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UG staff meeting with Vice Chancellor fruitless- unions

Last Updated on Saturday, 26 December 2015, 21:01 by GxMedia University of Guyana union leaders on Friday said the hundreds of workers walked away empty handed from a meeting with Vice Chancellor Professor Jacob Opadeyi. During his opening remarks at the more than one-hour long meeting with staff in the George Walcott Lecture Theatre (GWLT), he did not address burning ...

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American social worker jailed for cocaine possession, Guyanese accomplice remanded

Last Updated on Saturday, 26 December 2015, 21:01 by GxMedia An American woman was jailed on Friday after she admitted to being in possession of more than four kilogrammes of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking. 25-year old Brianna Rodney of 2121 Westbury, Brooklyn was convicted, jailed for four years and fined GUY$30,000. “I am really sorry for what I ...

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Huge ganja bust in shipment of cars

Last Updated on Saturday, 26 December 2015, 21:01 by GxMedia by Alva Solomon The Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) Friday morning unearthed  more than (640 kilogrammes) 1,411 lbs of compressed marijuana inside a container at the John Fernandes Container terminal on Mandela Avenue, Georgetown. The consignment of narcotic was packed in several bags and was found among a shipment of cars ...

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Taxi driver shot

Last Updated on Saturday, 26 December 2015, 21:01 by GxMedia At least six shots rang out in the wee hours of Friday morning in the Alberttown area after an unknown person or persons opened fire on a taxi driver who had moments earlier dropped off several female Brazilian dancers, sources said. Twenty six year old Leslie Wood was reportedly shot several ...

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Guyana to spend $20M on CARIFESTA XI; 2008 debts still outstanding

Last Updated on Saturday, 26 December 2015, 21:01 by GxMedia Guyana has budgeted some $20M for its 50-member contingent to participate in CARIFESTA XI being held in Suriname from August 16 to 26. This was revealed by Culture Minister Dr. Frank Anthony on Thursday at a news briefing where he said that participating countries now have to pay their way ...

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Residents burn down thieves’ hideout

Last Updated on Saturday, 26 December 2015, 21:01 by GxMedia Fed up with being repeatedly robbed by a group of men who usually hide out in a shack, residents Thursday night burnt down the structure at Lamaha Park, Georgetown. The fire was set to the shack less than one night after police swooped down on the location in an effort ...

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Committee work on local gov’t bills complete; polls possible this year – APNU

Last Updated on Saturday, 26 December 2015, 21:01 by GxMedia The APNU says it is optimistic that local government elections can be held this year now that the select committee looking at the local government bills has finished its work, contrary to claims from Minister Ganga Persaud. The local government minister told reporters on Monday that the committee had not ...

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