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Man burnt while rescuing children from burning house in Mahdia

Three children, who were left at home by their parents, were rescued from a burning house in Mahdia by a neighbour who was burnt during the heroic act, police sources said. The fire destroyed the two-apartment, one-story wooden house at Dandro Hill, Mahdia, at about 7:45 pm. Police said 42-year-old Seon Garraway was admitted to the Mahdia Hospital where he ...

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RUSAL sends home most of remaining workers

The Russian Aluminium (RUSAL)-controlled Bauxite Company of Guyana Inc (BCGI) on Wednesday afternoon issued a notice that 146 more workers have been laid off immediately but the union vowed to continue blocking the Upper Berbice River until they are all reinstated or paid severance. That is in addition to the 142 workers who have been already been made redundant. Representative ...

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Caretaker gov’t status endangers environmental watchdog budgeted monitoring capacity

Guyana’s environmental watchdog’s capacity-building efforts to monitor its quickly developing oil and gas sector are being stymied by this South American nation government’s inability, due to its caretaker status stemming from the no-confidence motion, to approve funding the agency. The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Executive Director, Dr Vincent Adams, addressing a Guyana Manufacturers and Services Association (GMSA) business luncheon on ...

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Fire at Georgetown hospital psychiatric ward

A fire erupted at the psychiatric ward of the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) Wednesday morning but all of the 48 patients were evacuated without injuries, a senior fire officer at the scene said. Fire Officer for operations Gregory Wickham said a probe has begun to determine the cause of the fire. The blaze began in a ward on the ...

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Digicel blames gov’t for “dark ages” telecoms sector, as GTT celebrates 29 years

A day after the Minister of Public Telecommunications, Cathy Hughes, boasted of improved Internet access, Digicel Guyana used results of a petition to lampoon the administration for foot-dragging on liberalising the telecoms sector to coincide with the Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company’s (GTT) 29-year-old monopoly. “With Guyana stuck in the telecoms dark ages, liberalisation must happen immediately to give Guyana ...

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Guyana airport ready for US aviation recategorisation audit

The Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCCA) is now better prepared to apply to the United States (US) to grant a category 1 rating to the Cheddi Jagan International Airport, should a Guyana-registered and based airline apply to fly to the United States. GCAA Director-General Egbert Field says that with Guyana’s compliance with International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) rules and regulations ...

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“Bloated” final voters list ready -elections commissioner

As the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) prepares to certify the final voters list, also called the Official List of Electors (OLE), containing 661,028 persons, at least one pro-coalition elections commissioner on Tuesday reiterated that the roll is bloated. “So, clearly we are going forward with a bloated list because there is no circumstance under which a population of 750,000 plus ...

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Greenidge lashes out at former petroleum advisor; international anti-corruption organisation

Former Foreign Affairs Minister, Carl Greenidge has slammed former presidential advisor on petroleum, Dr Jan Mangal and an international anti-corruption organisation, Global Witness, for plotting against the incumbent coalition ahead of the March 2, 2020, general elections. Greenidge sought to discredit Mangal before thousands of supporters at an election campaign rally held Monday night at Esplanade, New Amsterdam. “The claim ...

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Man wanted for questioning in connection with injuries to infant

A 25-year-old security guard, Oswin Pollard, is wanted by police for questioning into serious injuries sustained by a nine-month-old baby, police sources and the mother confirmed. Francina Williams, 27, said the incident was first reported to the police outpost at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) but to the best of her knowledge nothing had been done and so she ...

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