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Updated: Man killed on Port Kaituma road identified

The body of a man, who was killed, was recovered during the pre-dawn hours of Monday on the Port Kaituma Road. Police identified the man as Steve George, 37, of Four Miles, Port Kaituma. Persaud said the man was lashed with an object because his chin was broken, teeth missing and there was a laceration to the neck. The body ...

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Merundoi focusses on garbage problem

Merundoi, the popular radio serial drama, will from Monday focus on how to best grapple with the garbage crisis facing several communities across the country The non-governmental organisation appealed for funds to help support Season 4 from the time the radio drama hits the airwaves from Monday September 2, 2013. “Merundoi Incorporated is a Behaviour Change Communication NGO and invites ...

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Fire guts Da Silva’s House of Optics

A Sunday afternoon fire has gutted Da Silva’s House of Optics, one of the oldest wooden buildings in the city. The fire began around 1 PM at the Middle Street, Georgetown location which is used as both a business and place of residence. Demerara Waves Online News (www.demwaves) understands that two women and a one year old child were asleep ...

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Venezuela- Guyana direct flights coming soon

A Venezuelan airline is to begin flying directly to Guyana and will eventually expand to the wider Caribbean, officials said Saturday. In a joint declaration signed by Guyana’s President, Donald Ramotar and the President of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro, they agreed to establish a direct air link through CONVIASA airline. The carrier has the capacity to transport seventy passengers twice weekly, ...

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Venezuela, Guyana agree to renew UN Good Officer’s tenure

Guyana and Venezuela on Saturday agreed to ask International Relations Professor, Norman Girvan to continue as the United Nations (UN) Good Officer to settle the border controversy between the two South American countries. The announcement was made during Venezuela’s President, Nicolas Maduro’s first official visit to Guyana where he met with the country’s President, Donald Ramotar. “We also agreed to ...

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Updated: Policeman’s wife killed in house

Police are investigating the suspected murder of a woman whose home was later torched by the perpetrators at Diamond housing scheme today. The woman has been identified as 36-year old Sirmattie Ramnaress of  2430, 21st Diamond Housing Scheme, East Bank Demerara. The woman’s husband- Police Sergeant Bailey of Vigilance Police Station, East Coast Demerara- was assisting investigators as they comb ...

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Growth projections revised downwards as sugar takes hit

The government has revised downwards the projected domestic economic growth for the year as a result of the poor showing of sugar up to the mid-year mark. This was disclosed by Minister of Finance Dr. Ashni Singh at a news conference Friday night where he added that there had been robust growth outside of the sugar sector. “The full year ...

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Youth unemployment is a “time bomb” – APNU

Opposition Leader David Granger says the country is sitting on a “time bomb” where youth unemployment is concerned with the government applying band aids to a chronic problem. He was speaking at an APNU news conference on Friday where he cited a decade-old International Labour Organisation survey which found that 44 percent of the working age population was not “economically ...

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Lightning shocks sugar workers

Lightning shocked at least seven sugar workers at Blairmont estate, West Coast Berbice Friday morning and they were rushed to a nearby hospital, according to sources. A number of the field workers were rendered unconscious but they later recovered at the Fort Wellington Hospital. No one was killed. The men were loading a punt at the time of the incident. ...

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Father allegedly assaults baby, threatens stepson

A man, who allegedly assaulted his eight-month old baby , was Friday granted bail when he appeared in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court. Police alleged that Anthony Francisco on August 20 at 158 Laing Avenue assaulted his eight month old daughter and allegedly threatening his 19-year old stepson. The prosecutor objected to bail stating that the facts state that he dealt ...

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