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Guyana establishing air traffic services school

The Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) is to set up its own approved school in another six months to train Air Traffic Controllers, GCAA Director General, Egbert Field announced Wednesday. “We need to have the programme approved and the approval process takes a while. It has to go through a certain number of stages,” he said. The Caribbean Aviation Safety ...

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Briton killed, daughter injured in road accident

Police said they were investigating a fatal accident which occurred at about 5:15  Wednesday morning on the Chelsea Public Road, Mahaica, East Coast Demerara which resulted in the death of a British woman and serious injury to her daughter who is also a British national. Dead is Bibi Haroon O’Donovan, 58 years, of 15 Cotton Tree, West Coast Berbice. Police learned ...

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Police hunting bandits who shot, robbed man

A man was shot and robbed of GYD$30,000 during the pre-dawn hours of Wednesday morning at Cemetery Road and D’Urban Street, Georgetown by three identifiable males, the Guyana Police Force said in a statement. Thirty-one year old Mark English of Providence, East Bank Demerara was shot to his left leg at about 2:55 AM. Investigators were told that he went ...

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Poor fire prevention, unqualified staff at Drop-In Centre where children died in fire- COI report

A Commission of Inquiry into the deaths of two children in a fire at the government-run Drop-in Centre last month has recommended that the mother be compensated, after finding that the staff is unqualified, there were insufficient officers on the night of the blaze as well as failure to heed six-year old recommendations by the Guyana Fire Service to improve ...

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GDF assessing warfare readiness in Operation HOMEGUARD

The Guyana Defence Force (GDF) Field Tactical Exercise (FTX), HOMEGUARD commenced Tuesday, August 16, with the final contingent of troops moving into the exercise area located in the jungles and savannahs of Ituni and Tacama (Regions 10 and 6). “The Exercise is designed to assess the GDF troops in Close Country Warfare (CCW) and Open Country Warfare (OCW) simulations of battle. ...

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TB treatment, monitoring to be resuscitated in Region Three

The National Tuberculosis (TB) Programme’s in-patient facility at the West Demerara Regional Hospital is expected to be refurbished to cater for patients who need special medical attention. The ‘step down’ care facility is to be fully operational by the end of 2016. Funds have been allocated in this year’s budget to build capacity at the facility in Region Three. This ...

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Human Rights Assoc recommends sweeping changes to State Asset Recovery mechanism or it “risks prolonging ethnically polarized politics”

The Guyana Human Rights Association (GHRA) is calling for a range of measures to be implemented to ensure that the proposed State Asset Recovery legislation and the agency win broad-based political support. The association cautioned the APNU+AFC government against using its one-seat majority in the House to pass the State Asset Recovery Bill and establish the State Asset Recovery Agency ...

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