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Daily Archives: August 19, 2020

PPP cuts back on ‘old guard’ faces in parliament

The People’s Progressive Party (PPP) on Wednesday cut back on the ‘old guard’ faces to become parliamentarians, a day after A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) also announced that it has dropped several of its older seasoned politicians from its parliamentary line-up. Notably absent from the PPP’s line-up are Neendkumar, Indra Chandrapal and Clement Rohee who are all ...

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Severe flood at Grove, East Bank Demerara

Homes, businesses and yards in a section of Grove, East Bank Demerara, were Wednesday night inundated by flood waters from the nearby Demerara River as a result of a damaged koker (sluice), authorities said. The Civil Defence Commission (CDC) said the Diamond Secondary School has been identified as a temporary shelter for residents affected by the breached koker in the ...

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Another sea defence breach at Dantzig

by Samuel Sukhnandan Government is now working to address another sea defence breach at Dantzig, Mahaicony Region Five (Mahaica-Berbice) which has led to massive flooding in the community. This was revealed by Minister of Public Works Mr. Juan Edghill who said Wednesday that he has engaged the permanent secretary and other technical staff within his ministry, to arrange for emergency ...

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Small parties needed at least 7,000 votes to get a parliamentary seat- APNU

The People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR)-controlled A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) on Wednesday said the small political parties needed to demonstrate that they could garner at least 7,000 votes to secure a seat in the National Assembly. APNU is denying that there was discrimination or preferential treatment in selecting who should represent the coalition in Parliament. “It is, therefore, ...

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No interest in resuming commercial flights to Guyana – Minister Edghill

by Samuel Sukhnandan With many international air carriers still not back in operation, the new government through the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) is currently engaged in reviewing applications for limited inbound and outbound flights out of Guyana. Minister of Public Works Mr. Juan Edghill said Tuesday during a press conference that flights have been approved for the months of September ...

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De Sinco Trading on fire

Fire on Wednesday afternoon destroyed the southern section of De Sinco Trading’s premises on Sheriff Street, Campbellville, Georgetown. That section is largely made of wood. De Sinco is a major distributor of a range of consumer products. A News-Talk Radio Guyana/ Demerara Waves Online News reporter on the scene said firefighters ran out of water. He said the fire has ...

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Coronavirus death toll increases to 26

The Ministry of Health  is reporting COVID-19 death number 26. The deceased is a 43- year-old woman and was a patient of the transitional ward at the GPHC. The ministry says the patient was tested and upon admission at the Georgetown Hospital  following her death, the results came back as positive. The Ministry of Health says it is making every ...

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