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Monthly Archives: June 2016

Woman pleads guilty to cocaine trafficking; husband refused bail

Last Updated on Monday, 20 June 2016, 12:36 by Denis Chabrol A 21-year old mother of two young children on Monday pleaded guilty to trafficking in cocaine, while seeking to shield her husband from blame. He was remanded to prison until July 25, 2016, despite a strong request for bail by their lawyer. Angelica Forde has to return to court ...

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15-year old mechanic shop employee shot during armed robbery

Last Updated on Sunday, 19 June 2016, 18:29 by Denis Chabrol A 15-year old boy, who was employed at a mechanic shop, was  Sunday shot in his face during an armed robbery in South Ruimveldt, Georgetown. Police sad Jamal Lewis of Wren Avenue, South Ruimveldt was shot while one of the employees scuffled with one of three armed bandits who ...

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Guyana accuses CAL of rejecting solution to duty free purchase row

Last Updated on Sunday, 19 June 2016, 14:32 by Denis Chabrol Guyana on Sunday strongly refuted claims by Caribbean Airlines Limited (CAL) that Guyanese duty free rum purchases made at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) were being seized from transiting passengers in Trinidad in keeping with security requirements by that country and the United States’ (US) Transportation Security Administration ...

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Fire severely damage East Bank Demerara house

Last Updated on Sunday, 19 June 2016, 12:36 by Denis Chabrol A fire early Sunday afternoon severely damaged a house at Friendship, East Bank Demerara. Fire Service officials confirmed that a two-flat wooden and concrete house was ablaze. A nearby house was scorched. The cause of the fire was not immediately known. Details were sketchy. An update will be provided ...

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Parking meters on hold; govt asks for contract after councillors insist on best deal for City

Last Updated on Sunday, 19 June 2016, 12:23 by Denis Chabrol Guyana’s Minister responsible for Local Government, Ronald Bulkan on Sunday said the Georgetown City Council would be asked to halt the parking meter project while central government ensures that there is transparency and that the municipality rather than the investor earns the bulk of revenues “There is significant moral and financial ...

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UG mulls new, increased fees

Last Updated on Saturday, 18 June 2016, 18:26 by Denis Chabrol The cash-strapped University of Guyana (UG) is set to increase existing fees and possibly introduce new charges and ask government to amend tax laws to allow for individuals to make donations, according to the institution’s newly-appointed Vice Chancellor, Professor Ivelaw Griffith. “We will have to have a conversation about ...

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Brother kills brother during argument about entry to family shop

Last Updated on Saturday, 18 June 2016, 17:14 by Denis Chabrol A man stabbed his younger brother to death during an argument at Sophia, East Coast Demerara. The Guyana Police Force identified the dead man as 23-year old Dexter Jules of ‘B’ Field, Sophia. Police said that after the assailant rushed Jules to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead ...

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Charge state resource thieves; tighten anti-corruption loopholes- top US diplomat

Last Updated on Friday, 17 June 2016, 21:39 by Denis Chabrol A senior American diplomat Friday night called for those stealing state resources and engaging in violence against women and children to be charged. “Anyone who has stolen, is stealing or in the future attempts to steal State resources must be criminally charged and held accountable before  a court of ...

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Time for constitutional reform, end to race-based division – Senior American diplomat

Last Updated on Friday, 17 June 2016, 21:30 by Denis Chabrol Outgoing Deputy Chief of Mission of the United States Embassy, Bryan Hunt Friday night called for an end to winner-take-all and race-based politics in Guyana. Addressing a farewell reception hosted by American Ambassador to Guyana, Perry Holloway, the Charge D’Affaires urged Guyanese to push ahead with constitutional reform. “Significant ...

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CDC to deliver food supplies to flood-affected Moraikobai residents

Last Updated on Friday, 17 June 2016, 18:10 by Denis Chabrol Residents of Moraikobai, affected by recent flooding, will receive aid in form of food hampers through the Ministry of the Presidency from the Civil Defence Commission (CDC), the Government Information Agency (GINA) reported Friday. Food hampers will be delivered to 160 flood affected families between Saturday and Sunday. Administrative ...

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