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Daily Archives: September 7, 2020

Police open fire on West Berbice protesters; five suspects in murder of cousins arrested

Police Monday night fired teargas and pellets to disperse people on the West Coast Berbice public road, saying that two days of protests against the barbaric killing of two cousins have descended into robberies and other attacks on innocent people. “After several hours of the roadway being blocked, the police had no alternative but to take all necessary action to ...

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Granger, Ali, Jagdeo at odds over root of killing of West Berbice youths

Former President David Granger on Monday attributed the killing and mutilation of two youths at the weekend to the People’s Progressive Party’s (PPP) failure to condemn post-election unrest in West Berbice earlier this year, but President Irfaan Ali and Vice President Bharrat Jagdeo denied his claims. “It is their attitude! If on the 6th of March, they had condemned what ...

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No VAT on electricity, water, health, education, cell phones

President Irfaan Ali on Monday announced that government would be reversing Value Added Tax on Electricity and water and medicines. Vice President Bharrat Jagdeo said the total relief to people and businesses would be more than GYD$40 billion annually. He also said VAT on private education and private health care would be removed as well as corporate tax on private ...

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Three arrested for killing of West Berbice youths

Police Commissioner Nigel Hoppie on Monday announced that three persons have been arrested in connection with the killing and mutilation of two youths aback Cotton Tree, West Coast Berbice where they had gone to pick coconuts. Mr. Hoppie said those detained include the owner of the coconut estate close to where the bodies  were found, a handyman  who works at ...

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Home Affairs Minister urges West Berbice residents not to block road

After an overnight lull, residents of Number 5 Village, West Coast Berbice on Monday morning blocked the public road to continue venting their anger against the brutal slaying of two youths in the backlands of Cotton Tree village where they had gone to pick coconuts. Home Affairs Minister Robeson Benn appealed to the understandably grief-stricken villagers to cease said blocking ...

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