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Daily Archives: October 18, 2014

Gonzalo begins to weaken after leaving Bermuda without power

Miami, Oct 18 (EFE).- Hurricane Gonzalo has begun to weaken rapidly after causing severe flooding in coastal areas of Bermuda and leaving that affluent British overseas territory largely without power.Gonzalo, which struck the mid-Atlantic island Friday night as a Category 2 hurricane and still has maximum sustained winds of 100 mph with higher gusts, is quickly moving away from Bermuda, the Miami-based National ...

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Hurricane Gonzalo pounds Bermuda with strong storms

(BBC ).-Hurricane Gonzalo has hit Bermuda with winds of about 175km/h (110mph). The US National Hurricane Center (NHC) has warned of high winds and “life-threatening storm surge” the after the eye of the hurricane passed the British Atlantic territory. Eighty per cent of the island chain has lost power because of the hurricane, Reuters quotes Bermuda Electric Light Company as ...

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Venezuela says it can weather oil price drop

Caracas,(EFE).- Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said Thursday his government can withstand a continued drop in oil prices and recalled that the South American country has requested an urgent OPEC meeting to address the issue. “A revolutionary government with economic power like the one I preside over, we have plans, I have plans, to get through any situation, no matter how ...

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India, Latam to strive for more and better economic ties

New Delhi, Oct 17 (EFE).- The India-Latin America and Caribbean conference concluded its most successful edition to date on Friday, before an audience of 350 representatives from the world of politics and business who came to New Delhi to participate in the event. The conference’s sixth edition was organized by the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), ...

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Candidate to lead OAS says Cuba shouldn’t be excluded from regional summit

Washington, (EFE).- Guatemala’s Eduardo Stein, one of the candidates seeking to become head of the Organization of American States, said here Thursday that it would be regrettable if the presence of Cuba at the 2015 Americas Summit prompted other countries to boycott the event.Whether to invite Cuba “is no longer a question,” as the Panamanian government has already taken steps ...

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Guyana captures Regional Awards for Outstanding Performance at CSEC again

The Ministry of Education announces on Friday announced with “pride” that Guyana “has once again done extraordinarily at the CSEC examinations” as  Guyana the country ains four Regional Awards for Outstanding Performance in the May/June 2014 examinations. The following students will receive awards for their outstanding performance this year: 1.      Elisa Hamilton, Queen’s College–Overall Outstanding Achievement 2.      Aliyyah Abdul Kadir, ...

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President Ramotar to seek bipartisan support for Ebola battle

President, Donald Ramotar Friday night announced that he would be asking the political opposition to join hands in the fight against the deadly Ebola virus that is slowly spreading across the world. “I shall be formally inviting the Leader of the Opposition and the leaders of all Parliamentary Political Parties and civil society to join forces with the government in ...

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Dallas lab technician isolated for Ebola on cruise ship after Belize refuses it entry

Washington, Oct 17 (EFE).- A laboratory technician from the Dallas hospital where a Liberian died of the Ebola virus, and who handled some of his fluid samples for analysis, has been placed in quarantine aboard a cruise ship, the State Department said Friday.“The employee did not have direct contact with the since deceased Ebola patient, but may have had contact ...

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Grandmother jailed for attempting to post cocaine to Spain

A Guyanese grandmother of 15 was Friday jailed and fined for attempting to post a quantity of cocaine to Spain earlier this year. Sandra Daniels,50, of Lot 2 Dennis Street, Sophia, Greater Georgetown was sentenced to five years imprisonment and fined GUY$738,000 by City Magistrate, Judy Latchman. Daniels was convicted for being in possession of 274 grammes of cocaine at ...

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