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Women continuing  to be violated in interior

Women continuing to be violated in interior

- women miners head says after reported drugging and rape

President of the Guyana Women Miners Organisation (GWMO) Simona Broomes says the alleged drugging and brutal rape of a young woman at a popular Mahdia hotel and bar highlights the violation and injustice women in the interior often endure .

Gov’t won’t call snap polls to  pre-empt no-confidence vote

Gov’t won’t call snap polls to pre-empt no-confidence vote

- Luncheon

The Donald Ramotar administration will not call early general elections to pre-empt the no-confidence motion against it when the National Assembly comes out of its recess next month .

Three held in connection with Matthews Ridge murder

Three held in connection with Matthews Ridge murder

Three persons are in police custody in connection with the brutal murder of Samantha Ashby and it is suspected that she might have been attacked while on her way home from a social gathering during the wee hours of Tuesday .

Driver charged with causing death of Letter Kenny teen

Driver charged with causing death of Letter Kenny teen

- released on $600,000 bail

A young painter was yesterday charged with causing the death of Reena Singh, who was fatally struck down on Sunday night at Letter Kenny, Corentyne, triggering angry protests over frequent road accidents .

Shop owner fined $5,000 for slapping wife

A shop owner was yesterday fined $5,000 after admitting that he gave his wife “two, three slaps” and took her back to their home after finding her drinking with friends .

Green demands explanation for shut out of supporters from City Hall meeting

Green demands explanation for shut out of supporters from City Hall meeting

- says Sooba’s security concerns absurd

Mayor Hamilton Green has dismissed the reasons given by acting Town Clerk Carol Sooba for the barricading of City Hall on Tuesday and has since demanded an explanation from the Chief City Constable .

Free service begins to take  toll on minibus operators

Free service begins to take toll on minibus operators

Although the Route 44 bus operators have called off the strike for increased fare, commuters are still opting for the free government buses .

US LEAD project targets Berbice, youth

Berbicians and young people are currently being targeted as implementation of the United States (US)-funded US$1 .

Agricola health centre operating without pharmacist

- suspected chikungunya cases being referred to GPH for medication

Patients visiting the Agricola Health Centre with clinical signs of chikungunya are being referred to the Georgetown Public Hospital (GPH) because the centre has no pharmacist on staff to prescribe medication to treat the symptoms .

Scotiabank/Guyana Book Foundation  donate 150 books to East Coast schools

Scotiabank/Guyana Book Foundation donate 150 books to East Coast schools

Scotiabank, through its Bright Future Programme, recently partnered with the Guyana Book Foundation to donate over 150 books to two East Coast Demerara schools in observance of Education Month .

East Canje pensioner found  hanging in bedroom

East Canje pensioner found hanging in bedroom

A 75-year-old East Canje, Berbice man was found hanging in his bedroom on Tuesday around noon from a noose fashioned by a bed sheet ripped in half .

Victim’s daughter, 8, testifies  at bucket drowning inquiry

Victim’s daughter, 8, testifies at bucket drowning inquiry

Three persons, including the eight-year-old daughter of murdered Friendship woman Shelly Persaud, testified yesterday as the preliminary inquiry (PI) into the murder charge against her partner, Vindra Seeram, continued .

Loggers remanded over ganja trafficking weren’t found with drug

- lawyer says in failed bid for bail

Two loggers, accused of possessing over 35 pounds of marijuana, were further remanded to prison yesterday, even as their lawyer challenged the prosecutor to produce all of the drug in court .

Berbice High creating alumni database for centenary observations

The Berbice High School is inviting its alumni to send their contact details to its centenary secretariat as plans are in train to create a database of old students as part of its 100th anniversary celebrations on September 5, 2016 .

Phone company slams BK for latest damage to fibre optic cable

- says 10 incidents since 2011 costs millions to repair

The Guyana Telephone and Telegraph (GT&T) categorically rejects BK International’s attempt to “deliberately misrepresent the facts” surrounding the destruction of its cable infrastructure at Diamond, East Bank Demerara, saying the contractors were working outside of their assigned zone when the incident occurred .

$81.7M approved for addition  to Camp St prison

$81.7M approved for addition to Camp St prison

When Cabinet met this week five projects were given no objections, including the $81 .

