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Onderneeming man says beaten by police

The Police Office of Professional Responsibility is investigating an allegation that Deon Gherow, 47 years, of Onderneeming, Essequibo Coast, was assaulted by police ranks following his arrest at about 1700h .

Albouystown businessman shot in robbery

At about 2230h .

Two motorcyclists die after collision

At about 2200h .

Row erupts between High Court and Ministry over hiring of staff

Row erupts between High Court and Ministry over hiring of staff

A dispute has erupted between the Supreme Court of Judicature and the Ministry of Legal Affairs over the hiring of staff for a court reporting unit, which observers say strikes at the heart of ensuring the full independence of the judiciary from the executive branch .

Guyanese father battles  to stay in Canada with indigenous daughter

Guyanese father battles to stay in Canada with indigenous daughter

-court puts deportation on hold at emergency hearing

The Federal Court of Canada yesterday stayed the deportation of a Guyanese father, allowing him to remain for the moment in Canada with his daughter, a Canadian aboriginal girl for whom he is the sole guardian .

Gov’t, Region 10 still trading blame  over stalled Linden agreements

Gov’t, Region 10 still trading blame over stalled Linden agreements

Nearly two years after a deal was brokered to end the bloody blockade of Linden, Region 10 and the government are continuing to trade blame for the lack of progress on key agreements, including resolving the contentions around a proposed hike in electricity tariffs that sparked the unrest in the town .

Guyanese woman only had a week to live

Guyanese woman only had a week to live

-before life-saving brain surgery in US

A Guyanese woman, who was diagnosed with a brain tumor, received life-saving surgery in the USA last month after a US-based Guyanese doctor learnt of her condition while visiting and volunteering here .

Citizens call for end to Gaza bombings

Citizens call for end to Gaza bombings

A handful of placard-bearing citizens turned out yesterday to call for an end to the weeks-long bombing of the Gaza Strip by Israel and to show their solidarity with thousands of Palestinians who now have no homes or access to food and water .

Scenes from an Emancipation celebration

Scenes from an Emancipation celebration

Words - Desilon DanielsPictures - Arian Browne It was a day of national celebration when hundreds turned out yesterday to observe the 176th anniversary of Emancipation at the National Park .

City mechanic dies after suspected heart attack while driving

On his way to visit his daughter on Thursday night, a mechanic died after suffering a suspected heart attack and swerving his car off the road into a trench at ‘C’ Field, Sophia .

Linden boy, 8, drowns during family outing

A Linden boy drowned while on an Emancipation Day outing at Katapuli Creek, in the mining town yesterday .

Robber shoots man in mouth

A young South Ruimveldt man was shot in his mouth last night by a bandit who cornered him in a desolate area along Abary Street in Lamaha Springs .

Woman suffers broken leg after cars collide

Two cars were involved in a collision last night in the vicinity of Shirley Field Ridley Square, while travelers were heading home from an Emancipation celebration .

Aussie firm’s Kaburi gold mine won’t affect deforestation rates

-impact assessment finds

Over the 15 years of the Troy Resources Guyana Inc (TRGI) gold project in the Kaburi area, approximately 150 hectares of forest will be cleared for the mines, widened roadway and related facilities but this would have no impacts on national deforestation rates, according to the Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) report .

Police silent on seven-year lapse  in applying new passport criteria

Police silent on seven-year lapse in applying new passport criteria

The Guyana Police Force has opted to remain silent on criticisms of its failure over seven years to update the birth certificate criteria for the issue of machine readable passports .

Linden men refused bail for alleged ganja possession

Two Linden men were on Thursday remanded to prison after they both denied that they had been found with nearly 500 grammes of cannabis between them .

Maid charged with stealing employer’s underwear

A maid accused of stealing over $350,000 worth of items from her employer, including almost three dozen pairs of men’s underwear, was granted bail after denying the allegation on Thursday .

Construction worker robbed Good Samaritan

– court hears

A D’urban Street resident, accused of robbing a Good Samaritan, was on Thursday granted bail for the but will spend the next month in prison after he tearfully told the court that he could not afford to post it .

Soesdyke larceny accused says ex framed him

Paul Gittens, accused of stealing from a former partner, on Thursday told a city court that his jilted ex had framed him for the simple larceny charge .

Sexual violence task force reviews measures to improve enforcement of laws

The National Task Force on Sexual Violence on Wednesday held a session to review the draft protocols under the Sexual Offences Act 2010 and examined the draft action plan for the implementation of the Domestic Violence Act 2010 at Cara Lodge .

Caricom expands regional business training for at-risk youth

Caricom expands regional business training for at-risk youth

The Caricom Secretariat rolled out its Creativity for Employment and Business Opportunity (CEBO) programme in St .

Caricom rolling out consumer protection system

The Caribbean Community (Caricom) Secretariat is set to commence the promotion of a rapid consumer protection alert system throughout its member states .

Guyana Ex-Police Association of America donates to force

Guyana Ex-Police Association of America donates to force

Officials of the Guyana Ex-Police Association of America Inc .

Over 600 Berbicians treated at medical outreach

Over 600 Berbicians treated at medical outreach

Over 600 persons from East and West Berbice received free treatment at a medical outreach organised by the Guyana Medical Relief (GMR) at the Save Abee Foundation (SAF) at Cotton Tree last week .



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