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Aurora man denied bail over shotgun cartridges in taxi

A 30-year-old man appeared before Chief Magistrate Priya Sewnarine-Beharry at the Georgetown Magistrate’s Court on Monday and was remanded over shotgun cartridges in a taxi .

Roger Hinds gets prize money from T&T chutney monarch contest

Roger Hinds gets prize money from T&T chutney monarch contest

Guyanese singer Roger ‘Young Bill Rogers’ Hinds has received a cheque for US$9,300 for his participation in the 2013 Trinidad and Tobago International Chutney Soca Monarch competition held in that country on January 26 .

GDF dismisses officer implicated in robbery attempt

The Guyana Defence Force today said that Lieutenant Madainey Humphrey has been dismissed from the GDF following the conclusion of court martial proceedings against him  in relation to an alleged robbery attempt .

Repsol hopes to drill for oil by 2016 under new deal

Repsol hopes to drill for oil by 2016 under new deal

The Government of Guyana (GOG) today signed an agreement for petroleum exploration and production with Repsol Explorations S .

Two teens among six charged over Berbice vigilante murder

Two teens among six charged over Berbice vigilante murder

Six men were slapped with a murder charge in connection with last week’s vigilante murder in Berbice, when they appeared at the Whim Magistrate’s Court yesterday .

Mayor, councillors walk out of meeting with Sooba

Mayor, councillors walk out of meeting with Sooba

Mayor of Georgetown, Hamilton Green, and councillors of the Mayor and City Council (MCC) yesterday walked out of the council’s statutory meeting after they refused to sit with Acting Town Clerk, Carol Sooba, reportedly the first time this has ever happened in the mayoralty .

Guyana gets $12M to help phase out mercury from mining

Guyana gets $12M to help phase out mercury from mining

-minister doesn’t see ban for another ten years

To assist Guyana in attaining its objective for mercury-free mining, the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) yesterday donated US$60,000 or $12 million to facilitate training and awareness to the Ministry of Natural Resources and the Environment (MNRE) .

Turkeyen couple badly beaten before explosion, autopsy reveals

Totaram Mohotoo and his wife Bhagmattie were badly beaten before they died an indication that the killer/s spent some amount of time with them before ransacking their Turkeyen, East Coast Demerara home and setting a homemade bomb .

Mother of suspect in hotel killing held

Mother of suspect in hotel killing held

The mother of the man believed to be responsible for the murder of Maryann Sunita Nauth was yesterday taken into custody even as he continues to evade capture by police .

Bai Shan Lin applies for permission to mine sand, laterite

Bai Shan Lin applies for permission to mine sand, laterite

– residents say pit still being raided

While top government officials have stated that Chinese company Bai Shan Lin has ceased mining laterite without permission and has since applied to extract the red soil for its 200-acre concession, residents of Moblissa said yesterday that the company continues to mine early in the mornings before checks are made .

Drugs not passing ‘freely’ between Guyana and Suriname – police

The police in a statement last evening denied that drugs pass “freely” across the Guyana-Suriname border as reported by this newspaper, pointing out that there have been interceptions and law enforcement cooperation between the two countries is very high at the moment .

Sweethearts in suspected murder/suicide may have separate funerals

Sweethearts in suspected murder/suicide may have separate funerals

Sweethearts Vijay `Kevin’ Arjune, 23, and Parbattie `Priya’ Mangoo, 19, who died in a suspected murder/suicide days before they were to be married, will likely have separate funerals .

Minor surgery became major pain as hospital without ‘loop’ remover

A 65-year-old woman had what she described as a “painful and bloody experience” when what should have been a simple procedure of removing an intrauterine device (IUD) at the Georgetown Public Hospital (GPH) went horribly wrong after the doctor was forced to abandon the procedure because the hospital did not have the instrument needed to remove the device .

No input in Region Eight budget – chairman

Claims by Local Government Minister Ganga Persaud that Region Eight Chairman Mark Crawford and other regional councillors were included in the preparation of the region’s budget were refuted by Crawford who said that neither he nor any of the other councillors had any “part to play in the regional budget submission .

Blind man remanded on charge of soliciting ‘hit’

Blind man remanded on charge of soliciting ‘hit’

A blind 55-year-old man was yesterday refused bail after he was charged with attempting to incite political activist Mark Benschop to procure murder .

Men accused of $1.5M armed robbery on Covent Garden businesswoman

Two men were remanded to prison yesterday after they appeared before Chief Magistrate Priya Sewnarine-Beharry at the Georgetown Magistrate’s Court to answer to the charge of robbery under arms .

Prospect duo charged over ganja in pot

Two men were placed on $50,000 bail each when they appeared before Chief Magistrate Priya Sewnarine- Beharry at the Georgetown Magistrate’s Court yesterday to answer to the charge of possession of cannabis .

Foulis woman dies after hit by car on Sunday

Foulis woman dies after hit by car on Sunday

After indulging in a Mother’s Day celebration at her Foulis, West Coast Berbice home a 51-year-old woman was struck down by a car, PMM 8310 at Moor Park/Number 37 Village around 8 .

