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Car slams into house, driver narrowly escapes death

Car slams into house, driver narrowly escapes death

The driver of a motor car narrowly escaped death or serious injury early Saturday morning when he veered off the East Bank Demerara Public Road and slammed into a section...

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GRA in standoff during efforts to seize vehicles for duty free concession probe

GRA in standoff during efforts to seize vehicles for duty free concession probe

Up to late Friday night, there was a standoff at Continental Park, East Bank Demerara between enforcers of the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) and one of their colleagues who allegedly...

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Updated Barama employee drowns during Cricket Day

29 August, 2014

Updated Barama employee drowns during Cricket Day

An employee of Barama Company Limited (BCL) drowned Friday during Barama Cricket Day held at Land of Canaan, East Bank Demerara. He has been identified as 19-year old Sean Hopkinson of Fire Station Road, Timehri, East Bank Demerara. Police ...

Turkish Manager of  Princess Casino on assault charge

28 August, 2014

Turkish Manager of Princess Casino on assault charge

The Turkish-born Australian manager of Princess Hotel’s Casino has been charged with assaulting city businessman, Paul James at the casino earlier this year. Muammer Pirinçcioğlu,47, denied that the charge that he unlawfully assaulted James...

Body of woman that washed up on Kitty Foreshore identified; no foul play suspected

28 August, 2014

Body of woman that washed up on Kitty Foreshore identified; …

The body of the nude woman that washed up on the Kitty Foreshore, Georgetown Wednesday afternoon has been identified and investigators have so far ruled out foul play, a senior police officer said Thursday. After hearing that a woman’s body...

Police crackdown on Sophia-based robbers continues

28 August, 2014

Police crackdown on Sophia-based robbers continues

Police appear to be targeting bandits in Sophia who prey on persons on the lower East Coast and Georgetown  seawall. Arrested and charged are two young men and a male teenager for allegedly robbing Roy Voix of one HTC mobile phone and ...

CGX Energy announces Guyana High Court Order upholding injunction against REPSOL

28 August, 2014

CGX Energy announces Guyana High Court Order upholding injun…

TORONTO, Aug. 28, 2014 /CNW/ - CGX Energy Inc  announced Friday that CGX Resources Inc. ("CGX Resources"), a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company, obtained an order from the High Court of the Supreme Court of Judicatur...

Stage set for reconstitution of four service commissions

27 August, 2014

Stage set for reconstitution of four service commissions

Consultations between President Donald Ramotar and Opposition Leader, David Granger concluded on the reconstitution of the service commissions on August 22 and the stage is now set for the swearing in of members.     &n...

Was Rohee taken off Guyana Chronicle's front page?

27 August, 2014

Was Rohee taken off Guyana Chronicle's front page?

The state-owned Guyana Chronicle has been directed to take People’s Progressive Party (PPP) General Secretary, Clement Rohee off its front page but a senior official has denied this Demerara Waves Online News (www.demwaves.com) was told tha...

Guyana's registration of military aircraft breaches International Civil Aviation Convention

27 August, 2014

Guyana's registration of military aircraft breaches Internat…

Guyana Defence Force (GDF) Chief-of-Staff, Brigadier Mark Phillips says the army and the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) are studying a recommendation that a separate registry needs to be set up for military and other security aircra...

Guyana prepares for minority government as a way of life

27 August, 2014

Guyana prepares for minority government as a way of life

The Guyana government and the governing People’s Progressive Party (PPP) appear to be increasingly talking about the need for a national alliance in the face of probably another minority government, and at least one opposition party says th...

Guyana's international airports not meeting standards- Transport Minister

27 August, 2014

Guyana's international airports not meeting standards- Trans…

Transport Minister, Robeson Benn says Guyana’s airports do not meet minimum standards, according to a statement issued by the issued by his ministry. “We are not meeting the minimum standards.” “We do not yet accorded with, mitigated to, th...

