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Daily Archives: February 2, 2018

12-year old shoots 10-year old friend

A 10-year old boy has been shot to his abdomen by his 12-year old friend At Monkey Mountain, Region Eight (Potaro-Siparuni), police said. The injured boy, John Isaacs, of Taruka Village, Monkey Mountain was shot to his abdomen. His condition was listed as stable. “The suspect and the victim are known to each other…the victim and the suspect were playing ...

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Gas station pump attendants robbed

A lone gun-toting bandit Friday night robbed three gas station pump attendants while they were in duty at the Shell Gas Station, Mc Doom, East Bank Demerara. Investigators were told that the “identifiable” grabbed just over GY$57,000, property of SOL Guyana Inc, from the female workers at about 7 PM. Demerara Waves Online News was told that the women were on ...

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Indian rights activist identifies stolen car; leads to more carjacking breakthroughs

Indian Rights activist  and newspaper columnist, Rhyaan Shah has identified her vehicle that was stolen from her late last year at gunpoint,  leading police to two men who are already behind bars, for several similar offences. Sources said in December, 2017 police intercepted Shah’s car, which was being driven by Shawn Archibald, and had two other occupants including a woman ...

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Big German company wants to modernise Guyana’s public health system

The wealthy German industrial conglomerate Siemens is pushing for a stake in  modernising  Guyana’s public health sector, the Ministry of Public Health announced Friday. The three-person delegation, which met recently with Public Health Minister Volda Lawrence and a high-level team with the former rolling out its tentative plans which they felt can help accelerate modernisation plans for the country’s public ...

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Guyana-Suriname maritime boundary dispute settlement influenced ExxonMobil’s oil search

The settlement of the Guyana-Suriname maritime boundary dispute several years ago was an incentive for ExxonMobil to explore and eventually find huge oil fields offshore this country, former Head of the Frontiers Division of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Keith George said. “If it weren’t for the 2007 Arbitral Award, Liza would not have existed. Liza is just a few ...

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Jamaican takes over GPL’s leadership

The Guyana Power and Light Inc. (GPL) on Friday announced the appointment of Mr. Albert Gordon effective February 1, 2018 as the company’s new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Mr Gordon is a Jamaican national but stands truly as a son of the Caribbean. The appointment of Mr. Gordon forms part of GPL’s plans to modernize, expand and improve electricity supply ...

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Guyana can go to World Court alone on border controversy- diplomats

Guyana can go the International Court of Justice (ICJ) alone on the border controversy even if Venezuela refuses to participate in that process, according to two leading frontier experts Their assurances came against the background of concerns about whether Venezuela first has to agree to have the case taken there. Ambassador Cedric Joseph and former Head of the Frontiers Division of ...

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