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Monthly Archives: October 2018

Breast cancer tops cancer statistics among Caribbean females

Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago.-  22 October 2018.  Breast cancer is the main cause of cancer deaths among Caribbean females, accounting for 14%-30% of cancer deaths, the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA). This disease has a significant impact on women’s health and is two times higher in the Caribbean compared to the United States (US). “The large number of ...

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Diamond residents complain to govt about natural gas pollution, seek advice on compensation for damaged properties

Residents of a section of Diamond, East Bank Demerara, where a natural gas deposit erupted four months ago, are complaining to government about pollution because the vent is yet to be properly sealed. “Following the eruption, residents have complained of experiencing nausea, chest constriction, vomiting, dizziness, fatigue, respiratory distress, drowsiness, burning and watery eyes,” the residents of 6th Avenue, 3rd ...

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Three killed, two injured in fuel truck incident at Puruni

Three men were killed and two others injured were when the fuel-laden truck in which they were travelling turned over twice as it tumbled down a hill in the Puruni River area, police said. Those, who perished are Clifford Anthony Bhim,24, a porter of Itaballi Landing; David Choo-Wee-Nam,52, a miner of Four Miles, Bartica and  Jude James,39, a miner of ...

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Jagdeo puts Caribbean Court of Justice on “credibility” notice over GECOM Chairmanship case

Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo Saturday night warned the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) that it risked losing its credibility if it does not overturn a decision by Guyana’s courts that President David Granger’s unilateral appointment of a Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) was constitution although he had been given 18 names. “This travesty in the ruling that we ...

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Energy Department Director’s responsibility for oil and gas sector doesn’t diminish its importance – Harmon

Minister of State, Joseph Harmon, in response to whether his responsibilities were being reduced, has reiterated that he only has reporting functions on the oil and gas sector to the National Assembly but that does not diminish government’s priority on the emerging industry. He sought to assure companies that they were not being treated with less importance because they would ...

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Suspected thief shot in poultry farmyard

A 22-year old man, who was previously charged with break and enter and larceny, was shot dead at after he allegedly attacked a guard and a poultry farmer in the farmyard, police said. Police said the security guard shot the intruder twice. The guard has since been arrested and a licensed shotgun seized. Dead is 22-year old Jarrel ”Dumb Boy” ...

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Youth held for probe into attempted murder

A man, who allegedly lashed another man to his shoulder, was relieved of the piece of wood and struck to his head. Suffering from a fractured skull and hospitalised in a semi-conscious condition is 18-year old Peter Livingstone of  Lot 2 La Retraite, West Bank Demerara. The incident occurred Friday at 8:PM in the same village. Police have since arrested the ...

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