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Monthly Archives: December 2016

President, Opposition Leader call for “peace”

President David Granger and Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo have called for “peace” in separate messages to mark the birth of Jesus Christ. “Guyana is our motherland. We have a collective duty to ensure that we keep our homeland free from disaffection and discord. We have an obligation to promote peace and goodwill within our country,” the President said in his ...

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WET CHRISTMAS: Four days of rainfall expected..

​Heavy rainfall anticipated for Sunday December 25, 2016 to Wednesday December 28, 2016, with the development of the Inter Tropical Convergence Zone. Synopsis: The ITCZ is slowly but steadily developing over Guyana. Please be advised that we are currently monitoring the development of the Inter Tropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) which has developed along Guyana’s coast within the last 24 hours. Associated ...

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Flood warning issued; more rain expected

Weather forecasters Friday afternoon issued a flash-flood warning, saying that more rain is expected until about 6 PM. “Flash-flood warning is in effect for flood prone areas,” the Hydromet Department said in a statement.  The flood warning came hours after farm lands, businesses and several households in Georgetown and across the coast were already inundated by flood waters. “With the ...

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NDIA says fully prepared to address floods; ready to assist City Council if necessary

The National Drainage and Irrigation Authority (NDIA) says it is fully prepared to respond to any eventuality which may arise as a result of the rainy season, as pumps and excavators have been deployed countrywide. Chief Executive Officer, National Drainage and Irrigation Authority (NDIA), Mr. Fredrick Flatts underscoring the importance of being prepared pointed out that 93 and 94 percent of pumps ...

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City, coast flooded due to heavy rain, high tide- authorities

Heavy rainfall and high tide on Friday conspired to severely flood Georgetown and several coastal villages. In the case of Georgetown disposal of waste into canals and poor construction techniques have added to the woes facing residents who have been shopping and otherwise preparing for the Christmas season So far more than 45.2 millimeters (1.25 inches) of rain fell in ...

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New Amsterdam fire leaves fireman homeless

Fire  early Friday morning destroyed a house at Tucber, New Amsterdam, leaving a fireman homeless. Fire Chief, Marlon Gentle told Demerara Waves Online News that based on preliminary information, the fire originated from a kerosene lamp. Sources said the house had no electricity. The house was occupied by Troy Williams, a fireman. Police said the occupant told them “he was awakened ...

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Traffic cops charged with trafficking marijuana

The two members of the Guyana Police Force, who were allegedly caught with five kilogrammes of marijuana that they had seized from a man, were Thursday charged with possession of narcotics for the purpose of trafficking. Whim Magistrate, Charlyn Artiga did not grant bail to Traffic Department Constables Bharat Shattarpaul, 28, of  47 Princeton, Corriverton and Delroy Fraser, 24 of ...

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Reject Jagdeo’s nominees for GECOM Chairmanship; Afro-Guyanese orgs weren’t consulted- ACDA

The African Cultural and Development Association (ACDA) on Thursday called on President David Granger to discard Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo’s list of six nominees for the post of Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) because no African Guyanese organisation has been consulted. “The ACDA  is consequently requesting that this list be firmly rejected until full and complete consultations are ...

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Granger asks Jagdeo for GECOM nominees’ qualifications, experience

President David Granger, today, said that he has requested of Opposition Leader, Mr. Bharrat Jagdeo, that the curricula vitae for the six persons he has nominated to fill the post of Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) be provided to him so that he can determine their suitability for the post according to the requirements outlined in the Constitution ...

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