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Daily Archives: August 12, 2020

Updated: Four killed in East Coast Demerara smash-up

Four persons were killed in a road accident involving a car and a lorry on the Montrose Public Road, East Coast Demerara, police said. Those dead are the driver of the car Chris Bradshaw, 35, of Queenstown, Georgetown, Lynden Pryce, 54, of South Vryheid’s Lust East Coast Demerara, an unidentified woman and an unidentified man each believed to be about ...

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3 dead in East Coast Demerara accident -police

Three persons were late Wesnesday afternoon killed in an accident on the Le Ressouvenir Public Road, East Coast Demerara, police said. The names of the victims were not immediately available. Police say at about 5:55 p.m., the accident between a motor lorry and a car occurred on the roadway. If you have any more information or pictures about this accident ...

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Govt to establish committee to look at protecting Georgetown against floods

by Samuel Sukhnandan Government plans to give serious attention to protecting Guyana’s capital city, Georgetown, from rising sea levels by establishing an inter-ministerial committee to look at developing a plan to address the issue. This announcement was made by Minister of Local Government and Regional Development Nigel Dharamlall who said that it is the view and mandate of the new ...

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Govt plans to modenise, professionalise public sector -Minister Parag

Samuel Sukhnandan In light of a rapidly changing global environment and an increasing demand for government services, efforts will be made to modernise and professionalise the public sector, Minister of Public Service Ms. Sonia Parag has said. Ms. Parag told News Talk Radio 103.1 FM/Demerara Waves Online News that the new government plans to provide efficient benefits now and in the future for ...

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Politics affected Guyana’s COVID-19 fight -former Health Minister Lawrence

by Samuel Sukhnandan Former Health Minister Volda Lawrence has claimed that politics played a major role in the increased cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Guyana because certain persons had not cooperated fully with the David Granger-led  administration. Ms Lawrence who appeared on the A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance for Change (APNU+AFC) live social media programme on Tuesday gave ...

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Foreign Affairs Minister COVID-19 positive; all Cabinet members to be tested -President Ali

by Samuel Sukhnandan President Irfaan Ali on Wednesday announced that newly-appointed Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Hugh Todd has tested positive for the deadly COVID-19 virus and that all members of his Cabinet would now have to be tested and work remotely. The Guyanese Head of State said he has since advised Mr Todd to inform all individuals ...

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Guyana asks Canada for help to review Payara oil field project

Guyana has asked Canada for help in reviewing the Payara oil field project before government approves the development plan to allow for ExxonMobil to issue its Final Investment Decision (FID), President Irfaan Ali said Tuesday. “We are in the process of engaging an international expert to do that review on the work that has been done so far,” he said. ...

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