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Daily Archives: October 4, 2016

Taxi driver shot dead at Tuschen

A taxi driver was shot dead Tuesday night. He was identified as 24-year old Roland Judy of Zeelugt, East Bank Essequibo. His body was found in the car with two gunshot wounds at Tuschen, East Bank Essequibo, Divisional Commander Assistant Commissioner Leslie James told Demerara Waves Online News James said detectives were still at the scene, trying to ascertain the circumstances that led ...

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Cops charged with bribery

Two policemen appeared before the courts on Tuesday after being the recipients of a bribery. The charge against Rural Corporal Selwyn Elcana and Constable Dwayne Marshall is that on August 19, 2016, at Church St. Alberttown, they corruptly obtained GYD $60,000 from Deonarine Dowlateram. The two, who allegedly obtained the money as reward for failing to pursue an assault charge ...

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Woman convicted for abandoning her baby

A mother was on Tuesday fined 100,000GYD for abandoning her baby by the roadside because of “child father issues”. The charge against Jewel Coates is that on September 20, 2016, she willfully contributed to a child being in need of protective intervention, under the Child Protection Act 2009. When the charge was initially read to her on September 22, by ...

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Govt engineers “lost confidence” in Chinese company to complete Cheddi Jagan Airport expansion on time

Serious concerns are being raised about the apparent lag and quality in the expansion of the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA), prompting calls for an urgent meeting with top officials of China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC). Demerara Waves was told that government’s team of engineers have “lost confidence” in CHEC to complete the US$150 million project by December 1, 2017 Ministry ...

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Senior police officer knocks elderly woman dead

An Assistant Superintendent of Police struck down and killed an elderly woman and he has since been relieved of his duties, the Guyana Police Force said in a statement. A breathalyzer test conducted by Traffic Chief Dion Moore, according to that law enforcement agency, has cleared the senior police of driving under the influence of alcohol. “A breathalyzer test was ...

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Women jailed for stealing millions of dollars in phone credit

Three women, who were involved in the 2008-2009 Telecoms Solutions theft were on Tuesday sentenced to four years imprisonment. The charge against Melissa Naughton, Oladara Christian, and Candacie Marshall is that between June 25, 2008 and November 23, 2009 they conspired with others to embezzle about GYD$48M in credit stolen from their then employer Telecoms Solutions. When the charge was ...

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UG students in dark over spending of millions of dollars

University of Guyana (UG) students left a meeting Monday afternoon still unclear how GYD$118 million of the GYD$377 million in Facilities Fees have so far been spent on improving the conditions at the Turkeyen Campus, but heard of  future plans . UG Vice Chancellor, Professor Ivelaw Griffith announced that a Town Hall meeting would be held with students in December, ...

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