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(INEWS GUYANA) — A Corentyne, Berbice labourer, who stabbed his reputed wife to death back in 2016, asked the court for a just penalty in the Berbice Assizes on Wednesday. Michael Benjamin, 45, of Ulverston, Corentyne stood seemingly satisfied in the docks when the sentence was handed down to him by Justice Brassington Reynolds. He ...

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(BBC) — Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro has announced he is closing the border with Brazil on Thursday night as a row over foreign humanitarian aid continues. The embattled leftist leader went on TV to say that he was also considering shutting the border with Colombia to stop the opposition bringing in relief. He denies any ...

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(NEWS SOURCE) — The Guyana Police Force reported today that another young miner has died in yet another mining pit collapse in the interior region. The latest incident occurred on Wednesday afternoon at Gold Hill Backdam, Upper Mazaruni and has claimed the life of 17-year-old, Romeo Ruben. Initial investigations have disclosed that Ruben and two ...

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(TRINIDAD EXPRESS) — A Point Fortin man jumped into an oil well and rescued his two sinking stepsons on Wednesday afternoon. The brothers, ages eight and 10, were flying a kite near the recreation ground at Egypt Village, when the kite went down behind the Egypt Government School. The younger brother slipped into an opened ...

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(NEWS ROOM) — The Working People’s Alliance (WPA), a member of the governing coalition, is calling on the Russian Aluminum (RUSAL) company to rehire sixty-one workers who were fired last week. The employees were fired by the Bauxite Company of Guyana Incorporated (BCGI), a subsidiary of RUSAL, after they embarked on industrial action to protest ...

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(NEWS ROOM) — A 26-year-old driver was remanded to prison Wednesday for allegedly assaulting Traffic Cop Carl Pedro, resisting arrest and behaving disorderly at the Brickdam Police Station on February 14. Mark Edwards denied the three charges before Magistrate Faith McGusty at the Georgetown Magistrate’s Court. Police Prosecutor Ceon Blackman told the court that the ...

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(NEWS ROOM) — Government-nominated Commissioner of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), Vincent Alexander, has made it clear that GECOM’s role is not to set a date for elections as that responsibility lies solely with President David Granger. Mr Alexander spoke with the media following a meeting with the Chiefs of Mission of the United States, ...

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(PRESS RELEASE) — Former West Indies Team Manager, Mr. Ricky Skerritt and President of the St Vincent & The Grenadines Cricket Association Inc., Dr. Kishore Shallow, are pleased to announce their candidacies for the CWI President and Vice President positions in the upcoming elections. Both candidates’ nominations were supported by the Leeward Islands Cricket Board ...

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(SNO) — Prime Minister Allen Chastanet has hosted a two-day retreat for Saint Lucia’s ambassadors as part of the government’s celebration of the 40th anniversary of Independence. Chastanet said he took the opportunity on Wednesday to welcome the ambassadors home to “help discuss the challenges, opportunities as well as the successes in our various embassies ...

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Prime Minister, Allen Chastanet, has said that he personally would like term limits for government leaders. “I have listened to the arguments on both sides as to whether there should be term limits. I believe that Prime Ministers should only have two to three terms maximum in our system,” he asserted Thursday. The Saint Lucia […]

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