Daily Archives: Friday, 2 December 2016, 22:17

Education Minister collapses at reception for Prince Harry

Last Updated on Friday, 2 December 2016, 22:17 by Denis Chabrol Minster of Education Dr. Rupert Roopnaraine Friday night collapsed at a reception in honour of visiting Prince Harry. “During the outdoor event Dr. Roopnaraine experienced a brief episode of syncope (commonly referred to as  a ‘fainting spell’). The conditions were hot and, Dr. Roopnaraine was at the time also ...

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Britain’s Prince Harry arrives in Guyana; group calls for apology for colonialism

Last Updated on Friday, 2 December 2016, 16:36 by Denis Chabrol Britain’s Prince Harry arrived in Guyana Friday afternoon to a red carpet welcome and immediately embarked on several official activities, only slightly smudged by a small group of protesters who called for an apology for British colonialism and slavery. Greeted by Foreign Affairs Minister, Carl Greenidge and Britain’s High ...

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Withdraw “offensive” budget, collaborate with PPP to craft better package- Jagdeo

Last Updated on Friday, 2 December 2016, 14:00 by Denis Chabrol Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo on Friday shifted blame from Finance Minister, Winston Jordan to President David Granger for an “offensive” budget and offered to meet with government to remove the bulk of taxes on the backs of Guyanese. “We are prepared, if such a process is initiated, we are willing ...

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Three robbed on lower East Coast Demerara

Last Updated on Friday, 2 December 2016, 11:42 by Denis Chabrol Bandits Thursday night struck on the lower East Coast Demerara, robbing two women and and a minibus driver in two separate incidents. Investigators were told that two females at Cummings Lodge, East Coast Demerara were relieved of their handbags containing cash and valuables at about 8:30 PM. “The women ...

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Bandits hooked at Meadow Bank fish depot

Last Updated on Friday, 2 December 2016, 9:47 by Denis Chabrol Two of the three suspects who committed an early Friday morning robbery at a fish depot Meadow Bank, East Bank Demerara were caught minutes later with a 9 MM handgun and eight live rounds, police said. At about 12:45 AM, three males, one armed with a handgun stormed the “Wild ...

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