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Actor Robin Williams of Mrs. Doubtfire fame commits suicide

Last Updated on Monday, 11 August 2014, 23:51 by GxMedia SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Robin Williams, the Academy Award winner and comic supernova whose explosions of pop culture riffs and impressions dazzled audiences for decades and made him a gleamy-eyed laureate for the Information Age, died Monday in an apparent suicide. He was 63. Williams was pronounced dead at his ...

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General election: Is the immigrant vote important?

Last Updated on Monday, 11 August 2014, 21:46 by GxMedia There were conflicting views on Monday about whether votes by naturalized Guyanese and Commonwealth citizens can determine the outcome of the next general election that is expected within another five months. The People’s Progressive Party (PPP) brushed off suggestions that the immigrant-vote would be a decider in the polls while ...

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PPP hints at general election before no-confidence vote

Last Updated on Monday, 11 August 2014, 17:19 by GxMedia General Secretary of the governing People’s Progressive Party (PPP), Clement Rohee on Monday hinted strongly that elections might be called before the National Assembly debates an opposition-sponsored no-confidence motion.  He said calling the election before the debate, was under “active consideration” by the PPP-Civic- led administration. “It remains an option ...

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Ex soldier burns house after threatening to kill family

Last Updated on Monday, 11 August 2014, 12:27 by GxMedia A former Guyana Defence Force (GDF) soldier early Monday morning burnt down his house after threatening to kill his family but he has so far not yet been arrested, according to well-placed sources. The incident occurred at Enterprise Railway Road, East Coast Demerara about 1:50 AM. No one was injured ...

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Police Sergeant arrested for alleged multi-million $$ theft

Last Updated on Monday, 11 August 2014, 6:38 by GxMedia A West Coast Demerara policeman has been arrested in connection with the alleged theft of at least GUY$8 million from the coffers of the Guyana Police Force, according to well-placed sources. The Sergeant, who is based at the Leonora-based Division ‘D’ Headquarters, was placed under close arrest on Saturday, after ...

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Shared governance needed to fix system for all races- Vincent Alexander

Last Updated on Monday, 11 August 2014, 1:16 by GxMedia Former People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) Executive Member, Vincent Alexander on Sunday recommended a short period of shared governance to ensure that there is a permanent level playing field to address problems facing African Guyanese and other race groups. “I don’t think we need shared governance forever and ever and ...

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Gold miner dies in Marudi pit cave-in

Last Updated on Monday, 11 August 2014, 0:25 by GxMedia A gold miner was killed on Sunday when a mining pit caved in at Mazwa Mountain, Marudi, deep South Rupununi. Confirmed dead is 56-year old Clifton Rodrigues of Aishalton, according to usually reliable sources. The pit caved in and trapped three miners about 300 feet below the surface but, according ...

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