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    • Gunmen raid interior mining companies
      Several mining operations in Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni) have been allegedly robbed by at least six heavily armed bandits carrying high powered rifles, in the past few days. The workers on most occasions were terrorized and beaten by the bandits d…
      - 29 days ago, 18 Jul 17, 12:32pm -
    • WPA activist home burns down

      WPA activist home burns down

      Working People’s Alliance activist Jocelyn Dow is now homeless after fire gutted her Charlotte Street, Georgetown home on Tuesday morning. A number of other businesses have been displaced as a result of the inferno. Details will follow in the July…
      - 29 days ago, 18 Jul 17, 12:15pm -
    • Court rejects President’s interpretation

      Court rejects President’s interpretation

      GECOM Chair impasse …plaintiff to appeal …Opposition Leader feels vindicated, but says ruling constitutes ‘obiter dicta’ Acting Chief Justice Roxane George, SC, on Monday overruled President David Granger’s interpretation of the Constitutio…
      - 29 days ago, 18 Jul 17, 7:05am -
    • Another prison escapee recaptured in Sophia

      Another prison escapee recaptured in Sophia

      – 4 still on the run Just over a week after escaping from the Camp Street Penitentiary, murder accused Cornelius Thomas was on Monday recaptured while hiding out in “C” Field Sophia, Greater Georgetown. His arrest was initiated by information r…
      - 29 days ago, 18 Jul 17, 7:04am -
    • Team Guyana emerges on top

      Team Guyana emerges on top

      …during 1st day of Global Robotics Challenge Following the completion of the first day of the Global Robotics Challenge, Team Guyana has emerged victorious at the international competition currently underway in Washington, DC. Of the 165 participat…
      - 29 days ago, 18 Jul 17, 7:03am -
    • 78-yr-old pensioner brutally beaten, robbed

      78-yr-old pensioner brutally beaten, robbed

      – during Eccles home invasion Seventy-eight-year-old Rohnee Mithuram of Lot 357 Eccles, East Bank Demerara was brutally beaten and robbed by two men at her home in Eccles, East Bank Demerara on Sunday just after 03:00h. Speaking with Guyana Times a…
      - 29 days ago, 18 Jul 17, 7:02am -
    • PPP scolds Ramjattan over decision to release 90+ prisoners

      PPP scolds Ramjattan over decision to release 90+ prisoners

      The Opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) has lambasted Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan over his decision to release more than 90 prisoners, questioning whether this is a right decision to make in a society where crime is wreaking…
      - 29 days ago, 18 Jul 17, 7:01am -
    • Prisoners to be sanitised, transferred

      Prisoners to be sanitised, transferred

      – to newly-constructed Lusignan holding facility The acting Director of Prisons, Mr Gladwin Samuels, on Monday gave the media an update on the new accommodation arrangements for prisoners relocated from the Georgetown Prisons to the Lusignan Prison…
      - 29 days ago, 18 Jul 17, 7:00am -
    • Fewer Cubans shopping in Guyana

      Fewer Cubans shopping in Guyana

      – diverted business to Panama, says Gouveia Several months ago, hundreds of Cubans were travelling to Guyana each week to conduct business, but over the past two months there has been a significant decline in these numbers, says businessman and for…
      - 29 days ago, 18 Jul 17, 7:00am -
    • Lombard Street squatters to get turnkey houses – Govt

      Lombard Street squatters to get turnkey houses – Govt

      The Government is now exploring the possibility of building turnkey houses for the squatters of Lombard Street, Georgetown. This is according to Junior Minister of Communities with responsibility for housing, Valerie Patterson, who met with the resid…
      - 29 days ago, 18 Jul 17, 7:00am -

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    • Richard Noblett obituary
      My friend and colleague Richard Noblett, who has died aged 70, was an expert on vernacular black music from the Caribbean.He trained as a sociologist and was also an administrator in the police force, but from 1969 onwards he earned his living in edu…
      - 56 days ago, 21 Jun 17, 2:52pm -
    • Growing up gay in the Caribbean, I was in constant survival mode
      On an island where everything from pop music to the church demonises your sexuality, you police your every move It is a strange thing growing up in an island called “Little England”. You inherit the legal system, the educational system and even t…
      - 28 Feb 17, 6:47am -
    • ER Braithwaite obituary
      Author best known for his 1959 novel To Sir, With Love, based on his experiences as a black teacher in a London school, which was turned into a successful filmWhen ER Braithwaite, who has died aged 104, found doors closed to him in Britain because of…
      - 14 Dec 16, 10:20am -
    • To Sir, With Love author ER Braithwaite dies aged 104
      Author whose autobiographical novel dramatising his time as a black teacher in east London in the 50s had a career that took in social work and diplomacy as well as writingER Braithwaite, the Guyanese author of To Sir, With Love, has died at his home…
      - 14 Dec 16, 6:55am -
    • Michael Abbensetts obituary
      Playwright who explored the themes of race and identity in his stage and television work, most notably in the BBC drama series Empire RoadThe legacy of the colonial experience in the Caribbean, with its confusions of racial identity and mixed-blessin…
      - 30 Nov 16, 10:23am -
    • Guyana's housing crisis: ‘The situation in the country is desperate’
      As Guyana struggles to tackle a nationwide housing shortage, residents of an informal community in the heart of the capital have a wishlist of their own“This place is a timebomb; one day it’s going to go off,” declares Alfred grimly, his eyes s…
      - 28 Oct 16, 2:00am -
    • Shirley Bignell obituary
      My wife, Shirley Bignell, who has died aged 68 after suffering from lymphoma, was a music teacher, an accomplished cellist and a dramatist. For 30 years she played a prominent part on the local entertainment scene in Suffolk. Did she ever wish she ha…
      - 3 Aug 16, 1:13pm -
    • The fallout from Dilma Rousseff's impeachment will reach beyond Brazil | Richard Bourne
      The world needs Brazil, geographically and politically. But its reputation and capacity for progressive diplomacy have been damagedIt is worth standing back from the impeachment proceedings in Brazil, and impending regime change, to ask: “What does…
      - 20 Apr 16, 5:13am -
    • Frank Bailey obituary
      My friend Frank Bailey, who has died aged 90, was one of the first black firefighters in Britain and a much admired trade union representative both in the fire service and, later, as a social worker.Frank was born in British Guiana (now Guyana). Afte…
      - 26 Jan 16, 7:13am -
    • Five charged over death of Briton in Guyana
      Body of Dominic Bernard, 18, who has been missing since October, found in shallow grave in farming villageFive people have been charged in connection with the murder of an aspiring British film-maker in Guyana. Dominic Bernard, 18, from Epsom in Surr…
      - 16 Jan 16, 1:35pm -
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