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GPL makes $30.6B in 2013, says on path to break even

Last Updated on Friday, 30 May 2014, 23:46 by GxMedia The Guyana Power and Light has recorded some $30.6B in revenue for 2013, an increase of some $1.6B on the previous year’s figure. The information was shared at a public forum on Friday which also examined first quarter figures for this year. Generation costs fell from $27.1B to $25.7B according ...

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Guyanese wanted for Trinidad airport drug bust

Last Updated on Friday, 30 May 2014, 23:12 by GxMedia Guyanese anti-drug agents are looking for two men who they believe can assist them and their Trinidadian counterparts in probing the discovery of a large quantity of cocaine in agricultural produce. Sources said 4.5 kilogrammes of cocaine were intercepted by Trinidadian authorities at the Piarco International Airport on May 29, ...

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Donald Rodney was “scapegoat” in Walter Rodney’s death; former GDF Air Corps member to testify about aircraft movement

Last Updated on Friday, 30 May 2014, 22:45 by GxMedia Working People’s Alliance (WPA) co-founder, Eusi Kwayana on Friday charged that Donald Rodney was made a scapegoat for the bomb-blast death of his brother, Dr. Walter Rodney, 30 years ago to shift blame away from the then Forbes Burnham-led Peoples National Congress (PNC) administration. Kwayana is basing his conclusion on ...

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GPL to implement US$60M loss reduction programme

Last Updated on Friday, 30 May 2014, 22:27 by GxMedia The Guyana Power and Light Inc. (GPL) has announced that it will be embarking on a more than US$60M programme to combat the ever present issue of electricity loss. The revelation came from CEO Bharat Dindyal on Friday at public presentation on the corporation’s operations for last year and the ...

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Guyanese security guard wins New York lottery

Last Updated on Friday, 30 May 2014, 10:35 by GxMedia (NBC 4 NEW YORK).-A Rockefeller Center security guard who bought a scratch-off lottery ticket on his lunch break won the $3 million jackpot. Lottery officials said Rafik Sulaiman, a 58-year-old father of three and immigrant from Guyana, bought the $10 ticket from a vending machine at a Pronto Pizza on ...

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Probe into gunpoint robbery of Brazilian miners aboard draga

Last Updated on Friday, 30 May 2014, 2:15 by GxMedia Police in Region Seven were probing a report that a Brazilian gold mining operation on the Mazaruni River was robbed Thursday evening of an undisclosed quantity of raw gold by several gunmen. Sources said a team of investigators was being assembled to go to the area by boat early Friday ...

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Ramotar calls for unconditional passage of money laundering bill

Last Updated on Friday, 30 May 2014, 0:29 by GxMedia  President Donald Ramotar has called on the parliamentary opposition to pass the anti-money laundering legislation without conditions following Thursday’s revelation that Guyana has been further blacklisted by the Caribbean Financial Action Task Force.  Below is his statement issued by the Government Information Agency in its entirety. We have just received ...

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Hotel Tower in back-to-work deal

Last Updated on Friday, 30 May 2014, 0:20 by GxMedia Several of Hotel Tower workers have opted to take severance pay while the others have been promised their outstanding wages and salaries ahead of their return to work next Monday, President of the Clerical and Commercial Workers Union (CCWU), Sherwood Clarke said Thursday night. He said the union and a ...

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