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Daily Archives: November 1, 2013

CANU officers sent on leave to facilitate probe

Several officers of the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) have been sent on leave in connection with a case about a shipment of cocaine in star apples, a senior official said Friday. CANU’s Head, James Singh declined to name or provide the exact number of anti-drug agents who were sent on administrative leave two weeks ago. “I want to assure that ...

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US-registered plane in second incident on Wakenaam

A United States (US)-registered plane that crash-landed on Wakenaam two years ago again suffered a similar fate on that Essequibo Island on Friday shortly after it was repaired, according to sources. Director General of the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), Zulfikar Mohammed told Demerara Waves Online News ( that engineers had done some work on the Cessna 152 plane and ...

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Update: One soldier dead, three injured in road accident

Guyana Defence Force Lieutenant Ronald Gonsalves died and three of his colleagues were hospitalised after they were involved in a vehicular accident Friday afternoon on Mandela Avenue, Georgetown. The 31-year old Gonsalves hailed from the bauxite mining town of Linden. Sources said he died from a punctured lung. The others who were injured are Lieutenant (CG) John Flores Jr. of ...

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Guyana could lose millions after slippage in Norway forest preservation deal

Guyana stands to lose at least US$20 million from the forest conservation fund because the South American country has lost more of its Amazon forest mainly to gold mining, Natural Resources Minister Robert Persaud said Friday. He, however, emphasized that the 3rd National Report on Deforestation from January 2012 to October 2013 has to be verified first before confirmation on ...

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Zoo road being rebuilt

The Ministry of Natural Resources and the Environment, through the Protected Areas Commission, has commenced the rehabilitation of the entrance road to the Guyana Zoological Park. The ministry says work is expected to take three months and address issues of flooding and erosion common to the previous road.  This project is part of a larger effort to rehabilitate and modernize ...

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Education Ministry rewards outstanding performers at national and regional exams

The cream of the crop of the 2013 National and Regional examinations were recognised and rewarded for their sterling performance on Thursday at an award ceremony held at the National Cultural Centre. This annual ceremony recognises the best performers at all tiers of the education system including National Grade Six Assessment (NGSA), Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC), Guyana Technical Education ...

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