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One dead, two seriously injured in Boxing Day collision

One person was killed and two others seriously injured in an early Boxing Day- Saturday-collision on the West Coast Demerara public road, police said. Investigators were told that at about 4:40 Saturday morning, December 26, 2015, Dawson Bess, 22 years, of Crane Housing Scheme, West Coast Demerara, was driving a motor car along the Ruimzight Public Road, West Coast Demerara, ...

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Fire at another Subs and Salads branch in one year

Fire of unknown origin Friday- Christmas Day-damaged the Subs and Salads fast food outlet at Grove Public Road, East Bank Demerara, reminiscent of a similar blaze at another branch in Georgetown more than one year ago. Residents said fire fighters rushed to the scene at about 11: 30 AM after nearby residents saw smoke billowing from the building. One of ...

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President promises improved conditions at GPHC

President David Granger Friday- Christmas Day- promised to improve working conditions at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation and in particular the Maternity Wing. Speaking with nurses at the end of his tour of the Maternity and Children’s wards at the state-owned health care institution, he  As Guyana sat down to Christmas morning breakfast, President David Granger and First Lady, Mrs. ...

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Granger concerned about hate speech; anti-terrorism law targets inciting messages

President David Granger has expressed concern about the circulation of hate speech on Social Media. Delivering remarks at a ceremony organised by the Central Islamic Organisation of Guyana (CIOG) in observance of Youman Nabi, the birth anniversary of the Prophet Muhammad,  Granger said “We must look. We mustn’t take things for granted because nowadays there are so many means of ...

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Belize High Court to decide fate of Guyanese rice imports

The holding up of a consignment of Guyanese rice  by authorities in Belize has reached the High Court in that sister Caribbean Community (Caricom) member state. Under Caricom’s trade rules, the grain is eligible for free movement of goods, but the Belize Agricultural Health Authority (BAHA) has blocked the release of the rice on the local market. If the 75 ...

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CORRECTION: Sea defence breach at Bush Lot/ Maida, Corentyne

The Sea and River Defence Department (SRDD), under the Ministry of Public Infrastructure,  Thursday night said it was responding to a sea defence breach at Bush Lot/Maida,Corentyne. The breach was reported shortly after 19:00hrs this evening, December 24, 2015, in a critical section of sea defence. The stretch, spanning 800 metres, is currently having permanent works conducted on it by ...

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No place for extremism in Guyana- Granger, Muslim cleric

President David Granger Thursday- Youman Nabi- urged religious unity and vigilance against extremism surfacing in Guyana, even as a top local Muslim Cleric distanced the community here from terrorist groups like ISIS and Boko-Haram. Addressing a special event in honour of the birth anniversary of the Prophet Muhammad organised by the Central Islamic Organisation of Guyana (CIOG), he said there ...

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Body of Corentyne money changer found

The body of the Corentyne money changer who went missing several days ago was found Thursday just of the Number 63 beach, police said.  An autopsy conducted on the partly decomposed body of 56-year old Mohammed “Sugarcake” Baksh showed that he died of a fractured skull.  Baksh left his home at Lot 5 Grant 1780 Crabwood Creek, Corentyne shortly after 8 ...

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Brassington, Nadir already on leave before govt announced administrative leave

Less than one day after government announced that the Head of the National Industrial and Commercial Investments Limited (NICIL), Winston Brassington has been sent on administrative leave after a forensic audit, sources close to him say he had already proceeded on leave. Well-placed sources indicate that hours after holding a news conference to react to claims in a draft audit ...

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