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US-registered plane in second incident on Wakenaam

A United States (US)-registered plane that crash-landed on Wakenaam two years ago again suffered a similar fate on that Essequibo Island on Friday shortly after it was repaired, according to sources. Director General of the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), Zulfikar Mohammed told Demerara Waves Online News (www.demwaves.com) that engineers had done some work on the Cessna 152 plane and ...

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Update: One soldier dead, three injured in road accident

Guyana Defence Force Lieutenant Ronald Gonsalves died and three of his colleagues were hospitalised after they were involved in a vehicular accident Friday afternoon on Mandela Avenue, Georgetown. The 31-year old Gonsalves hailed from the bauxite mining town of Linden. Sources said he died from a punctured lung. The others who were injured are Lieutenant (CG) John Flores Jr. of ...

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Guyana could lose millions after slippage in Norway forest preservation deal

Guyana stands to lose at least US$20 million from the forest conservation fund because the South American country has lost more of its Amazon forest mainly to gold mining, Natural Resources Minister Robert Persaud said Friday. He, however, emphasized that the 3rd National Report on Deforestation from January 2012 to October 2013 has to be verified first before confirmation on ...

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Zoo road being rebuilt

The Ministry of Natural Resources and the Environment, through the Protected Areas Commission, has commenced the rehabilitation of the entrance road to the Guyana Zoological Park. The ministry says work is expected to take three months and address issues of flooding and erosion common to the previous road.  This project is part of a larger effort to rehabilitate and modernize ...

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Education Ministry rewards outstanding performers at national and regional exams

The cream of the crop of the 2013 National and Regional examinations were recognised and rewarded for their sterling performance on Thursday at an award ceremony held at the National Cultural Centre. This annual ceremony recognises the best performers at all tiers of the education system including National Grade Six Assessment (NGSA), Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC), Guyana Technical Education ...

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Air Services finally allowed to operate fuel farm

After years of bickering over the right to sell or procure aviation fuel at the Ogle International Airport, Air Services Limited (ASL) has been given the green-light to begin purchasing and selling the commodity. Ogle Airport Inc (OAI) announced that Air Services Limited (ASL) would now be licensed as a Commercial Fuel Handling Agent at Ogle Airport. ASL, according to ...

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Updated: Fire destroys Payless bond at Eccles Industrial Estate

A huge fire on Wednesday destroyed the Payless Bond situated in Eccles, East Bank Demerara.The origin of the fire, which began sometime after 7:00 PM, was not immediately known. When Demerara Waves Online News (www.demwaves.com) arrived at the scene, part of the building was engulfed, while the compound housing it was already ablaze due to chemicals being on the ground. ...

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GPHC FRAUD: Finance boss, clerk sent on leave

The Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) has sent on “administrative” leave its Director of Financial Services and an Accounts Clerk as a probe continues into multi-million dollar fraud. “This decision took immediate effect so that the probe into the disappearance of funds from the Institution could be continued,” the hospital said in a statement. The GPHC did not release the ...

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Procurement Commission remains key to passage of Anti-Money Laundering amendments

The Guyana government on Thursday announced that it was moving to amend the Procurement Act to ensure that Cabinet retains an oversight role in the award of contracts but this is not expected to win the Alliance For Change’s (AFC) support for amendments to the financial crimes legislation. Cabinet Secretary Dr. Roger Luncheon told a news conference that government would ...

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Wife-kissing cited in Jagdeo’s alleged murder of biker

City businessman Rondy Jagdeo allegedly shot dead his “close” friend, Kurt Davis, because he had received information that he was seen kissing his wife in a night club, the court was told Wednesday. Jagdeo was Wednesday arraigned for allegedly murdering Davis on September 3 at Eccles, East Bank Demerara. Chief Magistrate Priya Sewnarine-Beharry remanded the businessman to prison until November ...

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