KINGSTON - The Guyana registered General Cargo Vessel ‘STOLLIE 1”, which was bound for Port Kaituma, North West District, sank off the Guyana Coast between the entrance of the Pomeroon and Waini Rivers on January 18, 2014.

The vessel departed Georgetown at 06:00 hours on Friday January 17 with a consignment of general cargo. There were four crew members on board.

According to the initial investigation, the M.V. STOLLIE 1 is believed to have sunk after i...

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TIMEHRI - The bodies of the Pilot and cargo loader of the ill-fated Trans Guyana Cessna Caravan were found just after 7:00hrs this morning at the site of the wreckage.

Dead are Canadian-born Blake Slater, the pilot, and  Cargo Loader, Dwayne Newton. The pilot was found in his seat.

The Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) said GDF Special Force Officers arrived at the scene this morning and are in the process of clearing the area to extract the bodies.

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TIMEHRI - Approximately 1,500 truckloads of sand have been dumped on the trial section of Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) runway extension as of January 11, disclosed Ajay Singh, CJIA’s Engineer attached to the project.

China Harbour Engineering Company is carrying out the works.

On January 4, 2014, Minister of Public Works and Transport, Robeson Benn; CJIA’s Chief Executive Officer Ramesh Ghir; other airport officials and CHEC Engineers visited the sand pit C...

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KINGSTON - Bhashir Mohamed owner of BM Soat, East Coast Demerara (ECD), has withdrawn all actions on his part in the court with respect to his occupation of public land.

Through his lawyer, Khemraj Ramjattan, a “notice of withdrawal and discontinuation” was filed in the Court of Appeal on Monday, January 6, 2014.

Mohamed’s withdrawal confirmed the Ministry’s argument that it was correct in its move to remove the illegal structures, which included a fence.

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PETER’S HALL - With the exception of two missing clusters, everything is back to normal at the Demerara Harbour Bridge (DHB) following six hours of intense engineering works on the structure by bridge employees late Wednesday night into yesterday morning.

The works were done under the watchful eyes of Transport and Public Works Minister, Robeson Benn, General Manager of Demerara Harbour Bridge, Rawlston Adams and consultant engineer with the Ministry of Public Works, Walter Willi...

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KINGSTON - Two suspects in the Ministry of Public Works payroll heist have been arrested following a shooting incident involving them, police said Thursday, January 9, 2014.

Deputy Police Commissioner, Seelall Persaud said Kelly Aaron was shot in his abdomen at 2463 Safari Street, North Ruimveldt, Georgetown.

The suspect in the shooting incident has been identified as Lloyd Sadloo who police described as a “known character”.  Other police sources said investig...

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TIMEHRI - A drug mule was caught with 9.5 kilogrammes of cocaine on January 7, 2014 at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) due to the alertness of law enforcement officers at the country's main port of entry.

Canadian citizen Edwards Jones, a passenger on BW 606 flight, went through the screening process at Piarco International Airport, Trinidad and was in transit at the Timehri facility and awaiting the flight to his final destination – Toronto, Canada.

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KINGSTON - It is quite unfortunate that an overzealous individual without proper authority approached the media in an unsavory way to try and tarnish the reputation of a contracting company.

The Kaieteur News article titled “ECD four-lane expansion…Contractor executing poor works, awarded another contract” on January 8, 2014 gave readers the impression that during a 28 day period, the concrete used by Colin Talbot Contracting Service was below standard.

However, only fi...

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EAST COAST DEMERARA - Two major contracts involving the rehabilitation of concrete river defences at Mosquito Hall/Lancaster were executed during the period 2011 to 2012. 

These works addressed problematic sections of sea defences which were undermined and frequently overtopped during spring tides.

In addition to concrete works, a total of 700 metres of eroded earthen embankment was rehabilitated and adjacent façade drains constructed for the storage and conveyance...

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PETER'S HALL - The Demerara Harbour Bridge (DHB) will be closed to vehicular traffic from 22:00hrs on Wednesday up to 04:00hrs on Thursday, to facilitate repairs after a vessel collided with the bridge, causing damage.

Currently the structure is closed to marine traffic and is expected to resume contractions for river vessels on Thursday.

General Manager of the Bridge, Rawlston Adams at a press conference yesterday - December 6, reported that the incident occurred on Su...

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