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Daily Archives: September 28, 2016

PM Nagamootoo to receive “Crown Jewel of World Tamils” , participate in several Tamil activities during India trip

Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo, whose ancestors are Tamils, will be awarded the title of “Crown Jewel of World Tamils” as well as participate in several other key events for Tamils during an official visit to India. Nagamootoo’s office said that he was selected by the Award selection committee to receive the award on October 4th, 2016. During his September 29 ...

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Cuban woman shot, robbed opposite City Hall

A Cuban woman was shot and robbed opposite City Hall, Regent Street, Georgetown, police said. She is 61-year old Maria Puig who is residing in Guyana. Sources said the woman was shot to her right arm and robbed of GYD$5,000 at about 12:15  PM. City Police pursued the robbers, who fled on motorcycles, but up to late Wednesday afternoon no one was arrested. ...

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PNCR members cautioned against building expectations; told no place for political, racial discrimination

The People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR)- the largest political party in the coalition-led administration- has cautioned its members against building their expectations too high and sidelining other races and opponents. This is contained in the report by party General Secretary, Oscar Clarke that was delivered to the 19th Biennial Congress that was held from August 26 to 28, 2016. “After ...

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Two charged with murder of Gafoor’s Manager

by Abigail Semple Two men were Wednesday charged for the murder of a manager of Gafoor’s  at his East Bank Demerara home two months ago. According to the facts read out by Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan, on July 21, 2016 at Herstelling East bank Demerara, David Outar, 24 years old, and Patrick Ross, 22 years old, murdered 55-year old Terry Lakhan ...

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Carl Greenidge is acting Prime Minister

Minister of Foreign Affairs Carl Greenigde will be performing duties of Prime Minister in the absence of Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo who departed for India where he will engage in a number of activities. Minister Greenidge took the Oath of Office on Wednesday in the presence of President David Granger, Minister of State Joseph Harmon and senior officers of the Disciplined ...

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Woman convicted for attempting to smuggle ganja into police lockup

Twenty-two year-old Rachael McLean on Wednesday found herself paying a $15,000 fine and doing community service for attempting to smuggle  two grams of marijuana into a police lockups. The facts state that on September 27, at the Brickdam lockups, the mother of twins approached Constable Timmerman and handed over a meal for her brother who was in the lockups. Following procedure, the officer ...

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El Dorado Trading burglar jailed

A man received a one year sentence on Wednesday after pleading guilty to breaking and entering and larceny. According to the facts presented at Court One of the Georgetown Magistrates Court, the owner of El Dorado Trading in Kingston, Georgetown secured his premises on the evening of September 22 and returned the following day to find some of his items ...

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Pregnant Dom Rep national charged with overstaying

A pregnant Dominican Republic national appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates Court for overstaying her time in Guyana. According to police Prosecutor Neville Jeffers, Joselina Osaria arrived legally at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport on April 24, 2015 and her passport was stamped by immigration officials for a month’s stay. The prosecutor continued that on September 26, 2016 the defendant visited ...

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When the illegal aircraft landed in Guyana and who knew?- the CoI to find out

The Commission of Inquiry into the discovery of an aircraft in southern Guyana is expected to determine whether there was effective sharing of information among the security forces. “Whether the passage of information between the security forces was timely and whether there is need for review of the process having regard to the national intelligence system,” states one of the ...

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