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Monthly Archives: December 2018

Five-month old baby electrocuted

A five-month old baby, who put a live electrical cord in his mouth, was electrocuted, police said. The incident occurred at about 11:15 Tuesday morning, December 12, 2018 at Lot 207 No. 76 Housing Scheme Corriverton Berbice. Guyana Police Force investigators were told that the baby’s mother, Onessa Jackson ,27, was at home with her three year-old son Mario Cush ...

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Spend some oil revenues on tourism development- THAG; Tourism Authority says tourism plans being developed

The Tourism and Hospitality Association of Guyana (THAG) wants government to invest some of the oil boom revenues and at the same time protect the country’s biodiversity by banning the wildlife trade. THAG’s President, Mitra Ramcoomar issued the calls at the Guyana Tourism Authority’s Award Ceremony held Tuesday night. “What will make this industry sustainable is sustainable practices…we need to ...

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OPINION: Proceed cautiously with any new airline application

By GHK Lall I learn that an entity that once plied the skies between Guyana and points north has applied for approval to start over doing business with Guyanese travelers under a new configuration. I recommend that Guyanese authorities proceed cautiously, conduct really robust and stringent due diligence; and after only the most rigorous tests should such approvals be forthcoming ...

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11-month old child drowns in drain

An 11-month old boy on Monday drowned in a three-foot deep drain after he sneaked out of his home unknown to his 39-year old mother and siblings, police said. The incident involving Alvin Matthew occurred at about 11 AM Monday at Lot 47 Sayah Village, Cane Grove East Coast Demerara. Investigators were told that the toddler  m was at home with ...

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Drainage and Irrigation Authority to take over cleaning of City canals

Minister of Agriculture, Noel Holder says the National Drainage and Irrigation Authority (NDIA) will take responsibility for the maintenance of primary drainage infrastructure in Georgetown. This was announced as part of the Committee of Supplies of the National Assembly today approved more than $17Billion for the 2019 capital and current expenditure of the ministry. The Minister was quoted by government’s ...

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Children discover parents’ bloodied bodies in bedroom

Police are investigating the murder of a woman and her reputed husband whose stabbed bodies were found in their bedroom. Dead are Naco Hale, 34, and her reputed husband Alwin Blucher, 48, of lot 522 Kuru Kururu, Soesdyke/Linden Highway. Investigators believed the incident occurred between  11 PM Monday and 5:30 AM Tuesday. “The couple was found motionless in their bedroom ...

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Pres. Granger due back Tuesday

President David Granger will be returning Tuesday to Guyana, having completed the second round of medical treatment and evaluation at the Centro de Investigaciones Médicas Quirúrgicas (CIMEQ) in Havana, the Guyana Embassy in Cuba said. He will be returning amid a controversial claim by the opposition  People’s Progressive Party that Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo is violating Guyana’s constitution by remaining ...

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ExxonMobil donates US$40,000 worth equipment to University of Guyana

The University of Guyana’s Faculty of Natural Science was given a boost with the donation of over $8.3Million (US$40,000) in equipment by ExxonMobil, Yuesday morning. Among the highly specialised equipment presented were; a Baader Multi-Purpose Coma Corrector, a Bsc Optics Diode Laser; Wireless Temperature Sensor; Demo Mirror Concave; 1 Meade Series 5000 HD-60 Eyepiece Kit; 1 Orion XX 16G GO-TO Truss Dobson ...

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President’s overseas trips cost GYD$200 million in three years; progress seen in border controversy, renewable energy

President David Granger and his delegations have so far spent more than GYD$200 million on 37  overseas visits between 2015 and 2018, according to parliamentary records. No costs were mentioned for his recent medical visits to Trinidad in October and Cuba in November. Only one occasion did the President’s delegation number 12. For the most part, they were in single ...

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Updated: Commissioner of Information fired; Civil Defence now under GDF

Commissioner of Information, Retired Justice Charles Ramson has been fired, Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo announced Monday. “The Commissioner, having been dismissed for rendering his office dysfunctional,” Nagamootoo told the House, citing Ramson’s failure to submit a report or account “for what what he has done”. The Prime Minister said Ramson’s services were terminated on March 8, 2018 and his salary ...

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