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Daily Archives: July 20, 2013

Veteran Guyanese actor dies in the US

Guyanese actor and storyteller, Maurice Braithwaite died in the United States where he had been living for several decades. He was 71. The Guyana Cultural Association (GCA) on Saturday said the man who acted as “Mentore” in the radio serial,  “Tides of Susanburg”, passed away. Francis Quamina Farrier, who wrote and directed that radio play, on Saturday said Braithwaite’s passing ...

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Coastlanders put on flood alert due to rain, high tide

Guyanese living along the densely populated coastline were Saturday warned to brace themselves for flooding due to a combination of heavy rainfall and spring tide. “We advise that wet conditions with possible flooding in low lying areas that wet conditions with possible flooding in low lying areas when rain is coupled with spring tide event will prevail,” the Ministry of ...

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AFC wants IDB’s Amaila Project okay before raising debt ceiling

The Alliance For Change (AFC) says it is prepared to pass the hydro-electric bill it opposed on Thursday but that it needs more guarantees before it okays a motion to raise the debt ceiling.  At a news conference on Friday party executive Moses Nagamootoo said they had indicated their support for the bill Hydro Electric Power (Amendment) Bill 2013 but ...

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LIAT begins flights to Ogle from Monday

Regional airline LIAT on Saturday announced that it would shortly commence scheduled services to and from the Ogle International Airport in Guyana. Effective Monday July 22, LIAT will operate a daily flight from Barbados to Ogle with a daily return service. Flight LI 521 will depart the Grantley Adams International Airport at 12:30 pm daily, arriving at Ogle at 2:20 pm. The return ...

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Port Kaituma woman stabbed by partner

A woman was Friday night stabbed by her common-law husband and admitted a patient at the Port Kaituma Hospital, authorities said. The incident occurred at the Port Kaituma bus park. The woman should have been air-dashed to the city for treatment of stab wounds to one of her arms and her abdomen.  At the centre of the dispute, is her ...

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