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Miner charged with interior murders, robbery

- claims self-defence after victim violated him

Mark Atkinson

A miner was yesterday charged with two murders, armed robbery as well as possession of a gun and drugs. Mark Atkinson, 37, of Red Hill, North West District, claimed that at least one of the murders was committed in self-defence during his arraignment yesterday.

NA shop owner jailed for ganja trafficking

- says planned to sell drug to help sick brother

Samuel Brown

New Amsterdam shop owner Roxanne Smith will be spending the next three years in prison after she admitted to being in possession of a quantity of cannabis, which she intended to sell to help her brother obtain medical assistance.

GPL aiming at 5.5% loss reduction to 2019

– Patterson says maintenance programme needs overhaul

The Guyana Power and Light Incorpora-ted (GPL) is aiming to reduce electricity losses to 23% by 2019, which would be 5.5% less than the current losses of 28.5%, according to Public Infrastructure Minister David Patterson.

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