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Gunmen beat, rob Corentyne family of millions

Gunmen beat, rob Corentyne family of millions

-fire shots wildly during 90-minute ordeal 1 hour ago

-residents protest slow police responseSix gunmen yesterday invaded a Maida, Corentyne home, beating the family and robbing them of cash and jewellery worth millions even as the police did not answer frantic phone calls and responded more than half an hour after the bandits had left .

Guyana closer than ever to settling  political instability - Ramkarran

Guyana closer than ever to settling political instability – Ramkarran

Guyana is closer than ever to solving the riddle of political instability with constitutional reform also inevitable, former Speaker of the National Assembly Ralph Ramkarran says .

Four Mile accident victims lived in same Kingston yard

Four Mile accident victims lived in same Kingston yard

The two men who died in an accident at Four Mile on the Mabura-Linden road on Friday morning lived in the same Duke Street, Kingston yard .

Businessman injured in Robb St blaze succumbs

Businessman injured in Robb St blaze succumbs

Businessman, Hilrod Thomas, 63, died on Saturday, a little over one month after his home located on Robb and King streets caught afire killing two of his daughters .

IDB Cultural Center in project to support  Arecuna language

IDB Cultural Center in project to support Arecuna language

IDB Cultural Development Program 2014 has partnered with the Amerindian Village of Paruima, Region Seven to preserve the cultural heritage and values of the native Arecuna language through a US$5000 grant .

Open Skies air services pact sealed with Canada

The Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) negotiated twelve air services agreements – including an open skies pact with Canada - during a November 17-21 meeting at the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Air Services Negotiation (ICAN), in Bali, Indonesia .

GuySuCo spending much to meet modest target

The Guyana Sugar Corporation is spending millions to save face and meet its 2014 production target of 219,000 tonnes of sugar, a figure which is low compared to its original projection and output in good years .

AFC pledges rewriting of constitution if elected

-targets presidential immunities

The AFC says that within the first six months of being in government, it will engage all political parties and civil society to rewrite the Constitution .

Sixteen reports of trafficking in persons in 2014 – ministry says

The Ministry of Human Services has said that two charges have been made out from 16 reports of trafficking in persons this year, even as it announced plans to boost the fight against this scourge by making it a priority issue on its 2015 agenda .

Million-dollar theft accused to spend Christmas in jail

Million-dollar theft accused to spend Christmas in jail

Desmond Thomas who allegedly broke and entered a property and stole over $1M in cash and items was on Friday refused bail after he appeared in a city court also accused of drug trafficking .

Tattoo artist on bail for malicious wounding

Tattoo artist on bail for malicious wounding

A man who allegedly damaged a quantity of windows and further inflicted wounds on the owner was released on $40,000 bail after he appeared in a Georgetown court facing the two charges .

Dynamic Airways flight delayed

Passengers of Dynamic Airways are expected to arrive in Guyana this morning, a day late after their carrier experienced delays due to maintenance issues at the John F Kennedy Airport in New York .

Camp and Quamina crash

Camp and Quamina crash

An accident yesterday afternoon at the corner of Camp and Quamina streets left the drivers of the two cars along with a passenger grateful that no one was killed or seriously injured .

Cell phone technician facing two counts of fraud

Cell phone technician facing two counts of fraud

A cellular phone technician was on Friday placed on $60,000 bail after he denied two separate charges of fraudulent conversion, when he appeared in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court .

Taxi driver charged with unlawful possession of gun, ammo

A taxi driver was on Friday denied bail when he appeared in court charged with possession of a revolver and matching ammunition without being a licensed firearm holder .

Nine months jail for attempted knife-point robbery

Nine months jail for attempted knife-point robbery

Leon Bascom was on Friday sentenced to nine months imprisonment after he pleaded guilty to the charge that he attempted to stick up and rob a woman .

Paradise pump operational

The Paradise, East Coast pump is one of the new ones that the Ministry of Agriculture added to boost drainage capacity in 2014, the Government Information Agency said on Saturday .

Body of man found at Bartica with stab wounds

The body of a man found by police with two stab wounds at Bartica is currently at the Lykens Funeral Parlour waiting to be identified .

Former Night Shelter residents thriving at Hugo Chavez facility – ministry

Human Services Minister Jennifer Webster said the $494M Hugo Chavez Centre for Rehabilitation and Integration in Region Five has been helping to enhance lives, noting that the 30 indigent persons who were recently transferred to the facility are thriving .

