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Another sea defence breach at Dantzig

by Samuel Sukhnandan Government is now working to address another sea defence breach at Dantzig, Mahaicony Region Five (Mahaica-Berbice) which has led to massive flooding in the community. This was revealed by Minister of Public Works Mr. Juan Edghill who said Wednesday that he has engaged the permanent secretary and other technical staff within his ministry, to arrange for emergency ...

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Small parties needed at least 7,000 votes to get a parliamentary seat- APNU

The People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR)-controlled A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) on Wednesday said the small political parties needed to demonstrate that they could garner at least 7,000 votes to secure a seat in the National Assembly. APNU is denying that there was discrimination or preferential treatment in selecting who should represent the coalition in Parliament. “It is, therefore, ...

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No interest in resuming commercial flights to Guyana – Minister Edghill

by Samuel Sukhnandan With many international air carriers still not back in operation, the new government through the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) is currently engaged in reviewing applications for limited inbound and outbound flights out of Guyana. Minister of Public Works Mr. Juan Edghill said Tuesday during a press conference that flights have been approved for the months of September ...

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De Sinco Trading on fire

Fire on Wednesday afternoon destroyed the southern section of De Sinco Trading’s premises on Sheriff Street, Campbellville, Georgetown. That section is largely made of wood. De Sinco is a major distributor of a range of consumer products. A News-Talk Radio Guyana/ Demerara Waves Online News reporter on the scene said firefighters ran out of water. He said the fire has ...

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Coronavirus death toll increases to 26

The Ministry of Health  is reporting COVID-19 death number 26. The deceased is a 43- year-old woman and was a patient of the transitional ward at the GPHC. The ministry says the patient was tested and upon admission at the Georgetown Hospital  following her death, the results came back as positive. The Ministry of Health says it is making every ...

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Bartica Mayor among 14 Ethnic Relations Commission wants to meet

Mayor of Bartica Mr. Gifford Marshall has made a list of 14 people who have been asked to meet with the Ethnic Relations Commission (ERC) to discuss pending matters with regards to alleged racially insensitive comments they may have made. The ERC said Tuesday that Marshall and three others, Dennis Emanuel, Chaitram Goberdhan and Balmikie Lallbeharry were previously contacted and asked to visit ...

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M&CC plans to reorganise Georgetown street vending with redevelopment project

by Samuel Sukhnandan Street vending within the country’s capital, Georgetown has posed a major bugbear for past governments, but the Mayor and City Council of Georgetown (M&CC) in a bold attempt to rectify this problem once and for all, has developed a project that will help to organise these vendors. Georgetown Mayor Mr. Ubraj Narine said Tuesday that the M&CC ...

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Guyana’s coronavirus death toll rises to 25

Guyana’s coronavirus death toll has jumped to 25 after three persons succumbed to the deadly virus. The Ministry of Health has reported that three persons died today. Two of them were hospitalised at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC).  A third person, who was tested COVID-19 positive,  died while receiving care at the Bartica Regional Hospital. The Health Ministry says ...

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Lusignan Prisoner chopped to death; four suspects identified

An inmate of the Lusignan Prison was chopped to death by four other prisoners at the Lusignan Prison during an argument. Director of Prisons, Gladwin Samuels said one of the suspects was positively identified and he has since assisted investigators in identifying the three others. Mr. Samuels said the weapon has been retrieved and police to statements from the co-accused. ...

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Govt wants to buy power for national grid

by Samuel Sukhnandan In light of the recent blackouts , the Guyana Power and Light Inc (GPL), through the Ministry of Public Works will be moving to put out an Expression of Interest (EOI) to source additional power to add to the national electricity grid. Junior Minister of Public Works Mr. Deodat Indar made this announcement on Tuesday following a ...

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