Berbice expo to look at raising standards

Berbice expo to look at raising standards

The ninth annual Berbice expo was launched on Wednesday at the Albion Estate Senior Staff Club under the theme ‘Raising our standards, enhancing our competitiveness .

Dabydeen says Caribbean Press facing human resource crisis

Dabydeen says Caribbean Press facing human resource crisis

- 60 titles published so far

Locally-funded publishing house Caribbean Press is facing a serious human resource crisis as its current editor Professor David Dabydeen plans to take a back seat to focus on his own writing and his quest to find suitable candidates to take up the mantle has hit a brick wall .

President not a mere rubber stamp of Parliament

President not a mere rubber stamp of Parliament

– Nandlall says on non-assent to bills

Attorney General Anil Nandlall stated yesterday that President Donald Ramotar was not a mere rubber stamp of parliamentary processes and acted “within constitutionally prescribed parameters” when he withheld assent to two opposition bills recently .

Three police officers on training course in T&T

Three police officers are currently attending a Criminal Gang/Organised Crime Investiga-tions Course in Trinidad and Tobago .

Oil slick causes trail of accidents along Rupert Craig Highway

Oil slick causes trail of accidents along Rupert Craig Highway

Two separate accidents yesterday morning saw four vehicles colliding and one turning turtle several times on the northern corridor of the Rupert Craig Highway, in the vicinity of Conversation Tree after a damaged transformer leaked oil onto the road .

Dislocated seawall lime a damp squib

There was no visible police presence and no vendors, but couples and families found nooks and crannies to park their cars along the Rupert Craig Highway, the venue of the now banned seawall ‘lime’ on Sunday .

Barnwell man died of TB; not stab wound

Barnwell man died of TB; not stab wound

The 33-year-old man who sustained a stab wound to his chect after he allegedly   .

Six charged over Berbice vigilante murder

Today, police say that the undermentioned persons were charged with murder committed on Alfred Munroe called ‘Guana Man’, of Manchester Village, Corentyne, on May 09, 2013, at Port Mourant, Corentyne .

Cambio dealer, wife died from blunt trauma, smoke

Post Mortem Examinations were today performed on the bodies of Totaram Mohotoo and his wife Bhagmattie by Government Pathologist Dr .

Sweethearts found at Caledonia died of bullet wounds at `contact range’ - police

Sweethearts found at Caledonia died of bullet wounds at `contact range’ – police

Post Mortem Examinations were today performed on the bodies of Vijay Arjune, 24 years, of Land of Canaan, EBD, and Parbattie Mangru, 19 years, of Soesdyke, EBD, by Government Pathologist Dr .

In wake of murder of Guyanese…Bajan police to set up domestic violence unit

In wake of murder of Guyanese…Bajan police to set up domestic violence unit

(Barbados Nation) Long overdue, and a step in the right direction .

Vryheid’s Lust woman stabbed  to death in hotel

Vryheid’s Lust woman stabbed to death in hotel

A 30-year-old mother of three was pronounced dead on arrival at the Georgetown Public Hospital  (GPHC) yesterday morning after she was found with knife wounds at the K&VC Hotel on South Road .

Gov’t advances $2.5B to  Essequibo rice farmers

Gov’t advances $2.5B to Essequibo rice farmers

Minister of Agriculture, Dr Leslie Ramsammy, yesterday said that while information is still being gathered, the first round of payments to rice farmers, from a $2 .

Debts seen as likely motive in murder of Turkeyen cambio dealer, wife

Debts seen as likely motive in murder of Turkeyen cambio dealer, wife

Cambio dealer Totaram Mohotoo‘s  business practices and huge unpaid debts likely resulted in the brazen home invasion on Thursday which ended in the brutal killing of him and his wife, Bhagmattie  and the setting off of  a thunderous explosion and fire which wrecked the home .

Vieira raises further doubts about propriety of radio licence to Ramroop Group

Vieira raises further doubts about propriety of radio licence to Ramroop Group

Television veteran and former Member of Parliament Anthony Vieira insists that because of the name change from Vieira Communications Limited to Television Guyana, that Ramroop Group station should have been shunted to the back of the line and not given a radio licence before others .

PPP gov’t flayed by Trinidad Express over radio licences

Citing the 20th anniversary of Stabroek News’ first failed application for a radio licence, the Trinidad Express newspaper has criticized the Guyana Government for its “blatant” favouring of “friends and family” in the allocations .

Cops for overseas training

In keeping with its plans to step up overseas training of personnel in the police and fire service, the Ministry of Home Affairs yesterday announced courses in Jamaica, Russia and other places .

Ramotar’s non-assent to bills violates spirit of constitution – APNU

Opposition coalition A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) said on Friday that President Donald Ramotar violated the spirit of the Constitution when he refused to sign two bills .

GuySuCo first crop at dismal 48,000 tonnes

With less than a week of harvesting left the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) has no chance of getting near to its 77,000-tonne first crop target and is headed for a record low .



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