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Monthly Archives: December 2014

GUYANA: Rescue Coordination Centre activated to find missing aircraft

Guyanese authorities Sunday afternoon established its Rescue Coordination Centre (RCC) to search for an Air Services Limited (ASL) plane that went missing over Mahdia while shuttline fuel and other supplies to Karisparu, another gold-mining area, officials said. Transport Minister, Robeson Benn confirmed that an Emergency Locator Transmitter (ELT) signal was picked up by another aircraft that was travelling the Ogle-Lethem ...

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Air Services Limited’s plane goes missing over Guyana’s interior

Aviation personnel were Sunday afternoon searching for a Britten Norman Islander airplane after they lost communication with the pilot about 1 PM (Guyana Time), officials said. Aboard were the plane, bearing registration number 8R-GHE, were Captain Nickey Persaud and cargo loader, David Bisnauth. The plane was shuttling from the gold mining area of Mahdia to Karisparu when communication with the pilot ...

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GUYANA: Police probably strike gang of bandits

A gang of bandits believed to be responsible for a number of home invasions in East Berbice might have been dealt a severe blow with Saturday’s arrest of several persons in the traditional stronghold of Guyana’s governing People’s Progressive Party (PPP). Police said in a statement that three men were arrested at Port Mourant and two improvised shotguns, a one ...

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Guyana- Fire leaves several homeless

Several persons, including a number of young children, were rendered homeless Saturday afternoon when fire ravaged the old wooden cottage that they occupied in Alberttown, Georgetown was destroyed by fire. Fire fighters were able to contain the hungry flames to that building and so prevented it from spreading to nearby buildings on Sixth Street and Church Street. The cottage was ...

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Killings, road deaths mar Christmas Season

A mechanic at the seafood company, Pritipaul Singh Investments (PSI) is among several persons reported killed in road accidents and altercations so far for the Christmas Season. One man was shot and injured by unidentified persons and two others were stabbed to death, police added. Investigators said that Richard Giddings, 24, of Diamond, East Bank Demerara, lost control of a ...

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GUYANA: Tuschen triple murderer arrested in back dam

The Tuschen cane cutter, who hacked to death his former mother-in-law,  young child and his ex-wife’s new boyfriend, was caught Friday- Boxing Day- morning in the back dam of his village, police said. The capture of Jerome Franklin aboout 8 AM by police came eight days after he committed the gruesome crime on December 18 at Tuschen Housing Scheme, East ...

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GUYANA: Go-slow at Georgetown Public Hospital

Several nurses at Guyana’s state-run Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) on Wednesday- Christmas Eve Day- embarked on industrial action to press demands for an increase in take-home pay, according to multiple sources. The impact of the go-slow was not immediately known, though one source said that the Female Medical Ward was among the areas affected. Efforts to contact a senior ...

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No Caribbean trade with Europe under Economic Partnership Agreement

The Caribbean is not reaping any benefits from the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) with the European Union, six years after it was signed. Guyana’s Foreign Affairs Minister, Carolyn Rodrigues-Birkett  says that’s because Caribbean producers are facing several constraints including the high cost of energy, poor infrastructure. She says a European Union review of the EPA and a study by the ...

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Guyana mulling options to resolve border controversy with Venezuela

Guyana is considering a number of options to resolve the border controversy with Venezuela, with the aim of making a firm decision during next year, Foreign Affairs Minister, Carolyn Rodrigues-Birkett announced on Monday. Among the options being considered through the United Nations Secretary General, Ban Ki Moon are judicial action and arbitration. She said the UN Good Officer Process has ...

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Anna Regina Town Council workers strike; market initially closed

Municipal workers in Anna Regina on Monday downed tools and refused to open the town’s market to protest the non-payment of salaries for December and other outstanding emoluments. The market was initially closed, but instructions were later given by top functionaries of the Regionh Three administration and the Interim Management Committee to open the facility to allow vendors to sell. ...

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