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Parliament needs special section to teach MPs about querying Public Accounts – Trotman

Last Updated on Tuesday, 30 September 2014, 21:17 by GxMedia House Speaker, Raphael Trotman on Tuesday recommended that Parliament Office set up a separate section to teach and brief members of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) what to look for in the Auditor General’s Report so that they can ask the right questions at hearings. Trotman floated the idea of ...

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Guyanese MPs refuse to attend parliamentary conference in Africa over Ebola fears

Last Updated on Tuesday, 30 September 2014, 19:34 by GxMedia Guyanese parliamentarians are among several from across the Caribbean who have refused to travel to Cameroon for fear of the deadly Ebola virus, House Speaker Raphael Trotman said Tuesday. He told a news conference that while Cameroon was not directly affected by Ebola, a number of Caribbean countries have decided ...

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UG’s Centre for Info Technology’s electricity disconnected

Last Updated on Tuesday, 30 September 2014, 19:09 by GxMedia Eleven days after the University of Guyana’s (UG) Centre for Information Technology (CIT) was commissioned, the Guyana Power and Light (GPL) disconnected electricity supply there. Several sources confirmed that the wires were clipped Tuesday afternoon, but the Public Relations Department appeared mum on the issue when contacted. Calls to the ...

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Businessman on charges related to bogus GUY$4.4 million cheque

Last Updated on Monday, 29 September 2014, 23:00 by GxMedia An East Coast Demerara businessman was Monday arraigned on charges related to a forged GUY$4.4 million dollar cheque that he allegedly used to buy a quantity of stationery. Police said Besham Ganpat of 15 First Street, Industry, East Coast Demerara, who is trading as Global Stars International, was caught in ...

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GDF officer charged with causing death by dangerous driving

Last Updated on Monday, 29 September 2014, 21:55 by GxMedia A Guyana Defence Force Lieutenant (GDF) was arraigned on a charge of causing death by dangerous driving and he was granted bail. Lt. Anthony Eastman of Well Road, North Ruimveldt was granted GUY$200,000 bail by Chief Magistrate Priya Sewnarine-Beharry. He pleaded not guilty to the charge that states that on ...

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Nominees for ACP Secretary General identified; Suriname objects

Last Updated on Monday, 29 September 2014, 19:53 by GxMedia The short-listing of a Guyanese, Jamaican and Trinidadian for the post of Secretary General of the 77-nation African Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group has not gone down well with neighbouring Suriname which feels that it is being sidelined from top posts. Guyana’s Ambassador to Brussels, Dr. Patrick I. Gomes is ...

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PPP tight-lipped about likely negotiations with APNU for local govt elections

Last Updated on Monday, 29 September 2014, 17:56 by GxMedia People’s Progressive Party (PPP) General Secretary, Clement Rohee was Monday tight-lipped about whether his party would be willing to negotiate with A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) on holding Local Government Elections (LGE) instead of general elections. “I am not prepared to comment on that matter. The most I can ...

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Mahdia restaurateur robbed of millions

Last Updated on Monday, 29 September 2014, 14:37 by GxMedia A Chinese restaurant in Mahdia was Sunday night robbed by several bandits who carted off GUY$3 million and a quantity of raw gold, police said. At about 9:45 PM, businessman Lejum Jhang, 62 years, of 111 Miles, Mahdia was robbed by four masked men, three of whom were armed with ...

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Mentally ill woman attempts fiery suicide

Last Updated on Sunday, 28 September 2014, 22:43 by GxMedia A woman, believed to be of unsound mind, on Sunday sustained severe burns about her body in an attempt to commit suicide at her home in a depressed area of Georgetown. She is 45-year old Dianne Speedy of 17 D’Urban Backlands located behind the Chinese Embassy. Hospital sources said the ...

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Grassroots women to discuss domestic violence today

Last Updated on Sunday, 28 September 2014, 17:48 by GxMedia A global activist against violence against women and the Caribbean Domestic Violence Awareness (CADVA) organization are hoping to help Guyanese grassroots women diagnose and find lasting solutions to the scourge. Founder of One Billion Rising, Eve Enster, and CADVA representatives are Sunday night at 7 O’clock due to participate in ...

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September 2014