Veteran gold miner robbed of gun, cash

26 August, 2014

Veteran gold miner robbed of gun, cash

Gold miner Frederick Mc Wilfred was Monday night robbed of his gun and cash at knife-point by a lone bandit who waylaid him as he was entering his yard at Meadow Brook Gardens, Georgetown. He told Demerara Waves Online News that the robbery...

Sheriff’s sergeant helps send two ambulances to Guyana

26 August, 2014

Sheriff’s sergeant helps send two ambulances to Guyana

(LAKER/LUTZ NEWS).-Guyana Development Mission International, an international relief organization created by Pasco County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Mike Mielke, will receive two refurbished ambulances formerly owned by TransCare Medical Transpo...

"Conversations on Citizenship" begins this week

26 August, 2014

"Conversations on Citizenship" begins this week

The Janus Cultural Policy Initiative (JCPI) will be hosting Conversations on Citizenship this August 28, 29 and 30 at the Umana Yana, Georgetown, the organisation said in a statement. The JCPI believes that many of Guyana’s social and subse...

Elderly man on bail for allegedly causing death of UG worker

26 August, 2014

Elderly man on bail for allegedly causing death of UG worker

An elderly man was Tuesday granted GUY$1 million bail after he denied causing the death of a University of Guyana (UG) employee by dangerous driving. Latchman “Latchie” Sukhdeo,48, was killed on August 6, 2014 at Dennis Street, Campelville,...

Vandalism, excavation cost GT&T US$3 million; section of G/town latest affected

26 August, 2014

Vandalism, excavation cost GT&T US$3 million; section of…

Even as Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company (GT&T) technicians work feverishly to restore wireline telephone and data services to a section of south eastern Georgetown, the company said it has spent more than US$3 million on repairs ...

Break and enter report made against Sooba's bodyguard

26 August, 2014

Break and enter report made against Sooba's bodyguard

Mayor Hamilton Green, and Deputy Mayor Patricia Chase-Green Tuesday afternoon reported that  Shawn Hinds illegally broke and entered City Hall after the Town Clerk’s doors were boarded up and locked. Green told Demerara Waves Online Ne...

Second man charged with robbery-murder of businessman outside Botanical Gardens

26 August, 2014

Second man charged with robbery-murder of businessman outsid…

A small-scale gold miner was Tuesday arraigned for the murder of a businessman during the course of a robbery outside the Botanical Gardens, Georgetown one week ago. Appearing before City Magistrate, Judy Latchman, 25-year old Jermaine Otto...

Updated: Town Clerk Sooba gains entry to office; calls in national police

26 August, 2014

Updated: Town Clerk Sooba gains entry to office; calls in na…

Georgetown Town Clerk, Carol Sooba is back in her office after boards were pulled down and hasp and staples ripped out from her office doors that were placed on her doors, just hours after the opposition-controlled City Council passed a mot...

Miners disinterested in other metals, precious stones- GGMC official

25 August, 2014

Miners disinterested in other metals, precious stones- GGMC …

Guyanese gold and diamond miners are resisting getting into the mining of other precious metals and stones, according to Chairman of the Board of the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC), Clinton Williams. He made the remarks Monday n...

City Council's Public Relations Officer on forgery charge

25 August, 2014

City Council's Public Relations Officer on forgery charge

Public Relations Officer of the Georgetown Municipality, Royston King was Monday arraigned on a charge of forgery and he was granted GUY$70,000 bail. King,49, of Lot 3279 Canal Place, South Ruimveldt Park, Georgetown was not required to ple...

Motive for killing waitress unclear; face of perpetrator captured on video

25 August, 2014

Motive for killing waitress unclear; face of perpetrator cap…

Police were not immediately clear what was the motive behind Saturday’s night’s shooting death of a waitress behind the counter of a city restaurant but investigators were quite optimistic that they would catch the perpetrator. Commissioner...

