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Guyanese shot dead in Suriname

The two Guyanese men, who were shot dead Monday night in Suriname, have been identified, police said. Guyanese police say the dead men were identified by Surinamese police as Oswick Bazilio also known as  ‘One Foot’ and Jerimiah Smith. Smith was charged with marijuana trafficking in 2022.  The motive for the killing was not immediately known. The incident occurred on ...

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Buy PPP hot dog tickets or no cash grant – PPPC Region Three Councillor

A People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPP) councillor for Region Three (West Demerara-Essequibo Islands) has been allegedly threatening party supporters that if they do not buy hot dog tickets, they would not receive government cash grants that are to be distributed later this month. “I was made to understand that some people are refusing to buy the hot dog tickets as ...

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Guyana hopes UN Security Council’s statement on Venezuela’s law on Essequibo will lead to peace

The Guyana government on Tuesday welcomed the United Nations Security Council’s (UNSC) statement on Venezuela’s recently approved law that sets the groundwork for the seizure of the county of Essequibo. A questionable referendum last December has already incorporated the Essequibo County into Venezuela’s map which means that it is no longer labelled the Zone of Reclamation. According to the law, ...

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CARICOM Chairman should ask CDB Board of Governors for urgent meeting on action against bank’s President

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Apr 15, CMC – Former Montserrat premier Reuben Meade Monday said he found it “rather interesting” that subordinate body within the Barbados-based Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) had been able to send the president of the financial institution on administrative leave. “It is like the tail wagging the dog. As a matter of fact it is like fleas controlling ...

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Labourers charged with murder of domestic worker

Two labourers of Corentyne, East Berbice were Monday arraigned on a charge of murder, after police said they gathered sufficient evidence that the two allegedly killed a 52-year-old woman. Those remanded to prison by Springlands Magistrate, Tuanna Hardy were 18-year-old  Yogindra ‘Ravin’ Pokhai of Lot 79, Number 54 Village and 25-year-old Crishan “Varen” David of No. 0 Village, Corentyne, Berbice. ...

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Mother, son charged with murder

A 42-year-old woman and her 22-year-old son of Tucville, Georgetown were Monday charged with the murder of a labourer of Festival City, Georgetown, police said. The accused are Alicia Edmonson, and Malachi Kennedy, a linesman, both residents of Lot 3 Perry Street, Tucville, Georgetown. They are accused of the murder of 36-year-old, Amaiziah Hohenkirk, a labourer of Lot 1308 Unity ...

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New Amsterdam man charged with transmitting child pornography

A resident of St Ann Street, New Amsterdam, Berbice was Monday arraigned on eight cyber crime charges including obtaining and transmitting pornography of a child under 14 years old and harassing and intimidating a person, the Guyana Police Force said. New Amsterdam Magistrate, Michelle Mathias remanded 28-year-old Joshua Rambarran to prison until May 20, 2024 after the prosecution successfully opposed ...

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UN Security Council concerned about “possible escalation” of Guyana-Venezuela tensions

The 15-member United Nations Security Council (UNSC) is concerned about the possible escalation of tensions between Venezuela and Guyana. The Council met on April 11 at the request of Guyana’s President, Irfaan Ali amid heightened moves by Venezuela. They included the approval of a law that effectively sets the basis for Venezuela to seize Guyana’s Essequibo Region. Following is the ...

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Computer with PNCR’s membership register removed without permission; Executive Member calls for “integrity audit”

The opposition People’s National Congress Reform’s (PNCR) General Secretary, Dawn Hastings-Williams has told fellow executive members that the computer processing unit (CPU), which contains the membership register, was removed from the membership department without permission. “No permission was requested of the General Secretary nor the Administrator of the Secretariat to remove the said equipment,” she told executive members. According to ...

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