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Monthly Archives: January 2021

Update: Earthquake damage house, roads in deep south Rupununi

Last Updated on Sunday, 31 January 2021, 21:35 by Denis Chabrol The 5.9 magnitude earthquake Sunday afternoon damaged a number of thatched roof and brick houses in the deep south Rupununi where mostly Indigenous Amerindians reside, the Civil Defence Commission (CDC) said. In an update, the government’s disaster response agency announced plans to assess the damage at Katooranib village. “The ...

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5.7 magnitude earthquake rattles Rupununi

Last Updated on Sunday, 31 January 2021, 16:18 by Denis Chabrol A 5.7 magnitude earthquake Sunday afternoon rocked a large part of Rupununi in southern Guyana and parts of northern Brazil, according to the United States Ge0logical Surveys and residents in the area. “We just heard grrrrrrrr grrrrrr. The zinc sheets were rattling. We more than felt it, we heard ...

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Policeman shoots colleague during slippers argument

Last Updated on Sunday, 31 January 2021, 10:43 by Denis Chabrol A policeman was early Sunday morning shot and injured by one of his colleagues during an argument over a pair of slippers, police said. The Guyana Police Force said the incident occurred at about  5 AM. Initial reports are that the rank, Constable 23337 Lampkin was shot by Constable ...

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Bartica speedboat captain feared drowned, four others injured in collision with river ambulance

Last Updated on Sunday, 31 January 2021, 7:16 by Denis Chabrol A Bartica speedboat captain, is feared dead following a collision between his passenger vessel and the Bartica Public Hospital ambulance on the Essequibo River Saturday night, police said. Police said the boat captain, Claude ‘Bumpa’ Pollard has not been seen since the mishap at about 7:15 PM in the ...

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Woman finds man’s skeleton near her house

Last Updated on Saturday, 30 January 2021, 22:46 by Denis Chabrol A woman on Saturday found the skeletal remains of a man on a plot of land where she has been living for the past 16 years, the Guyana Police Force said. The woman summoned the police after  finding the remains in a clump of bushes about 200 yards from ...

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President promises “safe” COVID-19 vaccines ahead of arrival of 20,000 Chinese doses

Last Updated on Saturday, 30 January 2021, 22:11 by Denis Chabrol As Guyana prepares to import 20,000 Chinese-made COVID-19 vaccines and explore importing from other sources, President Irfaan Ali said his country would ensure the jabs are certified and safe. “I want you to feel confident; indeed feel certain that when the vaccines arrive and we begin to distribute them, ...

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Guyana willing to hold bilateral talks with Venezuela on other issues if Guyanese boats, crews are first released

Last Updated on Saturday, 30 January 2021, 14:57 by Denis Chabrol President Irfaan Ali on Saturday said Guyana was ready to hold bilateral talks with Venezuela on matters other than the border controversy, but on the condition that the two Guyanese-registered fishing vessels and crew members must be released immediately. “Such discussions while welcomed, especially if the UN Secretary-General wishes ...

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Two wanted for Brooklyn-bound cocaine bust

Last Updated on Friday, 29 January 2021, 17:54 by Denis Chabrol Two persons, who live in South Ruimveldt, are wanted in connection with the seizure of a quantity of cocaine at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport. The Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) says Edinho Lewis of 25 Shopping Plaza, South Ruimveldt, Georgetown and Chelsea Collins of 10 David Rose Street, South ...

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ExxonMobil increases gas flaring offshore Guyana due to gas compressor problem

Last Updated on Friday, 29 January 2021, 17:45 by Denis Chabrol ExxonMobil  Friday afternoon said it was forced to increase the amount of gas that it is flaring from the Floating Production, Storage and Offloading vessel named Liza Destiny. The company says this is due to a technical problem with the seal on the gas compressor aboard the vessel anchored ...

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