Daily Archives: Sunday, 31 January 2021, 21:35

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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