Former death row inmate succumb at hospital

Former death row inmate Bharatraj Mulai who had his sentence commuted to life imprisonment in 2013 died at the Georgetown Public Hospital Saturday last. He was ill after spending more than two decades behind bars. He began his prison sentence on Death Row since July 1994, when he and his brother Lallman Mulai were sentenced

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Five dead

— including mother and sons in deadly Corentyne smash-up FIVE persons died on the spot on Sunday in what has been described as one of the worst accidents in recent times on the Corentyne Coast. The tragedy occurred after a driver reportedly lost control of his motor car and slammed into an oncoming paddy truck

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President lights symbolic diya

— as Guyana prepares to observe Diwali PRESIDENT David Granger said as Guyana strives for national unity and social cohesion, there are many important lessons to be learnt from Diwali, an important national Hindu festival, which symbolises love and togetherness. “I do believe that there are lots of lessons that all Guyanese can learn from

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Collusion with serious criminality

IF there is any criminal act committed in any jurisdiction which evinces great anger and opprobrium from citizens, it is the one that surrounds the theft of state finances and other related assets. That such a reaction is expected, is because the persons involved are persons who are entrusted as custodians of state funds, which

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Coalition is not responsible

Dear Editor, HUMANENESS demands that we empathise with our fellow humans, particularly when it is about the family and its daily existence. A breadwinner, male or female, who is not working, his/her pleadings for assistance is going to resonate with many who may be listening. And so it was last Wednesday, via one of that

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The oil beast is a dangerous monster

Dear Editor, THE future is rosy and bright for Guyana. Oil has been found. So great are its quantities that Guyana can now be branded as an intended oil-producing country in the not-too- distant future. Wonderful indeed, for finally the saying which has always been a part of our socio-economic dream lexicon, of being a

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Helping children to cope with difficult situations

A MOTHER is talking to her three-year-old son, ‘So Jason upset you?’ she asks ‘I bet that made you feel sad.’ She goes to her child and puts her arm around him. ‘It’s okay to feel sad sometimes. When I felt sad as a child I used to tell myself, tomorrow I will feel better

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Slowe report not yet reviewed by Cabinet

CABINET is yet to review and discuss the findings and recommendations made by the Paul Slowe-led Commission of Inquiry (CoI) into the alleged plot to assassinate President David Granger. Last week, Minister of Public Security, Khemraj Ramjattan, told reporters at a press conference that matter has to be deliberated at the level of Cabinet before

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Cane Grove man killed by ‘village bully’

A 32-year-old Cane Grove, Mahaica man succumbed to chop wounds he sustained at midday on Sunday during a confrontation with a man described as “the village bully”. Dead is Harrinarine Ramnawaj called “Khrishna” and “Pusha”. The man’s father, Chandrapaul Ramnawaj, 59, was also injured during the confrontation. According to Ramnawaj’s brother, Ronald Baldeo, his sibling

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Showdown looms at Bourda Green

STALLHOLDERS selling on Bourda Green are expecting a big showdown with City Market authorities for failure to respond to a notice, purported to have come from the Clerk of Markets (ag), but which they contend, has no legal basis. The notice bears no signature, was not written on a letterhead, nor does it have an

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