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Gov’t postpones Thursday’s sitting of the Nat’l Assembly, APNU to challenge

Last Updated on Saturday, 26 December 2015, 21:01 by GxMedia Thursday’s sitting of the National Assembly has been cancelled says the Parliament Office. This was disclosed in a one line statement which gave the new date for the next sitting as August 7, three days before the House is to go on a two-month recess. Additionally, Demerara Waves Online has ...

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Amaila Falls hydro project too expensive, Guyana to get lower stake- analysts.

Last Updated on Saturday, 26 December 2015, 21:01 by GxMedia On the eve of a consultation by President Donald Ramotar on the controversial Amaila Falls Hydropower Project (AFHP), two financial and accounting experts on Wednesday said the facility would cost too much and an end to blackouts was not guaranteed. Chartered Accountant, Christopher Ram and financial expert, Ramon Gaskin- both ...

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President never called opposition terrorists, no apology necessary – Dr. Luncheon

Last Updated on Saturday, 26 December 2015, 21:01 by GxMedia Cabinet Secretary Dr. Roger Luncheon says there is no need for the president to apologise to the opposition for allegedly likening them to terrorists since he never uttered the words attributed to him in the press. The Government Information Agency (GINA) on Friday issued a statement from the Office of ...

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LIAT implements fixes to alleviate flight delays and cancellations

Last Updated on Saturday, 26 December 2015, 21:01 by GxMedia ST. JOHN’S, Antigua, July 24, 2013 – Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of LIAT Mr. Ian Brunton says the company is taking urgent and decisive steps to address a series of challenges which have resulted in numerous flight delays and cancellations over the past few weeks. In a statement on Wednesday, ...

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Opposition boycotts financial crimes law committee until Ramotar withdraws “terrorism” comment

Last Updated on Saturday, 26 December 2015, 21:01 by GxMedia The combined opposition has decided to boycott a parliamentary select committee that is examining proposed changes to the financial crimes legislation until President Donald Ramotar withdraws offending remarks. At issue is the Guyanese leader’s remarks that the opposition’s refusal to approve a motion and a bill related to the Amaila ...

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Decomposed baby found in septic tank

Last Updated on Saturday, 26 December 2015, 21:01 by GxMedia The body of a decomposed baby was Wednesday morning found in Albouystown after a dog dragged a rotting hand out of a septic tank, police sources said. A woman, who said she drank something and disposed of the baby after it “came down”, has been arrested by police. The body ...

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Amaila Falls Hydro will be insufficient- Greenidge, PSC

Last Updated on Saturday, 26 December 2015, 21:01 by GxMedia Opposition legislator, Carl Greenidge is questioning the feasibility of investing US$840 million in a hydropower plant that he says will at a minimum generate 105 megawatts of electricity. Well-placed sources said the current night-time peak demand is 108 megawatts and daytime is an estimated 95 megawatts, an amount that does ...

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Amaila Access Road: US$12M spent, 67 percent completed

Last Updated on Saturday, 26 December 2015, 21:01 by GxMedia The government says some US$12M (GUY$2.4B) has already been spent on the Amaila Hydropower Access Road and it would be a reversal of the nation’s fortunes to abandon it now. The Public Works Ministry flew reporters into the Amaila area on Tuesday for a first-hand look at sections of the ...

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