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Fire destroys several houses in Georgetown

Fire early Friday morning destroyed four houses on Bent Street, Wortmanville, Georgetown, leaving many persons homeless. The fire started at about 5:53 a.m., and one hour later firefighters contained the blaze from spreading to other houses in that congested residential area of mostly wooden houses. The fire started at Lot EE Bent Street near the window of one of the ...

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Drunken Pomeroon farmer drowned

Police say the body of a farmer was recovered while it was floating down the Pomeroon River, two days after he was reported missing. Investigators believe that 53-year-old Winston ‘Jim’ Alberta of Akawini Creek, Pomeroon River, probably drowned some time between November 30 and December 2. His sister, Renitta English, told police that he left home in his paddle boat ...

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UPDATE: Names of dead, injured in West Demerara accident released

At least four persons were killed and 16 others injured on Saturday night in an accident between a minibus and a car on the Nismes Public Road on West Bank Demerara, police said. Police Commander for Region 3 (West Demerara-Essequibo Islands), Assistant Commissioner Simon McBean said three of the deceased were positively identified . They are 29-year old Ayesha Sealey ...

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Owner of Kosmos at MovieTowne, bodyguard die in accident

The owner of Kosmos Grill & Lounge at Movietowne in Guyana and a police officer died in a road accident early Tuesday night on the Rupert Craig Highway in the vicinity of Yokohma vehicle dealership at Sophia in Greater Georgetown. Official sources confirmed the identities of the two men as 37-year-old Dillon De Ramos of 85 Dennis Street in Campbellville, ...

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Republic Bank Guyana employee dies in road accident

A Republic Bank Guyana employee died early Sunday morning when the car he was driving slammed into a bridge rail at Felicity Village on the East Coast Demerara. He has been identified as 31-year old David Headly, one of the key officers in the technological overhaul of Republic Bank Guyana. He lived at 370 Powise Close at South Ruimveldt Gardens ...

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Two-day-old infant dies after fall from hammock

A two-day old baby boy died after a swinging hammock burst and he fell to the ground and was injured, police say. His mother did not take him to seek medical attention. Police say the body was examined and some discoloration was observed to his shoulder and back. Lance Douglas died at his residence at Murabisi Creek, Mouth Island, Middle ...

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Farmer hacked to death in drinking spree

A farmer of Bushy Park, East Coast Demerara, was chopped to death Saturday night during a red wine drinking spree, police sources said. The dead man has been identified as 40-year-old David “Big Mouth” Micah. Investigators have since arrested 20-year-old Jordan “Shattta” Walters, a mason who resides at  Belmont, Mahaicony, East Coast Demerara. A woman says she, Micah, Walters, and ...

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East Bank Demerara fire leaves 14 homeless

At least 14 persons, including four old women, were rendered homeless Sunday night when fire destroyed two houses at Peter’s Hall, East Bank Demerara. The four women and two male relatives, who lived in the wooden house, disputed claims by at least one neighbour who said that the blaze started due to lit diyas for Diwali, the Festival of Lights. ...

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Two die in car, ambulance smash-up in Linden

Two persons died in Linden early Saturday morning when a car and an ambulance collided, police said. Fatally injured were the car driver, 18-year-old Triston Clark of 4847 Central Amelia’s Ward and 37-year-old Eon Reddock of 6763 Amelia’s Ward. Reddock was an occupant of a Ministry of Public Health ambulance. Traffic police investigators were informed that the ambulance was proceeding ...

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T&HD sailor killed during argument

A Transport and Harbours Department (T&HD) sailor was Thursday evening killed by a man he asked to leave the Parika Stelling, the Guyana Police Force said. Dead is 48-year old Shurlon Errol Cutting of 2529 Layou Street, North Ruimveldt, Georgetown. Investigators said a 28-year old labourer of Ithaca Village, West Bank Berbice was in custody in connection with the incident ...

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