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Berbice to possibly face blackouts for two days

Electricity consumers in East and West Berbice will have to brace themselves for blackouts over the next two days after a vessel ran into the Guyana Power and Light’s (GPL) pump house at the Canefield power station, the company said in a statement. “During the interim period, the Company is forced to load shed during hours of peak demand, possibly ...

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Nine still in custody for Wakenaam /Meten-Meer-Zorg attacks

The Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) on Friday approved the continued detention of nine suspects in the brutal robberies at Wakenaam Island and Meten-Meer-Zorg, West Coast Demerara. Deputy Police Commissioner, Seelall Persaud said the eight others were expected to be released from custody. The DPP, Shalimar Ali-Hack has granted the police permission for the nine to remain in custody until ...

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AFC members defect to APNU

At least three important members of the Alliance For Change (AFC) have defected to A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) after sharp irreconcilable differences about campaign strategies and party management. The are Economist, Tarron Khemraj, businessman Rab Mukraj and Political Science Professor, Asquith Rose. Former soldier Malcolm Harripaul, who had long switched allegiance to the APNU, has been formally added ...

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Climate change mitigation earmarked as key area for EU funding

Guyana is treating climate change mitigation as one of its key concerns in talks with donor partners as it prepares for another billion-euro round of funding from the European Union. The media was Wednesday briefed on a two-day preparatory meeting ahead of the 11th European Development Fund [EDF] Programming Seminar for the Caribbean Region which opens on Thursday in Georgetown. ...

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Guyana-born man convicted for murder of adoptive mother

(SUN SENTINEL).-A Broward jury on Tuesday convicted a Pembroke Pines man of the murder of his adoptive mother, rejecting a defense claim that he had consensual sex with the victim and then passed out while someone else killed her. Gerard Lopes Belmonte, 23, was found guilty of second-degree murder after jurors deliberated for five hours Tuesday. He faces a maximum ...

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Minibus conductor dies, several hurt in collision

A minibus conductor was Tuesday night killed and 11 others injured when the vehicle he was working on collided with a car in Georgetown. He was identified as Gavin De Ali, 22, of Non Pariel, East Coast Demerara. The accident occurred at the intersection of Brickdam and Louisa Row. Eyewitnesses said a car “jumped” Brickdam and slammed into a Route ...

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“Frog Eye” wanted for Meten-Meer-Zorg killing; dead man’s gun fired at scene

The handgun allegedly found in possession of a man who the police gunned down at Meten-Meer-Zorg was used at the scene of the robbery-murder in that West Coast Demerara village, police said. Deputy Police Commissioner, Seelall Persaud said ballistic tests conducted on spent shells found at the scene of Vicky Namdar’s murder and robbery on September 11 matched the 9 ...

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City chamber tells govt to order BK’s stones

The Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) on Tuesday urged government to give BK International a fair chance to prove that it can satisfy local stone demand, in the wake of claims that there is a shortage. “In this particular case, the Ministry of Public Works should concede the benefit of the doubt to BK International and take the ...

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Crackdown on criminal network continues; several confess to Wakenaam, Meten-Meer-Zorg attacks

A major crackdown on a criminal network on the Essequibo Islands and West Coast Demerara continued overnight and several persons have confessed to a robbery-murder and armed robbery, police said. Deputy Police Commissioner, Seelall Persaud said a wanted bulletin would be issued for the suspected mastermind who fled into a cemetery at Meten Meer Zorg, West Coast Demerara and vanished ...

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