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Monthly Archives: October 2014

Attorney General’s voice: Aware of a plot to launch an armed attack on Kaieteur News; govt stands by him

Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Anil Nandlall’s voice has surfaced, heard purportedly saying that he is aware of a plot by an armed person to invade the newspaper’s offices in retaliation to a number of articles that are being published against certain persons. The Guyana Government late Monday night, nevertheless, stood by the Attorney General in the face ...

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Pope says Big Bang theory does not contradict Christianity

Vatican City, Oct 27 (EFE).- Pope Francis believes the “Big Bang” theory as a model for the origin of the Universe “does not rule out the intervention of a divine Creator, but rather demands it,” and that “the origin of the world is not a product of chaos, but is derived directly from the supreme power that created love.”The Pope ...

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House Speaker orders Clerk to convene sitting

Guyana’s House Speaker, Raphael Trotman has intervened in a bid to break an impasse between government and the opposition over the convening of the National Assembly for the first time in more than two months. In letters to the Prime Minister, Opposition Leader and the Leader of the Alliance For Change; Mr Trotman says he has instructed the Clerk to ...

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Several countries asked to map Guyana’s mineral resources

China is the latest of several countries that Guyana is receiving help from to map its gold, diamond and other geological resources to avoid “blind” exploration, a top official said Sunday. Guyana’s Minister of Natural Resources and the Environment, Robert Persaud said his country clinched a deal with China Geological Survey at the just concluded 2014 China Mining Conference and ...

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Jamaican gov’t asks farmers to increase sugarcane production

San Juan, Oct 24 (EFE).- Jamaica’s Ministry of Agriculture, Labor and Social Security on Friday asked sugarcane farmers to increase production as a way to make the industry more competitive internationally. In a press release on Friday, Minister Luther Buchanan said the Cane Expansion Fund will increase the amount of loans available to growers. “Let me remind you that the sugarcane ...

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Caribbean statisticians urged to protect integrity of data

The Programme Director- Statistics at the Caricom Headquarters has called on statisticians from across the Caribbean to ensure the independence and confidentiality of data. Addressing the opening of the 39th meeting of the Standing Committee of Caribbean Statisticians, Dr. Philomena Harrison stressed that statistics should not be tinkered with… Dr. Harrison also called on government to provide adequate investments in ...

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Rousseff wins, but women remain marginal in Brazilian politics

By Eduardo DavisBrasilia, Oct 27 (EFE).- Brazilians gave President Dilma Rousseff a second four-year term, but female officeholders remain a small minority in a country where women are 52 percent of the electorate.Rousseff, who took office in January 2011, defeated Sen. Aecio Neves by 51.6 percent to 48.3 percent in Sunday’s presidential runoff.The incumbent and Neves emerged from the Oct. ...

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Cuban health worker dies of malaria in Guinea

Havana, Oct 27 (EFE).- One of the Cuban volunteers who went to Guinea as part of the medical brigade sent to that African country to fight the Ebola epidemic died on Sunday of “malaria with cerebral complications,” officials in Havana said Monday.He was Jorge Juan Guerra Rodriguez, 60, a graduate in economics who arrived in Guinea last Oct. 6, a ...

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Carib News Desk Radio: Haiti Police break up protest after election postponement

Haitian police have dispersed an opposition-led demonstration in the capital following an official announcement delaying long-planned legislative and municipal elections. The demonstration began hours after President Michel Martelly announced a decree to defer the elections, originally scheduled for Sunday. He also declared that the government would continue consultations with various state agencies to ensure that the vote is held as ...

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Brazil’s Rousseff wins reelection with 51.45 pct. of the votes, 98 pct. counted

Brasilia, Oct 26 (EFE).- Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff won reelection in the presidential runoff held Sunday, garnering 51.45 percent of the votes, compared with 48.55 percent for Social Democratic challenger Aecio Neves, and with 98 percent of the votes counted, according to the Superior Electoral Tribunal.Some 142.8 million voters were eligible to cast ballots for the next president and 14 ...

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