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BREAKING NEWS: DPP re-opens murder case against cricketer Barton

The Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Shalimar Ali-Hack on Wednesday announced that she has ordered the re-opening of a Preliminary Inquiry (PI) into a murder charge against Guyanese cricketer, Carlyle Barton. Barton is accused of shooting to death his friend, Shawn Nelson, on May 27,2013 on Orange Walk, Bourda. Close circuit television video showed Barton whipping out a handgun, aiming ...

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Man charged with murdering brother

A man who allegedly murdered his mentally ill brother was Wednesday arraigned for the offence. 38-year old Neville France was not required to plea to the indictable charge when he appeared before City Magistrate, Ann Mc Lennan. Police say that he murdered 20-year old Richard France on December 12 at Falls Top, Port Kaituma, North West District. The murder accused ...

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Debt collector robbed; gun found in abandoned car

A debt collector was Tuesday night robbed of an estimated GUY$1 million and his abandoned car was later found with a shotgun inside, police said.  Police sources said Imran Khan of Herstelling, East Bank Demerara was robbed by two men, one of whom was armed with a firearm, about 8:15 PM.  Khan, a debt collector for Sun Food Enterprise, was ...

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US still executing abandoned democracy project- Luncheon

Guyana wants the United States (US) to clarify why it is apparently still engaged in activities under an American-funded project that government has abandoned on grounds that it was not properly consulted. Funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the US$1.5 million Leadership and Democracy Project was expected to fund political parties, strengthen the National Assembly, support ...

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Gun-robberies fuel spike in serious crimes

There has been a four percent increase serious crimes largely to a spike in gun-related robberies in Georgetown, Deputy Police Commissioner Seelall Persaud said Wednesday. He made the disclosure at the Guyana Police Force’s annual awards ceremony held at the Tactical Services Unit Square, Eve Leary, Georgetown. “The area that impacted this increase is gun-related robberies where we see a ...

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Piracy website moves to Guyana domain

(TORRENT FREAK).-The Pirate Bay has set sail to a new domain for the third time in a week. After just a few days Peru decided to suspend the site’s .PE domain forcing the torrent site to move to the Guyana-based .GY ccTLD. The Pirate Bay team is not too worried about the domain whack-a-mole and says they have some 70 ...

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Guyanese aeronautical engineering school joins US-based safety foundation; to offer jet training

A Caribbean-wide recognized aeronautical engineering school based in Guyana-now a full member of the United States-based Flight Safety Foundation- plans to train students in jet repair and maintenance. The Chief Executive Officer of the Art Williams and Harry Wendt Aeronautical Engineering School (AWHWAES), Capt. Malcolm Chan-a-Sue made these announcements at the 2013 Graduation Ceremony held on Monday at the hangar ...

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Updated: Two-month old dies in Mahdia bus accident

A two-month old baby was killed Tuesday afternoon in a road accident involving a Mahdia-bound minibus, police sources said. Ten persons were injured and rushed to the Linden Hospital Corporation (LHC) where the baby, Ryan Anthony, was pronounced dead on arrival. The baby’s mother, Yhonesa Monrose, was said to be injured but not in a critcal condition. The minibus driver, ...

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GPSU, opposition plan to destabilise Guyana- PYO

As the Guyana Public Service Union (GPSU) prepared to hold daily marches through the streets of Georgetown, the Progressive Youth Organisation (PYO) on Tuesday warned that hefty salary increases would fuel inflation. The PYO- the youth arm of the governing Peoples Progressive Party (PPP)- also accused the GPSU of siding with the opposition to destabilise the country. “The GPSU has ...

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