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Road to Amaila Falls hydropower site nearly done

Last Updated on Saturday, 26 December 2015, 21:00 by GxMedia The Amaila Falls Access road is on track to meet a March 2014 deadline, as it has reached a completion rate of 80 percent, 50 of which was done in 2013, Engineer attached to the Ministry of Public Works, Walter Willis told the media. At the Ministry’s press conference today, ...

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St.Kitts murder accused wanted on drug charges in Guyana

Last Updated on Saturday, 26 December 2015, 21:00 by GxMedia (ST. KITTS-NEVIS OBSERVER).-A man arrested for a cold murder case in St. Kitts is wanted by Guyana on drug, gun trafficking charges but authorities here cannot extradite him. The 41-year-old St. Kitts native, Dexter “Pilikin” Somersall was on Wednesday (Jan 22) charged with the murder of28-year-old Leon “G-man” “Gravo” Westerman. ...

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FITUG gets little from pre-budget talks with Finance Minister

Last Updated on Saturday, 26 December 2015, 21:00 by GxMedia The Federation of Independent Trade Unions of Guyana (FITUG) has gotten little or no concrete assurance that workers will carry home more money this year through wage hikes and tax reliefs. “The only thing beneficial is that we got a good understanding about how the government is performing but then ...

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GPSU leaves talks with Finance Minister virtually empty-handed

Last Updated on Saturday, 26 December 2015, 21:00 by GxMedia The Guyana Public Service Union (GPSU) has asked Finance Minister, Dr. Ashni Singh for a 45 percent wage increase for last year and this year an increase in the income tax threshold to GUY$100,000, according to a senior union official. 1st Vice President of the union Mortimer Livan , who ...

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Agricola woman killed, overseas-based woman injured

Last Updated on Saturday, 26 December 2015, 21:00 by GxMedia An Agricola woman was on Friday night murdered and an overseas based visitor injured in what is believed to be a robbery murder. The lifeless body of 55-year old Donna Taylor of 1617 Public Road, Agricola was found with her throat slit and her hands bound. Demerara waves was told ...

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Guyana must satisfy new EU rules before accessing sea defence funding

Last Updated on Saturday, 26 December 2015, 21:00 by GxMedia The European Union (EU) on Friday announced strict rules before Guyana could begin drawing down funds to strengthen its sea and river defence systems. The 10th European Development Fund (EDF) has allocated 14.8 million Euros to Guyana’s Sea and River Defence Sector Budget Support Programme. However, the European Delegation here ...

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University of Guyana students participating in exchange prog. with US institutions

Last Updated on Saturday, 26 December 2015, 21:00 by GxMedia GEORGETOWN – The U.S. Embassy, in partnership with the U.S. NGO One World Youth Project (OWYP), the University of Guyana, and educational institutions in the United States and Guyana, is bringing students together in a dynamic cross-cultural exchange.  The program, “Virtually There:  Expanding Cultural Exchanges Between the United States and ...

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US deportee allegedly gave friend cocaine to take overseas

Last Updated on Saturday, 26 December 2015, 21:00 by GxMedia A United States (US) deportee who allegedly gave a woman cocaine-laden cream liqueur to take to America on Friday pleaded not guilty to drug possession for the purpose of trafficking. Appearing before Chief Magistrate Priya Sewnarine-Beharry in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court, Robin Wills of Republic Park, East Bank Demerara denied ...

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