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Daily Archives: September 23, 2013

Coast Guard rescues fishermen struck by pirates

Ten fishermen attacked and by pirates and left adrift of the Essequibo Coast in the Pomeroon area were rescued by the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) Coast Guard on Sunday, authorities said. The GDF and police are said  to be conducting a probe into the two incidents but so far the Guyana Police Force has not issued any statement about the ...

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GPL blocks garbage dumpers from Sophia substation access road

The Guyana Power and Light Inc. (GPL) on Monday said it has taken steps to block persons from dumping and burning rubbish on an access road to the new Sophia Substation, saying that such activity could disrupt power supply. “As part of the measures taken to deter the public from further engaging in the illegal dumping and burning of garbage ...

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AIDS patient-care centre closes after funding dries up

Drying up of American cash from the President’s Emergency Plan For AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) has resulted in the closure of a care and treatment facility for Persons Living With AIDS (PLWAs), Demerara Waves was told that the Roman Catholic-run St. Vincent De Paul Centre on Princess Street, Werk-en-Rust closed its doors on August 31, six months after management was told ...

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Pastor’s son dies in collision

The son of a pastor was early Monday morning killed in collision between two cars in Georgetown. The dead man has been identified as 34-year old Joel Baynes of Golden Grove, East Coast Demerara. He was the son of Reverend Franklyn Baynes of the Mount Olivet Wesleyan Church, Nabaclis, East Coast Demerara. The husband and father of two children was ...

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Guyana’s agoutis, wildhogs to stock TT wildfarm

(TRINIDAD NEWSDAY).-Live wild animals, including agoutis and wildhogs, will be imported from Guyana to stock a model wildfarm at Brigand Hill, Manzanilla. Minister of the Environment and Water Resources, Ganga Singh Sunday paid a visit to the facility which belongs to the Zoological Society of Trinidad and Tobago (ZSTT). The wildfarm will be a joint exercise with the Ministry of ...

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