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16-year old boy shot dead by friend- police

A 16-year old boy is believed to have been accidentally shot dead by his 16-year old friend. The friend reportedly breached the lock of a secured wardrobe where a licenced .32 Taurus pistol, owned by his father, was being kept Investigators were told that after the boy took out the handgun, he showed it to the victim and accidentally pulled ...

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APNU+AFC asks High Court to oust Oneidge Waldron from Parliament over American citizenship issue

The opposition A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) on Wednesday asked the High Court to order the removal of Minister of Tourism Oneidge Walrond as a parliamentarian because she had taken the oath while she had still been an American citizen. The coalition wants the High Court to declare that Ms. Walrond is not  a lawful member of ...

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Guyana no longer recognises Polisario Front-Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic

Guyana has announced its decision to withdraw its recognition of the self-proclaimed Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR), Morroco World News reported. Guyana sent a letter to Morocco’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nasser Bourita to inform the North African country of its decision. Guyana’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Hugh Hilton Todd told the Moroccan minister that “the Government ...

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Tanager 1 well offshore Guyana not commercially viable on its own- Ratio Petroleum Energy

The Tanager 1 well, which is located offshore Guyana, is a non-commercial discovery on a standalone basis, Ratio Petroleum Energy has said. The Stena Carron drillship began work on the exploration well on August 11. It was the deepest drilled in the Guyana-Suriname basin to date, reaching a total depth of 7,633 metres. ExxonMobil’s Esso Production & Exploration Guyana drilled ...

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COVID-19 lockdown lifted in Kwebanna, Region One

The Government has lifted its lockdown on Kwebanna, Barima-Waini (Region One) after positive COVID-19 cases reduced to four. Minister of Health,Dr. Frank Anthony said the measures put in place to curb transmission of the disease, coupled with resident’s adherence to the guidelines, have been successful. “At the peak of this cluster of cases… we had about 62 cases, so today we have ...

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St. Cuthbert’s Mission COVID-19 cases very mild

The number of COVID-19 cases in St. Cuthbert’s Mission has risen to 239, but those affected are suffering only mild symptoms of the disease, Minister of Health Dr. Frank Anthony said Monday. He added that with more testing being done, it is expected that the number of positive cases will increase. “A lot of them are asymptomatic, they have no ...

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Expired imported duck meat seized from local business

The Guyana Livestock Development Authority (GLDA) and the Ministry of Health on Monday seized 483 pounds of undocumented and expired packaged duck meat from a city business. While the shipper’s name has not been revealed, the items were imported from the USA. Dr. Ozaye Dodson, the Ministry’s Director of Veterinary and Public Health, said the GLDA notified his department of ...

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9-year old disabled boy drowns

A nine-year old disabled boy on Monday afternoon drowned in a nearby canal, after leaving home unknowing to his father and sister, police said. His name was not released by police, but he lived at 94 Saywack Street, Cane Grove, East Coast Demerara and he attended Virginia Primary School. Police said that the incident occurred between 3 PM and 4 ...

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Australian company declares maiden gold resource in Guyana

The Australia-headquartered Alicanto Minerals has discovered at least 500,000 ounces of gold in Arakaka, North-West District. The company says the estimate is based on a review of data it collected and by previous owners,  Barrick Gold and Nordgold. Managing Director of Alicanto Minerals, Peter George says the strong maiden resource is the start of what would likely be a rapidly ...

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EPA Executive Director told to remain off the job

The Executive Director of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Dr. Vincent Adams has been told not to report for duty although his vacation leave is finished. He was due to return to work on Monday after he had been told in August to proceed on 126 days leave. Dr. Adams told News-Talk Radio 103.1 FM/ Demerara Waves Online News that ...

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