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Monthly Archives: October 2014

Caribbean bankers call on Guyana to pass anti-money laundering law

Last Updated on Monday, 6 October 2014, 16:00 by GxMedia The Caribbean Association of Banks (CAB) on Monday called on Guyana to pass amendments to the 2009 Anti-Money Laundering and Countering of Financing Terrorism (AML/CFT) Act because this is not only about that country. Guyana must pass the essential Anti-Money Laundering and Combating the Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT) Amendment Bill. ...

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Caribbean experts to focus on family farming, technology for agri

Last Updated on Monday, 6 October 2014, 5:09 by GxMedia PARAMARIBO, Suriname, Oct 6 (CND).-Caribbean Week of Agriculture 2014 (CWA2014) kicks off here on Monday with a heavy focus on family farming and the use of technology in agriculture, according to top officials. Executive Director of the Caribbean Agriculture and Research Development Institute (CARDI), Dr. Arlington Chesney said a hackathon ...

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Corentyne man stabbed to death during argument

Last Updated on Monday, 6 October 2014, 1:44 by GxMedia Police were Sunday night looking for a man they believed was involved in a fatal stabbing earlier in the day at Port Mourant, Corentyne. Dead is 20-year old Rajeshwar Ramdhani of Tain Settlement, Corentyne. Investigators said that about 12:30 Sunday morning, he was fatally stabbed to his chest by a ...

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Cocaine-in-rum bust at at the Cheddi Jagan Airport

Last Updated on Monday, 6 October 2014, 1:34 by GxMedia Guyanese police busted an outgoing passenger at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport with a quantity more than five kilogrammes of cocaine in rum, according to usually reliable sources. Sources said the liquefied cocaine was in four rum bottles that were given to him by an East Coast Demerara-based friend to ...

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More nominees for AFC’s Presidential, Prime Ministerial posts

Last Updated on Sunday, 5 October 2014, 11:34 by GxMedia The Alliance For Change (AFC) on Saturday held a high-energy meeting to finalise its strategy as the Party prepares for General Elections early next year.   Representatives from all ten Administrative Regions of Guyana gathered at the Georgetown Club in the city with representatives from the Diaspora joining by Skype ...

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West Bank Berbice miner dies in mining-pit cave-in

Last Updated on Saturday, 4 October 2014, 22:18 by GxMedia A West Bank Berbice man became the fifth gold miner to have died for the year as a result of the cave-in of a mining pit. He has been identified as 42-years old Nolan Lindie of Rosignol. Police said the wall of a mining pit at Mahdoa, Potaro caved in ...

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Bandits rob North West District man of GUY$ millions

Last Updated on Saturday, 4 October 2014, 4:55 by GxMedia Gun-toting bandits slammed their boat into another vessel on the Baramani River, North West District (NWD) and robbed a man of GUY$4 million. Police said that about 6:30 Thursday evening four men- one armed with a shotgun and another with a handgun- held up Rudolph Ashby,31, of Aruka River, North ...

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Digicel assist in dealing with autism, other neurological disorders

Last Updated on Saturday, 4 October 2014, 4:02 by GxMedia Delivering on its promise to match their ALS Ice Bucket Challenge donation to a local charity, Digicel on Friday October handed over a cheque to the Step by Step Foundation in support of caring for children with autism. The step by step Foundation is committed to providing a range of ...

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Man slaps girlfriend because she refused to have sexual intercourse

Last Updated on Saturday, 4 October 2014, 3:43 by GxMedia A woman alleged in court that her boyfriend beat her up because she refused to have sexual intercourse with him. Collis Duke,39, of 768 South Amelia’s Ward, Linden pleaded not guilty to the charge of assaulting Wenetta Kopin so as to cause her actual bodily harm on September 30 at ...

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Guyana, Barbados agree to establish Trade Mission

Last Updated on Saturday, 4 October 2014, 3:19 by GxMedia Guyana and Barbados on Friday inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) aimed at establishing Trade Missions between the two countries, the Government Information Agency (GINA) reported. The MOU was signed by Keith Burrowes, Chief Executive Officer, Guyana Office for Investment and Madaline Headley-Woodroffe, Business Development Officer, Barbados Industrial Development Corporation ...

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