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Drunken fisherman, niece severely burnt in gasoline explosion

A drunken fisherman, who carelessly disposed of a lighted cigarette, was Sunday afternoon severely burnt after a nearby plastic container of gasoline exploded and engulfed him in flames. His two-year old niece, who was nearby, was scorched. The injured are 20-year old Anil Ramdat and Priya Mohammed were up to late Saturday night receiving treatment at the Georgetown Public Hospital ...

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Veteran Guyanese journalist dies

Veteran Guyanese journalist, Courtney Gibson, died late Sunday night in the United States (US) after a recent battle with cancer, family members said. He was in his early 60s. He succumbed at a hospice in Tampa, Florida. Before travelling to the United States for medical treatment, he had been serving for several decades as the Editor-in-Chief of St. Maarten’s Daily ...

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Guyana inks Global Arms Treaty

Guyana Monday morning signed the United Nations Global Arms Trade Treaty at the United Nations. Signing the accord at exactly 11 AM (Guyana Time) was Guyana’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Ambassador, George Talbot. The Guyana government has, however, faced a major stumbling block in getting domestic arms control legislation passed because the opposition earlier this year blocked amendments ...

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Wismar Post Office robbed, police rifle stolen

A number of men staged a daring Monday morning robbery at the Wismar Post Office, carting off an undisclosed sum of money.An official of the Guyana Post Office confirmed that a robbery has occurred and the headquarters was awaiting more information. The amount of cash and other valuables carted off was not immediately known.The robbers also took away an an ...

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APNU stands alone as security allocation is passed uncut

Home Affairs Minister Clement Rohee faces questions on the security allocations. The National Assembly Friday Night approved the $17.5B allocation for the security sector without amendments despite a lack of support from the APNU for sums budgeted for the Home Affairs Ministry. The Alliance For Change had proposed several cuts under the home ministry but at the time of the ...

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Guyana cops 3 of the 6 CTO/ TravelMole Sustainable Tourism Awards

L to R Director of the Guyana Tourism Authority, Indranauth Haralsingh; Michelle Kalamandeen of the Guyana Marine Turtle Conservation Society, Dianne Mc Turk of Karanambo, Nirvana Persaud of the National Trust and Shawn Mc Grath of Atta Lodge. Guyana has, for the second consecutive year, emerged as the biggest winners at the 2013 Caribbean Tourism Organisation (CTO)/TravelMole Sustainable Tourism Awards, having been awarded three ...

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