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Daily Archives: July 13, 2013

Boat capsizes in Cuyuni, no one perishes

Several miners, who were involved in a boat accident near Matouk Falls, Cuyuni River, were rescued from the dangerous rapids, officials said early Saturday evening. “In relation to the river mishap in the Cuyuni River, be informed that all the persons who were in the vessel have been accounted for,” Guyana Police Force spokesman Ivelaw Whittaker said in a brief ...

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AFC calls for mass street protests

The Alliance For Change (AFC) is calling for mass street protests to oust the Peoples Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) administration from power. AFC Chairman Nigel Hughes punctuated his entire speech at a public meeting in Kitty, Georgetown with appeals for agitation against ills such as corruption and bad governance. In apparent reference to A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) and ...

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Two shot at Bartica night spot

Two persons were shot at a Bartica night spot and police have seized the handgun from which the rounds were discharged. Injured are 18-year old Keshana Barnes of Farm, East Bank Essequibo and the licensed firearm holder, 23-year old Tyrone Lewis of Bartica. Barnes was struck on her right foot and Lewis shot himself to his buttocks. They are patients ...

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Updated: Truck driver perishes in Rupununi mishap

A truck driver was killed Friday night when he was trying to salvage the vehicle that slipped over the edge of a bridge as the the Rupununi river was overflowing its banks. Relatives identify him as 24-year old Dwayne Sancho Williams of Lethem. He was the son of Sydney Sancho. The incident occurred around 9 PM.A Citizen Reporter, who went ...

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New rules for mobile music vendors

Music vendors will soon have to remodel their carts and operate a centralized location to help curb noise nuisance and traffic congestion in the capital, Georgetown. “You have to be prepared to compromise to continue your business,” Transport Minister Robeson Benn told the estimated 30 vendors who attended Friday afternoon’s meeting at the St. Stanislaus College auditorium. “The bottom line ...

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Gov’t going ahead with CJIA expansion

Government intends to go ahead with the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) expansion project in light of the fact that the hefty sum of US$20M has already been invested for mobilisation, field and laboratory works, Minister of Public Works, Robeson Benn said on Friday. The project represents the latest of government’s ongoing efforts to transform and modernise the infrastructural landscape ...

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Timehri airport “squatters” reject Yarrowkabra house-lots

Residents of Timehri North would not be removing from airport lands, despite the availability of 350 house-lots at Yarrowkabra so that they can remove to make way for the expansion of the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA). “No one has said anything to us and we have not been privy to any of the decisions or the processes and we ...

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