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BREAKING: Guyana’s coronavirus death toll reaches 102

Guyana’s death toll from the coronavirus has now reached 102 as two more persons were reported to have died from the virus, the Ministry of Public Health reports. The latest fatalities are a 28-year-old male from Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam) and a 57-year-old male from Region Four (Demerara-Mahaica). Both persons died while receiving care at a government medical facility on Thursday ...

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Updated: Four killed in East Coast Demerara smash-up

Four persons were killed in a road accident involving a car and a lorry on the Montrose Public Road, East Coast Demerara, police said. Those dead are the driver of the car Chris Bradshaw, 35, of Queenstown, Georgetown, Lynden Pryce, 54, of South Vryheid’s Lust East Coast Demerara, an unidentified woman and an unidentified man each believed to be about ...

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3 dead in East Coast Demerara accident -police

Three persons were late Wesnesday afternoon killed in an accident on the Le Ressouvenir Public Road, East Coast Demerara, police said. The names of the victims were not immediately available. Police say at about 5:55 p.m., the accident between a motor lorry and a car occurred on the roadway. If you have any more information or pictures about this accident ...

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Two youths die, another injured in road accident

Two young men were killed in an accident on the East Bank Public Road on Sunday night when the speeding car they were travelling in slammed into the concrete median and then into a fence. Dead are 20-year-old Ronaldo Simmons of Lot 15 Azore Street, Peter’s Hall , East Bank Demerara and 19-year-old Courtney Marcus of Lot 11 Peter’s Hall, ...

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Children-father kills Ithaca woman, injures her mother

A 21-year-old woman of Ithaca, West Bank Berbice, was Thursday afternoon stabbed to death and her mother, who attempted to rescue her, was badly injured. Dead is Vanessa Benjamin. Her 24-year-old children-father, who stabbed himself, and her mother, 56-year-old Debra Hannibal are hospitalised. Police say the man stabbed his children’s mother several times in her yard at 301 Ithaca Village ...

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One dead, one injured after car slams into cow

An occupant died and the driver was severely injured Tuesday night when the car they were travelling in slammed into a cow. The accident occurred at about 9pm on the Good Hope Public Road, East Coast Demerara. The dead man has been identified as 32-year-old Rakesh Singh of Lot 46 Village, Corentyne, Berbice. Hospitalised is 24-year-old Kelron Benjamin of 114 ...

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Noise nuisance leads to stabbing death of brother-in-law

A woman and her husband were Sunday still in police custody in connection with the killing of her brother-in-law at Enmore, East Coast Demerara. Dead is 40-year-old Albert ‘Soldier ‘Raghu, a labourer of 218 Hope West, Enmore, where the Easter Sunday night incident occurred. Police say a 29-year-old housewife and her 40-year-old husband, who are prime suspects, have since been ...

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Easter Monday fire leaves 15 homeless

An Easter Monday morning fire left 15 persons homeless in D’Andrade Street, Newtown, Georgetown. The cause of the fire was not immediately known, but one of the occupants said the fire started in an adjacent bedroom. No one was injured. The occupants included 11 children and four adults who all lived in the decades-old wooden house that fell several years ...

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Man arrested for woman’s decomposed body in barrel

Police in Berbice say they are still probing the death of a female whose decomposing body was found in a barrel in a trench that separates the villages of Belvedere and Hampshire, Corentyne, Berbice, on Saturday morning at about 9:30. Investigators say the decomposing body bore injuries to the face, body and limbs, and a multi-coloured bed sheet was reportedly tied ...

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