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Monthly Archives: September 2017

Guyana’s personnel, supplies on standby for hurricane-battered Caribbean islands; willing to facilitate return of school-age children

As Guyana prepares to ship 10 containers of emergency supplies for distribution to hurricane-ravaged Caribbean islands, authorities here are prepared to facilitate the settlement of children to attend school, but parents are unlikely to return because they want to cash in on reconstruction, Director-General of the Civil Defence Commission, Retired Colonel Chabilall Ramsarup said Wednesday. “Some of the people who ...

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New York court jails Guyanese man for nearly beheading wife in Queens

(DNAInfo).-QUEENS, NEW YORK — A man who attacked his wife last December on a Richmond Hill street, nearly decapitating her with a kitchen knife, has been sentenced to 21 years in prison, prosecutors said Wednesday. Prem Rampersaud, 51, who lived in Guyana but was temporarily staying with a friend in South Jamaica, was sentenced Tuesday after pleading guilty to manslaughter in ...

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Two arrested in connection with missing teenager

Two suspicious characters from Sister’s village, East Bank Berbice are in police custody assisting with investigations following the disappearance of a teenage boy since last Sunday. Thirteen-year-old Leonard Archibald was last seen in the company of his two sister’s while traversing the East Bank Public road on Sunday evening. A senior detective in the Berbice Division told the media that ...

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Suspected East Bank Demerara serial robber arrested, charged

A man, who robbed three women during early Tuesday morning on the East Bank Demerara has been arrested and charged with six counts of robbery under arms. The Guyana Police Force said Dillion Joel Dublin, 27, unemployed, of 96 Nelson Street, Mocha was Wednesday “positively identified by the victims” and he would be arraigned shortly before a magistrate. The women told ...

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Man jailed for damaging Minister Harmon’s house

A man, who admitted to damaging Minister of State, Joseph Harmon’s house, was Wednesday sentenced to six months imprisonment. Thirty year old Samuel Greene of Guyhoc Park admitted to committing the offence at Harmon’s property. The unrepresented man stood before Magistrate Fabayo Azore in the Georgetown Magistrates’ court where the charge read that on September 15 at Guyhoc Park, he ...

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Violence by Psychiatric Hospital patients triggers nurses’ sit-in over poor working conditions

Nurses at the National Psychiatric Hospital Tuesday staged a three-hour sit-in over the dangerous conditions they are facing at that mental health facility where several patients violently broke two walls late Monday night. When this publication visited the health institution at Canje, Berbice, the Hospital Administrator, Luanne Sulker, said she was not permitted to speak to the media about the ...

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No govt response to local company’s offer to buy Skeldon Estate sale; PPP, GAWU call for transparency

by Shikema Dey and Denis Chabrol Even as a local agri-business company awaits government’s response to its interest in buying the Skeldon Sugar Estate and factory, a trade union and its aligned opposition People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) Tuesday called for transparency. President of the Guyana Agricultural and General Workers Union (GAWU), Komal Chand maintained his workers’ organisation’s rejection of ...

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Small group of prisoners refuse ‘granny’, demand steak for breakfast

Prisoners at the Georgetown Prison Tuesday morning kicked doors and behaved disorderly to demand steak for breakfast, but the minor unrest was quelled after senior security sector officers spoke with them, Director of Prisons Gladwin Samuels said. He said about 12 of the inmates there kicked doors, saying they wanted the special meat cut for breakfast. “Situation under control. The ...

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Glass technician, who swallowed cocaine, jailed

Thirty eight year old glass technician Julius Watkins pleaded guilty to having 960 grams of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking when he appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court. The court heard that between September 12-15 at the Georgetown Public Hospital and Woodlands Hospital he excreted 114 “round-like”  objects. Facts surrounding the matter states that ...

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