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Fuel tanker driver dies in accident

A resident from Kuru-Kuru, Linden-Soesdyke Highway, died yesterday morning when a fuel tanker he was driving capsized. The man has been identified as 34-year-old Atewick de Freitas. Police said the incident occurred at 134 kilometres, Buck Hall, Tapir Trail. Investigators were told that the fuel tanker, bearing registration number GVV 7176, was speeding, when de Freitas lost control. The vehicle ...

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Taxi driver accused of drunken driving dies in police lockups

An Essequibo Coast taxi driver, who was arrested on two counts of alleged drunken driving, was early Monday morning found dead in a lockup at the Suddie Police Station. The Guyana Police Force said 39-year old Lallbachan Bachan of 21 Maria’s Lodge, Essequibo Coast was “discovered lifeless” at about 6:10 am. Lawmen said Bachan was the lone prisoner in the ...

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Guyana-born New York policeman dies in car accident

Reproduced from News Day (New York) An off-duty New York City police officer killed Wednesday morning in a two-car accident in Lynbrook has been identified as Vincent Persaud of West Babylon, authorities said. Persaud, 31, who was stationed in the 101st Precinct in Far Rockaway, was on his way to work, driving west on Peninsula Boulevard at 6:45 a.m. when ...

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Money changer shot dead

A money changer was Tuesday morning shot dead outside Ashmin’s Store, High Street, Stabroek, Georgetown. Dead is 57-year old Prince Phillip Alleyne of 88 Grove Public Road, East Bank Demerara. Police said at about 10:35 Alleyne was shot and robbed by two men on a motorcycle both dressed in Muslim garb and armed with a handgun each. Alleyne was escorted ...

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Leptospirosis-related illness kills second Chinese national, two others discharged

A second Chinese manganese mining worker, who fell ill in northwestern Guyana, died Wednesday night while undergoing treatment for complications associated with leptospirosis, the Ministry of Public Health said. “We are saddened at the passing of another worker,” Chief Medical Officer (CMO), Dr. Shamdeo Persaud was quoted as saying in a ministry statement. Authorities also said two other workers have ...

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Chinese nationals with respiratory problems to be quarantined at West Dem hospital; Region 1 residents urged to seek medical attention if necessary

The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) said seven Chinese nationals who are suffering from a respiratory ailment, were due to be transferred to a regional hospital where they would be quarantined. Public Health Minister Volda Lawrence was quoted Sunday by government’s Department of Public Information as saying the patients were to be transferred to the West Demerara Regional Hospital in ...

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Update: Health authorities probe if respiratory infection killed 1 Chinese national, sickened 8 others

Health authorities were Saturday probing whether nine Chinese nationals in northwestern Guyana were suffering from a severe respiratory infection. Director of government’s Department of Public Information Imran Khan said Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Shamdeo Persaud informed that “they are investigating Severe Acute Respiratory Infection, not H1N1 specifically.” Khan said health authorities promised  to “provide a detailed report shortly”. Authorities refuted ...

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Pensioner burnt to death in East Demerara house fire

A 65-year old female pensioner was burnt to death by fire early Friday morning at her home in the village of Nonpareil, East Coast Demerara, police said. She was identified as Rovna Hassian. The blaze, believed to have been of electrical origin, destroyed the two-flat dwelling at 22 Nonpareil. Owned by Manzoor Rahaman, the house was insured with Apex Insurance ...

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Updated: Pilot dies in plane crash at Eteringbang

The pilot of a privately-owned single-engine plane died Thursday evening when the aircraft exploded on landing at the Eteringbang airstrip in western Guyana, the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) confirmed. “The accident occurred at approximately 17:45h. According to reports reaching the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), the lone occupant of the aircraft has perished. The GCAA will provide more details ...

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