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Mahaicony man found chopped to death

The police say they are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of Neeraj Michael c/d ‘Buckie’, 19 years, of Champagne, Mahaicony, ECD, whose body was found in the Mahaicony River, at about 0935h .

Guyanese pilot arrested in Puerto Rico over US$620,000

Guyanese pilot arrested in Puerto Rico over US$620,000

Guyanese pilot Khamraj Lall has been detained in Puerto Rico over cash amounting to US$620,000 which was found in the private plane he was in on November 22 .

With DEA on the job, Seetahal’s killers can’t escape – security minister

(Trinidad Express) Every person who was involved in the murder of Senior Counsel Dana Seetahal will be caught even though it may take a long time, National Security Minister Gary Griffith has said .

Albouystown flooded again after koker mishap

Albouystown flooded again after koker mishap

Just after Albouystown residents finally got relief from days of flooding due to intense rainfall, the community was under water once again yesterday after the door to the Sussex Street koker malfunctioned .

Gov’t urged by Inter-American body to protect KN trio

…following AG’s threatening conversation

Following the explosive conversation between Attorney General Anil Nandlall and a Kaieteur News reporter last month, the Inter-American Com-mission on Human Rights (IACHR) on November 18th called on the Guyana Government to take the necessary measures to protect the lives of three members of the newspaper .

GPL’s hiring of contractors to come under review

GPL’s hiring of contractors to come under review

The Competitiveness Department of the Ministry of Tourism, Industry and Commerce will soon begin investigating the Guyana Power and Light’s policies for hiring contractors and its consumer security deposit requirements .

Amerindian men say trafficked to Suriname for forced labour at camp

Five Amerindian men are reporting that they were trafficked to neighbouring Suriname, where they were forced by a Dutch businessman to labour at a camp .

Baker jailed for ganja trafficking

Baker jailed for ganja trafficking

Baker Doodnauth Beharry will be spending the next 48 months in prison for narcotics trafficking after a court found him guilty of having almost 16 grammes of cannabis .

Great Falls Toshao not sharing bus with ‘non-belongers’

By Jeff Trotman Harold Couchman, Toshao of the Great Falls Amerindian Village, Number 58 is not prepared to share with Demerara Timbers, Mabura Hill and 47 Miles, a bus which the Amerindian Village has obtained through a Presidential Grant .

Man in airport reservoir suffered compression injuries

Man in airport reservoir suffered compression injuries

A post-mortem examination on the body of an airport employee found in a water reservoir on Sunday revealed that he died of compression injuries to the neck and asphyxiation .

Ramsammy confronted at UK meeting over prorogation, alleged links to Roger Khan

Ramsammy confronted at UK meeting over prorogation, alleged links to Roger Khan

Agriculture Minister Dr Leslie Ramsammy came under fire at a recent forum in the UK for misleading Guyanese citizens about the government’s suspension of parliament and over his alleged ties to now convicted drug kingpin Roger Khan .

Facing hard times, woman asks for husband’s release despite alleged assault

After she accused her common-law husband of kicking her several times while she had their infant child in her arms, a housewife yesterday requested that he be released from prison because she was “finding things hard” as he is the sole breadwinner of their home .

Bourda Market reopens after vendors’ protest

Bourda Market reopens after vendors’ protest

Following five days of no activity, the Bourda Market was reopened yesterday for business after a sanitisation and clean-up exercise was sped up by angry vendors .

Berbice Bridge operating normally –company

The Berbice Bridge is now operating normally after a malfunction on Friday left commuters stranded on both sides for around five hours .

New greenhouse initiative offers possible lifeline for flood-weary farmers

New greenhouse initiative offers possible lifeline for flood-weary farmers

Although recent flooding has wreaked havoc on some farms, for Ramdatt and Marlene Persaud all was not lost because of a new greenhouse project that they undertook .

Shot man denies trying to break into Rockies bar

Shot man denies trying to break into Rockies bar

Orin Andrew Henry, who was shot during an alleged attempt to break into the Brazilian sports bar Rockies, was yesterday granted $50,000 bail after denying that he was in the midst of committing a crime .

West Ruimveldt man gets fine, community service for ganja

A man was yesterday fined $15,000 and ordered to do three weeks community service after he admitted to being found with a small quantity of cannabis by police .

Cops dragging feet in probe of Matthews Ridge murder – victim’s sister

Cops dragging feet in probe of Matthews Ridge murder – victim’s sister

It has been just over two months since Samantha Ashby was found raped and murdered at Matthews Ridge and her sister says that she is frustrated at the sloth of the investigation and the police’s lack of interest in finding those responsible .

