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Fuel tanker driver dies in accident

A resident from Kuru-Kuru, Linden-Soesdyke Highway, died yesterday morning when a fuel tanker he was driving capsized. The man has been identified as 34-year-old Atewick de Freitas. Police said the incident occurred at 134 kilometres, Buck Hall, Tapir Trail. Investigators were told that the fuel tanker, bearing registration number GVV 7176, was speeding, when de Freitas lost control. The vehicle ...

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Amna Ally lifts Keith Scott’s cease order to Troy Resources as workers remain off the job

Under apparent pressure by hundreds of workers angered at being temporarily laid off and paid half of their salaries, Senior Labour Minister Amna Ally has intervened and withdrawn a letter by her Junior, Keith Scott, that had instructed Troy Resources Limited to cease all operations because of safety concerns uncovered by an inspector at two additional gold mining pits. “I, ...

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GDF soldier not gold dealership attacker

A man who was shot during an attempted robbery outside the raw gold dealership, El Dorado Trading, is not a Guyana Defence Force (GDF) soldier whose body was found hours later on the same day. Crime Chief, Michael Kingston says the man, whose body was found at Tucville, was involved in a dispute over the purchase of a motorcycle. Dead ...

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5 dead in East Bank Demerara collision involving presidential escort vehicle

Five persons are killed on Tuesday morning when a Guyana Police Force presidential escort car and a civilian vehicle collided at Friendship, East Bank Demerara, police confirmed. Police Traffic Chief, Linden Isles told News-Talk Radio Guyana 103.1 FM/Demerara Waves Online News that a member of the Guyana Police Force is among the fatalities. Another police force member was injured. Police ...

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Unidentified man strangled, suspected killer arrested

A man was strangled to death outside the Leader of the Opposition’s Office on Church Street, Queenstown, Georgetown late Saturday night. Police are still trying to identify him, and they have since asked the public to assist with his name and address. However, the suspected killer, who was chased by public-spirited citizens and handed over to the police, has been ...

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One dead at Australian-owned gold mining pit accident in Guyana

A man died early Tuesday morning in an accident at an Australia-owned Troy Resources Guyana Inc gold mining pit, Minister of Natural Resources, Raphael Trotman said. Sources identify the dead man as Ryan Taylor. He worked in the geology section of Troy Resources. The company said early indications are that the incident occurred at 2:25 am on the night shift ...

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Former Civil Aviation Board Chair dies after home-invasion

Former Chairman of the Board of the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority, Hugh Denbow has died following a home invasion. Police said the 63-year old man was found tied up at his house at Bel Air, Greater Georgetown with several neckties. He was rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital where he died at about 8 o’clock Monday night. Police sources said ...

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Schoolboy stabbed to death

Police on Friday say are investigating an alleged murder committed on 15-year-old Derril Wong. The suspect is in custody assisting with the investigation, police added. The incident involving the student of 42 Plaisance, East Coast Demerara occurred on Thursday, September 12, at about 4 p.m. at Graham Street Plaisance, East Coast Demerara. “Initial investigations have revealed that the deceased and ...

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OPINION: 18 years later: the legacy of 9/11

By GHK Lall It is eighteen years later. For me, over here now in sunstroke Guyana, it is yesterday. That terrible day so long ago has ushered in a few things, which roil over there today, and are yet to climax. Outlooks started to change there and then; inexorably hardened to where things are now. I heard some of them ...

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Filipino sailor dies in freak accident aboard ship in Guyana

Police say they are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a Filipino crewman aboard a cargo vessel in Port Georgetown. Dead is 30-year Reynald Balaoy Manuel, Jr. Investigators were told that Manuel and other crew members were on board motor vessel FWN Rapide I. They were in the process of making ready the twin deck cover when the wire ...

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