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R Kelly concert postponed

Last Updated on Saturday, 26 December 2015, 21:01 by GxMedia Award-winning R&B singer R. Kelly will no longer be coming to Guyana for a concert this weekend because he has fallen ill, a spokesman for the promoter said Wednesday afternoon. Khalsan TR Inc. said Mc Neal and HJ Promotions have received correspondence saying that Kelly fell ill after his tour ...

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Woman confirmed drowned in North West boat mishap

Last Updated on Saturday, 26 December 2015, 21:01 by GxMedia The woman, who disappeared during Tuesday afternoon’s boat mishap in the North West District, has drowned, police said Wednesday. Force spokesman, Ivelaw Whittaker said the body of Shevon Anthony was found Wednesday morning around 11 O’clock in the Barima River. It is at the Port Kaituma Mortuary.Anthony was a passenger ...

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No invitation to discuss Amaila received; US envoy’s appeal unwelcomed- Granger

Last Updated on Saturday, 26 December 2015, 21:01 by GxMedia Despite President Donald Ramotar’s call for A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) team to meet government experts to settle outstanding issues on the proposed Amaila Falls Hydropower plant, Opposition Leader David Granger said he has not received any invitation. The Guyanese leader has publicly called on Granger to lead a ...

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Former Guysuco Chairman dies

Last Updated on Saturday, 26 December 2015, 21:01 by GxMedia The first Chairman of the state-owned Guyana Sugar Corporation (Guysuco), Harold Davis died  early Wednesday morning after a prolonged illness, a family member confirmed. He was 88. Davis earlier this month celebrated his 62nd wedding anniversary and he would have been 89 in September. He served as the first Chairman ...

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GuySuCo commissions “demo” ethanol plant

Last Updated on Saturday, 26 December 2015, 21:01 by GxMedia The Guyana Sugar Corporation on Tuesday commissioned a GUY$85M Bioethanol Demonstration Plant at its Albion Estate, Berbice. CEO Paul Bhim said the facility, partly funded by the IDB to the tune of GUY$67M, would be used for training and not commercial purposes. “This plant will operate 32 weeks a year, ...

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One feared drowned, three others seriously injured in boat accident

Last Updated on Saturday, 26 December 2015, 21:01 by GxMedia One person is missing and presumed dead after a passenger boat hit a log in the Port Kaituma River ,North West District Tuesday afternoon. Reports are that a small passenger boat , called “Breeze Out” was heading to Mabaruma  from Port Kaituma around 4 pm when the vessel hit a ...

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Contracts signed for EPA regulations, Protected Areas Commission head office

Last Updated on Saturday, 26 December 2015, 21:01 by GxMedia The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment  on Tuesday signed two agreements that will bring significant impetus to environmental protection A $4M one-year co-financing grant was inked with the World Wild Life Fund (WWF); while the second is a $28M contract for construction of a head office to house the ...

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Dom. Rep. finds cocaine in rice aboard ship that departed Guyana

Last Updated on Saturday, 26 December 2015, 21:01 by GxMedia A large quantity of cocaine was found in a consignment of rice aboard a ship in the Dominican Republic, but it is unclear whether the narcotic was placed in the grain before it left Guyana. The grain was purchased from a local producer and exported by the Guyana Rice Development ...

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