St Agnes Primary commissioned

St Agnes Primary commissioned

The St Agnes Primary School was officially commissioned yesterday and Education Minister Priya Manickchand said the main focus was quality output .

Heavy winds further damage Stabroek Market wharf area

Heavy winds further damage Stabroek Market wharf area

Heavy winds early yesterday morning caused further damage to the already dilapidated Stabroek Market wharf vending area leaving it in imminent danger of collapse .

Seabob season closed until October 26

Minister of Agriculture Dr Leslie Ramsammy has ratified the closed season for Guyana’s seabob (shrimp) fishing in keeping with a previously established protocol between the ministry and the seabob industry .

Man found not guilty of Albouystown mason murder

Man found not guilty of Albouystown mason murder

Leonard Allicock, who was accused of chopping an Albouystown mason to death, was yesterday acquitted of the murder in High Court .

Guyana to host Caribbean pharmacists meeting next year

The Guyana Pharmacists Association (GPA) recently signed a memorandum of understanding to host the Annual Caribbean Association of Pharmacists in 2015 after winning the sole competitive bid against Jamaica .

‘Jet man’ remanded over phone thefts

A “jet man,” accused of committing two thefts on the same day, was remanded to prison yesterday after he denied the charges when they were read to him .

Ministry: BK was not assigned to area where GT&T cable damaged

The Ministry of Public Works today said that an area of the East Bank Highway Expansion project where GT&T cables were damaged by construction activity had not been assigned to BK International for work to be done .

PPP welcomes decision to end Surendra contract

The People’s Progressive Party today announced full support for the Government’s decision to terminate the contract which Surendra Engineering Company Ltd for the construction of the Speciality Hospital .

Closed season for seabob implemented

The Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries Department today said it has implemented a closed season for the Guyana`s seabob (shrimp) fishery .

Mahdia woman seeks justice after being drugged, raped by three men

Saying she was drugged and then brutally raped by three men last Saturday night at a popular Mahdia hotel and bar, a young woman is now calling on the police to fully investigate the attack and let justice be served .

FIU intelligence to  guide new crime unit

FIU intelligence to guide new crime unit

- James

The Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU) will function under the guidance of intelligence provided by the Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU), according to recently-appointed head Sydney James .

City Hall lockdown thwarts meeting in  support of local government elections call

City Hall lockdown thwarts meeting in support of local government elections call

By Dacia WhaulAn attempt by Mayor Hamilton Green and some city councillors to show solidarity for Opposition Leader David Granger’s call for local government elections was disrupted yesterday when City Hall’s gates were locked to bar supporters from attending a planned prayer service and meeting .

Pakera woman found dead at Matthews Ridge

The naked and battered dead body of a woman was found behind a community centre at Matthews Ridge, North West District (NWD), yesterday .

Accused in gunpoint robbery remanded

A man accused of a gunpoint robbery was remanded to prison yesterday .

Route 44 drivers call off strike

Route 44 minibus operators did not continue their strike action for fare increase yesterday, but said the “government buses” showed up to provide free transportation .

Region Ten officer evicted

- councillors feel she was unfairly treated

By Jeff TrotmanThe belongings of Leola Narine, Assistant Regional Executive Officer (AREO) for Sub Region Two (Kwakwani/Berbice) in Region Ten, have been removed from the region’s property in Fair’s Rust, Linden .

Shot fired as bandits attack gas delivery men

Shot fired as bandits attack gas delivery men

A cooking gas delivery man and his son got the scare of their lives when armed bandits fired at them yesterday and later escaped with their bags .

Chopping victim says attackers still walking free

Eion Henry, who was chopped during a beat down by four men two weeks ago, says he does not understand why his attackers have not been arrested .

DNA results from Turkeyen corpse due soon

The results of an analysis of samples taken from the skeletal remains of a woman found along the Turkeyen Road in July and from the parents of Nyozi Goodman, a school teacher who disappeared after a basketball game earlier in that month, are expected to arrive soon .

Man shoots nephew over land

A man allegedly shot and injured his nephew late Monday afternoon as a result of an ongoing land dispute .

Accused ganja traffickers refused bail

Two men accused of trafficking 17 kilos of cannabis were yesterday remanded to prison .



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