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One dead, another hospitalised after Corentyne hit and run

A Corentyne family has plunged into mourning after the sole breadwinner was killed in a hit and run accident on Sunday evening. Dead is 19-year-old Trishan “Sonno” Sahai  of Lot 11 ‘B’ No. 57 village, Corentyne. His friend, Mooneshwar Jairam, 28, is said to be in a serious but stable condition at the New Amsterdam Public Hospital. According to information ...

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Former Magistrate slapped with two additional traffic charges

Former Traffic Court Magistrate and Attorney-at-law Chandra Sohan on Friday appeared at the Ablion Magistrate Court and was slapped with two additional charges after being charged with driving under the influence of alcohol last month. The charges read by Magistrate Renita Singh stated that on Friday 4th August, on the Williamsburg Corentyne Public road, Sohan drove motor car PJJ 6060 ...

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British woman died from lack of oxygen, self-suspension

–suspects arrested expected to be released later The three suspects , who were detained in connection with the death of  Briton, 50-year-old Dajee Sarah Rosemary, are expected to be released following the results of a post mortem conducted on Thursday. The post mortem, which was conducted e by Government Pathologist, Dr. Bridgemohan,  revealed that the woman died of asphyxiation (lack ...

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Tain family left homeless after arsonist allegedly torches home

A Tain, Corentyne father of five and his five months pregnant wife are now homeless after their two-story wooden home was gutted by fire on Wednesday at about 1:00 pm. Thirty-one year-old Mulchand Ragbeer called ‘Ravi’ of Lot 120 Block ‘4’ Tain Settlement, Corentyne relayed to Demerara Waves Online he that on Wednesday at around noon, he left home  after ...

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Arson suspected in West Coast Berbice fire

A 52-year-old farmer is now contemplating his next move after his two-story wooden and concrete home went up in flames last Friday evening. The man, Tarasingh, of Coconut Dam, Naarstigheid, West Coast of Berbice is estimating over $1.5M in losses. Speaking with Demerara Waves Online Newd, the man said that on Friday at around 5:00 PM he,along with his 14-year-old ...

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Sugar workers stage another protest against Skeldon Estate privatisation

Scores of sugar workers on Tuesday lined the streets of Corriverton once again to protest Government’s decision to privatize the Skeldon Sugar Estate. It was the first day for the year that work was scheduled for many of the workers as the estate had ceased grinding operations since last year due the unsafe conditions of the electricity co-generation plant used ...

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Pensioner dies after Corentyne hit and run

A Corentyne pensioner became Guyana’s latest road fatality victim after he was killed in a hit and run accident on the Tain Corentyne Public road. Dead is Andre Buchan called Nalvan of Lot 51 Block 4, Tain Settlement, Corentyne. According to information received, the accident occurred at around 7 O’clock Sunday night. It was reported that the man was attempting ...

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Stricter security needed at Guyana’s maritime ports following cocaine bust in rice shipment

General Manager of one of Guyana’s largest rice distributors Nand Persaud and Co. Limited has called on government to implement stricter security at all of the main entry ports utilized by shipping companies. His call comes one month after the Narcotics Police in Jamaica busted a shipment of rice from Guyana containing JA$100M in cocaine at the Kingston Container Terminal. ...

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Elderly rural constable killed in road accident two days before 44th wedding anniversary

A 66-year-old Rural Constable of Mibicuri North, Blackbush Polder Coretyne on was on Thursday killed after a car that was allegedly speeding slammed into him on the Blackbush Polder Public road. Dead is Latchman Suhku called “Uncle Black” of Lot 186 Mibicuri North, Blackbush Polder, Corentyne. The man who was employed at the Mibicuri Police Station was on his way ...

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Berbice Chamber, police agree to set up outposts to stem crime

The Berbice Chamber of Commerce and Development Association (BCCDA) and the Guyana Police Force have agreed to establish a number of outposts in crime-prone areas. Divisional Commander, Assistant Commissioner Paul Williams said the New Amsterdam Town Council now has to complete infrastructural works for the location of the outposts. He said two 40-foot shipping containers would be outfitted with air ...

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