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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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Two arrested for gunning down policeman

Two persons have been arrested in connection with the gunning down of a policeman in his house at North Sophia Squatting Area  Monday night. Senior Police Superintendent, Whitney Bacchus said Constable 19406 Michael Cumberbatch was shot dead by the assailant during an argument. “Investigations have revealed that Michael Cumberbatch was at home, when he was confronted by the perpetrator enquiring ...

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Body of man found outside GPHC

The bloodied body of a man has been found outside the National Public Health Institute. The unidentified male was of Indian descent and appeared to have been middle-aged.  He was discovered early Tuesday morning in a sitting position against the Thomas Street fence of the building housed in the GPHC compound at Thomas and New Market Streets. A trail of ...

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Fire guts Mahaicony house

Fire believed to be the work of arsonists destroyed a house at Cottage, Mahaicony early Tuesday morning. It was not immediately clear whether the lone occupant, Monica Chisolm, was at home when the fire started shortly before 1 AM. Her sons are overseas. Fire fighters battled the blaze and began bringing it under control around 1:30 AM Residents believe that ...

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Two in custody after police killing

Two persons have been arrested in connection with the gunning down of a policeman at his North Sophia home late Monday night. This is according to the police who on Tuesday confirmed that the dead man was Constable Michael Cumberbatch, 30.   “Investigations have revealed that Michael Cumberbatch was at home, when he was confronted by the perpetrator enquiring about ...

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Update: Ron Robinson seriously injured but conscious

Veteran actor and broadcaster, Ron Robinson was Monday night in a conscious but serious condition at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation following an accident a high-powered motorcycle. On a respirator and hooked up to a monitor at the Accident and Emergency Unit, Robinson was responding well to visitors. He was due to have a Computerized Tomography (CT scan) done to ...

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Coast Guard rescues fishermen struck by pirates

Ten fishermen attacked and by pirates and left adrift of the Essequibo Coast in the Pomeroon area were rescued by the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) Coast Guard on Sunday, authorities said. The GDF and police are said  to be conducting a probe into the two incidents but so far the Guyana Police Force has not issued any statement about the ...

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GPL blocks garbage dumpers from Sophia substation access road

The Guyana Power and Light Inc. (GPL) on Monday said it has taken steps to block persons from dumping and burning rubbish on an access road to the new Sophia Substation, saying that such activity could disrupt power supply. “As part of the measures taken to deter the public from further engaging in the illegal dumping and burning of garbage ...

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AIDS patient-care centre closes after funding dries up

Drying up of American cash from the President’s Emergency Plan For AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) has resulted in the closure of a care and treatment facility for Persons Living With AIDS (PLWAs), Demerara Waves was told that the Roman Catholic-run St. Vincent De Paul Centre on Princess Street, Werk-en-Rust closed its doors on August 31, six months after management was told ...

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Pastor’s son dies in collision

The son of a pastor was early Monday morning killed in collision between two cars in Georgetown. The dead man has been identified as 34-year old Joel Baynes of Golden Grove, East Coast Demerara. He was the son of Reverend Franklyn Baynes of the Mount Olivet Wesleyan Church, Nabaclis, East Coast Demerara. The husband and father of two children was ...

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