CPL committee rubberstamps result of disputed final

24 August, 2014

CPL committee rubberstamps result of disputed final

(CRICINFO).-The Caribbean Premier League's (CPL) cricket tournament committee has ruled that match referee Denavon Hayles properly applied the relevant rules in the rain-hit CPL final on August 16, which Barbados Tridents won by 8 runs via ...

Updated: Suspected gunman dies; family disputes police account

24 August, 2014

Updated: Suspected gunman dies; family disputes police accou…

A suspect, who allegedly dropped a gun and ammunition after he was shot, died at a private hospital early Sunday morning after undergoing emergency surgery for a bullet wound. Dead is is 26-year old Dexter Lindo of Shell Road, Kitty. He su...

Afro-Guyanese need business skills, constitutionally guaranteed political space- Nigel Hughes

24 August, 2014

Afro-Guyanese need business skills, constitutionally guarant…

Afro-Guyanese have over the decades become too dependent on the State for their economic survival, a situation that has been compounded by the failure of the Peoples National Congress (PNC)-led government to amend the Constitution to cater ...

Cane harvesters escape serious injury after trailer ends up in trench

23 August, 2014

Cane harvesters escape serious injury after trailer ends up …

More than 30 cane harvesters (cane-cutters) narrowly escaped death Saturday morning when a trailer in which they were travelling partly slid into a canal at Uitvlugt, West Coast Demerara. A cane harvester said the incident occurred about 7:...

Troy Resources hopes to clear red-tape and begin gold mining

23 August, 2014

Troy Resources hopes to clear red-tape and begin gold mining

An Australian gold mining company, Troy Resources (Guyana) Inc; hopes that its prolonged wait for a mineral agreement with the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC) would soon end and the way would be cleared for gold production to beg...

Waitress shot dead at restaurant

23 August, 2014

Waitress shot dead at restaurant

A waitress was shot dead in a restaurant on D’urban and Haley Streets, Wortmanville, Georgetown early Saturday night, police said. She has been identified as 48-year old Debra Blackman, a mother of five. She lived at Critchlow Circle, Tucv...

Woman dies in Essequibo River boat collision

23 August, 2014

Woman dies in Essequibo River boat collision

A woman was killed early Saturday morning when the boat she was travelling in collided with a small cargo vessel on the Essequibo River in the vicinity of Riverview/ Goshen.. Demerara Waves Online News was told that the boat was returning t...

Medical Arts Centre, Surgeon sued for Mel Sankies' death

22 August, 2014

Medical Arts Centre, Surgeon sued for Mel Sankies' death

The private hospital, Medical Arts Centre, and well-known surgeon, Dr. Shaik Amir, have been sued for more than GUY$50 million for allegedly causing the death of Engineer, Melvyn “Mel” Sankies three years ago. The lawsuit has been brought a...

Kevin Fields' accomplice charged with two armed robberies

22 August, 2014

Kevin Fields' accomplice charged with two armed robberies

An accomplice of Kevin Fields, who was shot dead during an armed robbery last month, was Friday charged with two counts of robbery under arms. He is 21-year old Howard Rambharose of 6 Second Street, Meadow Bank East Bank Demerara. Rambharos...

GECOM gives into PPPC's request for Claims and Objections extension

22 August, 2014

GECOM gives into PPPC's request for Claims and Objections ex…

The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) on Friday gave into a request  by the governing People’s Progressive Party (PPP) to extend the Claims and Objections period by seven days, according to sources. The decision was taken despite pub...

APNU, CANU weigh in on in-bound drug shipments

22 August, 2014

APNU, CANU weigh in on in-bound drug shipments

Less than one hour after the Customs Anti Narcotics Unit (CANU) began burning more than one ton of marijuana and cocaine after the conclusion of court cases, A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) Friday morning raised concerns that large ...

Man charged with murder-robbery outside Botanical Gardens

22 August, 2014

Man charged with murder-robbery outside Botanical Gardens

A 21 year old man was Friday charged with the murder of a businessman outside the Botanical Gardens, Vlissengen Road, Georgetown earlier this week.Travis Mc Dougall of 422 East Ruimvledt was not required to plea to the indictable charge aft...

