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Daily Archives: April 18, 2016

Body of missing woman found in canal

The body of a woman, who was last seen leaving her home to uplift a package, was Tuesday morning discovered in a canal at Cummings Lodge, East Coast Demerara. Investigators believe that the body is that of Simone Hackett who went missing days ago. The 25-year old Hackett left her ‘C’ Field, Sophia home at about 8:30 PM on Saturday, ...

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Guyana’s overcrowded jails due to backlog of remand prisoners- US

As police and prison service personnel try to grapple with an ongoing crisis inside the Georgetown Prison, the United States notes the overcrowded state of that maximum security jail. In its 2015 Human Rights Report, the United States State Department states that a total of 963 prisoners were in Georgetown’s Camp Street Prison, designed to hold 550 inmates. “Overcrowding was in ...

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US Human Rights report cites PM’s “headline” concern

The United States’ 2015 Human Rights Report has cited Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo’s directive to the state-owned Guyana Chronicle newspaper that all headlines must first get his office’s green-light. ‘In August the prime minister issued a directive that all headlines in the state-owned print media be first scrutinized and approved by his office before they are published. The directive was ...

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Updated: Tucville fire leaves several homeless

At least nine persons were Monday night searching for a place to rest after fire destroyed  two houses they were living in, according to eyewitnesses. The blaze occurred at Lot 3Edun Street, Tucville, Georgetown at a house where the children of the late Donna Mc Kinnon lived.  Her lifeless body had been found on a vacant lot at Robb and ...

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City experiences minimal flooding as rainy season dawns

As the May/June rainy season fast approaches a mild shower in the wee hours of Monday morning saw several parts of the city being subjected to flooding at variant levels. Areas such as North and South Ruimveldt, sections of Regent Street, Water Street and other parts of central Georgetown. While the water level below what is usually expected from similar ...

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GWI trashes PPP extortion claims

The Guyana Water Incorporated is not too pleased with a press statement issued by the People’s Progressive Party at the weekend and is refuting its contents in its entirety saying that it was irresponsible and malicious. The statement issued by the Party had alleged that Heads of Government agencies were demanding that contractors donate monies towards projects being undertaken by ...

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