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Monthly Archives: December 2013

Major fire averted at Giftland Officemax

A major fire was averted at Giftland OfficeMax Christmas Eve night when an air condition unit malfunctioned. Chief Executive Officer, Roy Beepat told Demerara Waves Online News that the fire occurred on the outside of the building at Water and Holmes Streets about 10:45 PM. “It appears as though two wires were bridged,” he said. None of the stocks was ...

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PPP accuses US of boosting opposition fortunes

The governing Peoples Progressive Party (PPP) on Tuesday accused the United States (US) of attempting to destabilize the government by financing activities of the political opposition through a US$1.250 million project that government has disapproved. “There is deep suspicion in political circles that this particular project was conceived to bolster the political fortunes of the opposition political parties in Guyana.  ...

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USAID agreement breached over governance and democracy project

Guyana on Tuesday accused United States of flouting an agreement with the Agency for International Development (USAID) by deciding to go ahead with a democracy and governance project that Georgetown discarded over concerns about a lack of consultation. The President Donald Ramotar administration has also vehemently rejected claims by US Ambassador, Brent Hardt that the Guyana government had been consulted ...

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Chief Librarian, biker die in separate accidents

The Chief Librarian of the Guyana National Library, Gillian Thompson on Tuesday- Christmas Eve- died in a vehicular accident on Church Street and Shiv Chanderpaul Drive, eyewitnesses said. The accident apparently occurred while police was chasing a white car that slammed into the National Library bus before ending up in the Church Street Canal. The bus slammed into the western ...

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CGX Energy commences arbitration proceedings against Repsol

TORONTO, Dec. 23, 2013 /CNW/ – CGX Energy Inc. (TSX:V – OYL) (“CGX Energy” or the “Company”) announced today that it will commence arbitration proceedings against Repsol Exploracion, S.A. (“Repsol”) in connection with the expiry of the petroleum prospecting license covering the Georgetown Block (the “Georgetown PPL”). The Company is of the view that the terms of the joint operating ...

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Updated: Leguan man kills wife, commits suicide

A man slit the throat of his common-law wife early Tuesday morning and later hanged himself from a tree- a murder suicide that rocked the usually sleepy agriculture-dependent island of Leguan. The dead woman has been identified as 24-year old Sunita “Dolly” Lall. Police late Tuesday said the body of Yugindra Jagdai, 30 years, of Endeavour, Leguan, Essequibo, who was ...

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Popular radio broadcaster dies

Long-serving radio broadcaster, Oswald Singh, died late Monday night at the Woodlands Hospital following a heart attack. He was in his 50s. Singh was hospitalised on Sunday. Up to the time of his passing, he worked at the privately-owned Radio Guyana International (RGI). Singh joined radio in the mid 1980s at the now defunct Guyana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC). There, he ...

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New Chinese-owned shipyard eyeing Guyanese market

A locally-registered shipyard owned by Chinese nationals has begun targeting major Guyanese companies in the hope of building a variety of vessels for them, officials said. Located at Coverden, East Bank Demerara; Zhong Hao Shipyard Inc. is already in talks with BK International, Toolsie Persaud Limited and several fishing companies. Stacey Su who owns the company with her husband, Shuzairong ...

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Shotgun ammo intercepted in Georgetown Prison

A man was Monday morning arrested after prison wardens found a number of shotgun cartridges in shoes that were being taken for an inmate of the Georgetown Prison, according to well-placed sources. Kelon Benjamin,29, of Station Street, Kitty, Georgetown was handed over to police after prison authorities completed their investigation. Preliminary information reaching Demerara Waves Online News (www.demwaves.com ) is ...

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AK-47 inventor dies

(CBS-AP).-MOSCOW — Mikhail Kalashnikov, whose work as a weapons designer for the Soviet Union is immortalized in the name of the world’s most popular firearm, died Monday at the age of 94. Kalashnikov once aspired to design farm equipment. But even though his most famous invention – the AK-47 assault rifle – sowed havoc instead of crops, he often said ...

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