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Monthly Archives: December 2014

Father of daughters, who died in blaze, succumbs to burns

Thirty-four days after jumping from a blazing building in commercial Georgetown where his two daughters were burnt to death,  an elderly man died early Sunday morning of severe burns about his body. Mr. Hilrod Randolph Thomas,68, succumbed to injuries he sustained while fleeing a burning building on King and Robb Streets during the pre-dawn hours of Monday, November 17, 2014. ...

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GUYANA: Opposition Leader dismisses calls for intensified street protests

Chairman of A Partnership for National Unity (APNU), David Granger has dismissed suggestions that the opposition parliamentary coalition is weak because it has failed to pressure the government on the streets with intensified street protests. APNU’s second major constituent party, the Working People’s Alliance (WPA), has repeatedly taken the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR)-dominated coalition to task for taking a ...

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Low gold price continues to dent Guyana’s economy

Guyana’s declared gold production and exports have each slumped by more than 20 percent, due to the fall in the international price for the yellow metal during the year, according to the Guyana Gold Board. Finance Minister, Dr. Ashni Singh during his half-year report has already revised downward the country’s economic growth for this year from 5.6 percent to 4.6 ...

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GUYANA: Elections likely in April or May, 2015

Guyanese could go to the polls around April or May next year, now that the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) has cut short the current cycle of registration by one month, according to a commission source and a political leader. The elections management agency announced on Saturday that the 7th Cycle of Continuous Registration would be brought to an end on ...

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Caribbean News Desk radio prog: Guyana’s opposition lashes out at Caricom Chairman… and other stories from across the region

Guyana’s Opposition Leader, David Granger has registered his displeasure at the way the 15-nation Caribbean Community (Caricom) has handled his request to intervene in his country’s political impasse. Mr. Granger had asked that Caricom leaders hold an emergency summit tot pressure President Donald Ramotar to lift the now more than one-month old suspension of Parliament.  The law-making body was prorogued ...

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Caribbean News Desk radio programme for Thurs, Dec 18, 2014

New U.S.-Cuba relationship could open Cuban markets to U.S. firms Washington, Dec 18 (EFE).- The agreement between the United States and Cuba to resume diplomatic relations, which were broken off in 1961, could open the door to the Cuban market to U.S. firms, which currently are banned from doing business there.Companies such as automobile manufacturer General Motors, agribusiness giant Cargill ...

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Pope happy over re-establishment of U.S.-Cuba relations

Vatican City, Dec 17 (EFE).- Pope Francis was “deeply pleased” that the United States and Cuba have announced the normalization of diplomatic relations “in order to overcome, for the good of their peoples, the troubles that have marred their history,” Vatican spokesman Federico Lombardi said Wednesday. Lombardi released a statement minutes after U.S. President Barack Obama and his Cuban countepart, Raul Castro, ...

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Gross thanks Obama after release, expresses support for Cuba policy shift

Washington, Dec 17 (EFE).- American contractor Alan Gross thanked U.S. President Barack Obama on Wednesday for securing his release from prison and expressed support for his administration’s decision to work toward restoring full diplomatic relations with Cuba. “Thank you, President Obama, for everything you have done today and leading up to today,” Gross, accompanied by his wife, Judy, said at a ...

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Republicans slam Obama for Cuba decision

Washington, Dec 17 (EFE).- The leading Republican in the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday slammed President Barack Obama’s decision to resume full diplomatic ties with Communist-ruled Cuba as a “mindless” concession to a dictatorship. Obama’s decision to launch talks aimed at restoring full relations that were severed in 1961 has sparked outrage from House Speaker John Boehner and other Republican members ...

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Caricom welcomes “thawing” of US-Cuba relations

Statement by the Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), Ambassador Irwin LaRocqueThe Caribbean Community (CARICOM) welcomes the thawing of relations between the United States and Cuba and the move towards the re-establishment of diplomatic ties.  CARICOM has long been an advocate for the normalisation of these relations and has raised the issue repeatedly in its interaction with both parties. As ...

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