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Obituary: From selling coconut shell brooches in Guyana to CEO of East Africa’s biggest mobile phone network

Last Updated on Tuesday, 2 July 2019, 5:12 by Writer Reproduced from the Star Born in 1958, Bob Collymore was a Guyanese-born British businessman and the immediate past Chief Executive Officer for telecom giant, Safaricom. Collymore started schooling in Guyana while still living with his grandmother until age 16 when he moved to the UK to join his mother in ...

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Guyana-born CEO of East Africa’s biggest mobile telecoms network dies

Last Updated on Monday, 1 July 2019, 21:38 by Writer Reproduced from Quartz Africa Bob Collymore, the Guyanese-born British businessman who oversaw the expansion of Kenyan telecoms firm Safaricom into East Africa’s biggest mobile network operator, has died. Safaricom confirmed that the 61-year-old had passed away from cancer while at home this morning. Collymore had been receiving treatment for acute ...

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Jamaica-born is Church of England’s first black female bishop

Last Updated on Monday, 1 July 2019, 17:44 by Writer The Reverend Dr Rose Hudson-Wilkin, chaplain to the speaker of the House of Commons, has been named as the new Bishop of Dover. Dr Hudson-Wilkin, who was born in Jamaica, said she aimed to ensure that “hope, love and justice remains at the heart of our changed lives together”. The ...

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Taxi driver accused of drunken driving dies in police lockups

Last Updated on Monday, 1 July 2019, 12:20 by Writer An Essequibo Coast taxi driver, who was arrested on two counts of alleged drunken driving, was early Monday morning found dead in a lockup at the Suddie Police Station. The Guyana Police Force said 39-year old Lallbachan Bachan of 21 Maria’s Lodge, Essequibo Coast was “discovered lifeless” at about 6:10 ...

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Presidential guard found unconscious with head injuries

Last Updated on Monday, 1 July 2019, 12:10 by Writer A member of the Presidential Guard was early Monday morning found lying in an unconscious state on Mandela Avenue with head injuries, police said. The guard has been identified as Police Constable 2045 Winston Cooper of 761 East Ruimveldt, Georgetown. The 32-year old Cooper was picked up opposite the National ...

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