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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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