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Three chopped to death at Tuschen

Three chopped to death at Tuschen

-after jilted man storms house 1 hour ago

A jilted cane harvester went berserk and brutally chopped three persons to death around 12:30 am yesterday at Phase Two Tuschen Housing Scheme, East Bank Essequibo .

Cash-flush jet service closed in Florida

Cash-flush jet service closed in Florida

With its operations already suspended here, the jet service on which US$620,000 was found in Puerto Rico last month has closed its operations in Gainesville, Florida .

Talks expected soon on AFC alliance proposal

-Patterson

The Alliance For Change (AFC) says talks will be held soon with all stakeholders, including the main opposition APNU, on its pro-democracy alliance proposal .

Alberttown woman dies 12 days after giving birth

A young Alberttown woman succumbed at the Georgetown Public Hospital on Wednesday twelve days after she underwent a caesarean surgery and delivered a healthy baby boy .

Joint Services to get extra month salary

Joint Services to get extra month salary

-President

The joint services are to receive an extra month’s salary, President Donald Ramotar announced yesterday when he addressed hundreds of soldiers, at Camp Stephenson, Timehri, as they participated in their annual Christmas luncheon, GINA said .

Insel Air expands operations here

Insel Air expands operations here

The flagship air carrier of Curacao, Insel Air has increased its flights to and from Guyana .

Gov’t accused of scaring off  backers of civil society summit

Gov’t accused of scaring off backers of civil society summit

The Donald Ramotar administration was yesterday accused of sabotaging an ongoing civil society summit by intimidating backers to pull financial support and forcing the shifting of the venue .

Four fined $7,500 each for driving under the influence

Four fined $7,500 each for driving under the influence

As part of its campaign against driving under the influence, the police have released more information on persons charged with this offence and four have pleaded guilty and were fined $7,500 each .

Culverts to be built along Linden/Lethem road

Culverts to be built along Linden/Lethem road

Several culverts will be built along the Linden/Lethem road as the Ministry of Public Works continues to upgrade the 276 miles thoroughfare .

GDF troops warned against drug trafficking

Chief of Staff, Brigadier Mark Phillips has once again briefed GDF Officers and Ranks at Base Camp Stephenson on the GDF’s zero-tolerance policy on drug use and drug trafficking activities .

Nurses not paid for five months by City Hall

Nurses not paid for five months by City Hall

-stage protest for salaries

Two nurses attached to the Public Health Department of the Georgetown Mayor and City Council (M&CC) picketed outside of City Hall yesterday, claiming that they have not been paid in five months .

Retiring Professor Clive Thomas honoured for 50 years in academia

Retiring Professor Clive Thomas honoured for 50 years in academia

Local politicians and academics from across the region on Wednesday paid tribute to economics professor and political activist Dr Clive Thomas, who is going into retirement after 50 years in academia .

BOSAI lauded at 10th anniversary luncheon

Blueberry Hill FC punched their ticket to the second round of the GT Beer-sponsored Upper Demerara Football Association knockout tourney, crushing Vasco FC by a 4-1 score line at the Mackenzie Sports Club (MSC) ground on Wednesday .

Man accused again of shoplifting booze

Man accused again of shoplifting booze

Just weeks after being charged with shoplifting pricey liquor from a city supermarket, Lakeram Doodnauth found himself in a court once more charged with the same crime .

TT$2m for Sparrow

TT$2m for Sparrow

-Govt to acquire memorabilia from family of Calypso King of the World

(Trinidad Express) Government will pay $2 million to acquire the memorabilia of the Mighty Sparrow (Slinger Francisco) .

Logger accused of wounding co-worker

Logger accused of wounding co-worker

A logger is now on bail after denying that he wounded a co-worker .

Anna Catherina Islamic Complex receives multimedia projector

The Anna Catherina Islamic Complex (ACIC) has been gifted a multimedia projector by Shaikh Safraz Bacchus, Imam of the Masjid Al Abdin, New York .

Theft of nets lands man in jail

A man will be spending the next two months in prison after he admitted to stealing his employer’s fishing nets .

Joint Services to get extra month salary – President Ramotar discloses at GDF luncheon

The men and women who serve in the nation’s joint services are to receive an extra month’s salary, President Donald Ramotar, announced today when he addressed hundreds of soldiers, at Camp Stephenson, Timehri, as they participated in their annual Christmas luncheon, GINA said .

