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Ministry launches National Archives digitization project

Ministry launches National Archives digitization project

The Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sport launched the National Archives database digitization project and website at a ceremony held at the National Archives on Wednesday .

Armed robbery accused granted bail in face of prosecution’s ‘name called’ evidence

A man was placed on $200,000 bail when he appeared before Chief Magistrate Priya Sewnarine-Beharry at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court to answer a charge of armed robbery yesterday .

Kaneville driver in court over Madewini road fatality

Devenand Seenarine was yesterday placed on $300,000 bail after he appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court  before Chief Magistrate Priya Sewnarine-Beharry to answer a charge of causing death by dangerous driving .

 Berbice Bridge company honours mothers

 Berbice Bridge company honours mothers

Nine mothers, including an elderly woman of D’ Edward Village, West Bank Berbice were yesterday honoured by the Berbice Bridge Company Inc .

Prisoner fined for ganja in jail

A prisoner was fined $3,000 and ordered to do six months of community service after he pleaded guilty to having cannabis in his possession while in prison .

Essequibo residents benefit from medical outreach

More than three hundred patients benefited from a free medical outreach organised by the Central Islamic Organisation of Guyana (CIOG) in collaboration with the Health Ministry last weekend on the Essequibo Coast .

Cambio dealer, wife found dead after Turkeyen fire

Cambio dealer, wife found dead after Turkeyen fire

-explosions heard, circumstances suspicious

The badly burnt remains of a city cambio dealer and his wife were early this morning discovered in the bedroom of their gutted home and authorities are treating their deaths as suspicious .

Families in mourning at suspected murder/suicide of young East Bank couple

Families in mourning at suspected murder/suicide of young East Bank couple

Two families are in mourning as they await the post-mortem examination results for Vijay ‘Kevin’ Arjune, 24, and Parbattie ‘Priya’ Mangroo, 19, who were found dead in a suspected murder/suicide late Thursday night .

Couple found shot to death at Pearl

Couple found shot to death at Pearl

The police say they are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of Vijay Arjune, 24 years, of Land of Canaan, EBD; and Parbattie Mangru, 19 years, of Soesdyke, EBD, whose bodies were found in a motor vehicle on the public road at Pearl, EBD last night 2013 with suspected gunshot injuries .

Berbice man killed in second  vigilante attack in two days

Berbice man killed in second vigilante attack in two days

– woman also beaten

In what appears to be the copycatting of a vigilante killing in Sophia on Wednesday morning, a man accused of theft was beaten to death and a young woman injured, by 12 men in Rose Hall Town, Corentyne, Berbice yesterday morning .

New minimum wage to take effect July 1

Head of the Presidential Secretariat, Dr .

Tenants of vigilante victim’s mother in custody

Tenants of vigilante victim’s mother in custody

–sad tale of promising life wasted by drug abuse related

The occupants of the house where the brutal attack on Nigel Lowe began are among those in police custody even as the man’s relatives continue to seek answers as to why he was beaten and chopped to death before being tied to a utility post in ‘B’ Field, Sophia .

No applicant met criteria for  Town Clerk post – deputy mayor

No applicant met criteria for Town Clerk post – deputy mayor

No interviews were held for the post of Town Clerk at the Mayor and City Council (MCC), as the persons who applied for the position did not meet the requirements and the vacancy will have to be re-advertised, according to Deputy Mayor Patricia Chase-Green .

Huntley carpenter crushed to death in hit and run

Huntley carpenter crushed to death in hit and run

Seebachan ‘Ganesh’ Seepersaud, 46, a carpenter of Huntley, Mahaicony lost his life after his head was crushed by a truck, that fled the scene, around 11:45 pm on Wednesday .

Decision soon on BK sand mine at Yarrowkabra

-following fiery public meeting

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Environ-mental Assessment Bureau (EAB) will in seven days say whether BK International will be getting the go ahead to open a sand mine in Yarrowkabra, on the Soesdyke/ Linden Highway following a fiery public hearing yesterday which saw residents of the area and workers of BK almost coming to fisticuffs .

President pledges to remove investment, export blocks

President Donald Ramotar has called for the creation of a Central Investment and Export Promotion Agency in Guyana aimed at improving the mechanisms to foster international and regional investments in Guyana .

Objections to Tambo award for Burnham moot unless public inquiry on Rodney death held – daughter

Ulele Burnham, daughter of the late president Linden Forbes Sampson Burnham (LFSB), has said that objections to her father’s receipt of the O R Tambo Award (OTA) based on his “assumed role in the death of Walter Rodney” are moot unless and until a frank, full and formal public inquiry by an international tribunal is convened into the matter .