Nothing's wrong with Guysuco's Board composition- Luncheon

21 August, 2014

Nothing's wrong with Guysuco's Board composition- Luncheon

Head of the Presidential Secretariat, Dr. Roger Luncheon on Thursday dismissed criticisms that the Board of Directors of the tottering state-owned Guyana Sugar Corporation (Guysuco) was stacked with political lackeys.Luncheon claimed that g...

Port Kaituma businessman stabbed by male companion

21 August, 2014

Port Kaituma businessman stabbed by male companion

A well-known Port Kaituma businessman was Thursday in a serious condition after his close male companion allegedly stabbed him several times.The businessman shortly before 5 PM Thursday left by plane for the Georgetown Public Hospital for s...

Teen charged with threatening to kill mother, illegal gun possession on bail

21 August, 2014

Teen charged with threatening to kill mother, illegal gun po…

A teenager, charged with threatening to kill his mother, being in illegal possession of a handgun and escape from lawful custody, was Thursday granted GUY$210,000 bail.Seventeen-year old Wendyson Thomas of Lethem, Rupununi pleaded not guilt...

Student pilot on break-and-enter, larceny charge

21 August, 2014

Student pilot on break-and-enter, larceny charge

A student pilot, charged with break and enter and larceny, was Thursday granted GUY$100,000 bail and barred from leaving the country legally. City Magistrate Fabayo Azore granted 21-year old Colwyn St. Helen pre-trial liberty and ordered th...

Govt, opposition split on extending Claims and Objections to voters' list

21 August, 2014

Govt, opposition split on extending Claims and Objections to…

The governing People's Progressive Party (PPP) has asked the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) to extend the deadline for Claims and Objections to the preliminary voters list because of the overwhelming number of transfers but the two mai...

Heavy rains drench Guyana's coastland; flood warning in effect

20 August, 2014

Heavy rains drench Guyana's coastland; flood warning in effe…

Heavy rains caused by a slow moving weather system Wednesday night lashed parts of Guyana's coastland, causing weather forecasters to predict at least 50 millimeters (MM) in several regions. Agriculture Minister, Dr. Leslie Ramsammy urged r...

GTUC, Labour Ministry differ on using prison labour in clean-up exercise

20 August, 2014

GTUC, Labour Ministry differ on using prison labour in clean…

The Guyana Trades Union Congress (GTUC) on Wednesday objected to the use of prisoners to clean up sections of the semi-forested Le Repentir Cemetery but Labour Minister, Dr. Nan Kishore Gopaul rejected that labour organisation’s claim that ...

Several Caribbean countries take out rainfall insurance

20 August, 2014

Several Caribbean countries take out rainfall insurance

The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) on Wednesday lauded the inception of the excess rainfall insurance package from the Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility (CCRIF) and also commending the countries in the Region that have pu...

Toy gun robber jailed

20 August, 2014

Toy gun robber jailed

A vendor on Tuesday pleaded guilty to robbing two persons with a toy gun and he was jailed for a total of 12 months.Appearing before City Magistrate Fabayo Azore,  John Martin of Leopold Street, Georgetown admitted that he robbed two p...

Convicted escapee back in Mazaruni Prison

20 August, 2014

Convicted escapee back in Mazaruni Prison

A convict, who escaped from the Mazaruni Prison earlier this week, was recaptured Tuesday afternoon in Bartica, sources said.According to the usually reliable officials, Anand Drepersaud fled the prison on Sunday while he and other inmates ...

Govt releases funds to cater for increased UG tuition fees

20 August, 2014

Govt releases funds to cater for increased UG tuition fees

Finance Minister Dr.Ashni Singh on Wednesday anounced that government would be providing funding for student loans to be granted to students of the University of Guyana to meet the cost of the increased tuition fees recently announced by th...

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