Muritaro, an Amerindian village which is located on the upper Demerara River in Region 10, is still mourning the death of villager Captain Dale Duggin who died in a boat accident on Sunday. Captain Thomas took the opportunity to express sympathy to relatives of the deceased on behalf of MARAD nd promised to conduct a thorough investigation of the accident.

In a continued effort to promote safety on the waterways, 20 life jackets were handed over to Headmistress of the Muritaro Pr...

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TIMEHRI - Two men, who are squatters in the Timehri area, were caught on Close Circuit Television Cameras (CCTV) plundering the AmeriJet Bond, Timehri between November 19 and 20.

The surveillance led police to Albert Ramjaram and Ryan Waddel. Nearly $1M in office equipment were stolen.

Thirty four year-old Rajaram, also known as ‘Bonnie’ was sentenced to three years for break and enter and larceny offences when he appeared in the Magistrate’s court yester...

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LEGUAN - Maintenance works are presently ongoing at the Leguan stelling, Region Three.  

Workmen have commenced repairs to the timber decking of the stelling structure, while defective planks and beams are being removed and replace with new ones.

Meanwhile, works to defective timber piles are soon to be carried out.

Emergency works were also carried out on the low- ramp of the stelling with timber plank - temporarily supporting the bottom half of ramp whi...

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PETER’S HALL - The construction of two fuel bonds - 500 and 2,000 gallons - with base support in the East Generator Compound has commenced, announced Rawlston Adams, General Manager of the Demerara Harbour Bridge (DHB).

According to him, JPM’s Construction Inc would construct foundation, walls and support for the tanks and the sump at the rear of the bund.

The foundation, walls and support for the tanks are complete. Currently, the piping works are on-going, while the s...

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KINGSTOWN – The Ministry of Public Works continues to push out its mandate by paving roadways for the safe usage of motorists and pedestrians.

Against this backdrop, thoroughfares in and around Georgetown continue to be transformed. In fact, 3,000 feet of Princess Street between Louisa Row and Lombard Street was recently paved.

According to Lawrence Mentis, an Engineer attached to the Works Services Group (WSG) within the Ministry, the cost for the repairs stood at $9,5...

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KINGSTON - A Swedish citizen, who has circumnavigated more than nine countries with her Kayak, has rowed into Guyana for the first time – November 8, 2013.

Freya Hoffmeister, 49, is currently kayaking the rivers of South America as part of her river expeditions. This former gymnast presently lives in Husum, North Germany.

Some of countries she has navigated include Peru, Ecuador, and Columbia and plans are afoot to visit Suriname, Brazil and Uruguay.

Apart fro...

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KWAKWANI - An Air Services Ltd. aircraft sustained wing damage after swerving to avoid hitting someone as it was about to land at the Kwakwani Airstrip, Region 10.

The incident occurred at 10:17 h today, November 9, 2013.

According Leola Narine, Assistant Regional Executive Officer (AREO), a young man who is deaf, alleged run across the airstrip just as a trainee pilot was about to land.

Luckily, neither the pilot nor the young man received any injuries. The r...

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TIMEHRI - All personnel attached to the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) will be required to undergo first responder training.

The recommendation was raised during an assessment and review session following a two hour full scale simulation exercise at the Timehri facility yesterday, November 6 - which tested fire, security and medical personnel’s abilities to respond to a disaster.

Minister of Public Works, Robeson Benn was among a team of observers who critiqu...

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TIMEHRI  - The extension of the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) runway has begun in earnest with the contracting firm – China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC) - tackling a trial section in the Timehri North area [beyond the localizer].  

The project commenced two weeks ago.

Minister of Public Works and Transport, Robeson Benn along with other Ministry and CJIA officials were taken on a site visit on October 31, where CHEC’s Engineers are removing t...

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