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Monthly Archives: September 2015

Fish vendor robbed, fisherman shot at Meadow Bank wharf

Last Updated on Sunday, 27 September 2015, 12:10 by GxMedia A fish vendor was early Sunday morning robbed of GUY$380,000 and a fisherman was shot at the Meadow Bank Wharf, East Bank Demerara. Forty-nine year old Omar Esau of Providence, East Bank Demerara told police that he was in his motor vehicle at about 4:15 AM on September 27, 2015. ...

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FEATURE: What we consume…

Last Updated on Sunday, 27 September 2015, 12:02 by GxMedia by Tamara Rodney If you take a walk downtown to the Bazaar, Stabroek market on any given day, it is vibrant with the vendors’ call for patronage and patrons who beckon to the sound of bargains. “Get the baby powder hay- hundred!,” called the lady with the brown apron. She ...

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Fire destroys house at Happy Acres

Last Updated on Sunday, 27 September 2015, 2:41 by GxMedia Fire Saturday night gutted a house in south Happy Acres, East Coast Demerara. Residents said the house was unoccupied. The name of the owner of the property was not immediately available. A huge explosion was heard during the blaze that destroyed the house. Details later…

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Commonwealth Foreign Ministers address Guyana-Venezuela border controversy

Last Updated on Saturday, 26 September 2015, 16:52 by GxMedia A group of Foreign Ministers of the 53-nation Commonwealth are expected to issue a statement in support of the peaceful resolution of the Guyana-Venezuela border controversy that has seen that Spanish-speaking neighbour move troops, missiles and gunboats near the border. “The group is preparing a statement that will call for ...

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Arms necessary for peace

Last Updated on Saturday, 26 September 2015, 16:35 by GxMedia Chief of Staff of the Guyana Defence Force, Brigadier Mark Phillips on Saturdaysaid arms are necessary to secure peace. Addressing about 700 soldiers, including senior officers, who marched from Better Hope, East Coast Demerara and Providence, East Bank Demerara, he said “Today nations arm themselves for peace, not for war.” ...

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Five-year plan for GDF Air Corps

Last Updated on Saturday, 26 September 2015, 2:51 by GxMedia The purchasing of additional aircraft for the Guyana Defence Force’s (GDF) Air Corps will be part of a five-year strategy to be drafted and presented to government, according to army Chief-of-Staff Brigadier Mark Phillips. “We are working with government in terms of building the Air Corps over the next five ...

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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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