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Orphanages, indigent homes to pay less for water

Last Updated on Thursday, 26 December 2019, 11:45 by Writer Orphanages and homes for the poor and needy have been granted water tariff concessions by the Guyana Water Incorporated (GWI), the utility company announced. GWI says it has assigned a minimum daily per capita consumption of 220 litres (0.220m3). The concession is 50 percent of the expected daily per capita ...

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Man stabbed to death early Boxing Day

Last Updated on Thursday, 26 December 2019, 11:26 by Writer A man, who was earlier seen staggering in La Penitence, Georgetown, was early Boxing Day – Thursday – stabbed to death by two males who fled the scene, police said. He is 32-year-old Israel McKenzie, a labourer, of 74 Middle Road, La Penitence. No one has been arrested. Guyana Police ...

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Stabbed, decomposed body of 16-year old Brazilian boy found in Lethem

Last Updated on Thursday, 26 December 2019, 11:21 by Writer The badly decomposed body of a 16-year-old Brazilian boy was discovered on the Guyana side of the Takatu River, days after he did not return to his home in the neighbouring Brazilian township of Bonfim in the state of Roraima, Guyanese police said. Police in Guyana believe Oduan Macio Junior ...

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Fire destroys fishermen’s outboard engines, gear

Last Updated on Thursday, 26 December 2019, 11:12 by Writer Fire of unknown origin Christmas afternoon – Wednesday – destroyed outboard engines and fishing gear that were in several shacks near the Ogle seawall, police said. The fire occurred at about 5:45 p.m. at Ogle Street in one of the shacks used by fishermen and boat owners to store their ...

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6 Christmas Day newborns at Georgetown Public Hospital

Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 December 2019, 18:45 by Writer There were six Christmas Day 2019 newborns at the Georgetown Public Hospital, Guyana’s major public health institution. The Department of Public Information says four of the babies were brought into the world by natural birth while the remaining two were birthed via cesarean section. The first mother to give birth ...

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Gold miner slashed to death, companion injured

Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 December 2019, 18:42 by Writer A young gold miner was Christmas Eve night stabbed to death and a male companion has been seriously injured. Police say they have arrested a “person of interest”. The dead man has been identified as 19-year-old Neville Moonsammy of Four Miles Main Access Road, Port Kaituma, North West District. He ...

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Cane harvester arrested for Christmas Eve killing

Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 December 2019, 15:16 by Writer A Christmas Eve night gambling game in Corentyne turned deadly when a 27-year-old was killed at about 10 o’clock. Police reported that Steven ‘Shabba’ Lewis of 29 Portuguese Quarters succumbed to head and mouth injuries during an incident at the Rose Hall Town Public Road, Corentyne. A cane harvester of ...

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Updated: Suspect in stabbing death of Corentyne driver arrested

Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 December 2019, 17:53 by Denis Chabrol Police in East Berbice- Corentyne have captured a prime suspected killer only known as ‘Babba’, hours after he allegedly stabbed to death a driver of Rose Hall, Corentyne. Dead is 30-year old Carlos ‘Tony’ Williams of  267 Rose Hall Reef, Corentyne Berbice Two other people, including the dead man’s ...

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Improved governance expected under revised APNU+AFC accord

Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 December 2019, 1:33 by Writer Chairman of A Partnership for National Unity (APNU), David Granger said Tuesday’s signing of a revised political agreement with the Alliance For Change (AFC) has set the stage for improving the running of Guyana. “The Coalition parties had worked well together and this revised Accord would lay the foundation for ...

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APNU, AFC sign revised political agreement secretly

Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 December 2019, 19:19 by Writer The revised political agreement, Cummingsburg Accord, between A Partnership for National Unity and the Alliance For Change was Tuesday signed secretly by top representatives of the two political parties. No media advisory was issued for the event that was held at State House, the official residence of Guyana’s President. No ...

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December 2019