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Govt takeover of Berbice Bridge will be too expensive- Patterson

The Guyana government on Monday ruled out taking over controlling interest of the Berbice Bridge, while maintaining that it was keen on fulfilling its promise to lower the cost of crossing the river mainly by children and the elderly. Minister of Public Infrastructure, David Patterson said it was not as easy as adding up the millions of dollars that government ...

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Fire leaves four homeless in Linden; children rescued from burning house

Fire Sunday night destroyed a house at Victory Valley, Linden, leaving five persons homeless. Marlon Gentle, Fire Chief told Demerara Waves Online News that the blaze occurred shortly after 8 PM. There were no reported injuries. Neigbours said a woman only known in the neighbourhood as Samantha locked her three young children in the house and went to play dominoes. ...

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City Hall demolishes illegal structures, cleans Regent Street drains

Municipal workers were Sunday busy demolishing illegal structures such as sheds on buildings along Regent Street while vendors, volunteers and other municipal workers cleared severely clogged drains. The operations were being supervised by Town Clerk Royston King, Chief Constable Andrew Foo and Mayor Hamilton Green. Green said the sheds, which were attached to several buildings and protruding over the pavement, ...

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APNU, AFC resolve differences; Nagamootoo heads national govt negotiating team

Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo on Saturday announced that his Alliance For Change (AFC) and A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) resolved  a number of differences, and that he would be heading a team to meet with the opposition People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) on forming a government of national unity. “We are a serious government and we work in consultation. ...

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Special Forces find no trace of missing woman in Kaieteur Falls gorge

The team from the Special Forces of the Guyana Defence Force (GDF), today (Saturday, September 5) continued the search to locate a female visitor who was reported missing at Kaieteur National Park (KNP) on Tuesday September 1, 2015, the Department of Natural Resources and the Environment. As of 15:00 hrs this afternoon, reports indicate that the search of the gorge has ended, ...

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Ramjattan to turn “bad man” after gun amnesty ends

Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan on Saturday warned people with illegal guns and ammunition to surrender them now or face the full force of the law after the gun amnesty ends on September 30. “If you people out there know of some friend or family that got some illegal lil piece out there, I want you to beg them, tell them to carry ...

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Opposition protesters greet PM Nagamootoo at Whim village

Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo was Saturday afternoon greeted in his home village of Whim, Corentyne by a group of anti-government protesters who held placards attacking him and his government. Under the watchful eyes of senior and junior police officers, the more than 20 persons let known their positions which are almost identical to the main opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP). ...

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Ex Cops to stage Black Pudding eating contest in New York

By Orin Davidson On Independence Day, the Hotdog Eating contest is a staple on  the entertainment menu for Americans. For  Guyanese New Yorkers their version of an eating contest will hit Folk Festival  when the Ex Guyana Police Association introduces a  black pudding eating competition which is expected to highlight the gamut of events  for Labor Day weekend, on Sunday. ...

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Another Barbados-bound Guyanese woman caught allegedly with cocaine

A young Guyanese woman was Friday night arrested moments before she was about to board a flight to Barbados allegedly with cocaine in her possession. A senior official of the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) confirmed the drug bust at the Ogle International Airport. Anti-drug agents said the woman strapped some of the 500 grammes of cocaine to her body and ...

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Search extends into Kaieteur gorge for missing tourist

The team from the Special Forces of the Guyana Defence Force (GDF), today (Friday September 4, 2015), descended into the Kaieteur Gorge to continue the search to locate a female tourist who was reported missing at Kaieteur National Park on Tuesday August 1, 2015, the Ministry of the Presidency said in a statement. “The search is very dangerous as they ...

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