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Monthly Archives: September 2015

Fish vendor robbed, fisherman shot at Meadow Bank wharf

A fish vendor was early Sunday morning robbed of GUY$380,000 and a fisherman was shot at the Meadow Bank Wharf, East Bank Demerara. Forty-nine year old Omar Esau of Providence, East Bank Demerara told police that he was in his motor vehicle at about 4:15 AM on September 27, 2015. He said he was held up by two men, one ...

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FEATURE: What we consume…

by Tamara Rodney If you take a walk downtown to the Bazaar, Stabroek market on any given day, it is vibrant with the vendors’ call for patronage and patrons who beckon to the sound of bargains. “Get the baby powder hay- hundred!,” called the lady with the brown apron. She stood, with an umbrella in hand and at her feet ...

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Fire destroys house at Happy Acres

Fire Saturday night gutted a house in south Happy Acres, East Coast Demerara. Residents said the house was unoccupied. The name of the owner of the property was not immediately available. A huge explosion was heard during the blaze that destroyed the house. Details later…

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Commonwealth Foreign Ministers address Guyana-Venezuela border controversy

A group of Foreign Ministers of the 53-nation Commonwealth are expected to issue a statement in support of the peaceful resolution of the Guyana-Venezuela border controversy that has seen that Spanish-speaking neighbour move troops, missiles and gunboats near the border. “The group is preparing a statement that will call for respect for Guyana’s boundaries, a peaceful resolution to the border ...

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Arms necessary for peace

Chief of Staff of the Guyana Defence Force, Brigadier Mark Phillips on Saturdaysaid arms are necessary to secure peace. Addressing about 700 soldiers, including senior officers, who marched from Better Hope, East Coast Demerara and Providence, East Bank Demerara, he said “Today nations arm themselves for peace, not for war.” His remark came one day after former Commander-in-Chief and President, ...

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Five-year plan for GDF Air Corps

The purchasing of additional aircraft for the Guyana Defence Force’s (GDF) Air Corps will be part of a five-year strategy to be drafted and presented to government, according to army Chief-of-Staff Brigadier Mark Phillips. “We are working with government in terms of building the Air Corps over the next five years,” he said when asked by Demerara Waves Online News. ...

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PetroCaribe statement supporting Venezuela is bogus; Jagdeo believes Caricom’s support intact but criticises GDF’s manoeuvres

Guyana on Thursday said it had no part to play in the crafting of a purported statement by the PetroCaribe participating member states in support of Venezuela’s territorial sovereignty. For his part, Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo downplayed any fracture in the Caribbean’s support for this country on the border controversy with its western neighbour. Director General of the Ministry of ...

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Foreigners refused entry for lack of cash; Felix says credit/debit cards cant be verified

Citizenship Minister Winston Felix has revealed that Immigration Officers at Guyana’s main ports of entry have denied several foreigners from Haiti and the Dominican Republic because they did not have sufficient amount of liquid cash. Felix at a press conference on Friday disclosed that seven Haitian and three Dominicans were denied entry in the past few weeks for the very ...

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