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Guyana’s Speaker’s Mace not stolen; Opposition wants fixed dates for National Assembly’s reconvening

Last Updated on Friday, 31 October 2014, 22:12 by GxMedia The Speaker’s Mace – his symbol of authority- is not stolen or missing, contrary to claims by House Speaker Raphael Trotman. Clerk of the National Assembly, Sherlock Isaacs told Caribbean News Desk that he removed the Mace from the Speaker’s Office Thursday afternoon but did not inform him due to ...

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Dominican Republic charges first person with terrorism

Last Updated on Friday, 31 October 2014, 21:10 by GxMedia The Dominican Republic has for the first time charged someone for terrorism in connection with the torching of a subway car earlier this week that left 35 passengers injured. Twenty-one year old Franck Kelin Holguin was Thursday remanded  to prison for one year.  He is also charged with attempted multiple  ...

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Trinidad and Tobago Attorney General presses police on cocaine surgery

Last Updated on Friday, 31 October 2014, 21:03 by GxMedia Trinidad and Tobago’s Attorney General, Anand Ramlogan has insisted  that police must carry out a thorough investigation into a surgery that removed cocaine from a man…. Mr Ramlogan’s comments came against the background of police saying that  it was unlikely that the doctor or patient will be arrested because there ...

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Puerto Rican chef to join culinary festival in British Virgin Islands

Last Updated on Friday, 31 October 2014, 20:59 by GxMedia San Juan, Oct 29 (EFE).- Chef Mario Pagan will represent Puerto Rico on Nov. 22 at the Barefoot Gourmet Soirée, an international culinary event to be held in the British Virgin Islands.“I’ve never had the chance to participate in this event, and so I’m honored and very grateful. As a ...

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Guyana’s Opposition Leader calls off local govt talks with President

Last Updated on Friday, 31 October 2014, 20:53 by GxMedia Guyana’s Opposition Leader, David Granger on Friday announced that he has called off talks with President Donald Ramotar on Local Government Elections. Those polls have not been held since 1994 because of delays in local government legislative reforms and more recently government’s reluctance to do so because it lost its ...

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Latin America, Carribean and U.S. outline “lines of action” against Ebola

Last Updated on Friday, 31 October 2014, 20:49 by GxMedia Havana, Oct 31 (EFE).- Specialists and government representatives from 34 countries of the Western Hemisphere, including the United States, have outlined a coordinated “action plan” to prevent the spread of the Ebola virus in the region. The summit that brought together 278 health specialists and officials of the Americas to ...

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Carib News Desk prog: Falling oil prices unlikely to dent Trinidad and Tobago; Guyana’s Opposition Leader pulls out of Local Govt talks; Dom Rep charges first person for terrorism

Last Updated on Friday, 31 October 2014, 20:42 by GxMedia The President and Chief Executive Officer of Massy Group, Gervase Warner says falling oil prices will not impact on his company and Trinidad and Tobago; at least, just not yet. The price of oil has fallen by 25 percent since June to about US$80 dollars per barrel- about the same ...

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Apple CEO Tim Cook: “I’m proud to be gay”

Last Updated on Friday, 31 October 2014, 0:19 by GxMedia Washington, Oct 30 (EFE).- Apple CEO Tim Cook publicly acknowledged his homosexuality in an essay published Thursday in which he said he is “proud to be gay,” something that he considers to be “one of the greatest gifts” God has given him. “While I have never denied my sexuality, I ...

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Venezuela holds 10 for lawmaker’s murder

Last Updated on Friday, 31 October 2014, 0:16 by GxMedia Caracas, Oct 30 (EFE).- Ten people are in custody for the murder of a ruling-party lawmaker and his aide, Venezuelan Attorney General Luisa Ortega said Thursday. Arrest warrants remain outstanding for four other suspects, three of them foreign nationals, she said during her weekly program on public radio. All 14 ...

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