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President convenes anti-crime meeting


President David Granger this morning convened a high-level meeting to address the recent escalation of violent crime. A release from GINA said that initial discussions for the development of a broad based strategic crime fighting approach were conducted with Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo, Minister of State Joseph Harmon, Minister of Public Security Khemraj Ramjattan, Minister of Social Cohesion Amna Ally, Commissioner of Police Seelall Persaud and Deputy Chief of Staff of the Guyana Defence Force, Colonel Khemraj Persaud.

Maduro recalling envoy for consultations

– to review relations with Guyana

Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro speaks at the national assembly in Caracas, July 6, 2015.
Reuters/Jorge Dan Lopez

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said last night that he was recalling his Ambassador to Guyana Reina Margarita Arratia Diaz for consultation, initiating a comprehensive review of relations with this country and reducing the size of Venezuela’s embassy here.

Truck crushes cop’s head at Providence

Edson Williams

A police constable on duty was killed yesterday morning when his head was crushed by a sand truck while he was assisting in making preparations for the ‘Soca on the Beach’ show at the new Hits and Jams Water World located at Providence, East Bank Demerara (EBD).

Brazilian dies from blow to head

A Brazilian man was killed on Saturday after he was hit to his head with a piece of wood. According to a police press release, Antonio Rodriguez Da Silva, 57, of Turkeyen, East Coast Demerara, was killed on July 4, at Chinese Creek, Puruni.

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