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Daily Archives: July 5, 2015

NDIA boss sent on 308 days leave

by Zena Henry Chief Executive Officer of the National Drainage and Irrigation Authority (NDIA) Lionel Wordsworth has been sent on 308 days leave commencing Monday July 5.  Wordsworth, who has headed the drainage and irrigation arm of the Agriculture Ministry for some time, is said to have accumulated that due leave over a long period. Wordsworth who had taken some ...

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City businessman gunned down

The owner of the Multiplex Mall on Regent and Wellington Streets, Georgetown was early Sunday morning gunned down execution-style by several gunmen at his home, according to well-placed sources. Dead is 48-year old Ganesh “Boyo” Ramlall. The incident occurred at La Jalousie, West Coast Demerara. Police later said that about 0010h. today Sunday July 05, 2015, Ramlall had just returned ...

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Alberttown fire leaves several homeless

A house occupied by several persons in Alberttown was destroyed by fire early Sunday morning. The house was located on 122 Fourth Street Alberttown between (Albert and Light Streets) a short distance from the Alberttown Police Station. Three siblings and their parents occupied the house.  The husband and wife were in Bartica at the time of the incident. The names ...

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Caricom leaders call on Venezuela to erase sections of decree on maritime boundary

Leaders of the 15-nation Caribbean Community (Caricom) ended their two-day summit in Barbados on Saturday, calling on Venezuela to scrap sections of a Decree that takes in the Exclusive Economic Zone and the Continental Shelf of several member-states of the regional grouping. “Heads of Government therefore call upon the Government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, in the spirit of ...

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Mentally ill man shot dead while attacking police with cutlass

A cutlass-wielding mentally ill man was shot dead  Saturday after he allegedly attacked police who responded to a report that he was threatening a woman at Strathavon, East Coast Demerara. Dead is 30-year old Junior Gulliver of the same village. “During their investigations the police ranks were attacked by Junior Gulliver, who was armed with the cutlass, causing the police ...

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Guyana happy with Caricom’s solidarity on Venezuela’s widening territorial claim

Guyana’s President, David Granger Saturday night appeared satisfied with solidarity his country has received from sister Caribbean Community (Caricom) member-states against increasing territorial aggression by Venezuela. The Guyanese leader said he would assure his country that Caricom was desirous of continuing  cordial relations with Venezuela while ensuring that “it will do anything possible to ensure that nothing happens t disrupt ...

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