Flooding could have been worse without gov’t clean-up campaign – Rohee

People’s Progressive Party General Secretary Clement Rohee on Monday lauded the government’s $1B “Clean-up My Country” campaign, while stating that the massive flooding that resulted in the city and along the coast after torrential rainfall last week could have been worse without it .

Man claims set up after copping to break and enter

Man claims set up after copping to break and enter

Although he later claimed he was set up, Poorandeo Ramdeo, 51, was yesterday fined $10,000 after he admitted to a charge of break and enter and larceny .

Rotary Club of Stabroek honours two

Rotary Club of Stabroek honours two

The Rotary Club of Stabroek has honoured two persons, Sabine McIntosh and Lenox Shuffler in recognition of their stellar contributions .

US donates computers, back up battery systems to National Library

US donates computers, back up battery systems to National Library

In celebration of the 15th Annual International Education Week, the United States (US) Embassy donated four computer systems and four back-up battery power supplies to the National Library to increase information access in Guyana .

Lithuania appoints first ambassador to CARICOM

The Baltic state of Lithuania has appointed Raimonda Murmokaite as its first ambassador to CARICOM since its breakaway from the former Soviet Union 24 years ago .

Christianburg Wismar Secondary crowned JOF Haynes debating champion

Christianburg Wismar Secondary defeated Queen’s College in the finals of the 2014 JOF Haynes Memorial Inter-Secondary Schools debating competition at the Theatre Guild, Kingston on November 19 .

Merkel hits diplomatic dead-end with Putin

Merkel hits diplomatic dead-end with Putin

BERLIN, (Reuters) - After nine months of non-stop German diplomacy to defuse the crisis in Ukraine, Chancellor Angela Merkel decided in mid-November that a change of tack was needed .

Peru crackdown on illegal gold leads to new smuggling routes

LIMA, (Reuters) - A crackdown on illegal gold mining in Peru has spawned new smuggling routes through its porous border with Bolivia with some gangs using human mules, armored cars and light aircraft to evade capture .

Putin’s tiger the main suspect in mystery China goat deaths -Xinhua

BEIJING, (Reuters) - A Siberian tiger released into the wild by Russian President Vladimir Putin is the main suspect in a series of goat deaths in China’s northeast, state media reported Chinese local authorities as saying yesterday .

UWI to focus on science and technology

(Barbados Nation) Having put the focus on other faculties in preceding eras, principal Sir Hilary Beckles said they had taken a decision to bring science and technology, and medicine, into focus .

Estranged wife of Indian PM unhappy over round-the-clock security

NEW DELHI, (Reuters) - Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s estranged wife has questioned the government’s decision to provide her with gun-toting bodyguards around the clock, even when she travels in rickety three-wheeler taxis .

T&T cricket board head against Caribbean Premier League proposal

(Trinidad Express) Trinidad and Tobago Cricket Board (TTCB) president Azim Bassarath said that forking out millions of dollars to host the Caribbean Premier League Twenty20 semi-finals and finals for the next two years is not in the best interest of local cricket .

`We and our families suffered immensely’ -managers say about NBS fraud charge

Eight years after three senior NBS managers were charged with conspiring to defraud the NBS of $69M, the men are still trying to pick up the pieces of their lives but expressed pleasure at the Ombudsman’s recent report which found that there was no basis to charge them for fraud .

Commissioner, Hicken apologise for rape blame comment

Commissioner, Hicken apologise for rape blame comment

Over one week after he said young women should dress morally acceptable to prevent the commission of rape and following three days of protest actions coupled with a public outcry, Commander of A Division Clifton Hicken has apologized for his statement .

Man held at JFK with cocaine in rum

– placed on US$75,000 bail

A man, who travelled from Guyana to the US last Monday and was found with 8 .

Bourda Market vendors march on City Hall after third day of closure

Bourda Market vendors march on City Hall after third day of closure

– bemoan losses in produce, sales

Some 40 angry Bourda Market stallholders marched down to City Hall yesterday, where they accused the Mayor and City Council (M&CC) and the Public Health Department of dragging their feet in the post-flood cleanup and sanitizing of the market .

Regional chambers urge reconvening of parliament for meaningful dialogue

Regional chambers of commerce have joined the calls for political maturity to quickly resolve the crisis situation resulting from the prorogation of the Parliament .



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