Sandspring holding to 2015 deadline for gold production

Sandspring holding to 2015 deadline for gold production

Sandspring Resources Limit-ed is holding to its projected 2015 deadline for production of an estimated 228,000 ounces of gold per annum from its Cuyuni-Mazaruni operations, a release from the Ministry of Natural Resources said yesterday .

Witnesses say were told abuse led to stepfather’s murder

–as trial begins

The murder trial of Abickie Ferguson, who is accused of killing her stepfather, began before Justice Navindra Singh in the High Court yesterday .

Police issue wanted bulletin for two over drug trafficking

Police issue wanted bulletin for two over drug trafficking

Police yesterday said that Germaine Anthony Rose and Caleb Habeed Caesar are wanted for questioning  .

Phillip Da Silva is new UG deputy vice-chancellor

Phillip Da Silva is new UG deputy vice-chancellor

Phillip Da Silva, natural sciences senior lecturer and former assistant director, Berbice campus of the University of Guyana, is the new deputy vice-chancellor of the University .

Empowerment training completed in Region Five 

Empowerment training completed in Region Five 

Twenty-six single parents and youths in Region Five are now geared for the “world of works” after completing a five-week empowerment training programme during November and December 2012 in basic office ethics .

Measures being put in place to address drought

– CDC tells stakeholders

The Civil Defence Commis-sion (CDC) says that measures are being put in place to address drought, at the second in a series of public consultations on the drafting of a National Multi-Hazard Preparedness and Response Plan held recently at the Culture ministry .

Teen remanded on simple larceny charges

A teenager was remanded to prison on simple larceny charges when he appeared before Magistrate Sueanna Lovell yesterday at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court .

Ministry’s unit has caught 4529 strays since March 2011

The Ministry of Home Affairs has warned livestock owners to ensure proper supervision of their animals so as to prevent traffic accidents and loss of life on the roadways and it announced that its stray catching unit has snared a total of 4529 animals since March 2011 .

AFC urges gov’t to set up escrow sum for rice farmers

-in wake of renewed Venezuela deal

The Alliance For Change (AFC) welcomes the renewal of the rice deal between Guyana and Venezuela and urges government to set aside an escrow sum to pay farmers promptly should millers fail to do so .

Courts assists with Dharmic Sabha children’s home

Courts assists with Dharmic Sabha children’s home

Courts Guyana Inc yesterday handed over a $300,000 cheque to the Guyana Hindu Dharmic Sabha to assist with the construction of a shelter in Berbice for abused children and parents .

Ministry lauds Canada’s support for health services

Minister of Health, Dr Bheri Ramsaran has lauded Canada’s support to the local health sector via the Canada/Guyana Partnership for Health Care Development Initiatives particularly in the areas of cardiology and urology .

European tour operators complete Fam trip

- GTA expects favourable response

The Guyana Tourism Authority (GTA) expects that several European tour operators will now be selling Destination Guyana following a Familiarisation (Fam) Trip that a group just completed here .

Support government’s fight to restore budget cuts

-president urges IAC mela participants

President Donald Ramotar urged participants at the Indian Arrival Committee’s (IAC) mela in commemoration of the 175th Anniversary of Indian Arrival to Guyana, to stand united with government in its objection to the opposition cuts in the budget .

Water rehab programme creating jobs for Lindeners – GWI

Over 30 persons have been employed in Linden, including a number of skilled workers from the area, as the US$12 .

Labourer jailed for a year for stealing from ex-boss

Twenty-one-year-old Carlos Bharrat was yesterday sentenced to 12 months imprisonment after he pleaded guilty to stealing over $200,000 in electronic items from his ex-boss when he appeared before Magistrate Sueanna Lovell at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court .

Police issue wanted bulletin for two over drug trafficking

Police issue wanted bulletin for two over drug trafficking

Police this afternoon said that Germaine Anthony Rose and Caleb Habeed Caesar are wanted for questioning in relation to Trafficking in Narcotics .

Five men held at Port Mourant after vigilante killing

-woman injured

At about 0730h .

Huntley carpenter dies after run over

The police say that at about 2345h last night, a motor vehicle is reported to have run over the body of carpenter Ganesh Seepersaud, 48 years, of Huntley, Mahaicony, who was allegedly under the influence of alcohol and lying on the roadway at Huntley .

CAL looking to increase service from Georgetown to New York – Chairman

(Trinidad Express) Caribbean Airlines (CAL) expects to break even on its London route sometime this year, the company’s chairman Rabindra Moonan said yesterday .

Vigilantes beat man to death in Sophia

A mob early yesterday morning battered and chopped an alleged thief to death in Sophia, before tying his lifeless body to a lamp post and covering it with pieces of wood with the apparent intention of burning it .



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