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One killed, six injured in Matthew’s Ridge accident

Last Updated on Saturday, 26 December 2015, 21:01 by GxMedia A 17-year old boy was Wednesday afternoon killed and his brother seriously injured after a truck returning from a gold mine toppled off a hill in the North West District. Dead is 17-year old Leandre Perez of Citrus Grove, Port Kaituma. His brother, 28-year old Anil Singh, was air-dashed to ...

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NICIL defends cheap lease for Marriott Hotel land

Last Updated on Saturday, 26 December 2015, 21:01 by GxMedia The Guyana government’s holding company on Wednesday dismissed suggestions by veteran politician Desmond Trotman that the 99-year lease for land on which the Marriott Hotel is being built is a giveaway to government “lackeys”. The National Industrial Commercial and Industrial Investments Limited (NICIL) denied that the 99-year lease of the ...

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Fire leaves three sick men homeless

Last Updated on Saturday, 26 December 2015, 21:01 by GxMedia Three men were Wednesday afternoon rendered homeless when fire destroyed their shack on the Plaisance Railway Embankment opposite the village market. No one was injured. Investigators believe a bed-ridden man whose name was given as Hubert Nathaniel Critchlow might know how the blaze started. Another of the occupants name was ...

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Updated: American woman arrested with cocaine at CJIA

Last Updated on Saturday, 26 December 2015, 21:01 by GxMedia A 25-year old female American student was Wednesday afternoon arrested after 4.5 kilogrammes of cocaine were found in her suitcase. Briana Ashley was an outgoing passenger on a Caribbean Airlines (CAL) flight to New York when Customs Anti Narcotics Unit (CANU) agents discovered the illicit substance in a false bottom ...

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US probing another visa racket at embassy in Guyana

Last Updated on Saturday, 26 December 2015, 21:01 by GxMedia The United States (US) is probing another visa racket allegedly involving another Consular Officer, the State Department has confirmed. “The Department of State is aware of allegations of improprieties relating to a Consular Officer formerly assigned to Georgetown, Guyana,” according to a statement issued through the embassy here. The State ...

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Caribbean Airlines cargo flight makes precautionary landing

Last Updated on Saturday, 26 December 2015, 21:01 by GxMedia A Caribbean Airlines (CAL) cargo flight made precautionary landing at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) because of a reported fire in the wheel well, sources said. ABX Air, CAL’s cargo flight, departed CJIA at 10:52 AM destined for Trinidad’s Piarco International Airport. Flight number CAL 973 reported that there ...

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Court blocks GECOM from ruling on Boodoo’s contract

Last Updated on Saturday, 26 December 2015, 21:01 by GxMedia The High Court has granted an injunction barring the GECOM Commissioners from pronouncing on whether the contract of former Chief Elections Officer Gocool Boodoo should be renewed. Information reaching Demerara Waves Online News state that the Commission was served with the writ around 12.55 PM Tuesday, five minutes before a ...

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