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Trinidadians wanted in Guyana for fake kidnapping probe

Last Updated on Tuesday, 31 October 2017, 18:03 by Denis Chabrol Hours after a Trinidadian man, who allegedly faked his kidnapping in return for a US$700,000 ransom was remanded to a Guyana prison,  police here issued a wanted bulletin for two other Trinidadians believed to be linked to the scheme. They are 40-year old Anil Antonio Mahabir and 42-year old ...

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GGMC workers pull out of GPSU; Yarde raises rule-book

Last Updated on Tuesday, 31 October 2017, 17:37 by Denis Chabrol Virtually all unionised workers at the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC) have withdrawn from the Guyana Public Service Union (GPSU), a move that the union’s president has stated would not be in keeping with the rules. GGMC workers representative, Gregory Gaspar said up to September when the letter ...

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Truck driver charged with causing death of Armstrong brothers, one year after collision

Last Updated on Tuesday, 31 October 2017, 15:37 by Denis Chabrol Just over one year after two brothers were killed in an East Bank Demerara road accident, a truck driver was Tuesday charged with causing death by dangerous driving. Twenty-seven year old Gansham Das of 2233 Tuschen Housing Scheme appeared in the Georgetown Magistrates’ court before Chief Magistrate Ann Mclennan ...

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Trinidadian, who faked kidnapping for ransom, remanded to jail

Last Updated on Tuesday, 31 October 2017, 11:31 by Denis Chabrol A Trinidadian national who allegedly faked his own kidnapping was Monday  morning remanded for obtaining ransom money. Thirty- three year Sawak Maraj, a mechanical engineer, who appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann Mclennan in the Georgetown magistrates’ court denied the charge which stated that that on October 27, at Madewini ...

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AFC-Canada pulls out of party over GECOM Chairman’s appointment; Ramjattan vows not to back down

Last Updated on Tuesday, 31 October 2017, 10:11 by Denis Chabrol Chairman of the Alliance For Change (AFC), Khemraj Ramjattan- one of the parties in the governing coalition- on Tuesday rubbished a decision by his party’s Canada Chapter to pull out until the AFC denounces President David Granger’s recent unilateral appointment of Retired Justice James Patterson as Chairman of the ...

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Heavily armed bandits escape with over $1M in cash, valuables from Corentyne bar

Last Updated on Tuesday, 31 October 2017, 6:20 by Denis Chabrol Police in Berbice have been questioning everyone, including a suspicious customer, after 25 persons were relieved of their valuables when five heavily armed gunmen stormed a Corentyne bar on Sunday at about 7:30 pm. Divisional Commander, Assistant Commissioner Lyndon Alves said no one had not been arrested up to ...

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