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Monthly Archives: February 2015

Koker collapses leaving Ruimveldt under flood waters

Residents of Ruimveldt, Georgetown  Friday morning woke up to water from the Demerara River gushing into their community after a drainage sluice (koker) collapsed,  they said. A resident said the lower flats of several homes were already being inundated since about 5:30 AM. The problem at the koker has come at a time when there is there are unusually heavy ...

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Guyana’s ruling party targeting young voters through Mashramani

The People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) appears to be capitalizing on Mashramani 2015 to mobilize young voters to cast their ballots in favour of that incumbent party at the May 11, 2015 general and regional elections. The party organised youths twice this week at its Mash Camp near the party’s headquarters, Freedom House, on Robb Street, Georgetown to hear senior ...

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Spring tide causes flooding

Extremely high spring-tide is badly affecting a number of areas across the country in and out of Guyana’s capital city, Georgetown. Aback the Caribbean’s largest public market, Stabroek Market, was inundated by water from the Demerara River.  The vendors in other areas of Water Street in the vicinity of Bounty Supermarket, old JP Santos and opposite Republic Bank were not ...

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Exxon Mobil will begin exploratory drilling next month

Exxon Mobil on Thursday told the Guyana government that it would begin exploratory drilling in an offshore concession in March. Minister of Natural Resources and the Environment, Robert Persaud’s ogfice said he wss updated on activities that the company will undertake over the next few weeks following a meeting with Mr. Chuck Calavan, ExxonMobil Vice President of US and Latin ...

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Ramotar congratulates leader of St. Kitts-Nevis unity govt

Guyana’s President Donald Ramotar congratulated St. Kitts and Nevis’ Prime Minister-elect, Timothy Harris whose opposition alliance swept to power in Monday’s general election.  Harris and several others dislodged Dr. Denzil Douglas and his St. Kitts Nevis Labour Party from office for the first time in 20 years. Ramotar is leading his People’s Progressive Party Civic against an opposition alliance in ...

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Guyanese nabbed in Brazil with huge marijuana haul

Brazilian police have arrested and charged four persons, including two Guyanese, with trafficking in 25 kilogrammes of marijuana that were seized in the neighbouring Portuguese-speaking republic  They are former Guyana Defence Force (GDF) soldier Eric Eldon Bobb, 34, Guyanese Clive Lloyd King, 38, Brazilian José Rodrigues Montague, 58, and Marlene Magdalene Romao, 39, a teacher at the Arapaima Primary School. ...

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Vulcanizing shop owner shot dead, another man injured

The owner of a vulcanizing shop was shot dead at his business premises and another man was shot and injured, according to well-placed sources. The incident occurred shortly before 11 PM at the vulcanizing shop located on South Road, Georgetown between Cummings and Light Streets. Dead is  41-year old Randolph “Rat” Singh of 207 Charlotte Street , Bourda, Georgetown. Sources ...

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New Online Classified publication for Guyanese Nationals

The first classified website of its kind within the Caribbean, www.gylist.com, will be officially launched in Guyana on Thursday 19, FEB, 2015, by the enterprising Renik Evelyn. According to Mr. Evelyn, who is the founder and managing director of the site, Gylist.com was designed to give users the opportunity to post FREE 30-day listings with a maximum of ten digital ...

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Opposition coalition means another PPPC victory- Luncheon

A two-horse race at the May 11, 2015 general and regional elections is expected to see the incumbent People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) returning to office for a sixth straight term, according to government’s Chief Spokesman, Dr. Roger Luncheon. Luncheon, who is also an Executive Committee member of the PPP, welcomed the coalition between the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR)-dominated ...

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