Daily Archives: Wednesday, 26 May 2021, 16:15

Bartica severely flooded due to heavy rain; bracing for high tide

Last Updated on Wednesday, 26 May 2021, 16:45 by Denis Chabrol Businesses and homes in the the south-western Guyanese town of Bartica in Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni) were Wednesday under several inches of  flood waters, officials said. Mayor Gifford Marshall said the situation was forecast to worsen by extremely high tides. “As a consequence of the intense rainfall, we have noticed ...

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CXC pushes back 2021 exams by two weeks

Last Updated on Wednesday, 26 May 2021, 14:16 by Denis Chabrol The Registrar of the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC)  Wayne Wesley on Wednesday announced that its Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE), Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) and the Caribbean Secondary Level Competency examinations by two weeks due to the coronavirus. He said the examinations would start on June 28 with ...

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Four arrested for alleged possession of two guns

Last Updated on Wednesday, 26 May 2021, 10:54 by Denis Chabrol Four men  were early Wednesday morning  arrested in connection with the alleged discovery of two handguns , the Guyana Police Force said. Police said they first searched a driver of Joseph Pollydore Street (formerly D’urban Street), Lodge while he was in the vicinity of Tower Suites, Main Street, Georgetown ...

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Harmon, Ali talk up investment, benefits and rights on Guyana’s 55th Independence anniversary

Last Updated on Wednesday, 26 May 2021, 10:01 by Denis Chabrol Even as President Irfaan Ali announced- to mark Guyana’s 55th Independence Anniversary- that “every” Guyanese are poised to benefit from the country’s immense oil wealth, Opposition Leader Joseph Harmon warned against the oil sector being used as a tool of oppression. In an address to mark the occasion at ...

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President, Opposition Leader encourage Guyanese to get vaccinated

Last Updated on Wednesday, 26 May 2021, 9:02 by Denis Chabrol President Irfaan Ali and Opposition Leader Joseph Harmon- as Guyana celebrates its 55th independence anniversary- have urged people to get vaccinated against the coronavirus that has killed more than 360 persons so far. “We of the APNU+AFC coalition are redoubling our efforts and encouraging others to join our national ...

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