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US warns against certain Caribbean flights from Guyana

The United States warned its nationals, in a rare, highly detailed public caution, not to travel on US-bound Caribbean Airlines flights originating in Guyana Monday through Wednesday. In an unusually specific warning, the US embassy in the capital of Georgetown made the appeal because it had "received unconfirmed threat information" on Caribbean Airlines flights departing Monday, a statement posted on the embassy's website said.

Canadian pilot feared dead in South American jungle

A Canadian pilot was among two people feared dead Saturday when the small plane he was flying went down in Guyana's thick Amazon jungle two minutes after takeoff, authorities said. Director of Guyana's Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), Zulfikar Mohammed, said the all-day search failed to locate the single-engine Cessna Caravan aircraft. Trans Guyana Aviation (TGA) spokesman Kit Nascimento said the plane was being piloted by Canadian pilot Blake Slater. Also aboard was one of the airline's cargo loaders, Dwayne Newton of Guyana.

Four Brazilian gold miners die in Guyana pit collapse

Four Brazilian gold miners died in the South American country of Guyana when a pit they were working in collapsed, authorities said Saturday. Police spokesman Whitney Bacchus said the men were mining in the pit about 30 to 40 feet (9 to 12 meters) deep "when it caved in and covered them." The incident occurred at Arau, Eteringbang, near Guyana's western border with Venezuela late Thursday afternoon. However, information about it only emerged Saturday because there is no telephone contact with the remote, forested and mountainous Amazon region.

President to hold talks with opposition on budget cuts

President Donald Ramotar will meet with opposition legislators on Monday as the government moves towards preventing a repeat of last year as the opposition again threatens to use its slender one-seat majority to cut the GUY$208.8 billion (One Guyana dollar = US$0.01 cents) budget presented to the National Assembly last month.Finance Minister Dr.

Guyanese soldiers charged with raiding mining camps

Five Guyana Defence Force soldiers have been charged in connection with the beating up of several Guyanese and Brazilian miners and robbing them of raw gold, the army said on Saturday. The GDF said the Lieutenant, Lance Corporal and three privates have been remanded to a military prison pending court martial proceedings.

Guyana's army investigates claims troops robbed mining camps

GEORGETOWN, Jan 28 (Reuters) - Guyana's army is investigating allegations that five of its soldiers raided several Brazilian mining camps in the South American country's dense jungle, smoking drugs before beating the miners and stealing gold. The army said it had sent a team to the area and that any of its troops found responsible for the "dastardly act" would face court martial.
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