Three chopped to death at Tuschen, one injured

At about 0030h today police say that the reputed husband of Geeta Boodhoo, 30 years, of Phase 2, Tuschen New Housing Scheme, EBE, smashed his way into her home through a glass window and inflicted severe chops with a cutlass to her and others who were in the home .

‘Transformation’ promised in power supply

‘Transformation’ promised in power supply

-as GPL commissions substation at end of US$42M project

Acknowledging the power woes faced by Guyanese, the Guyana Power and Light (GPL) Inc .

Sophia man jailed for 83 years for girlfriend’s murder

Sophia man jailed for 83 years for girlfriend’s murder

Paul Anthony Lo-Hing, the man accused of strangling his girlfriend in their South Sophia apartment in 2012, was yesterday sentenced to 83 years imprisonment by Justice Navindra Singh .

Chopped Whim woman succumbs

Chopped Whim woman succumbs

– daughter recovering

The woman who was chopped across her head, allegedly by her daughter’s former paramour, succumbed to the injuries she sustained on Tuesday night at the Georgetown Public Hospital .

Two accomplices had been  waiting for Blue, Sukull

Two accomplices had been waiting for Blue, Sukull

Montrose robbery

-reportsTwo men were waiting in a car while Warren Blue and Mahendra Sukull, who were shot dead on Monday night, robbed the Lahago Supermarket at Montrose, East Coast Demerara (ECD), according to the police .

Office of the President statement  impacted civil society forum

Office of the President statement impacted civil society forum

– but organisers pressing on

Despite the Office of the President’s advice to boycott, many persons yesterday turned up at the International Conven-tion Centre to participate in what has been dubbed a civil society summit, even though its organizer admitted that the statement issued late on Tuesday had an effect on the event .

Second accused in $8.9M theft from mining company gets $150,000 bail

An East Canje man was yesterday released on $150,000 bail after he appeared in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court charged with stealing over $8M worth of items from his former employer .

Sperm whale buried on Kitty foreshore

Sperm whale buried on Kitty foreshore

The sperm whale which washed ashore on the Kitty foreshore on Tuesday was yesterday buried on the foreshore after all avenues explored in attempting to move the 30-ton mammal were exhausted .

Fish vendor charged with Rosignol wake murder

Fish vendor charged with Rosignol wake murder

A Rosignol fish vendor was yesterday charged with murder when he appeared in the Reliance Magistrate’s Court before Magistrate Sherdel Isaacs-Marcus .

Guyana welcomes historic thaw in Cuba-US ties

The Government of Guyana has welcomed the decision announced yesterday by US President Barack Obama to normalise diplomatic and economic ties between the United States and the Republic of Cuba .

Opposition urge PM to retract ‘plain  stupid’ statements on electricity theft

Opposition urge PM to retract ‘plain stupid’ statements on electricity theft

Power row

Even as the Guyana Power and Light (GPL) Inc yesterday commissioned a new substation on Mandela Avenue, Prime Minister Samuel Hinds yesterday suggested that APNU supporters are electricity thieves, a statement labelled as “plain stupid” by Opposition Leader David Granger .

Woman wanted over Plaisance NDC fraud

Woman wanted over Plaisance NDC fraud

Kyron Abena Williams is wanted by the police for questioning in relation to a matter of fraudulent conversion committed at the Industry/Plaisance Neigh-bourhood Demo-cratic Council and which is under investigation .

Mines commission opens branch in Lethem 

Mines commission opens branch in Lethem 

The Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC) under the auspices of the Ministry of Natural Resources and the Environment commissioned a new facility in Lethem, yesterday, GINA said .

Cabinet clears contract for infrastructure leading to planned Corentyne bridge

Cabinet this week cleared a $179 .

Police appear stumped over murder of Sterling guard

Police appear stumped over murder of Sterling guard

The police are yet to find the three armed bandits who stormed into Sterling Products Limited (SPL) East Bank Demerara, nine days and killed security guard Wilfred Stewart and injured chemist attached to the company Mario Gohill .

Charged with damaging GHRA windows

Magistrate Annette Singh remanded a Golden Grove man charged with damaging 16 glass windows valued $100,000, when he yesterday appeared in the Georgetown Magistrate’s court .

CARICOM welcomes Cuba-US rapprochement

CARICOM yesterday welcomed the thawing of relations between the United States and Cuba and the move towards the re-establishment of diplomatic ties .

Mahaica man gets $150,000 bail on two fraud charges

A Belmont, Mahaica man was yesterday granted $150,000 bail after he denied two charges of fraudulent conversion read to him yesterday in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court .



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