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Bandits open fire at Tuschen in foiled robbery

Bandits Wednesday night opened fire at the home of a businesswoman before fleeing empty handed in the latest reported attack on the West Coast Demerara/ East Bank Essequibo area. Sharmila Shaw, a stallholder at the Parika Market, and her son Shawn Ally Shaw confirmed that several men attempted to enter their home at Tuschen New Scheme, East Bank Essequibo around ...

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Elderly woman dies in East Berbice fire

An elderly woman was burnt to death in a house in East Berbice one day before her birthday but her older sister escaped the hungry flames, officials said. The dead woman has been identified Margaret London of 7 Cross Street, Islington. She would have been 86 on Thursday. Eyewitnesses said her sister, 93 year old Olive London, was snatched from ...

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Bartica electricity supply on the mend

Residential and commercial electricity consumers in Bartica are expected to breathe a sigh of relief with the expected end to prolonged blackouts and erratic power supply. The Guyana Power and Light (GPL) on Wednesday announced that electricity generation to the gold-dependent township has been restored to full capacity as a result of the installation to two generators, enabling the company ...

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Berbice electricity back to normal-GPL

Electricity supply to residents in Berbice was Wednesday evening expected to return to normalcy as technical teams continue to work assiduously to complete repairs to the two damaged raw water pumps at GPL’s pump house at Canefield Power Station, the power company said in a statement.    Repair to one of the damaged pumps has been completed thus enabling one of ...

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Govt rules out hefty increases; GPSU mulls next move

The Guyana Public Service Union (GPSU) will over the next three days decide its next move, especially since government effectively ruled out giving into demands for hefty wage and salary increases. GPSU President, Patrick Yarde said the issue would be discussed at the union’s 20th Biennial Conference being held from September 25 to 27 under the theme “Relentlessly Pursuing Good ...

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Labour induction led to maternal death- family members

Family members of a 40-year old woman, who died while delivering twins, are demanding that the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) explain why labour was induced. Sharon Bowman of Bachelor’s Adventure, East Coast Demerara never regained consciousness and died on September 17, eight days after she was admitted for delivery. The death certificate, seen by Demerara Waves Online News (www.demwaves.com), ...

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Man charged with armed robbery

A man, who allegedly robbed the proprietor of a Chinese store of GUY$41 million  in cash and valuables was Wednesday arraigned. The prosecution’s case is that 24-year old Kenrick Duncan on September 10 robbed Hi Yu Nan of 41 of US$15,000, a large sum of Guyanese and Surinamese dollars, jewellery and other valuables Court papers say Duncan, in the company ...

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Man confesses to gunning down policeman- Crime Chief

A man has confessed to the shooting death of a policeman Monday night at his home, Deputy Police Commissioner Seelall Persaud said. Persaud said the accused was also picked out during an identification parade in connection with the gunning down of Constable 19406 Michael Cumberbatch during an argument. “Investigations have revealed that Michael Cumberbatch was at home, when he was ...

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Port Kaituma Secondary protests teacher shortage, poor sanitation

More than 500 students of the Port Kaituma Secondary School,  along with their parents, on Wednesday protested  the conditions of that institution in the area including a severe shortage off teachers . Parents in the Region One area told Demerara Waves that they decided to protest the conditions at the school early Wednesday morning since the issues affecting the school ...

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Guyana’s systems have improved for cruise ships

Guyana is increasingly attracting cruise-liners- the latest a National Geographic Explorer- because the country has cut the red-tape for processing and transporting visitors, officials said. Oliver Kruess, Captain of the 148-passenger vessel said things have improved locally compared to almost 20 years ago when a National Geographic ship visited Guyana. “In the past when our ships were here and that ...

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