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UPDATE: Pregnant woman seriously injured in Ogle plane crash

A woman five months pregnant was seriously injured when a Cessna 206 aircraft crashed on take-off Saturday morning at the Ogle International Airport. She has been identified as Tamika Munroe, 23, of Cane Grove, East Coast Demerara. She was a passenger on the aircraft. The other passengers were Z. Ally (female) and R. Perreira (male). Demerara Waves Online News was told ...

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Gold miner seriously injured in pit cave-in

A mining pit collapsed Friday at Saint Elizabeth in Region Eight, critically injuring one miner.   James Henry,43, was late Friday night air-dashed to the city for emergency medical attention. He sustained injuries to his spine and lower back, according to well-placed sources.  Unconfirmed reports are that the man had been covered in the pit for at least 15 minutes.

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Secondary school girl swallows “rat poison” in suicide bid

Doctors at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) were up to late Friday night monitoring the condition of a 15-year old female Brickdam Secondary School student who ingested several carbon tablets this afternoon. Demerara Waves Online News was told that the young woman, who is preparing to sit the CSEC examinations this year, ingested the carbon tablets commonly referred to ...

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Man charged with murder of policeman

The man who allegedly grabbed a policeman’s service revolver, escaped and later shot dead another lawman who arrested him was Friday arraigned on a charge of murder. Delon Abrams was not required to plea to the indictable offence when he appeared before Chief Magistrate, Priya Sewnarine-Beharry. Police said he shot dead Detective Corporal, Seburn Elias at Alberttown, Georgetown on January ...

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Govt searches for sufficient stone

Authorities on Friday continued to address lingering concerns about stone shortage for the local construction sector during a meeting with quarry operators. The meeting with officials of the Natural Resources Ministry and the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC) came several months after a public spat between the Public Works Ministry and BK International over the availability of stone. Despite ...

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Vehicle importers may soon need radioactive-free certificates- Environment Minister

Importers of vehicles and vehicle spares from Japan may have to produce certificates showing that their imports are free from worrying levels of radioactive material, in the wake of a shipment of Guyana-bound spares being seized in Jamaica because of elevated levels of radiation. “We will have to require certificates that they are free from radioactive material. We will not ...

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Jamaica seizes “elevated” radiation Japanese spare parts destined for Guyana

(JAMAICA GLEANER).-Jamaica Customs authorities have revealed that in the last 13 months, tests conducted at the nation’s ports have confirmed the presence of higher-than-normal levels of radiation in two shipments from Japan. The most recent case, according to Assistant Commissioner of Customs Velma Ricketts, came last month when a trans-shipment container carrying used motor-vehicle parts destined for Guyana was scanned ...

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Granger mum on reasons for opposing substantive Chancellor, Chief Justice appointments

Opposition Leader, David Granger on Friday refused to divulge reasons not agreeing to the confirmation of Justices Carl Singh and Ian Chang as Chancellor and Chief Justice respectively. “The constitution doesn’t require me to divulge my reason,” he said. “The President didnt have to give me reasons for his nominations. I didnt have to give the President reasons for my ...

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Teenager, young man charged with murder of taxi driver

One teenager and a young adult were Thursday charged with the murder of a taxi driver whose body was dumped at Liliendaal, East Coast Demerara. Those charged are a 16-year old boy of Charlestown and 21-year old Michael Bishop of Albouystown, Georgetown. They are accused of the murder of Raphael Campbell of Beterverwagting, East Coast Demerara on January 5. The ...

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266 killed last year

Homicides and road accidents last year snuffed out the lives of 266 persons during 2013, compared to 249 during 2012, police said. Of the 154 homicides during last year, 24 were domestic related, 61 were related to disorderly behaviour, four were execution-type, 41 so far undetermined and 24 were committed during armed robberies.  For last year, there were 26 domestic ...

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