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Berbice men charged with murder of 13-year old boy

Two men were Wednesday charged with the murder of the 13-year old teenage boy who was allegedly raped and then tied and dumped in the Berbice River in an unconscious state one week ago. Omardai Christopher, 19 and Hillary Edwards, 29, were not required to plea to the indictable offence. Prosecutor Godfrey Playter reported that the police needs time to ...

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Daughter claims her father’s innocent after being charged with wife’s murder

Fifty six-year-old Randolph ‘Joseph’ Tahal on Monday appeared at the New Amsterdam Magistrate Court to answer to the capital offence of murder allegedly committed on his wife. The charge, read by Magistrate Alex Moore, stated that between Sunday 17th and Tuesday 19th September, 2017, her murdered his wife 58-year-old Janet Tahal. The story only came to light after the woman ...

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Missing 13-year old boy: “We find he body tangle up between some vines”

A large crowd of spectators gathered at the Friend’s Village dam to get a glimpse of the decomposed body of 13-year-old Leonard Archibald who was brutally sodomised and murdered by two known characters in the community. As the undertakers approached, loud wails could be heard coming from family members who had hopes that Leonard was still alive. Family members who ...

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Prime suspect in rape of 13-year old missing boy has checkered past

It was a sombre mood at the house of 13-year-old Leonard Archibald who disappeared last Sunday 17th September after leaving a birthday party with his sisters. The story of young Archibald tells a horrid tale of a teenage boy brutally raped and then his unconscious body dumped behind the suspect’s home. Although this is the first time the suspect confessed ...

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Nagamootoo, CDC pledge support to Bath Storm victims

Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo, along with members of the Civil Defence Commission (CDC), on Friday pledged their support to provide relief to residents of Bath Settlement, West Coast Berbice who were affected by the storm on Monday. Fifty three-year-old Bohwanie Matalma, 23-year-old Brain Lee, 58- year-old Sheila Harrichan and 37-year-old Chandrakhali Munilall were all severely affected by the heavy winds ...

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Protest greets Nagamootoo during visit to storm-affected Bath Settlement

Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo was Friday morning meeting with residents of Bath Settlement, West Coast Berbice whose houses were damaged by a recent storm, despite being greeted by protests. On Nagamootoo’s arrival at the village, People’s Progressive Party (PPP) activist, Faisal Jafferally and a group of persons held placards. At one time, there was a heated exchange of words between ...

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No ‘apology’ forces APNU+AFC sixth consecutive walk-out from Region 5 Council meeting

It’s been six months since a full Region 5 Regional Democratic Council (Mahaica-West Berbice) meeting has been held, with the two top regional officials at odds over the need for an apology and whether the disruptions have had a toll on project execution. This is due to an ongoing feud between the Regional Chairman Vickchand Ramphal and Regional Executive Officer ...

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Violence by Psychiatric Hospital patients triggers nurses’ sit-in over poor working conditions

Nurses at the National Psychiatric Hospital Tuesday staged a three-hour sit-in over the dangerous conditions they are facing at that mental health facility where several patients violently broke two walls late Monday night. When this publication visited the health institution at Canje, Berbice, the Hospital Administrator, Luanne Sulker, said she was not permitted to speak to the media about the ...

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Granger points way to job-creation in East Berbice-Corentyne

President David Granger has urged youths of Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne) to lead the way in creating jobs for themselves and called on all stakeholders to make Rose Hall Town the commercial hub of that agriculture-dependent region. “From time to time when I visit this region, I am always asked about the creation of jobs for our youths and this ...

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