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Monthly Archives: September 2013

Businesswoman’s killers staged entry, robbery

The persons, who killed the businesswoman at her home in Diamond Housing Scheme were known to her,and they attempted to stage a robbery, a top police official said Monday. Deputy Police Commissioner, Seelall Persaud said there was no signed of forced entry into Sirmattie Ramnaress’ home at 2430, 21st Diamond Housing Scheme, East Bank Demerara. “The scene was staged to ...

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APNU’s unemployment time bomb statement “perplexing” – PPP

The PPP on Monday said it found the APNU’s recent statement on youth unemployment “incredulous” in light of the party’s vote against the legislation for the Amaila project which was seen as a flagship for development. APNU Chairman David Granger last week told a news conference that the country was sitting on a “time bomb” where youth unemployment was concerned ...

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Venezuelan Navy concerned about Guyana’s actions- report

EL UNIVERSAL.- Reports about a new oil concession granted by Guyana in front of the Venezuelan Atlantic front of Orinoco Delta have raised the alarm in the Venezuelan Navy. A source closely related to the Navy revealed that the High Command of the Venezuelan Navy had assessed the situation and issued a recommendation to the Executive Office, seeking a reaction, ...

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Rice shipment intercepted with cocaine wasn’t scanned – GRA

The Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) on Monday said the shipment of rice in which cocaine was found was not scanned because the profile did fit a high-risk category. GRA’s Commissioner General, Kurshid Sattaur said the risk-profiling based on several criteria, including their reputation, shipping history, destination country and type of goods concluded that only physical examination was required. “As such, ...

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Updated: Man killed on Port Kaituma road identified

The body of a man, who was killed, was recovered during the pre-dawn hours of Monday on the Port Kaituma Road. Police identified the man as Steve George, 37, of Four Miles, Port Kaituma. Persaud said the man was lashed with an object because his chin was broken, teeth missing and there was a laceration to the neck. The body ...

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Merundoi focusses on garbage problem

Merundoi, the popular radio serial drama, will from Monday focus on how to best grapple with the garbage crisis facing several communities across the country The non-governmental organisation appealed for funds to help support Season 4 from the time the radio drama hits the airwaves from Monday September 2, 2013. “Merundoi Incorporated is a Behaviour Change Communication NGO and invites ...

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Fire guts Da Silva’s House of Optics

A Sunday afternoon fire has gutted Da Silva’s House of Optics, one of the oldest wooden buildings in the city. The fire began around 1 PM at the Middle Street, Georgetown location which is used as both a business and place of residence. Demerara Waves Online News (www.demwaves) understands that two women and a one year old child were asleep ...

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Venezuela- Guyana direct flights coming soon

A Venezuelan airline is to begin flying directly to Guyana and will eventually expand to the wider Caribbean, officials said Saturday. In a joint declaration signed by Guyana’s President, Donald Ramotar and the President of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro, they agreed to establish a direct air link through CONVIASA airline. The carrier has the capacity to transport seventy passengers twice weekly, ...

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