Police officers’ slaying raises pressure on New York mayor

Police officers’ slaying raises pressure on New York mayor

NEW YORK, (Reuters) - New York Mayor Bill de Blasio faced the biggest crisis of his political career yesterday after a gunman killed two police officers in an attack intended to avenge recent police killings of unarmed black men in the United States .

Obama says Sony hack not an act of war

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Health minister named as Haiti’s new interim prime minister

PORT-AU-PRINCE, (Reuters) - Haitian Health Minister Florence Duperval Guillaume was named interim prime minister yesterday to replace Laurent Lamothe, who resigned a week ago following several weeks of protests .

India Hindu group to press ahead on conversions in challenge to PM Modi

NEW DELHI, (Reuters) - The head of India’s most powerful Hindu group vowed to press ahead with a campaign to convert Muslims and Christians to Hinduism, stoking a sensitive debate that has stalled parliament and threatened the prime minister’s economic reform agenda .

Young Cuban-American groups emerge as Obama allies

Young Cuban-American groups emerge as Obama allies

MIAMI, (Reuters) - For a handful of Cuban-Americans, President Barack Obama’s new Cuba policy wasn’t much of a shocker .

T&T PM wants to bring back hangings T&T PM wants to bring back hangings

(Trinidad Guardian) With murders skyrocketing—399 up to Saturday—Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar says the Government will be making another attempt to reintroduce the death penalty .

Trio victimized by WICB, claims lawyer

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – A prominent lawyer retained by some West Indies players during the recent strike impasse, has accused the West Indies Cricket Board of victimisation in the axing of the experienced trio of Dwayne Bravo, Darren Sammy and Kieron Pollard from the one-day squad to face South Africa .

Guyana cited for high murder rate

Guyana has one of the highest homicide rates in the world with just over 20 deaths per 100,000 of the country’s population making it the 16th most homicidal country globally .

Probe launched of senior Trini cop over CAL mobile incident

Probe launched of senior Trini cop over CAL mobile incident

(Trinidad Express) He was promoted to Tobago to handle crime .

Gunman kills two New York police officers in possible revenge attack

NEW YORK, (Reuters) - A gunman shot dead two New York City police officers and then killed himself, police said, after a social media post indicated he may having been seeking revenge for the death of an unarmed black man during an arrest attempt .

Salvaging fibre-optic cable would be costly exercise, experts say

Salvaging fibre-optic cable would be costly exercise, experts say

– complete honesty necessary

Salvaging the multi-billion dollar fibre-optic cable project will be costly and will require government to be frank about key attributes of the project which may in turn expose poor decision-making .

Chaos at Parika Stelling after repairs hold up ferry passengers

A decision to repair a section of the Parika Stelling yesterday after led to chaos after it delayed the departure of one vessel to Leguan and the offloading of the ferry from Supenaam .

Flood-hit East Bank residents facing ‘black Christmas’

Flood-hit East Bank residents facing ‘black Christmas’

Christmas is just a few days away and some flood affected residents of Nandy Park, Peter’s Hall and Providence are quite convinced that for them, it will be a grim one .

How did Warren Blue remain under the radar for two years?

How did Warren Blue remain under the radar for two years?

Questions have been raised as to how fugitive policeman Warren Blue managed to elude capture for more than two years before being brought down by a bullet to the head .

‘One slap can lead to ten slaps and ten slaps could lead to death’

‘One slap can lead to ten slaps and ten slaps could lead to death’

Natasha tells the story of how an abusive husband killed her two children and left her maimed

The Christmas season for 22-year-old Nazalena Natasha Houston is going to be a haunting experience as she remembers her two young children who were brutally hacked to death by the man they called ‘Daddy’ and who should have loved and protected them .

Cops seeking husband of murdered Crabwood Creek woman

Cops seeking husband of murdered Crabwood Creek woman

Police investigating the murder of Mohanranie Udaraj of Crabwood Creek Corentyne Berbice are still looking for her husband Devendra Hansraj, who has apparently gone into hiding .

Ballistics testing done routinely after gun crimes, Crime Chief says

Ballistics testing done routinely after gun crimes, Crime Chief says

– cites two instances where same gun was used

Ballistics testing is done in every instance where firearms and ammunition are recovered or used in the commission of a crime and according to Crime Chief Leslie James during last year there were two instances where such tests revealed that the same weapon was used at different crime scenes .

Alberttown woman who died after c-section had bleeding in brain – PME finds

Kianna Richmond, who died two weeks after she underwent a caesarean surgery and delivered a baby at the Georgetown Public Hospital, died of bleeding in the brain, according to an autopsy report .



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