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Chinese restaurateur, wife beaten, robbed

Last Updated on Saturday, 4 October 2014, 3:05 by GxMedia Armed and masked bandits Thursday night beat and robbed a restaurateur and his wife at one of their restaurants at Rosignol, West Bank Berbice. Still bearing marks of violence, Liangen Su, 49, said the men armed with guns, knives and cutlasses and an axe invaded one of his restaurants and ...

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Industry/Plaisance NDC Overseer’s appointment above board- Local Govt Minister

Last Updated on Friday, 3 October 2014, 2:48 by GxMedia Local Government Minister Norman Whittaker has refuted claims made by residents of the Industry/Plaisance Neighbourhood Democratic Council (NDC) in respect of the newly appointed overseer, stating that he was selected fairly using a democratic process. The Government Information Agency (GINA) quoted Whittaker as saying that the residents were misinformed and ...

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Caribbean, French Guiana business chambers hope to push trade, investment

Last Updated on Friday, 3 October 2014, 2:28 by GxMedia The Caribbean and French Guiana Chambers of Commerce on Thursday inked a 10-year deal to boost trade and investment between the region and that Overseas Department of France. President of the Caribbean Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CAIC), Ramesh Dookhoo said the two sides would each exchange the names of ...

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Poor turnout to Leadership and Democracy meeting on Local Govt in a dirty City

Last Updated on Friday, 3 October 2014, 0:33 by GxMedia In Guyana’s capital city where residents and businesses are forced to cope with blocked drains, piles of garbage and dilapidated markets, the first Town Hall meeting in Georgetown on Local Government sponsored by the American-funded Leadership and Democracy (LEAD) project was poorly attended. The main opposition A Partnership for National ...

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West Coast Berbice miner dies in pit cave-in

Last Updated on Thursday, 2 October 2014, 21:13 by GxMedia The police are investigating the death of Rocklyn Solomon, 32 years, a miner, of Paradise Village, West Coast Berbice which occurred at about 1230h. today Thursday October 02, 2014, at Princeville, Potaro River. Investigations revealed that Rocklyn Solomon and other workers were in a pit working, when the wall caved ...

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Obey Procurement Act by notifying all bidders, instructs Junior Finance Minister

Last Updated on Thursday, 2 October 2014, 20:26 by GxMedia The National Procurement and Tender Administration (NPTAB) was Thursday afternoon publicly instructed to take steps to have procuring agencies abide by the law and inform both successful and unsuccessful bidders for multi-million dollar contracts, in the wake of concerns that this was not being done. “We want to see it ...

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Updated: Luncheon discharged from hospital

Last Updated on Thursday, 2 October 2014, 15:47 by GxMedia Head of the Presidential Secretariat, Dr. Roger Luncheon was Thursday afternoon discharged from the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC), hours after he was rushed there. Luncheon complained of feeling unwell while at work at the Office of the President. He was taken to the GPHC-based Caribbean Heart Institute (CHI) by ...

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Authorities flood land claimed by Plaisance-Better Hope residents; installation of new overseer blocked

Last Updated on Wednesday, 1 October 2014, 22:44 by GxMedia Police early Wednesday morning removed markings on land aback Plaisance-Better Hope that residents early Sunday morning began occupying to construct houses. No one was injured or arrested during the pre-dawn operation. A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) activist, Sean Austin said the Guyana Sugar Corporation (Guysuco) also flooded the large ...

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E-Networks is O3b’s first LatAM client for high-speed internet via satellite

Last Updated on Wednesday, 1 October 2014, 21:33 by GxMedia St. Helier, Jersey, Channel Islands and Georgetown, Guyana: O3b Networks on Wednesday announced that E-Networks has signed a multi-year agreement to use O3b’s unique ‘Fiber in the Sky’ satellite network. The Guyanese ISP will be the first Latin American client to be brought up on the O3b network since it ...

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Combined opposition restates support for no-confidence motion

Last Updated on Wednesday, 1 October 2014, 21:17 by GxMedia In the wake of efforts by the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) to drive a wedge between the two opposition parties over which elections they each prefer, the combined opposition on Wednesday re-affirmed their unwavering commitment to passing the vote of no confidence against the government at the earliest sitting of the ...

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October 2014