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Pressman dies in Agricola crash

Pressman dies in Agricola crash

A Guyana Times pressman died on Sunday night after his motorcycle collided with a car on the Agricola Public Road, East Bank Demerara .

Human trafficking awareness campaign wraps with Region Eight outreach

The Ministry of Human Services and Social Security in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) hosted the last session of the anti-Trafficking in Persons awareness campaign in Region Eight over the weekend .

No bail for accused in ice-pick hold-up

Alfred Benjamin, who says he was previously sentenced for having an unlicensed gun and ammunition, was yesterday remanded to prison for allegedly robbing a man of a cell phone while being armed with an ice pick .

Man on fraud charge over proceeds from furniture sale

A man was yesterday placed on $400,000 bail after he was charged with fraudulent conversion .

Speedier action needed on global marine protection

Speedier action needed on global marine protection

-environmental conference hears

Nations are being urged to mobilise the political will necessary to implement and operationalise the Global Plan of Action for the Protection of the Marine Environment from Land Based Activities (GPA) since coastal ecosystems contribute significantly to economies .

Contractor shortage hindering road works – Ramotar

President Donald Ramotar says that Cabinet has agreed to repair more than a thousand roads around the country but the lack of contractors is hindering the initiative .

Miner charged over unpaid car rental fee

A miner has been charged with incurring a debt of $234,000 through fraud over the rental of a car from a taxi service .

FITUG joins global campaign against inequity

Members of the Federation of Independent Trade Unions of Guyana (FITUG) affiliates participated in a “spirited” march on Thursday in Berbice as part of observances for the WFTU’s International Action Day to rally against inequalities .

$4M missing at GPHC

-cashier on bail as probe underway

An investigation is currently underway at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC)after more than $4M could not be accounted for during a recent audit .

Hampshire businessman shot dead in home invasion

Hampshire businessman shot dead in home invasion

– wife, father-in-law injured

A popular Hampshire businessman was gunned down in his home yesterday around 7 pm by armed bandits who also chopped his wife and shot her father before escaping reportedly with millions in cash and jewellery .

Sparendaam mason gunned down

Sparendaam mason gunned down

- gang member ID’ed as shooter

A 22-year-old mason was late yesterday afternoon gunned down a short distance from his home and his relatives are saying that his death could have been avoided had the ranks at the Sparendaam Police Station taken their complaints seriously .

‘I will take back our streets’

‘I will take back our streets’

- new Top Cop vows

Newly-sworn in Commis-sioner of Police Leroy Brumell yesterday promised to work with all stakeholders to take back the streets and communities from criminals, while also identifying the modernisation of the force as a top priority .

Gov’t taking steps to combat terrorism  despite border challenges

Gov’t taking steps to combat terrorism despite border challenges

- Rohee tells visiting UN experts

In spite of challenges with our extensive borders, government has been working hard to establish measures and to partner with Caricom member states to advance the country’s fight against terrorism, according to Home Affairs Minister Clement Rohee .

Kitty man shot, employer robbed by bandits

A man was shot in his leg yesterday outside the Wizz Electronic Store on Alexander Street, Kitty after going to the rescue of his employer who was attacked and robbed by two armed men .

Black Bush man died of brain haemorrhage

Black Bush man died of brain haemorrhage

A post-mortem examination performed on Jewanlall Deonarine, who was discovered dead at Black Bush Polder on Saturday night following an attack, revealed that he died from shock and cerebral haemorrhage with fractured skull .

Cops seek Interpol help over shooting to death of Guyanese duo in Venezuela

Local police have requested information from their Venezuelan counterparts through Interpol following reports of the shooting to death of a father and son in the Spanish speaking country, according to crime chief Seelall Persaud who said that they are awaiting a response .

Family accuses GPH of inadequate  care after young mother’s death

Family accuses GPH of inadequate care after young mother’s death

The family of Christine Dutchin, the young mother who recently died weeks after delivering a dead full-term foetus via C-section, is accusing the Georgetown Public Hospital of not giving her proper care and contributing to the deterioration of her health after she opted for discharge .

