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Leaking cooking gas line caused Sunday’s huge fire

Last Updated on Monday, 13 July 2015, 22:59 by GxMedia Investigators said the early Sunday morning fire that destroyed several businesses in Georgetown was as a result of a leaking ‘patch-work’ cooking gas. “There was indeed an ignition of leaking Liquid Propane Gas (LPG) that started the fire,” said Fire Chief Marlon Gentle in referring to the fire at Camp ...

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Tiger Bay’s West End Centre gutted by fire

Last Updated on Monday, 13 July 2015, 22:19 by GxMedia Fire of unknown origin Monday afternoon gutted the West End Youth Culture Centre in Tiger Bay, bring to four the number of fires for the day. No one was injured in the blaze at the Centre. The back of the lower flat was occupied by two customs brokers as their ...

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Former Education Minister wants government to maintain $10,000 school grant, says PPP never planned to stop program

Last Updated on Monday, 13 July 2015, 20:10 by GxMedia by Zena Henry Former Education Minister Priya Manickchand has denied claims that the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) had planned to scrap the former government’s ‘Because we care’ $10,000 school cash grant after elections and urges that the initiative be maintained to help poor families. Manickchand was reacting to reports that ...

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Local govt Councils illegal; govt’s focussing on holding elections

Last Updated on Monday, 13 July 2015, 19:20 by GxMedia by Zena Henry The legal status of the Neighbourhood, Town and City Councils is being called into question, but the minister responsible for local government and the Mayor of Georgetown have shrugged off those concerns, instead saying that the focus is on holding the long-delayed Local Government Elections (LGE). Minister ...

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Law enforcers who violate human rights blacklisted from some US-funded training

Last Updated on Monday, 13 July 2015, 18:50 by GxMedia Guyanese law enforcement agents, who have violated human rights, would be barred from pursuing certain American-funded training programmes, according to Charge D’Affaires of the United States (US) embassy Bryan Hunt. “The US law stipulates that anyone who is going to be receiving training under this programme has to go through ...

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‘Dog and pony show’ won’t help crime; Rohee attacks Gov’t crime approach, dismisses involvement in “intellectual crimes”

Last Updated on Monday, 13 July 2015, 17:34 by GxMedia by Zena Henry The People’s Progressive Party (PPP) continues to take the government to task over the current crime situation and has declared that the Administration’s ‘dog and pony show” proposal will not work. Speaking as former Home Affairs Minister at the PPP’s press conference Monday July 13, Clement Rohee ...

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UN Good Officer Process in Guyana-Venezuela controversy useless- Foreign Minister

Last Updated on Monday, 13 July 2015, 17:29 by GxMedia Foreign Minister Carl Greenidge says Guyana is no longer interested in the United Nations (UN) Good Officer Process because Venezuela has been using it as a cover to leave the border controversy unresolved, but he declined to say whether his country would approve the appointment of a new mediator. “We ...

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