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Daily Archives: September 2, 2015

Contractor ordered to fix defective section of East Bank Berbice road

The East Bank Berbice (EBB) Road, which has been a headache for residents, has been rehabilitated but still has numerous defects that the contractor first has to fix before he hands over the thoroughfare to government, the Ministry of Public Infrastructure said Wednesday. The road project cost GY $393.9M. Work commenced in November 2014 and was completed in June.  The ...

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No trace of woman missing at Kaieteur; search continues

The search continued Wednesday with no trace up of a Guyanese woman who was reported missing while visiting Kaieteur National Park with eight other persons. A senior police officer, who is directly connected with the search, said up to 6:57 PM he had received no information from a search party that was joined by other persons who are familiar with ...

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‘Red Cap’ alleged killer charged

A 19-year old man was Wednesday arraigned for the murder of  a Tiger Bay, Georgetown resident  well-known as Red Cap. Christopher Stanley was not required to plea when the indictable charge was read to him by Magistrate Ann McLennan. He was remanded to prison until September 15, 2015. Stanley, who was not represented by a lawyer, is accused of the ...

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Brazilian caught with fake ATM cards; withdrew monies from city bank

A Brazilian man was Wednesday arrested with several fake Automatic Teller Machines (ATM) cards, two of which he had used to withdraw money from a city commercial bank, the Head of the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) , Senior Superintendent Wendell Blanhum confirmed. Sources said moments after the man returned to make a second withdrawal, he was apprehended by the bank’s ...

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National Tree Planting Initiative launched in Board Room

The Ministry of Agriculture on Wednesday launched a National Tree Planting Initiative in its Board Room, away from fork and mud. Instead, several plants were handed over to the Georgetown Municipality’s Town Clerk, Royston King in plastic bags. The Ministry of Agriculture said the National Tree Planting Initiative is part of efforts in investing in a Green Economy to enhance ...

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GTT, Cable and Wireless to offer high-end services to businesses; GTT unveils new logo

The Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company (GTT) and Cable and Wireless Communications (CWC) are Thursday expected to hold talks on how companies here can benefit from secure data storage and other high-end facilities. “Cable and Wireless has some services and some advantages that we don’t have to make GTT services better, to bring more to the customers, to bring more ...

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Indigenous language preservation and use plan announced

President David Granger Tuesday night announced a raft of measures aimed at salvaging dying Amerindian languages, a move that was immediately welcomed by the Amerindian Peoples Association (APA). Addressing the opening of Indigenous Peoples Heritage Month 2015 at the Sophia Exhibition Complex compound under the theme “Preserving Our Customs and Traditions,” the Guyanese leader said a soon to be established ...

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Female visitor to Kaieteur Falls presumed missing; tours suspended

Police were Tuesday night probing a report that a female Guyanese visitor to Kaieteur National Park has gone missing. Minister responsible for the Environment, Raphael Trotman told Demerara Waves Online News that all tourism-related flights to the Kaieteur National Park have been suspended to allow investigators and a search party to locate the woman. Trotman said the woman was part ...

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