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Two dead, several injured in Linden Highway accident

Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 July 2014, 22:54 by GxMedia Two persons were killed Wednesday evening when a minibus ran off the Soesdyke-Linden Highway. Dead are the driver, 29-year old Roger Hutson of Retrieve Linden and 36-year old Kathleen Marks who was a mother of four children.  Linden Hospital sources said two of the 13 injured persons were transferred to ...

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Guyanese scouts to participate in Caribbean Jamboree

Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 July 2014, 22:15 by GxMedia A contingent of 42 Guyanese scouts is due to participate in the 15th Caribbean Scout Jamboree to be held later this month in Curacao, according to Assistant District Commissioner Theon Hope. The nine leaders and 33 Explorer and Venture Scouts are due to depart Guyana on Sunday, July 20, 2014. ...

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Lethem gold miner charged with narco-trafficking

Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 July 2014, 21:47 by GxMedia A gold miner of Nappie, Lethem was Wednesday refused bail on a charge of being in possession of marijuana for the purpose of trafficking. Godfrey Jonas, 55, told Chief Magistrate, Priya Sewnarine-Beharry that he was innocent of the charge after it was read to him. The unrepresented Jonas was remanded ...

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Home Ministry backs down from six-month birth certificate-for-passport rule

Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 July 2014, 21:30 by GxMedia In the wake of a public outcry, the Home Affairs Ministry on Wednesday backed down from its original demand and said applicants for new passports must now furnish birth certificates that have been obtained no more than two years before. Originally, the Ministry had ordered that the birth certificates must ...

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Counterfeit flour found in Linden

Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 July 2014, 21:03 by GxMedia The National Milling Company (NAMILCO) has found a shopkeeper in the mining town of Linden retailing counterfeit flour packaged in NAMILCO’s bags, the Guyana Manufacturing and Services Association (GMSA) said in a statement on Wednesday. The discovery was made in April and the company immediately alerted the Food and Drug ...

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Alleged embezzler on bail

Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 July 2014, 20:48 by GxMedia A man, who allegedly embezzled GUY$1.58 million from his employer in the interior, was Wednesday granted GUY$250,000 bail. Clive Nero,32, of Blue Sackie Drive, South Ruimveldt, Georgetown, denied the charge when he appeared before Chief Magistrate, Priya Sewnarine-Beharry. He was placed on his own recognizance for allegedly assaulting Eric Gordon ...

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Juan Edghill denies hate speech against homosexuals

Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 July 2014, 20:26 by GxMedia Junior Finance Minister, Bishop Juan Edghill on Wednesday denied that he uttered hate speech against homosexuals but insisted that he is opposed to children being adopted by same-sex couples. “It’s unnatural for two people of the same sex to procreate and to raise children,” he said. A day after the ...

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Guyanese wins Kazakhstan International Journalism Competition

Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 July 2014, 19:48 by GxMedia ASTANA TIMES – Kazakhstan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in conjunction with the KazakhstanUnion of Journalists, announced the winners of the first international journalism competition, “Kazakhstan in the eyes of foreign media,” on July 1. The competition, which ran from April 1 to June 15, aimed to encourage, promote and reward ...

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