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Daily Archives: Friday, 25 September 2015, 22:33

PetroCaribe statement supporting Venezuela is bogus; Jagdeo believes Caricom’s support intact but criticises GDF’s manoeuvres

Last Updated on Friday, 25 September 2015, 22:33 by GxMedia Guyana on Thursday said it had no part to play in the crafting of a purported statement by the PetroCaribe participating member states in support of Venezuela’s territorial sovereignty. For his part, Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo downplayed any fracture in the Caribbean’s support for this country on the border controversy ...

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Colombian jailed for using fake ATM cards to steal money from bank

Last Updated on Friday, 25 September 2015, 21:11 by GxMedia A former Colombian soldier was Friday jailed for 10 years for using a fake Visa Automatic Teller Machine (ATM) card after he was found guilty of 23 counts of simple larceny. Freddy Riveria Vargas, who told police that he is a former Major in the Colombian army, was found guilty ...

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Foreigners refused entry for lack of cash; Felix says credit/debit cards cant be verified

Last Updated on Friday, 25 September 2015, 20:32 by GxMedia Citizenship Minister Winston Felix has revealed that Immigration Officers at Guyana’s main ports of entry have denied several foreigners from Haiti and the Dominican Republic because they did not have sufficient amount of liquid cash. Felix at a press conference on Friday disclosed that seven Haitian and three Dominicans were ...

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Granger hopeful of Vatican’s support in Guyana-border controversy

Last Updated on Friday, 25 September 2015, 19:53 by GxMedia As President, David Granger prepares for a key meeting with United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki Moon and Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro in New York on the border controversy, Guyana has not ruled out asking the Vatican to play a peace-maker role if tensions escalate. “I am very confident that ...

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New American ambassador arrives

Last Updated on Friday, 25 September 2015, 15:48 by GxMedia Ambassador Perry Holloway arrived in Guyana Thursday, September 24th after having been confirmed by the Senate in August, the American embassy here said. He was sworn in as Ambassador to the Cooperative Republic of Guyana on September 18, 2015. Hollaway takes over from Ambassador Brent Hardt with whom the former ...

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“War”-ready Guyanese soldiers told to “define aggression”

Last Updated on Friday, 25 September 2015, 14:39 by GxMedia “War” was the collective response by hundreds of soldiers Friday morning when they were asked “Ready for what?” By Chief-of-Staff of the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) Brigadier Mark Phillips at a Battle Muster at Base Camp Stephenson, Timehri. He quickly reminded them that their task was to “define aggression on ...

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Section of Georgetown Prison wall ripped off; security beefed up

Last Updated on Friday, 25 September 2015, 1:27 by GxMedia Police and prison service personnel were Thursday night guarding a section of the Georgetown Prison following the breakaway of a part of the southern wall and dislocation of the fence. Sources said the damage was caused after water tanks, which were connected to the bathroom area, fell at about 7PM. ...

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