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Two children perish in fire; mother, child burnt

Two children died in an early Sunday morning fire and their mother and brother were hospitalised with burns, according to Fire Chief Marlon Gentle. Police identified the deceased as Adam Marshall, 11 years and Shania Marshall, 8 years. Those injured are Odessa Thomas, 36 years, and her unnamed 13-year-old child. They were admitted to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) ...

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Wounded body of semi-nude fisherman found on friend’s bridge

The wounded and semi-nude body of a fish vendor was Saturday found on his friend’s bridge at Westminster, Parfaite Harmonie, West Bank Demerara, police said. The dead man has been identified as 55-year old Robert Manner of 5737 West Minister. Police have since held his friend, 33-year old Kapil Datt, for questioning because it was on his bridge that Manner’s ...

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Body of man who killed children found

The body of the man, who hacked his children to death last month at their East Bank Essequibo home, was Saturday found hanging, police said. The skeletal remains of the body of 26-year old Richard Lord were found hanging from a tree in a desolate and thickly vegetated area of the village of Zeelugt where he, his wife and two ...

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UG Council accepts Prof. Samad’s resignation

The University of Guyana (UG) is to advertise for a new Director of its Tain Campus, all but scuttling hopes of a return by Professor Daizal Samad. The professor submitted his resignation early last month at is expected to take effect from October 4. He is reported as saying that relations between him and officials at the Turkeyen campus have ...

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Mark Phillips promoted to Brigadier, to be new GDF Chief

(GINA) President Donald Ramotar, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces and Chairman of the Defence Board has approved the promotion of Colonel Mark Phillips to Brigadier. He has identified the Brigadier as the Chief -of -Staff designate and Chairman of the Joint Services Coordination Council, to assume the command and control of the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) on the retirement of ...

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G.L.O.W. Girls participate in 3rd annual leadership camp

GEORGETOWN – U.S. Peace Corps Volunteers organized Guyana’s third Camp G.L.O.W. (Girls Leading Our World) at the Kuru-Kuru Cooperative College, Linden Soesdyke Highway from August 12 to 19, 2013, the American embassy said in a statement. Approximately 75 young girls ages 13 to 17 from across Guyana participated in activities that focused on teamwork, building self-esteem, goal-setting, decision-making, and creating ...

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West Demerara water supply to be disrupted

The Guyana Water Incorporated (GWI) on Friday announced that several villages on the West Bank Demerara will suffer a five-day disruption in potable water supply. The utility company said the service disruption from August 26 to August 30 is to facilitate urgent maintenance at the L’oratoire Well Station, West Bank Demerara. The villages to be affected are: Recht Door Zee, ...

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Guysuco will satisfy local demand

Guyana is producing sufficient sugar to satisfy local demand, despite low production due to bad weather and poor turnout by cane harvesters, according to a senior official. Chief Executive Officer of the Guyana Sugar Corporation (Guysuco), Paul Bhim said enough sugar was being produced to guarantee supply of the 24,000 tons to the local market. Guyana has in the past ...

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Education in “state of emergency,” set up inquiry – APNU

The APNU is calling for the establishment of a Commission of Inquiry to investigate what it says is the unsatisfactory performance of the education sector. At a news conference on Friday APNU Chairman David Granger listed a number of shortcomings including poor learning environment, teacher indiscipline, dropouts and the performance disparity between the public and private schools. “APNU is concerned, ...

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