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Robbery-murder as brothers prepared for memorial service

Police say they are investigating a robbery/murder which occurred about 00:45h Sunday morning at lot 194 Freeman Street , East La Penitence. Dead is Fazal Shaheed,58,self employed of 18 Albion, Corentyne,Berbice. Talin Shaheed,50, of Toronto , Canada and Shalim Shaheed,53, of the USA, who were also in the house, were attacked by the two masked men one of whom was ...

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Veteran Guyanese journalist dies

Veteran Guyanese journalist, Nills Campbell, died early Sunday morning in Tampa, Florida after a prolonged illness, family members confirmed. He was in his 70s. Family members said he died in hospital. Campbell was hypertensive, and although he had suffered a stroke several years ago, had managed to be somewhat active in the field of journalism. Prior to going to the ...

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Updated: Body of raped 13-year old boy found in river is badly decomposed; suspects to be charged with murder

The decomposed body of the 13-year old  boy, who was raped and dumped in an unconscious state in the Berbice River six days after he went missing , was Saturday afternoon retrieved from the watery grave, police said. Demerara Waves Online News observed that the body of Leonard Archibald was ‘tied like an iguana’ – his hands and feet were ...

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GRA enforcement officer shot

A Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) enforcement officer was early Saturday morning shot and injured as he was about to enter his home at West Ruimveldt, Georgetown. Ariel Benjamin,35, was shot to his abdomen shortly after he entered his yard at 403 Cactus Street. He was rushed to a city hospital where he was expected to undergo emergency surgery. Sources said ...

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British military not airlifting Guyana’s hurricane relief supplies, as private sector donations pour in

A British C-130 aircraft will not be available to transport tonnes of Guyana’s relief supplies to Antigua for distribution to several Caribbean islands that have been battered by several hurricanes in less than one month, even as Guyana’s private sector continued to provide more aid. Announcement that the C-130 plane would not be available was announced by Director-General of the ...

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Two confess to sodomising 13-year old boy, dumping body in river

Two men have confessed to sodomising a 13-year old boy and dumping him overboard after he became unconscious, Assistant Police Commissioner, Paul Williams said. The acting Head of the Criminal Investigations Department of the Guyana Police Force said the prime suspects have since led crime scene detectives to an area where they threw the body of Leonard Archibald overboard and ...

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UNAIDS negotiates lower price for one-pill HIV treatment

UNAIDS has announced a breakthrough pricing agreement to make the first affordable single-pill HIV treatment regimen available to public sector purchasers in low and middle-income countries (LMICs). The “lifetime announcement” will be made available to 92 countries in an accelerated treatment rollout as part of efforts to reach the 36.7M persons living with HIV across the globe. “Those people will ...

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New weather stations: More accurate, timely weather reports expected

Guyanese  are expected to receive more accurate, timely weather reports from the Hydro-meteorological Services Department of the Ministry of Agriculture as it has now been boosted with 21 Automatic Weather Stations (AWSs) to enhance its existing framework. These weather stations, together with site preparation and installation costs totaling US$257,000 were donated under the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) ...

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Public Infrastructure Ministry defends sole-sourcing of Demerara Bridge feasibility study consultancy; says ready for Procurement Commission probe

The Ministry of Public Infrastructure late Thursday night said it was forced to sole-source a Dutch consultancy company to conduct a feasibility study for the new Demerara River crossing after only one valid bid was submitted but exceeded the US$800,000 budget and concerns were raised about its technical level. Reacting to a request by Opposition Chief Whip, Gail Teixeira for ...

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Guysuco sells more land to cope with “major cash crisis”

The Central Housing and Planning Authority (CH&PA) has been instructed to purchase land from the state-owned Guyana Sugar Corporation (Guysuco) to bail out that cash-strapped entity, government announced Thursday. Minister of State, Joseph Harmon said Junior Finance Minister, Jaipaul Sharma was advised to proceed with the deal that would see Guysuco getting GYD$2B in exchange for a portion of land. ...

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