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Miner stabbed to death at Blackwater Backdam

Stabroek - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 05:23
A 20-year-old Mahdia man was found dead along a trail in Blackwater Backdam, Region Eight early yesterday morning. Nickel Leacock, of Lot 111 Miles Mahdia, was headed into the village to carry goods...

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More action needed on mining deforestation here – Norway funding agency

Stabroek - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 05:22
-confirms Guyana will lose US$20M Systems are in place for measuring forest protection but insufficient action has been taken to reduce the mining operations that are the main cause of deforestation,...

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Man charged with killing stepfather

Stabroek - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 05:20
Twenty-year-old labourer Inderjeet Sewdan was on Monday charged with the brutal murder of his stepfather. Sewdan, of Free Yard, Port Mourant, Corentyne, Berbice, was arraigned before Magistrate...

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Portland Timbers crush Alpha United 4-1

Stabroek - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 05:20
Alpha United’s poor showing in the CONCACAF Champions League continued yesterday as they were crushed 4-1 by MLS unit Portland Timbers in their second group fixture at the National Stadium,...

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Brazilian dies in Cuyuni boat mishap, boy missing

Stabroek - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 05:19
The lifeless body of an elderly Brazilian national was pulled from a river at Dukwari, Cuyuni while a five-year-old boy is missing and presumed dead by officials following a boating accident in the...

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Local gov’t minister facing scrutiny over order to waive taxes on city building

Stabroek - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 05:18
Local Government Minister Norman Whittaker last month ordered a waiver on rates and taxes amounting to $22 million on a city property, prompting accusations that he broke the law. By way of a letter,...

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Much to prove as Windies and Bangladesh renew rivalry

Stabroek - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 05:18
ST. GEORGE’S, Grenada, CMC- West Indies and Bangladesh play the first of three One Day Internationals here today with much to prove following a trail of poor performances in series this year. The two...

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Cronulla Sharks face doping claims

BBC Sport - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 05:18
Seventeen past and present players from Australian rugby league side Cronulla Sharks face doping allegations.

Bai Shan Lin, Vaitarna exported 51,000 cubic metres of logs – GFC

Stabroek - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 05:17
Since 2008, Chinese logging company Bai Shan Lin has exported 35 832 cubic metres of logs while since 2012, Indian logging company Vaitarna Holdings Private Inc (VHPI) has exported 15 190 cubic...

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GDF inks military aid pact with Chinese army

Stabroek - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 05:16
The Guyana Defence Force (GDF) and the People’s Liberation Army of China yesterday signed a US$4.8M military aid package that will see the local army secure “non-lethal” materials from China, such as...

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Stats bureau website suspended

Stabroek - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 05:15
The Bureau of Statistics’ website has been suspended for unknown reasons and officials are unable to say why. The timing of the suspension raises questions as it follows recent reports by Stabroek...

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Cornea transplants put focus on need for early diagnosis, organ donation policy

Stabroek - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 05:15
After struggling with poor vision for almost half of his life, 20-year-old Intiaz Abdul received a corneal transplant last month at Dr Balwant Singh’s Hospital. “I spent half of my life—since I was...

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Gibson, WICB sever ties

Stabroek - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 05:14
ST. JOHN’s, Antigua, CMC- Ottis Gibson’s tenure as head coach of the West Indies cricket team has ended, the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) confirmed late yesterday. The statement, released by the...

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National footballer charged with ganja trafficking

Stabroek - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 05:14
National footballer Sheik Kamal was yesterday charged with possession of ganja for trafficking, following a recent police raid of a camp in the Upper Mazaruni River area. Kamal, 31, of 257 ‘A’ Field,...

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Indicted Texas Governor Perry has fingerprints, mug shot taken

Stabroek - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 05:05
AUSTIN, Texas, (Reuters) – Texas Governor Rick Perry, a possible Republican presidential candidate in the 2016 race, was fingerprinted and had his mug shot taken by judicial authorities...

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Gafsons worker on larceny charge

Stabroek - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 05:05
A Gafsons Industries Limited worker was yesterday released on bail after denying that she stole from the company. Melissa Premnauth, 25, is accused of stealing $175,660 between June 9 and July 12 at...

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Robert Persaud should take to the debate stage not James Singh

Stabroek - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 05:04
Dear Editor, Permit me to congratulate APNU parliamentarian and Shadow Minister of Public Works and Communication, Joseph Harmon, for his relentless pursuit of fairness and justice on behalf of all...

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Pakistan call up Irfan as cover for Junaid

Stabroek - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 05:04
KARACHI, (Reuters) – Pakistan are sending tall left-arm paceman Mohammad Irfan to Sri Lanka to bolster their one-day squad. “The management have asked for Irfan as cover for Junaid Khan who was...

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Pakistan crisis puts army back in the driving seat

Stabroek - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 05:04
ISLAMABAD, (Reuters) – Besieged Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has been assured by the country’s military there will be no coup, but in return he must “share space with the army”,...

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US Customs trains airline employees on fraud detection 

Stabroek - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 05:04
The United States Govern-ment, through the U.S. Customs and Border  Protection (CBP), conducted Carrier Liaison Program (CLP) training in George-town from August 11-15, 2014 at the Cheddi Jagan...

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