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Five charged with murder of Professor Mars‎

Five teenagers on Tuesday appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts charges with the murder of Professor Perry Mars. Mars was found bound to a chair in his home last Thursday evening. The five teens, who had their matter heard in camera were not required to plea to the charge when it was read to them by Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan. ...

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Guyana, St. Maarten exploring trade, tourism, large-scale agriculture

Guyana and Dutch St. Maarten are exploring ways of establishing trade, mega farming, and  tourism between the two countries, according to top officials. Guyana’s Director General of Tourism, Donald Sinclair floated the idea at last weekend’s Guyana Independence Jubilee event held at Port de Plaisance, St. Maarten.  “What are you doing could be a possible model for our Guyanese in the ...

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Drunken policeman kills 10 year old child

 A drunken policeman was Sunday night injured in a road accident that left a 10-year old boy dead, the Guyana Police Force said in a statement.   Investigations so far have revealed that Devon Sealey was riding a bicycle along the roadway when he was struck down by a motor vehicle that was driven by a Police Constable, who was ...

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Inter-American Human Rights Commission calls on Guyana to reduce prison overcrowding

Washington, D.C. –   The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) condemns the deaths of inmates at the Camp Street prison located in Georgetown, Guyana. The IACHR calls on the State to ensure that the ongoing investigations be conducted with due diligence and without delays, and that urgent measures be adopted to prevent similar incidents from occurring again. Based on information ...

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Rodney COI report handed over to Speaker

Attorney General Basil Williams accompanied by Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan on Wednesday morning presented the Speaker of the National Assembly Dr Barton Scotland with a copy of the Report of the Walter Rodney Commission of Inquiry which would be laid in the House for debate. This is after the report was presented to the Government in February after close ...

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“I was not lobbied” – Pres Granger as Ogle Airport renamed

Despite avid criticisms from the majority of the stakeholder at the Ogle International Airport and from the Private Sector Commission, President David Granger on Monday renamed the Airport the Eugene F Correia International Airport. The move which has been in the making since 2015, has not found favor with approximately 9 of the operators at the Airport, who have raised ...

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Man shot, robbed of GYD$1.8 M

A man was shot and robbed of GYD$1.8 million in Kitty, Georgetown on Monday morning. Police said that at about 10 AM on Monday May 09, 2016, Sean Harper, 46 years, of Cummings Lodge, East Coast Demerara, was about to exit his motor vehicle at Alexander Street, Kitty, when he was attacked by a man armed with a handgun. “The ...

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It’s Over! Guyana loses bid to host CPL Finals

With mixed reviews from the local populace on Guyana’s bid to host the finals and semi-finals of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) 2016, Guyana has lost the bid to neighbouring Trinidad and Tobago. This was confirmed by Finance Minister Winston Jordan who was leading Guyana’s bid to host the final matches for the tournament for the first time. Planning to ...

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Scotland to school Parliamentarians over breach of privileges

The manner in which some members of Guyana’s National Assembly conduct themselves in the House is under scrutiny as House Speaker Dr Barton Scotland will be looking to take action against offenders. Dr Scotland at a sitting on Wednesday noted that in the past months he has received several complains that warrant his sanctioning. He said he intends to “review ...

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What crime? Police Force says crime down by 19%

With persistent complaints from the Guyanese public over the current crime situation, the Guyana Police Force is reporting a 19% decrease in the crime rate. Police in a release confirmed that it has recorded a 19% decrease in serious crimes at the end of April this year relative to the same period last year. In the release, Police say there ...

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