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GBTI gives GYD$2M to Bahamas hurricane relief

The Guyana Bank for Trade and Industry Limited (GBTI) says it has generated almost GYD$2 million through the GBTI Hurricane Relief Fund – Bahamas. That fund began shortly after Hurricane Dorian ravaged sections of the Bahamas early in September. The Bank says it immediately committed GYD$3 million and encouraged its customers, staff and members of the public to join the ...

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Homes, farms, livestock under high tide floods in Region 5

Release from the Civil Defence Commission: The Civil Defence Commission (CDC) received reports of flooding in the Mahaica-West Berbice Region (Region 5). The floods are as a result of above-normal high tides predicted at approximately 3.31 meters. The effects of the tides have been exacerbated by a breach in the Danzic sea defence dam. Over 200 meters of the structure ...

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High tide floods several West Coast Demerara villages

Several villages on the West Coast Demerara were earlier today flooded as a result of a tide that was more than nine feet high. The Civil Defence Commission (CDC) says “there was no breach of the seawalls. The water has begun to recede”. However, water over-topped the sea defence causing floods at Blankenburg, Den Amstel, Fellowship, Cornelia Ida, Anna Catherina ...

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Fire leaves 2 dead, 15 jobless

Fire early this morning left two persons dead and about 15 people out of work. One of the destroyed buildings, located near the Vreed-en-Hoop junction, was owned by 85-year old Fazal Raymond, the first Regional Chairman of Region Three. He was assisted out of the upper flat of his building by a family member. Fire Chief Marlon Gentle said fire ...

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GTT facilitates help for those in hurricane-ravaged Bahamas

The Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company (GTT) says it is making it easy and possible to assist with hurricane relief efforts in The Bahamas. “GTT appreciates that we a part of a wider Caribbean – and that when our regional neighbors need help, we must do what we can, with what we have, to offer assistance,” said Justin Nedd, GTT’s ...

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28 Guyanese signal interest in returning home from The Bahamas; family of 5 back home: “I know despite wherever we go, Guyana will not refuse its citizens out there,”- teacher

Even as the government finalises arrangements to facilitate the evacuation 28 other Guyanese from storm-torn Bahamas to their homeland, a man and his family Sunday night were the first State-sponsored returnees. “We dealt with this first five, this family, and we anticipate there are others…We do not leave Guyanese in distress outside of Guyana,” said Minister of Citizenship and Immigration ...

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Severe flooding in Mahdia; clean-up begins as water level drops

Residents of the town of Mahdia, Potaro-Siparuni (Region 8) were Friday battling severe flooding caused by extremely heavy rainfall, resulting in the Civil Defence Commission (CDC) considering opening shelters for affected residents and rushing in relief supplies. Director-General of the CDC, Colonel Kester Craig said cleaning supplies were being rushed to the gold mining-dependent town as the water level has ...

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Easter Sunday fire destroys house

An Easter Sunday-afternoon fire destroyed a wooden house on Public Road, Kitty, Georgetown. There were no reported injuries. According to a resident, an individual known as Sherwayne, was cooking when the fire happened. The residence was located on Public Road between Vlissengen Road and Alexander Street.

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BREAKING: Garage/bond fire raging in Bartica

Fire was Tuesday afternoon raging at the Region 7 bond/garage in Bartica, residents confirmed. Regional Chairman, Gordon Bradford, who was at the scene of the fire at First Avenue, said firefighters were trying desperately to save nearby buildings. A number of vehicles and the bond were destroyed. Bradford said the blaze was being aided by a strong and steady breeze. ...

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