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“Big Foot” wanted for hotelier Jagdeo’s murder

A man is wanted for questioning about the murder of hotelier Joseph Alexander Jagdeo at South Central Hotel, police said. The suspect has been identified as 19-year old Brian “Big Foot” Leitch of Lot 2118 Diamond Housing Scheme, East Bank Demerara. Police assured that “all information will be treated with strict confidence.” Anyone with information that may lead to the ...

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Jialing Forestry employee shot during payroll robbery

An employee of Jialing Forestry Industry was allegedly trailed from a city commercial bank, shot and robbed of a GUY$3 million payroll on Friday, police said. Chinese national, Gao Yun Xu, was shot his back and the two men escaped on a motorcycle. The money was supposed to be used to pay workers. Investigators said the man was followed from ...

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CPCE students protest poor food, deplorable sanitation

Resident students of the Cyril Potter College of Education on Friday protested the poor food being provided to them. The students refused to eat breakfast consisting of hard channa and one cup of tea and instead vented their concerns on a chalkboard. They complained about the small amounts of food that are expected to last them for several hours. Members ...

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CPCE focusses on professional standards

The Cyril Potter College of Education (CPCE) on Friday held a professional seminar on The Role of Professional Standards in the Education System, in the College’s auditorium as the country and the wider Caribbean Community (CARICOM) move to craft such standards. The main focus of this seminar was to facilitate extensive discussion on the broader concept of professional standards as ...

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Three charged with receiving stolen car, parts

Three men-including a mechanic- were Friday arraigned on separate charges of receiving a stolen car and car parts. They were refused bail and remanded to prison until December 5 when they appeared before City Magistrate Judy Latchman. Police accused 19-year old Randy Garrett of 20988 Nutmeg Street, Festival City and 21-year old Brian Jones of New Road, Vreed-en-Hoop of receiving ...

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Fishermen allegedly fake piracy attack report

One of three fishermen allegedly who allegedly faked a report of a piracy attack near the mouth of the Pomeroon River has been arrested. “Investigations by the police revealed that the report was false and that the crew members had hidden the articles with the intention of selling them and had reported the robbery to cover their actions,” police said ...

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APNU leaves door open on contesting local govt polls without assent to remaining bill

A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) on Thursday left the door open on whether it would contest local government elections if President Donald Ramotar refuses to sign one of the bills into law. APNU Shadow Minister of Local Government Ronald Bulkan repeatedly skirted direction questions about whether the coalition would contest the polls if the Guyanese leader does not assent ...

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GPL goes E-billing

The Guyana Power and Light Inc., (GPL) on Thursday announced the introduction of several initiatives to improve its customer services countrywide, with the latest being the Electronic Billing (E-billing) service which allows customers to access their monthly bills electronically. According to GPL’s Divisional Director of Information Technology and Commercial Services, Mr. Renford Homer, GPL recognises that it can leverage the ...

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Fire destroys Comfort Sleep’s factory

Fire of unknown origin around 5:45 Thursday afternoon gutted Comfort Sleep Mattress factory located at Industrial Site, Eccles, East Bank Demerara. That fire came almost one month after a similarly huge blaze partly destroyed Comfort Sleep’s bond also at Industrial Site, Eccles. Speaking to Demerara Waves, the brother-in-law of the owner Paul Kristen said the fire was “not natural”. He ...

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15 schools to remain closed on Friday

The Ministry of Education on Thursday announced that 15 schools will remain closed tomorrow Friday, November 29, 2013. That followed Wednesday’s severe flood due to incessant heavy rainfall Tuesday night and Wednesday morning. Nursery Primary Secondary Albouystown Nursery School St. Sidwell’s Primary School David Rose Alexander Village Nursery School St. Stephen’s Primary School Tutorial (Annex) South Road Nursery School St. Agnes Primary School  Queenstown Secondary ...

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