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Daily Archives: September 14, 2017

Guyana dispatches assessment team to St. Maarten, British Virgin Islands

  Guyana on Thursday said it was intensifying efforts to coordinate relief for Guyanese nationals affected by Hurricane Irma in a number of Caribbean islands, particularly St Maarten and British Virgin Islands which both suffered serious devastation following the passing of the Category 5 hurricane. Chairman of the Ministerial Task Force on the Caribbean Disaster, Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo along ...

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“Missing” Mazaruni prisoner recaptured; gives several reasons

A convict, who went “missing” from the Mazaruni Prison, was arrested Thursday several miles from that maximum security jail and has since given several reasons for his departure from the stock-farm at the penitentiary, Director of Prisons, Gladwin Samuels said. He said 31-year old Vijay Sanchara of Maria’s Pleasure, Wakenaam was recaptured more than 12 miles from the prison at Goat ...

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Jagdeo told “big fat lie” about new Demerara Bridge crossing; govt ready to subsidise tolls

Minister of Public Infrastructure, David Patterson on Thursday refused to disclose the amount of money needed for key aspects of the new Demerara Harbour Bridge project but slammed as a “big fat lie” Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo’s claim that next to the existing Demerara Harbour Bridge was the best location for a new river crossing. Patterson said proposals have been submitted ...

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Government influenced change in acting Crime Chief

Public Security Minister, Khemraj Ramjattan on Thursday admitted that government intervened in deciding who should act as Head of the Guyana Police’s Force’s Criminal Investigations Department, but denied that the change in 24 hours had anything to do with alleged police collusion in the illegal landing of a Brazilian aircraft in North Rupununi. “These are proposals made by senior leadership ...

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Crime Chief Blanhum “has done a fantastic job in the opinion of the government”- Ramjattan

Minister of Public Security, Khemraj Ramjattan on Thursday declared that he wants Senior Superintendent, Wendell Blanhum back at the helm of the Guyana Police Force’s Criminal Investigations Department when he returns from vacation leave just before Christmas. “I notice a lot of people are saying that we are trying to get rid of Blanhum. Blanhum is a serious pillar in ...

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British woman died from lack of oxygen, self-suspension

–suspects arrested expected to be released later The three suspects , who were detained in connection with the death of  Briton, 50-year-old Dajee Sarah Rosemary, are expected to be released following the results of a post mortem conducted on Thursday. The post mortem, which was conducted e by Government Pathologist, Dr. Bridgemohan,  revealed that the woman died of asphyxiation (lack ...

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Tain family left homeless after arsonist allegedly torches home

A Tain, Corentyne father of five and his five months pregnant wife are now homeless after their two-story wooden home was gutted by fire on Wednesday at about 1:00 pm. Thirty-one year-old Mulchand Ragbeer called ‘Ravi’ of Lot 120 Block ‘4’ Tain Settlement, Corentyne relayed to Demerara Waves Online he that on Wednesday at around noon, he left home  after ...

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Guyanese paying more for gas, kero and diesel from Thursday

Guyanese will from Thursday have to pay more for gasoline, diesel and kerosene, as a result of the impact of hurricanes on the oil industry, the Guyana Oil Company (GuyOil) said in a statement. “Significant increase in acquisition cost at source has made these adjustments unavoidable. While speculations have been pointing to upward movements on the world market for petroleum ...

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Mazaruni prisoner “missing”

A prisoner from the Mazaruni Prison went “missing” Wednesday while he was on the stockfarm, authorities said. The Director of Prisons, Gladwin Samuels said 31-year old Vijay Sanchara of Mariah’s Pleasure, Wakenaam went ‘missing.” He was sentenced to seven years imprisonment for wounding with intent. Sanchara’s next if kin is his mother, Zoreina Sanchara. Sources said he and other prisoners were ...

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