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Monthly Archives: April 2015

OAS, GECOM ink agreement to observer general elections

Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 April 2015, 21:48 by GxMedia GECOM, Georgetown, April 15, 2015 –An agreement was signed Wednesday by the Organization of American States (OAS) and the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) on the Electoral Observation Process of the 2015 General and Regional Elections. This agreement was compiled by the OAS. The signing took place when the OAS Chief ...

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Rehabilitation of fibre optic cable begins

Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 April 2015, 21:37 by GxMedia Rehabilitation of Guyana’s state-owned fibre-optic cable, which was first laid improperly,  has begun and should be completed before year-end, according to a senior official of the company that has been contracted to do the job. The official of Dax Engineering told Demerara Waves Online News that work began two weeks ...

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Public funds used to finance electioneering outreach to US, Canada

Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 April 2015, 20:24 by GxMedia The Guyana government on Thursday skirted questions about why public funds amounting to US$13,100 (GY$2.7 million) were used to finance an overseas trip under the guise of a Diaspora Outreach that apparently turned out to be an electioneering mission. Asked why Cabinet had granted approval for the trip to Canada ...

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No govt minister linked to cash-jet, says Luncheon

Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 April 2015, 19:47 by GxMedia The Guyana government on Thursday scoffed at reports that outgoing Human Services Minister, Jennifer Webster resigned because she was linked to the discovery of a large amount of cash aboard an executive jet in Puerto Rico. “Neither am I nor cabinet nor the government aware that a minister of the ...

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OAS Electoral Observation Mission pays preliminary visit to Guyana

Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 April 2015, 17:49 by GxMedia Preliminary Visit of the OAS Electoral Observation Mission to Guyana  The Electoral Observation Mission of the Organization of American States (EOM/OAS), headed by the former Foreign Minister of Belize Lisa Shoman, arrived Wednesday in Guyana to learn about the preparations for the May 11 general and regional elections, the OAS ...

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Granny caught in US with cocaine near groin, buttocks

Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 April 2015, 10:12 by GxMedia The 70-year old Guyanese woman, who was caught with 1.92 kilogramme of cocaine on arrival at the John F. Kennedy International Airport, first raised alarm bells by her body language leadingl federal agents found a hard object near her groin. A United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agent states ...

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Sugar Corporation official caught with cocaine in New York

Last Updated on Tuesday, 14 April 2015, 23:15 by GxMedia A Communications Officer of the Guyana Sugar Corporation (Guysuco) has been arrested and charged in the United States (US) for cocaine trafficking. The privately-owned television news provider, Capitol News, said the 29-year old Adams attempted to sneak into the US with the illicit drug on April 7, 2015. Adams, who ...

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Guyanese who swallowed cocaine jailed in Britain

Last Updated on Tuesday, 14 April 2015, 22:56 by GxMedia Reproduced from Manchester Evening News X-ray revealed dozens of bags, each the size of a ‘large gherkin’, in system of Wade Williams – the drugs were later found to be worth £200,000 (US$213,000) A drug smuggler who risked his life by swallowing more than 70 bags of cocaine before boarding ...

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