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OAS anti-corruption committee to visit Guyana

Last Updated on Saturday, 26 December 2015, 21:01 by GxMedia A Commission from the OAS Mechanism for Follow-Up on the Implementation of the Inter-American Convention against Corruption (MESICIC) will conduct, from October 8 to 10, an on-site visit to Guyana,the hemispheric organisation said in a statement. The OAS said the visit would be conducted with the consent of the host ...

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Professionalism will be my guide –Chief of Staff designate

Last Updated on Saturday, 26 December 2015, 21:01 by GxMedia Chief-of-Staff designate of the Guyana Defence Force (GDF), Mark Phillips who was recently promoted to Brigadier, promises to bring professionalism to his tenure upon confirmation in September, the Government Information Agency (GINA) reported on Monday. This promise came after Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces Donald Ramotar and Head of the ...

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Canada opens visa application centre in Guyana

Last Updated on Saturday, 26 December 2015, 21:01 by GxMedia Canada on Monday announced the opening of a new visa application centre (VAC) in Georgetown to make the process of applying for a visa to enter Canada easier and more convenient. The High Commission, however, pointed out that the centre  will not decide whether applicants will be granted visas. “It ...

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TIP Heroine Simona Broomes arrested, released on bail

Last Updated on Saturday, 26 December 2015, 21:01 by GxMedia Guyana Women Miners Organisation (GWMO) President Simona Broomes was Monday afternoon placed on station bail in connection with alleged assault and theft committed on a shopkeeper at Puruni in April during a Trafficking in Persons operation. Shortly after she was released on GUY$10,000 station bail and told to return to ...

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LIAT’s plane wheel falls off ; flight lands safely in Barbados

Last Updated on Saturday, 26 December 2015, 21:01 by GxMedia The wheel of a LIAT aircraft fell off while on a flight from Guyana to Barbados, but the plane landed safely at the Grantley Adams International Airport where an emergency had been declared, passengers said. LIAT (1974) confirmed the occurrence on flight LI 774 on Monday morning, saying that there ...

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Brazilians in shooting incident

Last Updated on Saturday, 26 December 2015, 21:01 by GxMedia A Brazilian man was Sunday shot by another of his countrymen during an argument about a damaged excavator, police said. 29-year old Radiel Silva Lima was shot and injured to his left leg by another Brazilian man who is a licensed firearm holder. He has been hospitalised. The perpetrator has ...

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GGDMA likely to import fuel for miners; Ramotar tells miners to stop paying bribes

Last Updated on Saturday, 26 December 2015, 21:01 by GxMedia In the face of the fluctuating international price for gold, the Guyana government is considering a proposal by the Guyana Gold and Diamond Miners Association (GGDMA) to import cheaper fuel. Minister of Natural Resources, Robert Persaud announced that government was exploring that proposal to cushion the impact of the rising ...

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Baby, woman die in horrific bus accident on Linden-Soesdyke Highway

Last Updated on Saturday, 26 December 2015, 21:01 by GxMedia Two persons, including a six-week old baby, were killed Sunday afternoon when a bus ran off a bridge on the Linden-Soesdyke Highway into the Kairuni Creek, sources said. The deceased were identified as 23-year old Anastacia Forde of Ituni and Taquaah Shepherd. The baby’s parents- Sean Shepherd and Tenisha Victor- ...

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