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Daily Archives: April 29, 2016

Man killed during ‘friendly fight’ with friend

Police are investigating the death of two men on Guyana’s coast after they were killed in separate incidents on in the last 24 hours. According to Police, at about 15:00 hrs on Friday 39-year-old  Nafasie Edghill, of Castello Housing Scheme, Georgetown, was at Mon Repos, ECD, when he became involved in a playful scuffle with a friend. Police said the ...

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Guyana finally getting high-speed mobile data….4G

Guyanese are on the verge of benefiting from higher data speeds on their mobile phones, with one of the country’s major phone companies announcing that it has been granted approval to offer 4G service. “Finally, we will bring you 4G. I know that you’ve waited a long time and I am as happy as you to say that we have ...

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All radio, TV licences to be re-evaluated – Broadcasting Authority

All radio and television stations, including 20 radio frequencies that were unilaterally licensed by the President Bharrat Jagdeo, would have to be evaluated in keeping with a new national plan for frequency allocation and coverage area, the Guyana National Broadcasting Authority (GNBA) announced on Friday. “My expectation is that everybody will have to re-apply and in the re-application process you ...

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Guyanese cyclist slapped with 1-year ban for doping

Guyana national cyclist Alanzo Greaves has been slapped with a one year ban from cycling ban by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), after he failed an anti-dope test. According to a release from the Caribbean Regional Anti-Doping Organization (RADO), on November 27, 2015, Greaves was informed of the Adverse Analytical Finding of Testosterone in his urine sample, via a “Notice ...

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No political interference for state media – Granger

President David Granger has made it clear that his administration is not in the business of politically interfering with the day to day operations of Guyana’s state media entities. The President made the statement on the heels of accusations of political interference being leveled against the Office of the Prime Minister. The Guyana Press Association (GPA) had written the President ...

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Keep the gory & grisly off the front page – Media Professionals urged

By Jomo Brusheildon Paul Members of the local media fraternity have been urged to keep gory details and photographs of accidents and similar scenes off the front pages and away from featured images. The nudge came at a workshop organised by the Guyana Press Association (GPA) and the Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO) on Friday. The workshop was organized specifically ...

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Updated: 5 injured as bandits storm Hotel Ramada casino; one arrested

Five persons including one police officer are now nursing gunshot wounds after armed men stormed the Hotel Ramada Casino at Providence, East Bank Demerara (EBD). Police officials have confirmed that just after 3:30 on Friday morning , the four men stormed the building brandishing weapons and demanding cash. It has been confirmed that while monies were taken away during the ...

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