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Daily Archives: Thursday, 11 July 2013, 23:02

Three suspected bandits caught, guns recovered

Last Updated on Saturday, 26 December 2015, 21:01 by GxMedia Police Thursday night captured three suspected bandits and recovered two firearms following a gunfight on the East Coast Demerara, police sources said. Sources said Odingo Allen,23, of Brush Dam and Strathspey, East Coast Demerara was shot to his right knee. Elroy Newton,23, sustained lacerations to his face. The confrontation ensued ...

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Man charged for robbery-murder ambush

Last Updated on Saturday, 26 December 2015, 21:01 by GxMedia A man has been charged in connection with the robbery-murder committed on an East Coast Demerara businessman and his employee earlier this week as they were heading to a city bank, police sources said. The accused was expected to be arraigned in the Georgetown Magistrates’ court on Thursday, but his ...

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Man jailed for robbing tobacco leaf vendor

Last Updated on Saturday, 26 December 2015, 21:01 by GxMedia A man, who had snatched a chain from a tobacco leaf vendor, was on July 11 sentenced to 12 months imprisonment. The sentence was handed down by Chief Magistrate Priya Sewnarine Beharry in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court. Shaka Nunes first appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court on June 4, for ...

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Gov’t not budging on new minimum wage start date

Last Updated on Saturday, 26 December 2015, 21:01 by GxMedia The government says it will not budge on the new minimum wage policy and that employers who feel set upon can always opt out of the contracts they have with the administration. The remarks by Cabinet Secretary Dr. Roger Luncheon on Thursday came a day after RK’s Security announced that ...

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TV stations to challenge steep license fee

Last Updated on Saturday, 26 December 2015, 21:01 by GxMedia Several television stations are preparing to take the Guyana National Broadcasting Authority over what has been described as exorbitant licenses and anti-free speech provisions of the broadcast law. At issue is the GUY$2.5 million license fee for radio and television stations regardless of their size, coverage and market share. They ...

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APNU not linking financial crimes law to procurement commission

Last Updated on Saturday, 26 December 2015, 21:01 by GxMedia A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) on Thursday said it would not tie its support for changes to financial crimes legislation to the establishment of the Public Procurement Commission (PPPC). APNU parliamentarian Joseph Harmon said that his party’s decision to give Guyana a “good” rather than a “piecemeal” AML/CFT law ...

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No racism in GECOM’s appointments; Boodoo used wrong election results formula

Last Updated on Thursday, 11 July 2013, 12:04 by GxMedia by Vincent Alexander The time has come to break my silence on the Boodoo Affair. I am breaking my silence for two reasons. First, the Chronicle newspaper facilitated a letter which sought to blame ethnic cleansing for the non-support of a new contract for Mr. Boodhoo, Former Chief Elections Officer. ...

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Veterinary Diagnostic Lab to be ready in four months

Last Updated on Saturday, 26 December 2015, 21:01 by GxMedia The Guyana Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory that will have the capability to test, detect and diagnose diseases that may affect animals and the public’s health is 45% complete, and is expected to be commissioned in approximately four months, the Government Information Agency (GINA) reported on Wednesday. This US$2.5M investment, which is ...

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Tree crushes logger in Ituni

Last Updated on Saturday, 26 December 2015, 21:01 by GxMedia A logger was Tuesday morning crushed to death in Ituni by a tree, relatives said.  He has been identified as 37-year old Steve Daw of Coomacka Mines, Linden.  Relatives said he was cutting a tree when it fell and crushed him around 7 AM Tuesday. The body was brought out ...

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