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Several prisoners injured in Lusignan Prison fire; no escapees

Several inmates of the Lusignan Prison, East Coast Demerara, were Sunday injured in a fire that destroyed one of the buildings, fire service and police officials said. Fire Chief Marlon Gentle said no one was killed but eight inmates sustained minor injuries including burns and abrasions as well as smoke inhalation. Guyana Police Force spokesman, Senior Superintendent, Jairam Ramlakhan said ...

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Georgetown prison declared “safe” after fire set by murder accused

The Georgetown Prison was late Friday declared “safe” hours after a fire set by an inmate who is awaiting trial for murder, authorities said. The Guyana Prison Service (GPS) says that Officer in Charge of the Georgetown Prison, Superintendent Olivia Cox reported that at about 4:50pm a fire was set on the catwalk of the solitary division of the Georgetown ...

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Fire destroys Raja Yoga Centre

An early Friday morning fire destroyed the Brahma Kumaris Raja Yoga Centre on High Street, Kingston, Georgetown. Two women, who are members of the organisation, were in the building at the time of the fire. No one was injured. Despite initial problems with accessing sufficient water and a steady northeast wind, firefighters contained the blaze to one building. Fire Chief, ...

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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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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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Fire leaves 2 dead, 15 jobless

Fire early this morning left two persons dead and about 15 people out of work. One of the destroyed buildings, located near the Vreed-en-Hoop junction, was owned by 85-year old Fazal Raymond, the first Regional Chairman of Region Three. He was assisted out of the upper flat of his building by a family member. Fire Chief Marlon Gentle said fire ...

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BREAKING: Garage/bond fire raging in Bartica

Fire was Tuesday afternoon raging at the Region 7 bond/garage in Bartica, residents confirmed. Regional Chairman, Gordon Bradford, who was at the scene of the fire at First Avenue, said firefighters were trying desperately to save nearby buildings. A number of vehicles and the bond were destroyed. Bradford said the blaze was being aided by a strong and steady breeze. ...

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Fire destroys Avinash bond

Fire of unknown origin late Saturday night destroyed a bond belonging to Avinash, a local haberdashery chain. Fire Chief, Marlon Gentle told Demerara Waves Online News that investigators suspect that the fire was “deliberately set.”  He said no one was injured at the bond which is located between the LBI Public Road and Railway Embankment. A probe has so far ...

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Fire destroys Liana Cane furniture factory

Liana Cane  furniture factory, widely regarded as a shining example of social entrepreneurship, was destroyed by fire early Tuesday morning. Millions of dollars in equipment have been destroyed and at least 50 persons who were employed directly by the company are now jobless. Sources said the blaze started at about 3: 30 AM at Victoria Road, Plaisance. The Head of ...

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Fire leaves seven homeless

A fire believed to be of electrical origin gutted a house at Non Pariel, East Coast Demerara, leaving seven persons homeless three months after they moved in. An occupant told reporters that electricity supply was interrupted thrice during Sunday morning and early afternoon.  “I saw current come back on and about two minutes after, I smelled smoke and watched across ...

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