Katherina Roshana to represent Guyana at Miss Universe pageant

Katherina Roshana to represent Guyana at Miss Universe pageant

Katherina Roshana was on Sunday night crowned Miss Guyana Universe 2013,triumphing seven other beauties in the local pageant, held at the Pegasus Hotel Poolside .

De Hoop man dies in hit and run in Nevis

De Hoop man dies in hit and run in Nevis

A Guyanese residing in Nevis, St Kitts’ twin island, died on Friday night last after he was struck down in an apparent hit and run .

CH&PA taking legal action against delinquent holders of core houses

Legal action has been taken by the Central Housing and Planning Authority (CH&PA) to repossess four core houses at Bath, West Coast Berbice because their intended occupants have not occupied them .

PPP wants media regulated

The PPP wants the establishment of a special body to monitor and regulate the local press and is accusing some sections of a blackout of coverage of the party and its government .

GT&T donates $1M as habitat day observed

GT&T donates $1M as habitat day observed

Habitat for Humanity Guyana (HfHG) yesterday recognised World Habitat Day during a short ceremony which saw the Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company making a donation of $1 million and the Ministry of Human Services pledging $50,000 towards the organisation’s initiatives,HfHG National Director Rawle Small yesterday said that 15 years ago the United Nations deemed the first Monday in every October   .

Speaker says all four local gov’t bills were passed unanimously, PPP ministers differ

The country is still waiting for President Donald Ramotar to decide on whether he will assent to four local government bills but in the meantime there is a difference of opinion on whether they were passed unanimously with the Speaker of the National Assembly saying aye but two PPP ministers differing .

Port Kaituma residents protest over shoddy roadway

Port Kaituma residents protest over shoddy roadway

Residents, fed up with the state of a roadway being built to link Oronoque and Port Kaituma central, North West District (NWD) yesterday protested and vowed that they will continue until they get some positive response from the Regional Administration .

GuyExpo robbery accused nabbed wearing stolen chain

- court hears

Alexander Williams, who police say was found wearing a $500,000 chain he had minutes earlier stolen from another patron at GuyExpo, is now a remanded prisoner .

Clothes vendor denied bail on ganja charge

A clothing vendor was on Friday remanded to prison for allegedly having a quantity of cannabis in her possession .

United Centre marks first year with ‘Rihanna in concert’ promotion

United Centre is celebrating its first anniversary with daily giveaways and a grand prize of two VIP tickets to see Rihanna live in concert in November .

GTM launches new Montrose, ECD agency

GTM launches new Montrose, ECD agency

The Guyana and Trinidad Mutual Fire and Life Insurance Companies (GTM), has launched a new branch, Samlall’s Agency, at Montrose on the East Coast Demerara .

Alleged mirror thief held after police chase

A West Ruimveldt man was yesterday arraigned on a charge of stealing a vehicle mirror, two days after being held following a police chase .

Shoe store employee denies cocaine possession

The employee of a shoe store was yesterday accused of having in his possession ½ gramme of cocaine and a smoking utensil .

First shipment of Venezuela fertiliser arrives

After numerous unexpected delays the first shipment of fertiliser from Venezuela has finally arrived and is currently docked at the Friendship Wharf, East Bank Demerara .

Grass fire at UG's Turkeyen campus

Grass fire at UG’s Turkeyen campus

Just after 12:00 h today, the University of Guyana said that a grass fire started at the Eastern end of the play field of the Turkeyen Campus .

Spring Garden pedestrian dies in accident

The police say they are investigating a fatal accident which occurred at about 2200h .

Guyana in bottom three of ICT rankings

(Barbados Nation) Barbados is ranked No .

Man shot while defending employer from bandits

A man was shot in his leg today outside the Wizz Electronic Store on Alexander Street, Kitty after running to the rescue of his employer who was attacked and reportedly robbed by two armed men .

Emotional Brumell sworn in as top cop

Emotional Brumell sworn in as top cop

It was a weeping Leroy Brumell who took the oath as Commissioner of Police this morning promising to use the criticisms levelled against him constructively to fight crime .

Katherina Roshana the new Miss Guyana Universe

Katherina Roshana the new Miss Guyana Universe

Katherina Roshana was last night crowned Miss Guyana Universe 2013 after triumphing over seven other delegates in the local pageant held at the Pegasus Hotel Poolside .



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