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Daily Archives: July 3, 2013

One killed, six injured in Matthew’s Ridge accident

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 a city hospital. Singh, who was conscious, sustained severe chest ...

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NICIL defends cheap lease for Marriott Hotel land

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 6.886 acres of land on Battery Road, Kingston, Georgetown to ...

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Fire leaves three sick men homeless

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 given only as David. The three men were described as ...

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Updated: American woman arrested with cocaine at CJIA

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 of her suitcase. She was arrested, questioned and eventually transported ...

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US probing another visa racket at embassy in Guyana

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 Department did not provide specifics of the allegation or the ...

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Caribbean Airlines cargo flight makes precautionary landing

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 was fire in the wheel well at 10:56 and by ...

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Court blocks GECOM from ruling on Boodoo’s contract

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 meeting to address the issue was scheduled to begin. DemWaves ...

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