourhood Democratic Councils (NDC) and the Mayor and ...

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Transparency Institute lashes out at Gov’t over Harmon scandals

  Transparency Institute Guyana Inc, is calling on the President David Granger administration to immediately issue the names of all the persons that have been given instruments of office, after the May 11, 2015 General and Regional Elections. The call comes after revelations that shady businessman Brian ‘BK’ Tiwarie was appointed as Ministerial Advisor on Business. His appointed was rescinded ...

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Prisoner says Wardens sell seized phones to inmates

Convicted prisoner Carl Browne has told the Commission of Inquiry into the Camp Street Prison unrest that cellular phones would be smuggled into the prison via prison wardens and prisoners would have to pay for them. Browne who is known for having a Facebook profile that is frequently updated did not spare any effort in revealing information about the obtaining ...

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CoI Chairman, Prison Attorney square off over release of video evidence

The Chairman of the Commission of Inquiry into the Camp Street Prison riot, James Patterson and the Joint Services Attorney Selwyn Pieters were engaged in a heated exchange on Tuesday morning as the Commission met for a sitting. Patterson raised some concerns about the manner in which video evidence was released to the public and that evidence was not available ...

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