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  1. Three minor girls found sleeping on Berbice seawallRead the original story

    Saturday Jul 16 | Stabroek News

    School welfare officers in Berbice on Thursday morning discovered three young girls, aged four, seven and ten years old, sleeping on the seawall along the East Bank Berbice and their mother has since been arrested. According to reports, the welfare officers had received information that the children were sleeping there and went to investigate.

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  2. East Canje teen dies after overdoseRead the original story

    Sunday Jul 10 | Stabroek News

    The sudden death of a sixteen-year-old East Canje girl shook the county of Berbice on Saturday, as relatives and friends are still at a loss as to what could have triggered the teen's action. Marissa Singh, of Lot 3 Number 2 Village, died after consuming pills.

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  3. Caricom has to come up with innovative strategies on how to integrate economiesRead the original story

    Sunday Jul 3 | Stabroek News

    The Heads of Caricom will meet in Georgetown from today. The meeting is taking place against the backdrop of the exit of Britain from the European Union which is the largest trading bloc in the world.

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  4. Conservation of additional 2M hectares will bolster our economic developmentRead the original story

    Sunday Jul 3 | Stabroek News

    The Ministry of Natural Resources notes the comments of Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo with regard to the Government of Guyana's stewardship of our country's natural patrimony, particularly its 18.5 million hectares of forests, and thanks him for the opportunity to highlight our strategies to develop Guyana's economy sustainably for current and future generations, based on the strategic advantages our natural resources provide. We intend to build a truly Green Economy, expanding on the previous government's attempt at a Low Carbon Development Strategy , to build a prosperous nation where all the Guyanese people benefit from responsible stewardship of our national heritage.

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  5. Judge unable to hand down sentences due to probation report delaysRead the original story

    Wednesday Jun 29 | Stabroek News

    Hansel Lewis, called 'Smiley,' and Omar Bacchus were expected to be sentenced for attempted murder and manslaughter, respectively, but probation officers were unable to submit reports that were ordered in both cases. This newspaper was reliably informed that a senior probation officer has claimed to have had to prepare five reports for the lower court and was, therefore, unable to investigate the current matter.

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  6. Commentary: The Muslim-led slave uprisings in GuyanaRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 27 | Caribbean News Now!

    By Ray Chickrie and Shabnam Alli Very little is written about the prominent role that enslaved African Muslims played in the history of the Guianas but, for now, we will focus on Guyana, the former Dutch/British colony in South America. Born in Guyana, Raymond Chickrie was a teacher in the New York City public school system and has also taught in the Middle East While the reconstruction of the history of enslaved Africans in Guyana is difficult due to the horrors of slavery, and the fact that almost 99% of the archival materials are in Dutch, it may cause some unease for the predominantly forced converted descendants of Africans in Guyana today.

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  7. Youth of Guyanese parentage dies in BVI boat accidentRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jun 25 | Stabroek News

    Trevon Thomas called 'Mutty Don', said to be in his early 20s, was reportedly born in the BVI and was the son of Sandra Thomas from New Amsterdam. The young man was flung into the water after the boat he was in slammed into waves that were created by the speedboat.

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  8. Angoy's Ave man found guilty of New Year's Day attempted murderRead the original story

    Jun 21, 2016 | Stabroek News

    Hansel Andre Lewis, alias 'Smiley,' of John Lewis Street, Angoy's Avenue in New Amsterdam, Berbice, was found guilty yesterday of attempted murder over the wounding of Chris Burrowes, called 'Boonee', during the early hours of New Year's Day 2013. Sentencing has been postponed as presiding Judge Brassington Reynolds has ordered a probation report on the background of the convict who was deported over eight years ago from the United States of America.

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  9. Ramayya has shown he is willing to expose corruptionRead the original story

    Jun 12, 2016 | Stabroek News

    It is an undisputed fact that I have written exhaustively on various issues with regard to Dr Ramayya, the Regional Executive Officer of Region 6 during the 2015 general elections period. He has been my nemesis for a long time, but I will not stand by and remain quiet when he is being attacked simply because he has shown the much needed political will to fight corruption and malpractices within Region 6. This is the political will which is so lacking in this country, and that is the reason why this country will never see the kind of socio-economic progress which there should be, given the huge amounts of resources which are being expended on a daily basis.

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  10. Over 150 families along Soesdyke-Linden Highway now getting potable waterRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 5, 2016 | Stabroek News

    More than 150 families along the Soesdyke-Linden Highway are benefitting from potable water for the first time, GINA said. This is after a well was drilled and a water supply system installed at Hillfoot.

