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Monthly Archives: December 2013

Major fire averted at Giftland Officemax

Last Updated on Saturday, 26 December 2015, 21:00 by GxMedia A major fire was averted at Giftland OfficeMax Christmas Eve night when an air condition unit malfunctioned. Chief Executive Officer, Roy Beepat told Demerara Waves Online News that the fire occurred on the outside of the building at Water and Holmes Streets about 10:45 PM. “It appears as though two ...

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PPP accuses US of boosting opposition fortunes

Last Updated on Saturday, 26 December 2015, 21:00 by GxMedia The governing Peoples Progressive Party (PPP) on Tuesday accused the United States (US) of attempting to destabilize the government by financing activities of the political opposition through a US$1.250 million project that government has disapproved. “There is deep suspicion in political circles that this particular project was conceived to bolster ...

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USAID agreement breached over governance and democracy project

Last Updated on Saturday, 26 December 2015, 21:00 by GxMedia Guyana on Tuesday accused United States of flouting an agreement with the Agency for International Development (USAID) by deciding to go ahead with a democracy and governance project that Georgetown discarded over concerns about a lack of consultation. The President Donald Ramotar administration has also vehemently rejected claims by US ...

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Chief Librarian, biker die in separate accidents

Last Updated on Saturday, 26 December 2015, 21:00 by GxMedia The Chief Librarian of the Guyana National Library, Gillian Thompson on Tuesday- Christmas Eve- died in a vehicular accident on Church Street and Shiv Chanderpaul Drive, eyewitnesses said. The accident apparently occurred while police was chasing a white car that slammed into the National Library bus before ending up in ...

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CGX Energy commences arbitration proceedings against Repsol

Last Updated on Saturday, 26 December 2015, 21:00 by GxMedia TORONTO, Dec. 23, 2013 /CNW/ – CGX Energy Inc. (TSX:V – OYL) (“CGX Energy” or the “Company”) announced today that it will commence arbitration proceedings against Repsol Exploracion, S.A. (“Repsol”) in connection with the expiry of the petroleum prospecting license covering the Georgetown Block (the “Georgetown PPL”). The Company is ...

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Updated: Leguan man kills wife, commits suicide

Last Updated on Saturday, 26 December 2015, 21:00 by GxMedia A man slit the throat of his common-law wife early Tuesday morning and later hanged himself from a tree- a murder suicide that rocked the usually sleepy agriculture-dependent island of Leguan. The dead woman has been identified as 24-year old Sunita “Dolly” Lall. Police late Tuesday said the body of ...

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Popular radio broadcaster dies

Last Updated on Saturday, 26 December 2015, 21:00 by GxMedia Long-serving radio broadcaster, Oswald Singh, died late Monday night at the Woodlands Hospital following a heart attack. He was in his 50s. Singh was hospitalised on Sunday. Up to the time of his passing, he worked at the privately-owned Radio Guyana International (RGI). Singh joined radio in the mid 1980s ...

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New Chinese-owned shipyard eyeing Guyanese market

Last Updated on Saturday, 26 December 2015, 21:00 by GxMedia A locally-registered shipyard owned by Chinese nationals has begun targeting major Guyanese companies in the hope of building a variety of vessels for them, officials said. Located at Coverden, East Bank Demerara; Zhong Hao Shipyard Inc. is already in talks with BK International, Toolsie Persaud Limited and several fishing companies. ...

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Shotgun ammo intercepted in Georgetown Prison

Last Updated on Saturday, 26 December 2015, 21:00 by GxMedia A man was Monday morning arrested after prison wardens found a number of shotgun cartridges in shoes that were being taken for an inmate of the Georgetown Prison, according to well-placed sources. Kelon Benjamin,29, of Station Street, Kitty, Georgetown was handed over to police after prison authorities completed their investigation. ...

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AK-47 inventor dies

Last Updated on Saturday, 26 December 2015, 21:00 by GxMedia (CBS-AP).-MOSCOW — Mikhail Kalashnikov, whose work as a weapons designer for the Soviet Union is immortalized in the name of the world’s most popular firearm, died Monday at the age of 94. Kalashnikov once aspired to design farm equipment. But even though his most famous invention – the AK-47 assault ...

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