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Daily Archives: July 22, 2016

DJ Bashment dies in road accident

Disc jockey (DJ) Wavel “Bashment” Sabsook was early Sunday morning killed in a road accident at Diamond, East Bank Demerara. The driver of the ill-fated car said another speeding vehicle clipped his at about 5 AM, causing his to topple and burst into flames. Sabsook flew out of the vehicle and he died on the spot. He was reportedly returning to ...

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Three relatives shot dead in East Berbice while fishing

Guyanese police are probing the shooting death of three members of one family  including a 15-year old boy at a rice field aback Mibicuri, East Berbice, Divisional Police Commander, Ian Amsterdam said. “We found three persons. All had gunshots,” he said. He  said one man, who is not connected to the rice field, has since been arrested. No firearms have ...

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Private Sector Commission agrees City Hall needs money but “confrontational and unlawful”

Even as the Private Sector Commission (PSC) prepares for another round of talks on efforts to impose a container tax, that business organisation has roasted City Hall for operating and taking “illegal action” without consulting the very people it expects to pay more taxes. “The Commission wishes, however, to remind the Council that the business sector and residents of the ...

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Nothing unconstitutional about special prosecutors; PPP govt used it too- Trotman

Attorney-at-Law and Minister of Natural Resources, Raphael Trotman on Friday lashed back at the People’s Progressive Party’s (PPP) Gail Teixeira over her criticism of government’s moves to hire special prosecutors to help secure convictions against suspected pilferers of state assets. “There is nothing unique about Special Prosecutors in Guyana and throughout the Commonwealth,” she said. “The previous government utilized the ...

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Crisis at GPHC: Matron to be sent on leave

Health care delivery is currently in crisis at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) as the standoff between doctors and the Chief Matron, Colleen Hicks at the facility continues unabated. Chairman of the GPHC Board of Directors, Dr Carl ‘Max’ Hanoman met with media operatives on Thursday at its Resource Centre, to provide a brief on the unsavoury situation at ...

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Special prosecution team will be unconstitutional and witch-hunt of political opponents

The decision by government to explore the possibility of  hiring a team of special prosecutors to help secure convictions of suspected state asset thieves has been roundly condemned by the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) as a calculated “witch-hunt.” “The rationale for such a radical departure from the existing constitutional and legal provisions can only by interpreted as one designed to ...

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