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Raging fire at Eccles gas station contained

Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 April 2015, 23:39 by GxMedia Fire fighters Wednesday night succeeed in containing a blaze to a fuel-laden ‘bush truck’ and prevented it from spreading to the Two Brothers Gas Station at Eccles, East Bank Demerara. Fire Chief Marlon Gentle and eyewitnesses said efforts were being to ensure that the fuel supply facility was not struck ...

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German yachtsman missing; vessel found on Wakenaam was travelling from Africa to Caribbean

Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 April 2015, 22:04 by GxMedia A lone German yachtsman, who was sailing from West Africa to Trinidad, might have gone missing and his vessel washed up on the Essequibo Island of Wakenaam, the Maritime Administration (MARAD) said Wednesday. He is Axel Verlohr of Nuremberg, Germany. The vessel was discovered Friday, April 17, 2015 at Mofarm ...

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CANU security officers charged with allegedly stealing cocaine from seizure

Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 April 2015, 20:58 by GxMedia Two security officers of the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) were Wednesday arraigned for allegedly stealing almost GUY$1 million dollars worth of cocaine from the possession of anti-drug agents. They were granted GUY$350,000 bail each and ordered to return to court on May 7 for report. The Georgetown Magistrates’ Court heard ...

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The PPP is responsible for the militarization of large segments of society

Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 April 2015, 20:27 by GxMedia Today there is loud talk of the militarization of the opposition.  It is part of the mauling of apprehensive supporters, through persistent injections of fear.  This was followed by the comment of “big trouble” brewing; and the bravado of being “battle ready.”  More and more this has progressed beyond the ...

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Ramotar promises more bank licenses; frowns on tax reductions; rules out log export ban

Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 April 2015, 19:48 by GxMedia President Donald Ramotar on Wednesday announced that if re-elected next month his administration will grant licenses for more commercial banks and create more conditions for development financing. “My intention is to issue more commercial banking licenses in the future once I am elected again,” he told a Guyana Manufacturing and ...

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Soldiers urged to act professionally amid PPPC statements

Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 April 2015, 19:01 by GxMedia Amid fears raised by the People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) that the military would not act professionally if the opposition coalition is re-elected because its top brass includes ex-army officers, the Chief-of-Staff of the Guyana Defence Force, Brigadier Mark Phillips told soldiers not to campaign for any party and the ...

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PPPC PM candidate Harper condemns Health Minister’s abuse of female rights activist

Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 April 2015, 16:15 by GxMedia The People’s Progressive Party Civic’s (PPPC) Prime Ministerial candidate, Elisabeth Harper on Wednesday condemned Health Minister Bheri Ramsaran’s verbal attack on opposition rights activist, Sherlena Nageer earlier this week. Harper called Ramsaran’s description of Nageer as a “little piece of shit” and someone whom he considered slapping for fun and ...

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Guyana welcomes US solidarity on border issues; preparations continue to minimize corruption from oil, gas proceeds

Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 April 2015, 14:18 by GxMedia The Guyana government on Wednesday praised the United States (US) for standing by the South American country in staving off threats to its natural resource-rich territory, even as it pledged to improve transparency and accountability in the natural resources sector. In apparent reference to recent aggression by Venezuela, Natural Resources ...

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PPP-Civic denies discrimination; stresses culture of service

Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 April 2015, 11:47 by GxMedia The People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) Tuesday night denied that it has been discriminating against sections of the Guyanese community as it targeted a traditional opposition stronghold to vote for the incumbent party. “Despite all the charges that come with feelings of insecurity with each other, a case cannot be ...

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American mother arraigned for cocaine trafficking

Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 April 2015, 2:58 by GxMedia An American mother of one was Tuesday arraigned on a charge of being in possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking. Twenty-seven year old Patricia Dalrymple pleaded guilty to the charge that states that on April 20, 2015 she had 937 kilogrammes of cocaine in her possession for the ...

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