Daily Archives: Friday, 11 September 2015, 23:46

Deadly mining pit accidents: Inquiry unearths negligence, poor regulatory oversight, bad pit construction, no insurance for miners

Last Updated on Friday, 11 September 2015, 23:46 by GxMedia An inquiry has found that deadly mining pit collapses have been due to negligence in digging pits and that regulatory agencies like the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission are too weak to uncover breaches in technical and Occupational Safety and Health laws. “The principal causes of the pit failure accidents ...

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More rapes, robberies and murders- police

Last Updated on Friday, 11 September 2015, 20:04 by GxMedia  The Guyana Police Force on Friday reported  a steep increase in serious crimes including rapes, robberies and murders. The statistics in relation to the offences of murder and robbery under arms at the end of August2015 with corresponding statistics for the same period in 2014 are attached. At the end ...

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Truck carrying 400 boxes of smuggled chicken detained

Last Updated on Friday, 11 September 2015, 14:23 by GxMedia Georgetown, Friday, September 11 2015: A Leyland DAF Truck bearing Surinamese licence plates was intercepted at # 5 Villages, West Coast Berbice after four hundred (400) boxes of smuggled chicken with an aggregate value of over $2.8M, were discovered. The truck and its contents were detained by officers from the ...

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Government gives delinquent Housing Developers until February 2016 to finish works…Monitoring Unit set up to check progress

Last Updated on Friday, 11 September 2015, 1:32 by GxMedia The Minister with responsibility for Housing Keith Scott has set a deadline of February 2016 to complete infrastructural works on their East Bank, Demerara Housing Developments, according to the Government Information Agency (GINA). He met today with representatives from the some private housing developments after visiting several sites which were ...

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National Unity talks will go “nowhere” with Nagamootoo- PPP

Last Updated on Friday, 11 September 2015, 1:12 by GxMedia The People’s Progressive Party (PPP) on Thursday warned that National Unity talks with the government would go “nowhere” if the administration’s lead negotiator is Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo. “The PPP wishes to state that if such a move is part and parcel of the so-called “fresh approach” by the APNU+AFC ...

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GECOM rules out local govt elections this year, eyes mid-February 2016

Last Updated on Friday, 11 September 2015, 1:03 by GxMedia The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) on Thursday ruled out Local Government Elections being held this year and, according to a well-place source, the polls could be held  around mid- February, 2016. Insiders told Demerara Waves Online News on strict condition of anonymity that the elections for the 65 Neighbourhood Democratic ...

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