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Rupununi drought nearing emergency state, residents warn

Sat, 04/11/2015 - 05:30
Facing dwindling water supplies as a severe drought continues to grip the Rupununi, indigenous communities in the area are growing increasingly concerned and government yesterday announced that...

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Legal minds divided on retrial for Sam Hinds Jr

Sat, 04/11/2015 - 05:27
Members of the legal fraternity have expressed concern at the intervention by the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) to advise a retrial of Samuel Hinds Jr and say the law does not allow her to do...

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Driver on causing death charges after West Berbice crash

Sat, 04/11/2015 - 05:26
Devon Pydana, who drove a car filled with party-goers into two parked trucks along the Golden Grove Public Road, at West Coast Berbice, was remanded to prison yesterday after being charged with three...

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Suspect charged with murder of North R’veldt boy

Sat, 04/11/2015 - 05:25
Ryan Bobb-Semple, the man accused of abducting and killing nine-year-old Shaquan Gittens, was yesterday arraigned in a city court on a murder charge. Bobb-Semple was not required to plead to the...

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Serious crime up

Sat, 04/11/2015 - 05:24
The Guyana Police Force has recorded a 6% increase in serious crime for the year up to the end of March, in comparison with the same period last year. Serious crimes are murder, armed robbery,...

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Minister Webster resigns due to decline in health

Sat, 04/11/2015 - 05:23
Minister of Human Services and Social Security Jennifer Webster has tendered her resignation, citing health issues which were further compounded by her rigorous work schedule, Head of the...

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APNU+AFC alliance to press GECOM on voting provision for polling agents

Sat, 04/11/2015 - 05:22
The APNU+AFC alliance plans to challenge the decision made by the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) to not allow party polling agents to vote at the polling stations they will monitor on election...

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Debate between PM candidates should precede presidential face-off

Sat, 04/11/2015 - 05:21
The APNU+AFC coalition’s participation in a planned presidential debate may hinge on a similar contest being organised for the contesting prime ministerial candidates ahead of next month’s general...

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Commitment to progress was deciding factor, new PPP/C’s candidates say

Sat, 04/11/2015 - 05:20
Several new PPP/C candidates yesterday defended their decision to align with the ruling party for the upcoming general and regional elections, while emphasising their belief that it is committed to...

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AFC, WPA satisfied with candidates’ lists

Sat, 04/11/2015 - 05:19
The Alliance for Change (AFC) and Working Peoples Alliance (WPA) say that they are satisfied with the APNU+AFC alliance Lists of Candidates for the May 11 general elections. “The coalition is made up...

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St Vincent PM to give Cheddi Jagan lecture

Sat, 04/11/2015 - 05:18
St. Vincent and the Grenadines Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves is scheduled to deliver a lecture as part of the Annual Dr. Cheddi Jagan Lecture Series here next Monday. According to a People’s...

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Single mothers seeking new roads in business

Sat, 04/11/2015 - 05:17
“It is not the end of the road… you can be an entrepreneur,” says Tracey Bailey, the owner of Tip Top Beauty Salon in Festival City. She is one of the 21 women, most of whom are single parents, who...

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Teen critical after stabbing at Eccles

Sat, 04/11/2015 - 05:16
A 15-year-old boy is now in a critical condition at the Georgetown Public Hospital after he was stabbed several times about his body by an older youth yesterday at Eccles, East Bank Demerara. Kester...

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Colwyn Harding cleared of robbery charged

Sat, 04/11/2015 - 05:15
Colwyn Harding, who had accused a police constable of raping him with a baton, was yesterday freed of a charge of robbery with violence due to the consistent absence of the complainant during the...

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Accused in Plastic City killing found guilty of manslaughter

Sat, 04/11/2015 - 05:14
A jury yesterday found Michael Powley guilty of manslaughter in the death of Vishwanauth Narine, called “Buddy, at Plastic City, West Coast Demerara, in 2012. Although Powley was charged with murder,...

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Mon Repos woman refused bail on forgery, embezzlement charges

Sat, 04/11/2015 - 05:13
A woman was yesterday remanded to prison after she appeared in a city court charged with 15 counts of forgery and embezzlement. Jashodra Bahadur, 37, of Lot 18 Block CC Mon Repos, East Coast...

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Speedy trials, harsher penalties needed for rape cases

Sat, 04/11/2015 - 05:12
Several social activists and other civic-minded persons on Wednesday called on police and other institutions to “step up their game” to bring about speedy trials and stricter penalties for rape and...

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Bishoo returns but Permaul misses out

Sat, 04/11/2015 - 05:12
Rookie batsman Shai Hope has been rewarded for his heavy scoring in the recent first class tournament with a place in the West Indies 14-man squad to face England in the first Test starting here...

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Burnt 13-year-old girl returned to parent after hospital release

Sat, 04/11/2015 - 05:11
The 13-year-old Good Hope, East Coast Demerara girl, who was hospitalised after suffering severe burns while straining rice, has been discharged and returned to the care of her parent, head of the...

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