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Barges to transport supplies across Demerara River; more speedboat boarding points being activated

Last Updated on Saturday, 8 October 2022, 20:56 by Denis Chabrol Efforts are underway to deploy barges to move supplies across the Demerara River, even as workers aim to repair the Demerara Harbour Bridge and resume operations by next week, Public Works Minister Juan Edghill said Saturday. The Demerara Harbour Bridge was damaged and misaligned early Saturday morning when a ...

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Guyanese fuel tanker pilot faces ban following severe Demerara Harbour Bridge damage

Last Updated on Saturday, 8 October 2022, 20:06 by Denis Chabrol The Guyanese pilot of the Panama-registered fuel tanker, MV Tradewind Passion, was suspended from duty on Saturday and would most likely be banned from duty following the vessel’s collision with the Demerara Harbour Bridge, Director-General of the Maritime Administration Stephen Thomas said. “He has been instantly suspended from piloting ...

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Georgetown/ Vreed-en-Hoop speedboats allowed to work 24 hours

Last Updated on Saturday, 8 October 2022, 11:18 by Denis Chabrol In the wake of major damage to the Demerara Harbour Bridge, speedboats, also called water-taxis, were from Saturday allowed to work 24 hours but the Maritime Administration (MARAD) warned against an increase in fares. “Consequent upon the closure of the Demerara Harbour Bridge following a collision on October 8, ...

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Slash in funding to Afro-Guyanese organisation anti-One Guyana- AFC

Last Updated on Saturday, 8 October 2022, 7:56 by Denis Chabrol The Alliance For Change (AFC) has castigated government for reducing the amount of funds to the locally established International Decade for People of African Descent- Guyana (IDPADA-G). “The AFC views this kind of politics as wholly anti-national and its consequences will create only deeper fissures within our ethnic communities ...

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Demerara Harbour Bridge not working after vessel collision

Last Updated on Saturday, 8 October 2022, 4:12 by Denis Chabrol Commuters will Saturday be unable to cross the Demerara Harbour Bridge because an oil/chemical tanker smashed a section of that east-west corridor, President Irfaan Ali said. “The Demerara Harbour Bridge is rendered inoperable after a vessel, MV Tradewind Passion, collided with the bridge,” he said on his Facebook page. ...

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