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Monthly Archives: March 2018

Bandits shot dead; guns, ammo, stolen animals, other items recovered

Two suspected bandits were shot dead and two others were arrested Friday morning shortly after they held three male labourers at gunpoint  and stole several items. The Guyana Police Force said the robbery occurred at a ranch house at Potocco Creek, Berbice River. Dead are 37-year old Indarjit ‘Danny’ Sham of Betsy Ground Village ,East Canje and 21-year old Amar ...

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Shelters opened for flood-affected West Demerara residents

Guyana’s Civil Defence Commission has set up two temporary relief centres at the Uitvlugt Community Centre and the Uitvlugt Secondary School. Acting Director-General of the CDC, Lt.Col. Kester Craig said the centres would house residents affected by the flooding and would provide breakfast, lunch and dinner. Craig told Demerara Waves that 33 households at Stewartville, with an estimate of five persons ...

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Thick black substance on Georgetown seashore not from Exxon’s operations

ExxonMobil on Friday said a thick black substance that has showed up in seawater and on the Kingston, Georgetown operations has absolutely nothing to do with its oil exploration operations 200 miles offshore Guyana. ‘We can confirm there was no operational upset related to ExxonMobil’s operations offshore Guyana. The substance found in the Kingston seashore, Georgetown area is not a ...

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Den Amstel Health Centre on 24 hr shift system following flooding at Leonora Cottage Hospital

The Leonora Cottage Hospital has been closed temporarily as a result of severe flooding caused by extremely high tides that ripped off a section of the Uitvlugt Seawall, officials said. Region Three officials and the Minister within the Ministry of Public Health, Dr. Karen Cummings took the decision to temporarily close the Leonora Diagnostic Centre following flooding of the facility’s ...

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Emergency response teams deployed to flood-hit West Demerara villages; high tide breaks down seawall

Extremely high spring tides early Friday morning broke away a section of the West Coast Demerara seawall, resulting in severe flooding to several villages. Public Infrastructure Minister, David Patterson urged residents to take the necessary precautions because more high tides are expected. “Take precautions for the rest of the weekend, since the spring tide continues,” he said. He told Demerara ...

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EPA probing thick black substance on Georgetown seashore

Guyana’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is said to be probing the appearance of a thick black substance at the the Kingston seashore ,Georgetown area in the vicinity of the Marriott and Pegasus Hotels, sources said. A source said the semi-autonomous entity was aware of the phenomenon and that an investigation has since been launched. The official declined to say what ...

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Lindo Creek Inquiry: Detective saw pile of burnt bones, flesh

Retired Guyana Police Force Detective Sergeant, Clemsford Burnette on Thursday testified spotting a pile of burnt human remains and important documents at Lindo Creek, Upper Berbice River in June 2008. “On checking, I found there were human remains. There were skeleton bones, parts of skull and a kind of flesh that wasn’t burnt properly,” he said under questioning by the ...

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President’s Ministry hails Raphael Trotman’s “sterling” contribution to Guyana’s oil sector

The Ministry of the Presidency has refuted reports that Minister of Natural Resources, Raphael Trotman has been stripped of responsibility for the petroleum sector and has instead singled out his contribution to laying the groundwork for the fast-growing oil and gas sector. “The Natural Resources Minister has provided sterling leadership in the development of the sector and it is under ...

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