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  11. The history behind British Guiana's Cottonreels: Unveiling Classic StampsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 5, 2016 | Linn's Stamp News

    This 4A black on orange stamp features the type B rim with the frame break above the "T" of BRITISH. The type A rim, with frame break between the "G" and "U," is shown on the 8A black on green.

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  12. Cane-cutter with suspected Zika-linked disorder gets dischargeRead the original story

    May 31, 2016 | Stabroek News

    Pooran Ramcharitar, the East Canje cane-cutter who was hospitalised after being diagnosed with Guillian Barre Syndrome , a rare neurological disorder said to be associated with the mosquito-borne Zika virus in some countries, has been discharged in light of improvements in his condition. According to Surindra Ramcharitar, his 22-year old son became a patient of the Intensive Care Unit at the Georgetown Public Hospital after he was transferred from Berbice, where he was diagnosed with the disorder.

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  13. New Amsterdam Hospital porter found dead in yardRead the original story

    May 30, 2016 | Stabroek News

    A porter attached to the New Amsterdam Hospital was discovered dead, in his yard filled with overgrown grass at an area called 'the track,' in the Mayor and Town Council Scheme, New Amsterdam, Berbice. Forty-year-old Shawn Adams called 'Baccoo' was discovered by his wife Trishelle, just after 5 am when she opened the front window and saw his bicycle lying across the entrance to their home.

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  14. SusannaRead the original story w/Photo

    May 28, 2016 | Stabroek News

    Just before Bohemia on the Corentyne, East Berbice is the tiny village of Susannah, also called Number 15, a fairly obscure community as most persons refer to the road up to the Borlam turn as the "Nineteen Road," although Number 19 is a few villages away. So when visiting Susannah one would have to tell the driver to stop at "the big bridge," which is a landmark, according to residents, rather than say the name of the village.

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  15. Berbicians benefit from specialised surgeries compliments of Chinese medical teamRead the original story w/Photo

    May 18, 2016 | Stabroek News

    Thirteen erbicians benefited from specialised surgeries at the New Amsterdam Hospital, yesterday as the 11th Chinese Medical Brigade visited and conducted operations, GINA said.

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  16. Motorcyclist dies after Fort Wellington collisionRead the original story

    May 16, 2016 | Stabroek News

    Inshan Jameen, 21, of Tempe Village, West Coast Berbice, is now dead after he was struck by a speeding car along the Fort Wellington Public Road on Saturday evening. A police source told Stabroek News that Dhanpaul Sukha, driver of a car bearing licence plate PRR 5367, was driving at a fast rate when he hit Jameen, who was sitting on his parked motorcycle on the road.

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  17. Corentyne man critical after ambush at homeRead the original story

    May 16, 2016 | Stabroek News

    A Port Mourant man is now in a critical condition at the New Amsterdam Public Hospital after he was shot at his home on Sunday night and his wife believes the attack is linked to him being a witness a murder trial Shafraz Bacchus, also known as Andrew, 31, of Lot 21 Portuguese Quarters, Port Mourant, Corentyne, Berbice, was ironing his children's school clothes when he saw a gun pointed at him through an opening in the floor. Bacchus sounded an alarm, after which the perpetrators started discharging rounds.

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  18. Reparations Relay and Rally at the Parade Ground for May 20Read the original story

    May 16, 2016 | Stabroek News

    On Friday 20 May 2016, The Guyana Reparations Committee will hold the main event of its month-long activities for the Caricom International and Regional Youth Reparations Relay and Rally at the Parade Ground where in 1823 over 200 African Guyanese Freedom Fighters and Martyrs were killed by the British and some of their heads decapitated and placed on poles to be displayed in public at the sea wall for months afterwards as a deterrent. This Caricom Initiative began in Barbados on April 16 when Prime Minister Freundel Stuart, Chairman of the Caricom Heads of State Subcommittee on Reparations launched the event.

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  19. Port Mourant man chopped during robberyRead the original story w/Photo

    May 3, 2016 | Stabroek News

    A man on Monday night suffered a chop to the head and was beaten during a robbery in Free Yard, Port Mourant, Corentyne, Berbice. Rawle De Matos, 45, was returning home around 21:00 hrs., and upon entering his yard, two men armed with a hand gun and a cutlass approached him brandishing the cutlass.

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  20. Carpenter dies after falling off roof at CorrivertonRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 24, 2016 | Stabroek News

    A 29-year-old carpenter and father of two died yesterday afternoon after he fell from the roof of the Corriverton house he was working on after coming into contact with a GPL wire. One of the workers who was on the scene told Stabroek News that the deceased, Yojraj Sewlall also known as 'Carpenter Chip', was on the roof, laying blocks.

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