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Daily Archives: March 2, 2018

Shelters opened for flood-affected West Demerara residents

Guyana’s Civil Defence Commission has set up two temporary relief centres at the Uitvlugt Community Centre and the Uitvlugt Secondary School. Acting Director-General of the CDC, Lt.Col. Kester Craig said the centres would house residents affected by the flooding and would provide breakfast, lunch and dinner. Craig told Demerara Waves that 33 households at Stewartville, with an estimate of five persons ...

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Thick black substance on Georgetown seashore not from Exxon’s operations

ExxonMobil on Friday said a thick black substance that has showed up in seawater and on the Kingston, Georgetown operations has absolutely nothing to do with its oil exploration operations 200 miles offshore Guyana. ‘We can confirm there was no operational upset related to ExxonMobil’s operations offshore Guyana. The substance found in the Kingston seashore, Georgetown area is not a ...

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Den Amstel Health Centre on 24 hr shift system following flooding at Leonora Cottage Hospital

The Leonora Cottage Hospital has been closed temporarily as a result of severe flooding caused by extremely high tides that ripped off a section of the Uitvlugt Seawall, officials said. Region Three officials and the Minister within the Ministry of Public Health, Dr. Karen Cummings took the decision to temporarily close the Leonora Diagnostic Centre following flooding of the facility’s ...

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Emergency response teams deployed to flood-hit West Demerara villages; high tide breaks down seawall

Extremely high spring tides early Friday morning broke away a section of the West Coast Demerara seawall, resulting in severe flooding to several villages. Public Infrastructure Minister, David Patterson urged residents to take the necessary precautions because more high tides are expected. “Take precautions for the rest of the weekend, since the spring tide continues,” he said. He told Demerara ...

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