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Monthly Archives: July 2015

Plea bargain with criminals; govt must consider perceived value of death squads- Ramkarran

Last Updated on Sunday, 26 July 2015, 12:36 by GxMedia Prominent Guyanese Senior Counsel, Ralph Ramkarran on Sunday recommended that government proceed cautiously on the issue of death squads and that the State and criminals agree to lighter sentences in exchange for vital information, in the wake of claims by Sean Hinds that he was a member of a death ...

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Slow business forces staff retrenchment

Last Updated on Saturday, 25 July 2015, 23:31 by GxMedia by Zena Henry The local business community is seeking ways to cushion the impact of economy’s sluggishness and workers are the first on the chopping block. Over the last couple of months, there has been a significant reduction in staffers across the business sector information has shown. So much so, ...

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Highly indebted gold miners beg for concessions amid falling world price

Last Updated on Saturday, 25 July 2015, 23:21 by GxMedia Grappling with a looming recession in the gold mining industry that has led to several small and medium-scale gold miners’ equipment and properties being repossessed by lenders, the Guyana Gold and Diamond Miners Association (GGDMA) wants government to provide concessions to cushion the impact of falling prices for the precious ...

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Two wanted for shooting death of gay sex worker

Last Updated on Saturday, 25 July 2015, 22:29 by GxMedia Police on Saturday issued wanted bulletins for two persons they believe are linked to the gunning down of a gay sex worker after one of his clients was apparently dissatisfied with the services that were provided. Those wanted are Ron Forde called ‘Andel’ and Kanand Ojha are wanted by the ...

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Prime Minister says Sean Hinds was on recce of private residence

Last Updated on Saturday, 25 July 2015, 18:37 by GxMedia Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo on Saturday said self-confessed death squad member, Sean Hinds, was seen outside his private residence apparently conducting surveillance probably for a possible hit. “We have information that some days ago that Sean Hinds had been parked in a car in the vicinity of my residence and ...

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Patch-work for water damaged roads to continue throughout rainy period

Last Updated on Friday, 24 July 2015, 21:50 by GxMedia Patch work for water damaged roads to continue throughout rainy period Public Infrastructure Minister, David Patterson, says patch-works on flood-damaged roads across the low-coastal plain are to continue for the duration of the current period of rains, after which permanent repair work will be carried out.   Heavy showers coupled ...

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New GPC’s latest US$6m contract under legal review as Health Ministry addresses sole-sourcing

Last Updated on Friday, 24 July 2015, 21:40 by GxMedia by Zena Henry The latest contract signed between the Government of Guyana and the New Guyana Pharmaceutical Corporation (GPC) has been sent to Attorney General Basil Williams for legal review. That has occurred as the Health Ministry moves ahead to erase the previous sole-sourcing apparatus that has afforded the pharmaceutical ...

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Guyana’s existence, regional peace under threat, Granger says in the US

Last Updated on Friday, 24 July 2015, 21:22 by GxMedia President David Granger on Friday warned that if the Guyana-Venezuela border controversy is not brought to a speedy resolution  ot could threaten the survival of his country, a former British colony on the north-east coast of South America, and create instability in the Caribbean. “Guyana, at the moment, is facing ...

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Caribbean govts notified about rumbling undersea volcano off Grenada

Last Updated on Friday, 24 July 2015, 2:41 by GxMedia Caribbean governments have been informed of increased activity at the Kick em’ Jenny underwater volcano, but scientists say there is no immediate need to worry  that a potentially deadly sea wave called a tsunami may be triggered by an eruption. The Seismic Research Centre(SRC) at Trinidad’s St. Augustine Campus states ...

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