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Monthly Archives: November 2015

Another woman jumps over Kaieteur Falls

Another young woman jumped off the Kaieteur Falls Saturday morning, two months after a woman committed suicde  by the same means, multiple sources confirmed. She has been identified as 21-year old Roshinee Pagwah. It was not immediately confirmed that she died. Pagwah, according to sources, ran and jumped over the falls despite best efforts by one of the tour guides ...

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Govt intervenes in dispute at Ogle Airport

The Guyana government has intervened in the ongoing controversy between the overwhelming majority of domestic airlines and the management of the Ogle Airport Inc. While Minister of State, Joseph Harmon has said the dispute is a private matter and that the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) would be concerned only with regulatory issues, Minister of Public Infrastructure, David Patterson has ...

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Long-serving Guyanese pilot succumbs to cancer

Veteran Guyanese  pilot, Captain Alvin Clarke succumbed early Saturday morning to cancer, plunging the aviation sector into grief at the loss of a man who was well-respected in emergency medical evacuations (medivacs). President of the National Air Transportation Association (NATA), Annette Arjoon-Martins told Demerara Waves Online News that Clarke would be sadly missed for his contribution and wealth of experience. ...

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Veteran Guyanese journalist dies suddenly

Veteran Guyanese journalist, Rashid Osman, died suddenly early Saturday morning. He was 78 years old. Up to the time of his passing, he had been an editor at the state-owned Guyana Chronicle where he had worked for several decades. Osman is also best remembered for his radio programme, Midmorning Classics, which was only recently resucitated. His wife, Yvonne, told Demerara ...

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Caricom, US to sign five-year multi-million dollar pact to fight youth violence, HIV/AIDS

Guyana is among several Caribbean Community (Caricom) member nations that will benefit from a five-year agreement to fight violence among youths and HIV/AIDS, the American embassy here announced Friday. The agreement covers US$165 million in projects to be delivered. The signing will spearhead USAID’s 2015-2019 Regional Development Cooperation Strategy that covers programming in Antigua & Barbuda, Dominica, Grenada, St. Lucia, St. ...

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Man caught swallowing cocaine in hotel fined, jailed

The man, who was caught swallowing cocaine, at an East Coast Demerara hotel was Friday  fined and jailed, but a charge was dropped against his accomplice who was also arrested in the hotel room. City Magistrate, Judy Latchman fined Dwayne Adams of 38 Will Street, Golden Grove GYD$2.8 million and sentenced him to 54 months imprisonment after he changed his plea ...

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No apologies blunder: Harmon says sorry

After more than a month of being absent from the public eye, Minister of State Joseph Harmon has returned to the public scene and is apologizing for a comment he made regarding the increase of salaries for Government Ministers. Harmon on October 6 had made it pellucid that he had “no apologies” to offer to anyone who felt offended by ...

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March 18 is Local Govt Elections

Minister of Communities Ronald Bulkan has revealed that the APNU+AFC administration has named a date for local government elections. Bulkan at a press conference on Friday, stated that LGE would be held on March 18, 2016. “Local government is about handing decision-making power to the people to enable them to efficiently and effectively manage their communities. With these facts in ...

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Third person charged with armed robbery of America Street money changers

A third person was Thursday arraigned for allegedly ambushing and robbing several money changers on America Street, Georgetown earlier this month. Thirty-four year old Calvin Johnson of 154 East Ruimveldt Housing Scheme, Georgetown was charged with robbing Rayburn Fraser and Osafo Warde at gunpoint on November 3, 2015. Johnson allegedly snatched GYD$520,000, US$3,000, TT$2,000 and SRD$2,000-  from Fraser and GYD$400,000 ...

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