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Fire destroys houses, several homeless

Fire destroyed two houses and scorched at least another building in Georgetown opposite the site of the old incinerator , sources said. Clifford Moseley, Gloria Barry and their four grandchildren were rendered homeless by the blaze. They lived at 32 Princess Street, Georgetown (between Bishop and Creen Streets). A woman sustained minor burns and was rushed by ambulance to the Georgetown Public ...

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East Coast Demerara collision leaves one critical

The driver of a pick-up was Thursday afternoon seriously injured after the vehicle he was driving slammed into a ‘bush truck’ at Montrose, East Coast Demerara. The yet to be identified injured man was extracted from the mangled pick-up and rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital for emergency treatment. The accident occurred shortly  on the Montrose Public Road in the ...

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GTT begins sending home 120 workers

The Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company (GTT) on Wednesday announced that it would be sending home 120 persons over the next 12 months as part of plans to adapt the company to liberalised telecommunications sector in the country. The phone company said its announcement coincided with the separation of the first 6 employees under the restructuring programme. The six employees ...

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Cabinet changes Mashramani float parade route but Minister Nicolette Henry sticks with Brickdam

Cabinet members are said to be deeply concerned about the serious impact that the route for the Mashramani float and costume parade down Brickdam will have on public participation and small businesses, according to well-placed sources. Resistance to the Brickdam route by numerous ministers has come at a time of economic downturn and the need to trigger massive consumer spending. Prime ...

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Anti-corruption watchdog slams parking meter deal ; Mayor to attend MAPM’s consultation

As Guyanese prepare to come out in their numbers again to vent their opposition to the parking meter contract, Transparency Institute of Guyana Inc- a local anti-corruption watchdog- has slammed the deal whose conditions favour the investor beyond the 80-20 stake. “Recent revelations about the original contract for parking meters in Georgetown confirm that the deal was not in the ...

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Code of Conduct and reforms to Constitution, Integrity Commission will help keep away “dirty fingers” from oil earnings- Nagamootoo

Prime  Minister, Moses Nagamootoo on Wednesday said further reform of Guyana’s constitution,  revival of the Integrity Commission and a Code of Conduct for elected officials are aimed at ensuring officials do not steal public funds including those garnered from the oil and gas industry and other natural resource sectors. “I am serious about constitutional reform because it is going to ...

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Canada finds cocaine hidden under airplane’s catering trolleys

(globalnews.ca ).-More than seven kilograms of cocaine were found hidden under an airplane’s catering carts at Toronto’s Pearson International Airport, according to the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA). CBSA officials, couldn’t say where the flight originated from, but told NEWSTALK1010, they believed it came from the Carribean. CBSA officers noticed “anomalies” on the aircraft’s food trolleys while searching an unspecified aircraft on Feb. 8. After an ...

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Power restored to all areas following massive blackout

Guyana Power and Light (GPL) Chief Executive Officer, Renford Homer said power has been restored to all areas following widespread blackouts on Sunday and Monday. He said that normally it would take one hour, but this time it went beyond that time due to a particular issue. The Acting CEO was at the time giving an update on the recent ...

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Fmr. Attorney General takes VAT law restriction on leaving Guyana to High Court

People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) parliamentarian, Anil Nandlall on Tuesday challenged the constitutionality of an recent amendment to the tax laws that seeks to prohibit persons who owe Value Added Tax from leaving Guyana until they pay up or make acceptable arrangements to do so. The application will be heard on February 24, 2017. In court papers seen by Demerara ...

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Guyanese die in New Jersey accident

A Guyanese couple died in accident when the car hey were travelling in collided with a tractor-trailer on the New Jersey Turnpike. Dead are Fred Egerton and Shirmoon Khan , both of Wakenaam Island, Essequibo River. New Jersey News 12 reported that part of the New Jersey Turnpike was shut down Sunday evening after two people were killed in a crash ...

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