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Jagdeo, Westford, Selman, Ramsaran among PPP parliamentarians

Last Updated on Tuesday, 7 July 2015, 22:03 by GxMedia The People’s Progressive Party (PPP) on Tuesday confirmed that former President Bharrat Jagdeo would be Opposition Leader, with his name being among the 32 persons identified to take up their seats in the National Assembly. Based on the PPP’s statement, it appears that the Civic component has been dropped and ...

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Govt begins crafting anti-crime strategy

Last Updated on Tuesday, 7 July 2015, 21:30 by GxMedia Government and top security chiefs on Tuesday began hammering out a “strategic crime fighting approach” to deal with the recent spike in gun crimes that have left more than one dozen persons dead for the year. “The clear message coming out of this initial meeting is that the Administration intends ...

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Venezuela issues new maritime boundary decree

Last Updated on Tuesday, 7 July 2015, 21:08 by GxMedia Venezuela on Tuesday replaced a controversial decree on its maritime boundary, less than one week after the 15-nation Caribbean Community (Caricom) backed Guyana in its latest border spat with that Spanish-speaking country. Well-placed sources knowledgeable about the issue said the new Decree 40.696 does not include any measurements unlike the ...

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Former CANU agent, NY-bound passenger charged in connection with cocaine-in-shoe soles

Last Updated on Tuesday, 7 July 2015, 16:59 by GxMedia A former Customs Anti Narcotics Unit (CANU) agent is one of two persons charged in connection with the discovery of about 500 grammes of cocaine in shoe soles at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA). Kurt Sunich is charged with possession of the cocaine for the purpose of trafficking, while ...

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Benab Foundation helping to improve numeracy, literacy in several City schools

Last Updated on Tuesday, 7 July 2015, 16:05 by GxMedia The Benab Foundation is targeting more than 120 high-school youth across five schools in Georgetown to help children transitioning from Second to Third Form this year enhance their numeracy and literacy capabilities. The programme, dubbed the Cognitive Initiative, is now in its third year, having been commenced in 2013; a ...

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Rohee ridicules government’s approach to crime, says 2 am curfew “not Guyanese”

Last Updated on Tuesday, 7 July 2015, 15:59 by GxMedia by Zena Henry Former Home Affairs Minister Clement Rohee has basically failed the new government in their manner of addressing the current spike in crime. Rohee also told reporters Tuesday July 7 at Freedom House that he does not support the 2 am ‘party done’ curfew by Public Security Minister ...

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Venezuela’s President recalls Ambassador for consultations; scales down embassy staff; President Granger says Maduro feels isolated

Last Updated on Tuesday, 7 July 2015, 1:23 by GxMedia Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro on Monday announced that he would be recalling his Ambassador to Guyana and scaling down the embassy staff in Georgetown, a move that his triggered further condemnation by Guyana’s President David Granger. “I am not surprised by that because he has been confronted with rejection of ...

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