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Daily Archives: January 11, 2014

March against slothful police probes into killing of homosexuals

“Sex workers rights are human rights”, “Sex work is work,”, “LGBT rights are human rights”,  “Anti-man rights are human rights” and “We want to justice,” were among the chants by members of the transgender and sex worker community who marched through sections of Georgetown to demand justice for the number of gays who were killed last year. The march was ...

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Guyana to lift its “no mining” policy in New River after surveys

Guyana’s government and opposition are at one on the territorial sovereignty of the New River area but Minister of Natural Resources and the Environment, Robert Persaud says it will lift its “no-mining” policy for that area only after the mineral-make up is known. Persaud’s comments came almost two weeks after a Guyana-registered company, Muri Brasil, scrapped plans to carry out ...

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UPDATE: Pregnant woman seriously injured in Ogle plane crash

A woman five months pregnant was seriously injured when a Cessna 206 aircraft crashed on take-off Saturday morning at the Ogle International Airport. She has been identified as Tamika Munroe, 23, of Cane Grove, East Coast Demerara. She was a passenger on the aircraft. The other passengers were Z. Ally (female) and R. Perreira (male). Demerara Waves Online News was told ...

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Gold miner seriously injured in pit cave-in

A mining pit collapsed Friday at Saint Elizabeth in Region Eight, critically injuring one miner.   James Henry,43, was late Friday night air-dashed to the city for emergency medical attention. He sustained injuries to his spine and lower back, according to well-placed sources.  Unconfirmed reports are that the man had been covered in the pit for at least 15 minutes.

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Secondary school girl swallows “rat poison” in suicide bid

Doctors at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) were up to late Friday night monitoring the condition of a 15-year old female Brickdam Secondary School student who ingested several carbon tablets this afternoon. Demerara Waves Online News was told that the young woman, who is preparing to sit the CSEC examinations this year, ingested the carbon tablets commonly referred to ...

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Man charged with murder of policeman

The man who allegedly grabbed a policeman’s service revolver, escaped and later shot dead another lawman who arrested him was Friday arraigned on a charge of murder. Delon Abrams was not required to plea to the indictable offence when he appeared before Chief Magistrate, Priya Sewnarine-Beharry. Police said he shot dead Detective Corporal, Seburn Elias at Alberttown, Georgetown on January ...

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Govt searches for sufficient stone

Authorities on Friday continued to address lingering concerns about stone shortage for the local construction sector during a meeting with quarry operators. The meeting with officials of the Natural Resources Ministry and the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC) came several months after a public spat between the Public Works Ministry and BK International over the availability of stone. Despite ...

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