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GUYANA – Mum coming to grips with daughter’s death

GUYANA – Mum coming to grips with daughter’s death

GEORGETOWN –– Tears flow down her cheeks as she continues to deny that she needs counseling having had to witness her three-year-old daughter, Bianka Sancho, perish as dozens helplessly stood in front of the raging fire at Vigilance, East Coast Demerara (ECD) last month. Although she cries daily, Shavane Sancho is trying hard to put the […]

GUYANA – Suspected wife-killer caught after eight years on the run

GUYANA – Suspected wife-killer caught after eight years on the run

GEORGETOWN – They’ve finally got him. After almost eight years on the run, alleged killer Charles Chapman, called ‘Frenchie’, will finally be placed behind bars for the March 12, 2009 murder of his reputed wife Savitri Arjune. Chapman, who is now around 62, was arrested yesterday at a house at Limlair, Corentyne, where he had […]

GUYANA: Task Force to improve drainage system

GUYANA: Task Force to improve drainage system

A task force has been established to look at ways to improve and manage the drainage system here. Minister of State, Joseph Harmon told reporters that the Minister of Communities will lead the task force. “The task force will also be expected to prepare a plan for the long -term development of these works which […]

GUYANA – Two shot dead on New Year’s Day

GUYANA – Two shot dead on New Year’s Day

GEORGETOWN –– Poultry vendor Desmond Singh called “David” was one of two persons who were riddled with bullets around 7 a.m. on New Year’s Day at Humphrey’s Street, Friendship, East Bank Demerara (EBD). The incident is being described as a planned hit. Singh, 34, of Lot A-1 Orange Walk, Bourda, and 24-year-old Azrudeen Hussain, of […]

GUYANA – Hospital buries fisherman’s body by accident

GUYANA – Hospital buries fisherman’s body by accident

In what is being described as a confusing and disturbing state of affairs, five bodies are to be exhumed after mortuary attendants at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) mistakenly buried the body of a 43-year-old fisherman among those that had to be given poor burial. Surujpaul Dindyal, a father of three of Melanie Damishana, […]

GUYANA – Prison warden stabs, kills estranged wife

GUYANA – Prison warden stabs, kills estranged wife

GEORGETOWN –– A prison warden attached to the Mazaruni Prison early yesterday morning turned himself in to authorities, in the company of his attorney, after fatally stabbing his estranged wife at her workplace. Dead is 22-year-old Lonnette Nicholson-Prince, a mother of one, and a cosmetologist attached to the New Amsterdam Psychiatric Hospital. She was allegedly stabbed […]

GUYANA – Family tragedy

GUYANA – Family tragedy

GEORGETOWN –– Tragedy struck an East Canje family not once but twice after losing two family members in a two day span. The bereavement hit when 40-year-old Isbarran Bhognarine, called “Gaga”, was discovered lying face down in a canal behind the Cumberland, East Canje ball field. According to reports the man left his home on Monday […]

GUYANA – US$8M loan to reduce prison overcrowding

GUYANA – US$8M loan to reduce prison overcrowding

GEORGETOWN – An US$8M project approved by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) will help Guyana overcome prison overcrowding, by reducing pre-trial detentions and increasing the use of alternative sentencing, among other measures. According to the bank yesterday, the objective of the loan is to contribute to the reduction in the high concentrations of prison population […]

GUYANA – Govt keeping eye on ‘Pope’

GUYANA – Govt keeping  eye on ‘Pope’

GEORGETOWN – Guyana’s self-proclaimed Pope, Philbert London, and his Beacon Ministries Church are anxious to get past his embarrassing sex scandal, but the government hints that the religious leader is not off the hook just yet. At least three government ministers say they are scrutinizing the incident. Earlier this month, several pornographic photographs of London […]

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