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Policeman shot during prisoner recapture dies

Last Updated on Saturday, 26 December 2015, 21:00 by GxMedia A policeman has died after he was shot during efforts to recapture a robbery suspect who had minutes earlier fled custody with the firearm of another rank while at the GPHC for medical treatment. The dead man has been identified as Detective Corporal Seburn Elias. Reports say the unarmed policeman ...

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APNU puts Pres. Ramotar’s son under spotlight for E-governance project

Last Updated on Saturday, 26 December 2015, 21:00 by GxMedia The suitability of one of President Donald Ramotar’s sons for the installation and management of Guyana’s long-delayed E-Governance Project is coming under scrutiny by the opposition coalition A Partnership for National Unity (APNU). That parliamentary grouping wants government to provide the resume of Alexi Ramotar as it relates to his ...

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APNU, Public Works Ministry differ on sea defence maintenance

Last Updated on Saturday, 26 December 2015, 21:00 by GxMedia The Public Works Ministry on Monday denied that a weakened section of sea defence at Mosquito Hall/ Lancaster was being neglected, in the wake of concerns by A Partnership for National Unity (APNU). Government said that as far back as 2011 to 2012, rehabilitation of concrete river defences were executed. ...

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Five held for murder of taxi driver

Last Updated on Saturday, 26 December 2015, 21:00 by GxMedia Five persons are in police custody in connection with the gunning down of a taxi driver from Beterverwagting, East Coast Demerara, police said on Monday. An autopsy showed that 30-year Rafael Campbell died from gunshot injuries to the head. His body was found at Liliendaal, East Coast Demerara on Friday, ...

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Man who gunned down ex-girlfriend for PI next month

Last Updated on Saturday, 26 December 2015, 21:00 by GxMedia The man, who allegedly gunned down his ex girlfriend on Old Year’s Night 2013, was Monday arraigned on a charge of murder. Jermaine Maynard was remanded to prison until February 10 when the Preliminary Inquiry would begin to determine whether he should face trial by a judge and jury. Maynard ...

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Demerara Harbour Bridge closes Weds night for repairs; British tanker company to foot bill

Last Updated on Saturday, 26 December 2015, 21:00 by GxMedia Even as officials assess the “significant” damage caused to the Demerara Harbour Bridge when a fuel tanker slammed into it, preparations are underway to close the east-west thoroughfare from Wednesday night to Thursday morning to conduct repairs. General Manager of the Demerara Harbour Bridge, Rawlston Adams said the bridge would ...

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The Abuse of Guyana – A Culture of Fear and Silence

Last Updated on Monday, 6 January 2014, 11:48 by GxMedia Reproduced from http://sarabharrat.wordpress.com/ with permission from the writer. Not so many years ago, I was an abused woman. Ever since I freed myself, Guyana has not looked the same. I think that once you’ve broken the chains of any type of oppression it sharpens your vision. So now when I ...

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To Roger F. Luncheon – On Democracy, Trust and Tragedy

Last Updated on Monday, 6 January 2014, 11:46 by GxMedia Reproduced from http://sarabharrat.wordpress.com/ with permission from the writer Dear Roger F. Luncheon: I had a bone to pick with you about that USAID Leadership and Democracy (LEAD) project. However, bone picking is exactly why we are the way we are. I have been many things, I am many things, I ...

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US-funded democracy project targets race-based voting- Former minister

Last Updated on Saturday, 26 December 2015, 21:00 by GxMedia Former Peoples Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) government minister, Dr. Henry Jeffrey has welcomed the United States (US)-funded democracy project, saying that it would help Guyanese vote on issues rather than race. “I think when you have a project like that it will emphasise people voting on issues, people not taking ...

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Parliamentary motion for higher wages and salaries unlikely- Granger

Last Updated on Saturday, 26 December 2015, 21:00 by GxMedia Chairman of A Partnership for National Unity (APNU), David Granger on Sunday virtually ruled out his opposition alliance tabling a motion in the House to call on government to pay higher wages and salaries and lower the 16 percent Value Added Tax (VAT). Speaking on the Peoples National Congress Reform’s ...

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