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Daily Archives: June 19, 2015

Relief supplies rushed to flood-hit Mahaicony creek

The non-governmental charitable organisation, Food for the Poor, on Thursday rushed relief supplies to flood-affected communities along the Mahaicony Creek, while health authorities embarked on an aggressive campaign to minimize the emergence of water-borne diseases. The flood has been caused by excessive rainfall in recent days, forcing authorities to release water from the East Demerara Water Conservancy to reduce pressure ...

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Prime Minister defends absence of Labour Ministry under new government

by Zena Henry Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo has defended government’s decision to incorporate the affairs of the country’s labour sector within the Ministry of Social Protection after the administration came in for stiff criticism by trade unionists. “When you protect labour, you protect the society, you protect the people.” He said that government has sought to umbrella all that must ...

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One confirmed dead as mining pit caves in at Region 8

by Zena Henry A 25-year-old man has been confirmed dead after the gold mining pit in which he was working in Region Eight collapsed, trapping him underneath. Commander of ‘F’ Division Courtney Ramsey told Demerara Waves Thursday June 17 that the dead man has been identified as Orlando Archer, of 65 South Turkeyen. He said the incident occurred, about 11:20hours ...

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