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Monthly Archives: November 2019

None of the 420 killings is a cold case -Guyana Police Force

Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 November 2019, 20:53 by Writer The Guyana Police Force says none of the more than 420 killings between 2002 and 2006 has been declared a cold case. “Investigations into the deaths of those persons during that period of our history have never been closed and (the Guyana Police Force) is consequently urging anyone who may ...

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Youth charged with attempted murder of peacemaker

Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 November 2019, 20:06 by Writer A 19-year-old man was charged with the attempted murder of a peacemaker at a wedding ceremony three weeks ago. Police say Jermain Holder of Virginia in Cane Grove on the East Coast Demerara was charged with attempting to murder Hansraj “Kevin” Durga. Durga has since been paralysed with a fractured ...

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Hefty fines for smoking at sport facilities -gov’t warns

Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 November 2019, 19:47 by Writer Government’s Department of Sport is warning that people caught smoking at sport facilities will be punished with hefty fines according to the law. The department says government will enforce the Tobacco Control Act if people do not obey “No-Smoking” signs that will be posted up at sport facilities. First time ...

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Guyana Goldfields appoints new CEO in hope for turnaround

Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 November 2019, 19:30 by Writer Poor-performing Guyana Goldfields Inc. has appointed a new President and Chief Executive Officer who it says has a track-record of turning around companies. Mr. Alan Pangbourne will assume duties from January 1. A company statement says Allen Palmiere, who was appointed interim Chief Executive Officer, will continue as a director ...

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Suriname court jails seven Guyanese for 35 years for murdering Guyanese fishermen last year

Last Updated on Monday, 25 November 2019, 19:46 by Writer A Surinamese court has sentenced seven Guyanese fishermen to 35 years imprisonment each for the murder of several Guyanese fishermen last year closer to the border with French Guiana. Those sentenced by sub-district court judge Marie Mettendaf on Friday, November 22 are Chris Parasram, Rameshwaru Roopnarine, Madre Kishoor, David Williams, ...

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Construction worker, wife arrested for guns, ammo, ganja possession

Last Updated on Monday, 25 November 2019, 13:25 by Writer Police say they have arrested a construction worker and his wife in connection with the seizure of guns, ammunition, drugs and cash. The Guyana Police Force said a third suspect is currently being sought. The six-hour operation was conducted at Sophia on East Coast Demerara, which began around 10:30 p.m. ...

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OPINION: Queen Elizabeth fired her own son; nobody getting fired here

Last Updated on Monday, 25 November 2019, 9:28 by Writer by GHK Lall “Step back from public duties for the foreseeable future.” That’s what His Royal Highness, Prince Andrew announced that he was going to do. In these politically disinfected and perfumed times, that’s the sweet syrupy version of what went down last week. I believe this royal rogue was ...

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Long-distance minibus routes may be divided – National Road Safety Council

Last Updated on Sunday, 24 November 2019, 19:18 by Writer The Guyana National Road Safety Council (GNRSC) on Sunday suggested that long-distance minibus routes would have to be divided to ease traffic congestion along major roadways and in the capital city, Georgetown. GNRSC Coordinator, Ramona Doergen assured that the cost of transportation would not be increased when all the fares ...

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Republic Bank Guyana employee dies in road accident

Last Updated on Monday, 25 November 2019, 9:16 by Writer A Republic Bank Guyana employee died early Sunday morning when the car he was driving slammed into a bridge rail at Felicity Village on the East Coast Demerara. He has been identified as 31-year old David Headly, one of the key officers in the technological overhaul of Republic Bank Guyana. ...

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One dead, another seriously injured in Agricola shootout

Last Updated on Sunday, 24 November 2019, 11:07 by Writer A man was killed and another injured in a shootout at Agricola in Greater Georgetown. Police say 24-year old Seon Bobb was killed. He received a gun shot injury below his chin. Seriously injured is Daniel Webster who shot to his right side chest. The shooting incident occurred on 6:30 ...

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