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Daily Archives: July 12, 2017

Footballer charged with attempted murder

A Guyhoc Park resident was  Wednesday placed on bail when he appeared before chief magistrate Ann McLennan charged with the attempt murder of another man with whom he was playing football. Kurt Joseph was not required to plea to the charge which alleged that on June 18, 2017 at TucVille, Georgetown he unlawfully and maliciously wounded Tavell Blackman with the ...

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More prisoners removed from Lusignan; non-custodial penalties for marijuana possession to be fast-tracked

Mazaruni Prison being extended; Lusignan conditions being improved At least 300 of the 1,008 prisoners, who  were displaced by last Sunday’s destruction by fire of the Georgetown Prison, have been allowed to leave the holding facility at Lusignan, East Coast Demerara, Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan said Wednesday evening. He also announced that construction work at Lusignan continued Wednesday to ...

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Prisoner at Lusignan detention facility chopped; Jagdeo vows no political support for escapees

A prisoner at the Lusignan Prison holding facility was chopped by another inmate, even as authorities continued efforts to reduce the number of inmates who were moved there following last Sunday’s destruction of the Georgetown Prison. The number of inmates has been reduced from just over 1,000. Director of Prisons, Gladwin Samuels confirmed that an inmate was  chopped and treated ...

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GECOM Chairmanship: 10 persons shortlisted – Jagdeo

Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo on Wednesday announced that 10 persons have been shortlisted for the post of chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) and already one of them has declined. “We shortlisted 10 persons so from the 10 we have to go down to the first six that we’ll talk to but…one of the ten has already say to ...

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