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GWI expanding metering programme

The Guyana Water Incorporated (GWI) on Thursday announced that it has expanded its country-wide metering programme.   Commencing September 6, 2013 the utility will install 3000 water service meters, including service connection upgrades in Gay Park, Fort Canje and New Amsterdam, East Berbice.  In addition, customers from Johns Village to Port Mourant, East Berbice Corentyne will benefit from the installation of 2000 meters ...

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Police hunting Carolan Lynch again

Police are again searching for former South American beauty queen, Carolan Lynch, who is wanted for the alleged murder of her husband several years ago, after she resurfaced. Up to recently, she was occasionally employed at an eco-tourism resort. The Chambers of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) on Tuesday confirmed that an arrest warrant was still out for Lynch ...

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L’Aventure Secondary gutted by fire- affected students to restart classes on Monday

Preparations have begun to temporarily house students of L’Aventure Secondary School which was severely damaged by fire Wednesday morning, the Government Information Agency (GINA) reported. The Administrative Department, Home Economics Department and the auditorium were destroyed by the blaze suspected to be of electrical origin. At least 700 students have been displaced from the school located in the village of ...

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Fire erupts in Office of the President

Fire erupted Wednesday afternoon at the Office of the President complex but the Head of State’s main office building was unaffected. Sources said an air conditioning unit caught afire, resulting in damage to an internal wall and a chair in the building housing the Office of Climate Change. Staffers used extinguishers to douse the blaze before the arrival of fire ...

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Ban looms on some ac units, fridges, freezers and gases

Air conditioning units, freezers and refrigerators that use Ozone Depleting Substances (ODS) will soon be banned and those intercepted will seized and the gases returned at the importers expense, officials said Wednesday. Users of those older types of appliances will not have to immediately replace theirs but it is expected that the new import rules will see a gradual phasing ...

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Qualfon expands in Guyana

Communications company, Qualfon, on Wednesday turned the sod for the construction of its Providence Complex, touted to be one of the largest worldwide. At a ceremony, the company’s CEO Mike Marrow stated that the campus would see some 6,000 new jobs being created over the next five years , a large addition to its existing 1,500 plus staff roster.  He ...

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Guyana, Venezuela to begin talks on treating illegal fishers

Guyanese and Venezuelan officials are preparing to formally crafting rules on how illegal fishermen and their vessels should be treated when caught in each other’s waters, officials said Wednesday. Demerara Waves Online News (www.demwaves.com) was told that the two sides have been exploring September 26 as a possible date for technical teams of the neighbouring South American countries to hold ...

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Murder suspect arrested while making assault report

A man, who went to a police station to report that he was assaulted, was held in connection with the early Wednesday morning stabbing death of another man. 20-year old Jamal Fernandes of 14 West La Penitence, Georgetown was stabbed in his abdomen.The incident occurred just outside Baroombar, North Road, Georgetown. Deputy Police Commissioner, Seelall Persaud said the assailant was ...

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Shot woman knew executed businessman

A woman, who turned up at a private city hospital with a gunshot wound, was Wednesday expected to be further questioned in connection with the gunning down of a man outside his Eccles, East Bank Demerara. Deputy Police Commissioner, Seelall Persaud said the woman admitted knowing Davis but claimed that she was shot and robbed while walking in Alexander Village ...

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