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Daily Archives: Tuesday, 17 June 2014, 20:41

Miners Assoc; govt lock horns over gold hoarding accusations

Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 June 2014, 20:41 by GxMedia The Guyana Gold and Diamond Miner’s Association (GGDMA ) is disappointed by recent statements and threats emanating for the Ministry of Natural Resources and the Environment and by notices published by the Guyana Gold Board which seem intent on criminalizing the entire mining industry. Government has said that gold declaration ...

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Heavy duty trucks, equipment banned from Charity Wharf roadway

Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 June 2014, 20:35 by GxMedia Heavy duty trucks and equipment have been banned from using the roadway to the Charity Wharf because they are partly responsible for the deterioration of the Charity River Defence. “Engineers have determined that heavy duty equipment/trucks that traverse the area – to the port facility – contribute to the vulnerability ...

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Confessed bird smuggler freed

Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 June 2014, 20:14 by GxMedia A man, who admitted to the attempted smuggling of 22 Twa-Twa birds to Canada, was Tuesday freed from because the law under which he was charged does not cater for those finches. Chief Magistrate Priya Sewnarine-Beharry struck out the charge against Canada-based Nazir Khan. He was arrested on June 13, ...

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House Speaker wants List System scrapped

Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 June 2014, 19:37 by GxMedia House Speaker, Raphael Trotman on Tuesday called for a return to the constituency first-pass-the-post electoral system to allow for direct election of parliamentarians rather than selection at the discretion of the leader.  “That is something we have to change and get rid of and it’s been here since 1964 and ...

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Op-Ed: No Man is an Island…or should be sent to one

Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 June 2014, 18:17 by GxMedia by US Ambassador Brent Hardt. GEORGETOWN – As my tenure in Guyana draws to an end, I was saddened to hear the recent outburst from a prominent religious leader suggesting that his fellow citizens with different sexual orientations should be sent to live on an island. It was of course ...

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Sewage interruption likely during change-over

Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 June 2014, 16:12 by GxMedia The Guyana Water Incorporated (GWI) on Tuesday said there could be an interruption in sewage disposal during the change-over from the old system to a new one that has been funded by government and the Inter American Development Bank (IDB). “This exercise may result in a temporary interruption of the ...

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Two charged with taxi driver’s murder

Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 June 2014, 15:24 by GxMedia Two men were Tuesday arraigned for the murder of a taxi driver whose body was found in a sugarcane field at Ruby Backdam, Parika days after he disappeared. Appearing before Chief Magistrate, Priya Sewnarine-Beharry for the indictable charge were Asraf Ali, 17, and 18-year old Abdul Razack. They were not ...

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City clean-up begins this week- Local Govt Minister

Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 June 2014, 2:13 by GxMedia A Technical Committee comprising  representatives from different Ministries and agencies has been established to spearhead the city’s clean – up exercise. The announcement was made Monday by Minister of Local Government and Regional Development, Norman Whittaker during a press conference at his Ministry located at Kingston, Georgetown. The sum of ...

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Guysuco’s mechanization to continue

Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 June 2014, 2:00 by GxMedia President Donald Ramotar on Monday announced that mechanization of the loss-making state-run Guyana Sugar Corporation (Guysuco) would continue because of disappointing labour turnout partly due to a more educated workforce. “We don’t think that the labour situation will become better. In fact, our successes in some ways, the fact now ...

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