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L’Aventure Secondary gutted by fire- affected students to restart classes on Monday

Preparations have begun to temporarily house students of L’Aventure Secondary School which was severely damaged by fire Wednesday morning, the Government Information Agency (GINA) reported. The Administrative Department, Home Economics Department and the auditorium were destroyed by the blaze suspected to be of electrical origin. At least 700 students have been displaced from the school located in the village of ...

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Fire erupts in Office of the President

Fire erupted Wednesday afternoon at the Office of the President complex but the Head of State’s main office building was unaffected. Sources said an air conditioning unit caught afire, resulting in damage to an internal wall and a chair in the building housing the Office of Climate Change. Staffers used extinguishers to douse the blaze before the arrival of fire ...

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Ban looms on some ac units, fridges, freezers and gases

Air conditioning units, freezers and refrigerators that use Ozone Depleting Substances (ODS) will soon be banned and those intercepted will seized and the gases returned at the importers expense, officials said Wednesday. Users of those older types of appliances will not have to immediately replace theirs but it is expected that the new import rules will see a gradual phasing ...

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Qualfon expands in Guyana

Communications company, Qualfon, on Wednesday turned the sod for the construction of its Providence Complex, touted to be one of the largest worldwide. At a ceremony, the company’s CEO Mike Marrow stated that the campus would see some 6,000 new jobs being created over the next five years , a large addition to its existing 1,500 plus staff roster.  He ...

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Guyana, Venezuela to begin talks on treating illegal fishers

Guyanese and Venezuelan officials are preparing to formally crafting rules on how illegal fishermen and their vessels should be treated when caught in each other’s waters, officials said Wednesday. Demerara Waves Online News ( was told that the two sides have been exploring September 26 as a possible date for technical teams of the neighbouring South American countries to hold ...

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Murder suspect arrested while making assault report

A man, who went to a police station to report that he was assaulted, was held in connection with the early Wednesday morning stabbing death of another man. 20-year old Jamal Fernandes of 14 West La Penitence, Georgetown was stabbed in his abdomen.The incident occurred just outside Baroombar, North Road, Georgetown. Deputy Police Commissioner, Seelall Persaud said the assailant was ...

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Shot woman knew executed businessman

A woman, who turned up at a private city hospital with a gunshot wound, was Wednesday expected to be further questioned in connection with the gunning down of a man outside his Eccles, East Bank Demerara. Deputy Police Commissioner, Seelall Persaud said the woman admitted knowing Davis but claimed that she was shot and robbed while walking in Alexander Village ...

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Updated: Fire badly damage West Bank Demerara school

A school on the West Bank Demerara was early Wednesday morning badly damaged by fire. The fire destroyed the offices, Home Economics Department and the Auditorium of  the L’ Adventure Secondary School, Canal Number One. No one was reported injured. The Headmistress, Althea Daniels-Stuart, confirmed that vital school records have been destroyed. Daniels-Stuart, disputed an earlier claim by the Fire ...

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Biker gunned down

A well-kinown biker was Tuesday night shot dead outside his home at Eccles, East Bank Demerara. He has been identified as Kurt Davis 7th Street BB Eccles. Investigators were told that the motorcycle racer and mechanic had just arrived home around 9:45 PM when he was greeted by a hail of bullets. Sources at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) ...

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Caribbean fisherfolk mobilise for stronger representation

Port of Spain, Trinidad. September 2, 2013 – Over 35 fisherfolk leaders and resource persons from 17 CARICOM countries met in August in Trinidad and agreed on a four year plan of action which among other things will see fisherfolk in the Caribbean mobilising for stronger representation in the region and internationally. “There are many factors that are threatening the ...

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