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Monthly Archives: May 2017

Guyana hosts regional partners for Climate Change confab

Guyana will over the next three days play host to sister Caribbean countries and another nine International agencies as part of a Climate Change National Adaption Plan (NAP) training workshop for public officials. Guyana’s Permanent Secretaries of the Ministries of Communities and Public Infrastructure have been identified to represent the host country in Regional conference aimed at strengthening the capacity ...

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Canada’s former ambassador to several Caricom countries dies

Simon Wade, a former Canadian envoy to Guyana, Suriname, and Trinidad and Tobago, died earlier this month after a 10-month battle with pancreatic cancer, his country’s foreign service said. “It is with great sadness that the High Commission of Canada in Port of Spain wishes to announce the passing of Simon A. Wade, former Canadian High commissioner to Trinidad and ...

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Two charged with causing businessman’s death

A 23-year old woman and a man were Wednesday arraigned and granted GYD$900,000 bail pending trial on a charge of causing the death of city businessman, Derek Mangal by dangerous driving earlier this week. Those charged with the offence are Rajkumarie Ragoobar, of 137 AA Eccles East Bank Demerara and 24-year old Steven Cox of 55 Gordon Street, Kitty, Georgetown. Chief ...

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GRA Drug Enforcement agent, motor racers among four remanded to prison on cocaine trafficking charge

A Guyana Revenue Authority Drug Enforcement Unit agent and two motor racers are among four persons refused bail on a joint charge of trafficking in 84.9 kilogrammes of cocaine. The Drug Enforcement Unit agent is Sherwayne De Abreu. The others are racers Stephen Vieria and Nazim Gafoor as well as his father, Tazim Gafoor. They all pleaded not guilty to ...

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Motor racers among five charged for GYD$500 million cocaine bust

Two motor racers were Tuesday afternoon among five persons charged for a more than GYD$500 million cocaine-in-lumber bust earlier this month, the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) said. Those charged jointly with trafficking in the 84.9 kilogrammes of cocaine are racers Stephen Vieria and Nazim Gafoor as well as his father, Tazim Gafoor, and Sherwayne De Abreu. Sawmill owner, Narine Lall, ...

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Persons arrested at Kaieteur National Park charged with mining offences

The 20 persons- mainly residents from the Amerindian village of Chenapau- who were earlier this week arrested for allegedly illegally mining at the Kaieteur National Park were released from police custody after they were charged with violating the Mining Act, authorities said Tuesday. Commissioner of the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC), Newell Dennison told Demerara Waves Online News that ...

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Traffic disruption on East Bank Demerara road

Traffic on the eastern carriageway of the East Bank Demerara Public Road will be disrupted from Wednesday (May 31, 2017) to next week Wednesday (June 7) to “facilitate a pile driving exercise”, the Ministry of Public Infrastructure said. Authorities said the traffic disruption would occur at the intersection between the Public Road and the Demerara Harbour Bridge road between 6 ...

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GYD$89 million Liliendaal bridge opens to vehicular traffic

The modern Liliendaal Bridge, which includes a pedestrian walkway, is now open to vehicular traffic after engineers from the Ministry of Public Infrastructure,Monday evening, completed construction works, one month ahead of the scheduled completion date. In a release by that ministry,  the Minister of Public Infrastructure, Mr. David Patterson said that while the initial deadline was June 2017, the Ministry was ...

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13 Region Two child care facilities licenced for first time

For the first time in history 13 child care facilities in Essequibo, Region Two are registered under the Ministry of Social Protection. The issuance of the childcare service licences ceremony done on Monday at the Regional Democratic Council’s boardroom, Anna Regina. Minister of So0cial Protection Amna Ally, Director, Child Protection Agency (CPA), Ann Green, Probation and Services officer, Whentworth Tanner, ...

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Plans revealed for new housing development on edge of Lethem

A new housing development could be built on a site on the edge of Lethem in Region Nine, (Upper Takutu/Upper Essequibo. Mayor of Lethem Carlton Beckles recently told the Government Information Agency (GINA), that the municipality plans to develop a 2,000-house lot new housing development on a site, which is about six miles away from Lethem. The project which is being ...

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