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Four detained for multi-million dollar NIS robbery

Four persons, including employees of the National Insurance Scheme (NIS), have been detained in connection with a multi-million dollar burglary at that Social Security entity’s Pouderoyen branch, West Bank Demerara. More than GYD$4 million were carted off from a safe that was blow-torched by the robbers. A revolver was stolen from one of the guards on duty, police were told. ...

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ExxonMobil finds more oil offshore Guyana

IRVING, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–ExxonMobil announced Thursday positive results from its Payara-1 well offshore Guyana. Payara is ExxonMobil’s second oil discovery on the Stabroek Block and was drilled in a new reservoir. The Payara-1 well targeted similar aged reservoirs that were proven successful at the company’s Liza discovery. “This important discovery further establishes the area as a significant exploration province,” said Steve ...

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Fire destroys West Demerara house, bond

Fire early Wednesday morning destroyed a two-flat building on the West Bank Demerara, authorities said. Located at Daniels Street, Patentia;. The building housed a dwelling and a bond. The building has been unoccupied for the past five years.  ‎ No one was injured.‎ The cause of the fire was unknown.  Sources said no electricity was being supplied to the building.  ...

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Gastro outbreak in Region Nine; medical team dispatched

Minister of Public Health, Volda Lawrence has reported that a medical team has been dispatched to Aishalton, Shea Village and Areunaw in Region Nine as there have been reports of an outbreak of gastroenteritis. The team -which includes the Acting Regional Health Officer, (RHO) Dr. Roland Cho Yoe, an infectious disease nurse, an environmental assistant and two pharmacy assistants- travelled ...

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Tower Hotel employees in custody in connection with shooting incident

Two employees of Tower Suites have been arrested as police continue to probe a shooting incident there early Sunday morning, raising the possibility of Club Privilege being closed by authorities. Police Commissioner, Seelall Persaud told Demerara Waves Online News that investigators were analysing surveillance video footage as part of their probe into the incident. Persaud said two technicians “suspected of ...

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Govt tightens conditions for GECOM Chairmanship

Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Basil Williams on Tuesday signaled that  the determination of a “fit and proper person” to become the next Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) is a non-negotiable that only President David Granger alone can determine, and that all six nominees must be acceptable to the Guyanese leader. The Guyana government made known ...

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Bandits caught while robbing man who was purchasing food

Two bandits were early Tuesday evening arrested shortly after they robbed a man, who was purchasing food, of cash and other valuables, police said. Police said the victim was at a food stall at Cummings and North Road purchasing a meal when two men rode up on a black CG motorcycle, accosted him at gunpoint and robbed him of his ...

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Brigadier George Lewis’ three-month tenure as Chief-of-Staff represents “due process” ; well-educated Brigadier Patrick West is new army chief

President David Granger on Tuesday explained that the short tenure- three months- of former Chief of Staff of the Guyana Defence Force (GDF), Brigadier George Lewis was aimed at ensuring there is a smooth and predictable succession plan. “It is symbolic because it represents due process. It represents the decision of the Guyana Defence Board to ensure that officers retire ...

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