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Big tree falls on eight female Success cane field squatters

Eight women were Friday injured when a big tree fell on them on a makeshift structure n which they were sitting on a dam on sugar cane field lands aback Success, East Coast Demerara. “Injuries received included serious and minor injuries to the head, feet, arm and other parts of their bodies and were subsequently assisted by law enforcement officers ...

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Continental Group’s Marketing Manager allegedly robbed

The Marketing Manager of Continental Group of Companies was Friday robbed of GYD$244,000 by a man who opened fire on her as she was driving through West Ruimveldt, Georgetown on her way to work, police said. Romona Spencer, 41, of Buddy’s Scheme, West Bank Demerara, said she was on her way to her workplace at Industrial Site, Ruimveldt at about ...

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Tourism Minister gave up American citizenship before becoming parliamentarian- Teixeira

Minister of Tourism, Industry and Commerce Oneidge Walrond is not squatting in the National Assembly as she had renounced her United States (US) citizenship before she was selected to become a parliamentarian, Minister of Parliamentary Affairs and Governance Gail Teixeira said Friday night. “She is a technocrat minister and she renounced her citizenship prior to the time when she would ...

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DPP withdraws private criminal charges against Lowenfield, Mingo, Lawrence; concerns raised about govt MP as prosecutor

The Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), Shalimar Hack has withdrawn the private criminal charges against Chief Elections Officer Keith Lowenfield, Region Four Returning Officer Clairmont Mingo and Chairman of the People’s National Congress Reform, Volda Lawrence. Defence Counsel Nigel Hughes confirmed that the DPP’s decision is based on the fact that the police have since instituted similar charges against Though  ...

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Thieves steal GYD$600,000 in stocks from West Demerara grocery

A grocery and snackette at Anna Catherina Public Road, West Coast Demerara was raided of more than GYD$633,000 worth of items, but so far no one has been arrested, police said. The shopkeeper, 57-year old Nafiza Samtani of Hague Public Road, West Coast Demerara, believed that the break and enter and larceny occurred between 9:30 PM on Tuesday, October 20, ...

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No data plan needed for several educational websites- GTT

The Guyana Telephone and Telegraph (GTT) on Thursday announced that it has inked a deal with the Ministry of Education that would see Guyanese paying nothing to visit several educational websites. “By zero-rating the websites, those visiting the websites would be able to browse – and learn-without an internet data plan,” the telecoms provider said. Among the zero-rated websites are ...

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Two of three prison escapees recaptured

Two of the three prisoners, who escaped from the Lusignan Prison, East Coast Demerara, were recaptured hours after  at Zeelugt Public Road, East Bank Essequibo, Director of Prisons Gladwin Samuels said. The Prison Chief said Alex Matthias and Arnold Kennedy would “aid in the ongoing investigation for the escape and they will also be processed for charges.” Mr. Samuels said ...

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