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Monthly Archives: August 2019

Dying Guyanese-American man who told cops ‘F–k you’ may have been targeted at weekend house party

Last Updated on Friday, 23 August 2019, 19:01 by Writer Story Reproduced from New York Post  by Larry Celona and Ben Feuerherd Police are investigating whether the killing of a Brooklyn man — who told cops “f—k you, son!” as he lay dying — is connected to a shooting last week at a house party, law enforcement sources told The Post. ...

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GECOM in stalemate on house-to-house registration after High Court decision

Last Updated on Wednesday, 4 December 2019, 18:28 by Writer The seven-member Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) on Friday ended with no clear direction on whether house-to-house registration should be scrapped to pave the way for general elections to be held swiftly or it should be used along with another mechanism to create a voters’ list. “I hate to disappoint you ...

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PPP presses for elections in October

Last Updated on Thursday, 22 August 2019, 17:25 by Writer Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo on Wednesday believed that the governing coalition’s plot to “sanitise” his party’s supporters from the voters’ list has been foiled by a recent High Court ruling that no one can be removed from the National Register of Registrants. “They wanted to sanitise a lot of us ...

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Central Housing to address house lot backlog

Last Updated on Thursday, 22 August 2019, 16:52 by Writer The Central Housing and Planning Authority (CH&PA) says it is working to clear the backlog of house lot applications. Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the authority, Lelon Saul says the CH&PA, Guyana Lands and Survey Commission (GLSC) and the National Industrial & Commercial Investments Ltd. (NICIL) will be collaborating to ...

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Miner kills wife over alleged love affair, attempts suicide

Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 August 2019, 19:34 by Writer A man on Wednesday afternoon stabbed his wife to death and attempted to commit suicide, but he was arrested and hospitalised under police guard. The dead woman has been identified as 44-year-old Venette Headley-James, a vendor. The incident occurred at her home at 68 Sideline Dam, Nabaclis, East Coast Demerara. ...

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American Airlines, CJIA differ on notice to pilots about temporary runway lights

Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 August 2019, 17:42 by Writer American Airlines (AA) and Guyana’s Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) on Wednesday differed about whether a notice was ever issued to pilots about a temporary lighting system at the airport that damaged the wheels of one of AA’s planes. ‘The cable appears to be part of a temporary runway light ...

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Raised CJIA runway lights gash American Airlines tyres

Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 August 2019, 7:03 by Writer More than 100 American Airlines (AA) passengers bound for the United States (US) were forced to remain in Guyana after raised runway lights slit the plane’s tyres, sources said. “The aircraft was taxiing out for takeoff. During the turn at the end of the runway the wheels struck the raised ...

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Thousands of Haitians leaving Guyana illegally for Brazil -Felix

Last Updated on Monday, 19 August 2019, 22:13 by Writer Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, Winston Felix on Monday said thousands of Haitians are leaving Guyana at several unofficial crossings to neighbouring Brazil. Felix said “to be booked out you have to present yourself to an immigration officer”, even as he indicated the length of the border where they are ...

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Minister Keith Scott’s bodyguard shot

Last Updated on Monday, 19 August 2019, 13:38 by Writer Junior Minister of Social Protection, Keith Scott’s bodyguard was early Monday morning shot and injured, police said. A senior police officer said Mr. Michael Williams was shot once to his hip and buttock. He underwent surgery and was in stable condition, police added. Williams was reportedly shot by one of ...

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Guyana, Britain deny Russia claim of military base being constructed on Essequibo island to destabilise Venezuela

Last Updated on Friday, 16 August 2019, 18:04 by Writer Guyana and Britain on Friday rubbished Russia’s claim that a British military base was being constructed on one of the Essequibo islands to train Venezuelan refugees to destabilise the Nicolás Maduro-led government. The Foreign Ministry here called on Russia to withdraw the statement by Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Vladimirovna ...

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