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Daily Archives: February 16, 2014

Three injured in Soesdyke Highway accident

Three persons were injured in an between a car and a ‘bush truck’ on the Soesdyke Highway early Sunday night. They were rushed to a hospital. The accident occurred about 7 PM One passerby, who is a credible Citizen Reporter, told Demerara Waves Online News that the truck appeared to have driven over the front of the car.

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Fire fighters await promotions after exams…. Chief says it’s not automatic

Fire Chief, Marlon Gentle on Sunday said that although several fire fighters late last year passed examinations promotion were not automatic. “Exams are not the only criteria. Not because you pass an examination you’re automatically promoted,” he told Demerara Waves Online News. The others, he said, included performance on the job and qualification for the next in rank. Sources said ...

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$349M Hope Canal bridge commissioned

The East Demerara Water Conservancy’s (EDWC), Hope Canal Project will boost food security and foster other developments for Guyana, President Donald Ramotar underscored at the commissioning of the long-awaited Hope Canal Bridge, component two of the Hope Canal Project. He was joined by Minister of Agriculture Dr. Leslie Ramsammy, Minister of Public Works Robeson Benn and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) ...

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First Rupununi Music, Arts Festival a big success

The three-day Rupununi Music and Arts Festival had an auspicious start at the Rock View Lodge in the Annai community of Region Nine on Friday.  It was formally opened by Prime Minister Samuel Hinds, who commended the organisers for launching an event that brought performers from across the world to Guyana’s interior. He said that tourism has been identified as ...

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Opposition making light of CFTAF’s decision to waive immediate sanction against Guyana-President

The Financial Action Task Force’s (FATF) plenary members on Friday accepted the Caribbean Financial Action Task Force’s (CFATF) proposal that Guyana and others be reviewed subsequent to the latter’s next plenary decision in May, but the Opposition is now treating lightly the interventions by Government and others in the process, President Ramotar said on Saturday. The President said that he ...

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7th edition of Guyana Where and What launched- now in Portuguese as well

The Ministry of Tourism on Thursday launched the seventh edition of Guyana Where and What, a pocket book/ guide that was published and edited by Gem Madhoo-Nascimento, and which contains detailed information about local businesses, tourist attractions, and some bit of the country’s history. This edition is printed in English and translated into Portuguese, contains photographs showcasing various activities in ...

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Court of Appeal judge asked to resign after UK disbarment

A Guyana Court of Appeal Judge, Rabi Sukul has been asked to resign after he was disbarred by the Bar Council of England and Wales for intentionally misleading a client of his who was convicted of drug-related offences. “The acting Chancellor has requested the immediate resignation of Justice Sukul who has undertaken to do so,” the Office of the Chancellor ...

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Govt, ruling party roast Venezuela’s opposition over deadly unrest

The Guyana government and the ruling Peoples Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) have issued strongly worded statements against Venezuela’s political opposition, accusing them of destabilizing the Nicolas Maduro administration. “The Government of Guyana stands in solidarity with the Government of Venezuela and fully supports its efforts at withstanding acts of destabilisation,” said the Foreign Ministry in a statement issued at the ...

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