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Harmon, Lawrence at one on justice for Henry cousins but seemingly differ on approach

Chairman of the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) Volda Lawrence and Opposition Leader Joseph Harmon on Sunday issued separate calls for justice for the teenage Henry cousins whose chopped bodies were found aback West Coast Berbice one week ago. But the two PNCR Executive members appeared to differ on the approach, with Ms. Lawrence continuing to strike a more conciliatory ...

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Guyana to crack down on hate speech Online- President Ali; PNCR’s Volda Lawrence welcomes easing of tension

In the wake of an eruption of racially motivated physical violence during protests against the killing and mutilation of two youths in the backlands of West Coast Berbice, President Irfaan Ali  on Friday said government has begun taking steps to crack down on hate speech Online. “The use of social media for the promotion of racial hate for political purpose ...

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High Court orders forfeiture of Euros 24,000 in paint to the State

Attorney General Anil Nandlall said High Court Judge, Joann Barlow has ordered the confiscation of €24,530 that were earlier this year found in cans of paint shortly after entering Guyana from Suriname through the backtrack. “The Court eventually found that based on the manner of  concealment of the monies in paint cans, it could be inferred that the monies  came ...

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Four suspects in Henrys killing to be released on station bail; several arrested for killing of man who fired at protesters

The Guyana Police Force  Thursday night said four suspects in the brutal killing of two youths in the backlands of West Coast Berbice were expected to be released on station bail. Police said 72 hours have expired and the quartet would be  released on station bail and required to report to investigators on Friday “as the probe continues.” Guyana’s constitution ...

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Ex partner kills woman after hearing male voice on phone call

Police say they are investigating the alleged murder of a 24-year old woman after her ex-partner visited her home and heard a male voice on a phone call she received. The woman has been identified as Lunisa Peters of 97 Supenaam Public Road and formerly  of Golden Fleece, Essequibo Coast. The incident occurred at about 11:30 Wednesday night, September 9, ...

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“I am calling on my people to end this carnage”- PNCR Chairman Volda Lawrence… Now, your turn Irfaan Ali

Chairman of the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR), Volda Lawrence on Wednesday called on her supporters to end more than two days of violent unrest and in exchange she is calling on President Irfaan Ali to take similar action. “As a leader, we have to call a spade a spade and, as I speak, I am calling on President Irfaan ...

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Guyana asks Britain, Caribbean Regional Security System to help probe killings; international Inquiry planned

President Irfaan Ali Wednesday night announced that Guyana has asked the United Kingdom (UK) and the Caribbean Regional Security System (RSS) to probe the killing of three youths over the past three days and violent unrest in West Coast Berbice that has resulted in severe injuries, robberies and damage to property. “In consultation with the Guyana Police Force, I have ...

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Protesters kill man who opened fire on them- police

Police say they are investigating the killing of a man after he allegedly exited his car and fired his shotgun towards a crowd of protesters at Bath Settlement, West Coast Berbice. Dead is 34-year old Chatterpaul Harripaul called Roy of  Bath Settlement. The incident occurred at about 3:45 this afternoon at the Bath Settlement Public Road. Police say Mr. Harripaul ...

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Hindus, Muslims, Christians condemn killings…. Govt blames Granger, Harmon for worsening security situation

Even as Hindu, Muslim and Christian religions condemned the killing of the  two West Berbice youths last weekend, Home Affairs Minister Robeson Benn on Wednesday blamed former President David Granger and Opposition Leader  Joseph Harmon for the increasing spread of unrest. “Unfortunately, Messrs Granger and Harmon descended on the communities and in their statements and rhetoric created an atmosphere engendering ...

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APNU+AFC does not support “Black and Indian fighting”- Harmon

Opposition Leader Joseph Harmon says three days of violent protests that resulted in the injury of several people and the destruction of property has nothing to do with racial intolerance. “We stand in solidarity with the people who are peacefully protesting this injustice. What we do not agree with is people injuring people and so on. We do not agree ...

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