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300 Cuba-trained professionals return home

(GINA) Over the past three days, about 300 Cuban trained Guyanese have returned from the Spanish-speaking island to serve their country. Two hundred medical doctors arrived at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) Timehri on Wednesday while on Tuesday a batch of 99 graduates comprising agronomists and engineers returned. Minister of Public Service Dr Jennifer Westford was at hand to ...

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Another man chops wife, children

A man Thursday night went berserk and chopped his wife and three of their children at their Sophia home. Initial reports suggest that the angry man, Shawn Fordyce, did not want his wife, 47-year old Dorothy Blackman, to go out. Blackman is said to be a newspaper vendor on Orange Walk, Georgetown. When she opted to send someone to buy ...

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Child drowns, elderly man killed; supermarket supervisor shot, robbed.

The drowning of a three-year old child, killing of an elderly man and the shooting of a businessman during a robbery of a supermarket are among incidents on Thursday’s police blotter. Investigators said the boy-Doukuan Edwards of Industry, East Coast Demerara- was found in the creek at Marudi, Soesdyke/Linden Highway at about 9 AM Thursday. Police said they are investigating an ...

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Senior fire officer dies in road accident

A senior officer of the Guyana Fire Service (GFS) was early Thursday morning killed as he was returning from an event at Fort Wellington, West Coast Berbice to usher in African Emancipation Day, officials said. Dead is Sub-Officer, Linden Mc Almont who was based at the Central Fire Station headquarters in Georgetown where he had been responsible for Quarter Master ...

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Group proceeding with Parade Ground monument to 1823 slave revolt

The 1823 Coalition says it is determined to erect a monument to the Demerara slave revolt at Parade Ground despite the work being done by the government at a Carifesta Avenue location. The Coalition has long argued that Parade Ground was the appropriate place to locate the monument since it was there that rebelling slaves were tried, convicted, sentenced and ...

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Eight Guyanese sue Caribbean Airlines for 2011 crash

Eight passengers of the Caribbean Airlines plane that crashed at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) two years ago are suing the airline for more than GUY$8 million each. Court papers filed by their attorneys, Sase Gunraj and Jaya Singh, on July 26, 2013 state that they are each claiming damages in excess of GUY$1 million for personal injuries, loss ...

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Hururu residents reject draft agreement with RUSAL, insist on further talks

Hururu residents, who had blocked a road and river earlier this year to demand higher compensation and other benefits for their Upper Berbice community, on Wednesday refused to sign an agreement with the Russian bauxite mining company and instead held further talks. Deputy Village Captain, Victor Walker said he and his delegation were summoned to a meeting at the Amerindian ...

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Man hacks children to death, severely chops wife

A man Wednesday evening hacked to death his two young children and severely chopped his reputed wife during yet another argument about her alleged unfaithfulness, police sources said. The incident occurred at Zeelugt North, East Bank Essequibo around 6 PM. Police have launched a manhunt for the assailant, 26-year old Richard Lord. The cane cutter is accused of chopping to ...

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Latest drug bust triggers security review at CJIA

The Cheddi Jagan International Airport Corporation (CJIAC) is expected to clamp down on access to restricted areas in the wake of last Saturday’s 11-kilo cocaine bust at the facility. Two Customs officers and a supervisor of Caribbean Airlines (CAL) are among several individuals implicated in the find. DemWaves understands that a security officer attached to Secure Innovation and Concept (SIC) ...

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Four missing gold miners found weakened

Four gold miners, who went missing for four days while searching for new mining grounds deep in the jungle, were Tuesday evening rescued in a weakened condition. The team was led by dredge owner, Earl Fletchman. The names of the other miners were not immediately available. Rescue of the men has almost certainly brought a sigh of relief to not ...

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