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Daily Archives: May 19, 2014

Slumped gold price dents MACORP; company hopes better excavator will widen market share

The slump in gold prices in recent months is taking its toll on a number of companies including Machinery Corporation of Guyana (MACORP), the local agent for Caterpillar, but that company hopes that a new line of excavators suitable for conditions here will help it bounce back. MACORP’s Marketing Manager, Lyndon Bentinck conceded that with the decline of gold from ...

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Updated: Four prisoners escape, one recaptured

One of four prisoners, who escaped while at te Georgetown Magistrates’ Court, was Monday afternoon recapatured. Police are on the manhunt for the other three, according to top police sources. Crime Chief, Senior Superintendent Leslie James said the men escaped after removing the grill work from a ventilation at the court’s holding cell. Another police source identified the recaptured prisoner ...

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“Emergency” blackout in Demerara due to mechanical problems

The Guyana Power and Light Inc. (GPL) on Monday announced that several areas would be without electricity until later in the day because of two of its generators have developed “mechanical difficulties” at the same time that another unit at Kingston is being overhauled. The power company hopes to restore normal power supply by 1 PM today. GPL explained that ...

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Conflicting accounts about whether beaten American ex-servicewoman was booked to travel

In the wake of alleged police brutality meted out to an American ex-servicewoman at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA), there are conflicting accounts about whether the woman was booked to travel on a Caribbean Airlines flight to Miami last Saturday. Police Commissioner, Seelall Persaud told Demerara Waves Online News on Monday that an internal investigation has so far revealed ...

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Africanised bees kill retired handwriting expert

The one-time lone handwriting expert in the Guyana Police Force (GPF) died on Sunday after he was stung by Africanised bees while weeding his backyard , a source said. He has been identified as Retired Sergeant Ivor Thomas of Fellowship, West Coast Demerara. Thomas was rendered unconscious and was rushed to the Leonora Diagnostic Centre where he succumbed. He was ...

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Updated: Two soldiers shot at Tacama

Two soldiers were Sunday afternoon shot and injured accidentally at the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) Tacama Training School, Berbice, the army confirmed. The injured are Lt Othneil Hope and Recruit Vernon Harding. Both ranks are currently at the GPHC receiving treatment for their injuries. The GDF said that approximately 4:30 PM, two ranks stationed at the Colonel John Clarke Military ...

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