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Update: Men killed at mining camp identified

Last Updated on Thursday, 5 August 2021, 13:54 by Denis Chabrol Two men have been killed at a mining camp at Blackwater, several miles from Eteringbang, police said. They are General Manager Richard Bachan and Security Officer Niles whose bodies were found in  their hammocks in the watch camp. “From appearances it appears that Niles had been bludgeoned to the ...

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PPP Commissioners submit amended motion to GECOM for removal of Lowenfield, Myers, Mingo

Last Updated on Thursday, 5 August 2021, 12:03 by Denis Chabrol The pro-People’s Progressive Party (PPP) Election Commissioners have submitted an amended motion to  GECOM for the possible termination of the contracts of the Chief Elections Officer, his Deputy and the Region Four Returning Officer. Elections Commissioner Bibi Shadick confirmed that the amended motion has been signed by herself and ...

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High Court to consider amended GECOM motion for removal of Lowenfield

Last Updated on Wednesday, 4 August 2021, 11:33 by Denis Chabrol High Court Judge Joann Barlow Wednesday morning allowed the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) to submit a copy of an amended motion that now seeks to terminate the contract of the Chief Elections Officer, Keith Lowenfield instead of a summary dismissal that will require a fair hearing. Attorney-at-Law for GECOM, ...

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Overseas-based Guyanese bludgeoned to death at East Canje residence; four arrested

Last Updated on Wednesday, 4 August 2021, 8:59 by Denis Chabrol Four persons have been arrested in connection with the killing of a 60-year old overseas-based Guyanese at his home at Reliance Settlement, East Canje Berbice, police said Wednesday.  He has been identified as Hemraj Pardessi who returned to Guyana in July, 2021 . Police said his bloodied body was ...

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Man arrested for allegedly burning two-year old on vagina, back with cigarette lighter

Last Updated on Wednesday, 4 August 2021, 8:37 by Denis Chabrol A 19 year old man has been arrested for allegedly burning a two-year old girl on her back and vagina because he believed that she was urinating and defecating too often, police said. The girl’s aunt, Nickeita Murray,  told police that the suspect assaulted and burnt her two-year-old niece ...

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Teachers’ Union vows to resist mandatory vaccination

Last Updated on Wednesday, 4 August 2021, 8:24 by Denis Chabrol The Guyana Teachers Union (GTU) on Wednesday vowed to resist any attempt to make COVID-19 vaccination of teachers mandatory before they can return to the classroom, just days after President Irfaan Ali ruled out exposing “children to unvaccinated teachers.” “Teachers! We will stand with you should there be any ...

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Law now allows adults to register their births more easily; parents can give children different surnames; opposition wary of election rigging plot

Last Updated on Tuesday, 3 August 2021, 22:27 by Denis Chabrol The National Assembly on Tuesday approved changes to the Births and Deaths Registration Act to make it easier for adults to register their births and for parents to register their children with surnames of their choice. Home Affairs Minister Robeson Benn, in kicking off debate, said one of the ...

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New law to counter people smuggling -Attorney General

Last Updated on Tuesday, 3 August 2021, 14:19 by Writer Attorney General Anil Nandlall on Tuesday said government was drafting new legislation to counter people smuggling. In contributing to a debate on the Adoption of Children (Amendment) Bill, he said the new trafficking Bill would also include provisions to specifically protect children. “We have a new trafficking Bill that will ...

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‘Big John’/‘Double Clip’ and ‘Brainer’ wanted for gunning down of mechanic, injury to another

Last Updated on Tuesday, 3 August 2021, 14:25 by Writer A mechanic was shot dead late Monday afternoon and his friend injured in ‘B’ Field, Sophia, Greater Georgetown, prompting a manhunt for two men — ‘Big John’/‘Double Clip’ and ‘Brainer’, police said. Police were informed that at about 5:50 pm, 21-year-old Jaleel Leow, a mechanic of Dennis Street, Campbellville, Georgetown ...

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Women robbed at beauty salon

Last Updated on Tuesday, 3 August 2021, 14:30 by Writer Three women have been robbed at gunpoint at a beauty salon on Joseph Pollydore Street, Lodge, but so far no one has been arrested, police said Tuesday. Investigators said that at about 10:10 pm, two men rode up on a black motorcycle and entered Simone’s Beauty Salon where they robbed ...

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