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Solider injured in explosion identified

The surviving soldier in Thursday’s explosion at the Timehri-based Arms Depot of the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) has been identified as 43-year old Quincy Threlfell of Hopetown, West Coast Berbice, sources said. He was air-dashed by helicopter to the Georgetown Public Hospital where he has been receiving emergency treatment. Three others were pronounced dead. They include Shaquille De Harte, Lance ...

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Man wanted for gold miner’s murder arrested

A man wanted for the killing of well-known gold miner, Deon Stoll, has been arrested. Police say they arrested Leon Estwick at South Amelia’s Ward, Linden shortly before 1 O’clock Thursday morning. The suspect’s 21 year-old male sibling was also arrested in the house at Lover’s Lane. Police say an unlicensed pistol , four live ammunition and ten grams of ...

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Update: Three soldiers dead, one injured in Timehri explosion

Three Guyana Defence Force soldiers were killed and one injured in an explosion Thursday morning at the Timehri Base,  the army said. Sources say the  injured soldier has been identified as 43-year old Quincy Threlfell of Hopetown, West Coast Berbice. The incident occurred at about 9 AM at the Arms Store Complex, Timehri which is located near Camp Stephenson and ...

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Public Health Minister identifies Georgetown areas with COVID-19

Public Health Minister, Volda Lawrence on Wednesday identified several areas of Georgetown, the epicentre of Guyana’s COVID-19 virus outbreak, where many of the positive cases live. Areas identified Kitty, Sophia, Turkeyen, Liliendaal, Cummings Lodge, Alberttown, Cummingsburg, Bourda, Lamaha Park, South Ruimveldt and Thirst Park. Latest figures show that the number of confirmed cases has increased by three to 78, including ...

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ExxonMobil and partners inject GYD$60 million intoo COVID-19 relief

The Civil Defence Commission (CDC), Salvation Army and Rotary Guyana have received more than GY $60 million to support COVID-19 relief programmes, the partners in the Stabroek Block announced on Wednesday. ExxonMobil Guyana and the Stabroek Block co-venturers, Hess and CNOOC, are providing funds as part of the programme established collaboratively with the Department of Energy to support social projects. ...

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All four bodies in Berbice River mishap recovered

The bodies of four men, who were involved in a mishap in the Berbice River, were Wednesday recovered, police said. The Guyana Police Force said that about 12:45 PM the bodies of Kidman Lindie, aged 37 years of 41 Stanleytown , New Amsterdam and Godfrey Denharte , aged 60 years of Sandhills ,upper Berbice River were fished out of the ...

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Suspected arson leaves ice factory worker homeless

Fire Tuesday night destroyed a two-flat house at 27 Shopping Lane, West Ruimveldt, Georgetown, leaving the owner and lone occupant claiming that the destruction was the work of arsonists. The fire started shortly before 8 PM. Homeless is 60-year old Stephen Clarke, an employee of the Demerara Ice Company, West Ruimveldt. Clarke told reporters and investigators that he believed that ...

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33,000 face masks needed for national vote recount

At least 33,000 masks will be needed for the national recount of votes cast in last month’s general elections, if the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) is to stick with the recommendation by a Ministry of Public Health team, but already there is a countrywide shortage of this protective gear. Based on recommendations by the Public Health team that visited the ...

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US provides additional US$1.7 million to Guyana, Caribbean COVID-19 battle

The United States Government has committed an additional $1.7 million (USD) to mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 outbreak in Guyana and the rest of the Caribbean. The United States says, via its Agency for International Development  (USAID),  is providing life-saving support by coordinating with the Government of Guyana, international humanitarian partners, and other stakeholders to identify priority areas for ...

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