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Monthly Archives: May 2015

‘Opinions’

Last Updated on Saturday, 30 May 2015, 19:57 by GxMedia by Heston K. Rodrigues “Our government rests in public opinion. Whoever can change public opinion, can change the government…” (Abraham Lincoln, Chicago, December 10, 1856) Over the past few weeks, in fact much longer, I have seen what amounts to a growing intolerance for the opinions expressed on any range ...

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Three car thieves arrested

Last Updated on Saturday, 30 May 2015, 14:06 by GxMedia Three of four men, who hired a car and subsequently robbed the driver of the vehicle, were captured by police moments after the Friday night ordeal. “Quick response by the police to the report resulted in three of the suspects being arrested. They are in police custody assisting with the ...

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Businessman robbed of gun, cash

Last Updated on Saturday, 30 May 2015, 14:04 by GxMedia A businessman was Friday night robbed of his gun and a quantity of cash shortly after returning home, police said. At about 1950h. yesterday Friday May 29, 2015, a businessman and a female relative had just returned to their residence in Kitty, Georgetown, when they were held at gunpoint by ...

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Three arrested for coke-in-rum bust at CJI Airport

Last Updated on Saturday, 30 May 2015, 13:59 by GxMedia An overseas-based Guyanese was Friday afternoon busted with more than six kilogrammes of cocaine in rum in bogus duty-free bags at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport, according to well-placed sources. Twenty-one year old Keon Brewster, who was booked to travel on a Dynamic Airways flight to New York, has since ...

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Jagdeo moves to High Court to quash travel restriction

Last Updated on Saturday, 30 May 2015, 1:36 by GxMedia Former President Bharrat Jagdeo wants the High Court to quash a temporary travel ban imposed by the Lower Court on him until the hearing and determination of private criminal charge that he allegedly uttered racially divisive remarks. Through his Attorney-at-Law, Mursalene Bacchus, Jagdeo on Friday petitioned the High Court to ...

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US preparing groundwork for national unity project

Last Updated on Friday, 29 May 2015, 23:26 by GxMedia Despite the refusal by the opposition People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) to accept the results of general elections held earlier this month, the United States (US) is crafting a new project that seeks to mobilize grassroots support for national unity. Charge D’Affaires of the US Embassy in Guyana, Bryan Hunt ...

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Second mining incident: Gold miner killed

Last Updated on Friday, 29 May 2015, 22:18 by GxMedia A gold miner was killed Friday when a quantity of loose earth collapsed on him while he was operating mining equipment under water, police said. The dead man has been identified as 64-year old Anton Thomas of Kamarang. The incident occurred at about 11:45 AM on May 29, 2015 at ...

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GuySuCo’s $16B bailout request fast-tracks need for inquiry into sugar industry

Last Updated on Friday, 29 May 2015, 22:02 by GxMedia by Zena Henry Even as government sets to consider a massive GUY$16 billion bailout for the financially crippled Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo), Agriculture Minister Noel Holder is even more anxious to put together the team of Commissioners to probe the ailing sugar sector before the end of next month.  “The ...

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Trotman responsible for Natural Resources, to meet various agencies soon

Last Updated on Friday, 29 May 2015, 19:33 by GxMedia Minister of Governance Raphael Trotman is now tasked with the responsibility of managing the country’s natural resources and is scheduled to meet with all the agencies under his purview in the coming weeks.  The announcement was made on Friday May 29. Trotman who is the Governance Minister within the Ministry ...

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