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Albouystown businessman shot in robbery

At about 2230h. last night, police say that businessman Joel Sullivan, 35 years, of James Street, Albouystown, was in the process of closing his business place at James Street when he was attacked by a man armed with a firearm who demanded his valuables.

Two motorcyclists die after collision

At about 2200h. last night, police say that Stanley Adams, 47 years, of Grove Housing Scheme, EBD, and Police Constable Andrew Forde, 22 years, of Block Y, Grove, EBD, were riding motorcycles along the Diamond Access Road, EBD, when they collided resulting in both of them suffering injuries.

Guyanese woman only had a week to live

-before life-saving brain surgery in US

A Guyanese woman, who was diagnosed with a brain tumor, received life-saving surgery in the USA last month after a US-based Guyanese doctor learnt of her condition while visiting and volunteering here.

Citizens call for end to Gaza bombings

A handful of placard-bearing citizens turned out yesterday to call for an end to the weeks-long bombing of the Gaza Strip by Israel and to show their solidarity with thousands of Palestinians who now have no homes or access to food and water.

Linden boy, 8, drowns during family outing

A Linden boy drowned while on an Emancipation Day outing at Katapuli Creek, in the mining town yesterday. Dead is eight-year-old Kassel Harlequin, who was found motionless by relatives, minutes after they noticed he was missing during their family outing at the popular creek in Linden.

Aussie firm’s Kaburi gold mine won’t affect deforestation rates

-impact assessment finds

Over the 15 years of the Troy Resources Guyana Inc (TRGI) gold project in the Kaburi area, approximately 150 hectares of forest will be cleared for the mines, widened roadway and related facilities but this would have no impacts on national deforestation rates, according to the Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) report.

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