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Guyana maintains Cubana Air disaster was terrorist act

Last Updated on Tuesday, 6 October 2015, 23:55 by GxMedia Days after identifying the United States (US) as a potential player to help secure small states, President David Granger Tuesday said the perpetrators of the Hemisphere’s worst terrorist attack-Cubana Air Disaster-were still to be prosecuted. “Guyana reminds the world that justice for the victims of the Cubana de Aviación flight ...

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“I am not moving any furniture for Rohee or for Jagdeo” – Harmon responds

Last Updated on Tuesday, 6 October 2015, 18:54 by GxMedia State Minister Joseph Harmon has made it clear that he will not be moving any furniture for any Member of the Opposition People’s Progressive Party. This is after, Opposition Chief Whip Gail Teixeira on Monday told reporters that the Government was wilfully withholding resources from the office of the Opposition ...

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Govt ministers “deserve” hefty salary increases

Last Updated on Tuesday, 6 October 2015, 18:32 by GxMedia While concern has been expressed by sections of society over a move by the government to increase the salaries of its officials, Minister of State, Joseph Harmon has opined that the Ministers are deserving of the increase. Reports in several sections of the media indicate that the Order for the ...

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Former UN chief John Ashe charged with taking $1.3m in bribes

Last Updated on Tuesday, 6 October 2015, 18:27 by GxMedia (BBC).-US authorities have charged a former United Nations General Assembly president with taking bribes from a Chinese billionaire. New York prosecutors said John Ashe “converted the UN into a platform for profit” as he helped real estate mogul Ng Lap Seng gain government contracts. Mr Ashe is accused of taking ...

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Roger Khan may return to testify about death squads

Last Updated on Tuesday, 6 October 2015, 18:16 by GxMedia Convicted Guyanese drug lord Roger Khan could be returned to Guyana if a request is made for him to give testimony at a Commission of Inquiry. This is according to United States (US) Ambassador to Guyana, Perry Holloway who indicated that Guyana and the US are signatories to many international ...

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GECOM begins training Local Govt poll workers

Last Updated on Tuesday, 6 October 2015, 15:16 by GxMedia The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) has begin training persons to conduct Local Government Elections which could be held any time after mid-February. The Commission said in a statement that scores of persons took part in a two-day training exercise coordinated and executed by that elections management authority, last Saturday and ...

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PPP demands wide consultations on electronic vote counting

Last Updated on Tuesday, 6 October 2015, 15:13 by GxMedia The opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) on Tuesday called for wide consultations and the full involvement of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) in deciding whether votes should be counted electronically. “The Party is of the view that introduction of machines for E-counting must be discussed with all the stakeholders in ...

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Telecoms liberalisation appears to be finally on the horizon

Last Updated on Tuesday, 6 October 2015, 1:27 by GxMedia Guyanese will late this year or early 2016 get higher mobile data speeds and lower international calling packages, among other benefits, when long-awaited laws are passed by the National Assembly. Public Infrastructure Minister David Patterson says that work on the draft amendment bills for the Public Utilities Commission and the ...

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Lethem bracing for severe drought

Last Updated on Tuesday, 6 October 2015, 1:05 by GxMedia Residents in southern Guyana are preparing for a severe drought caused by what weather experts say is El Nino. Lethem resident, Clairmont Lyte said in a release that residents of Lethem, Rupununi are being kept abreast of the situation by an “El Nino Committee”. With the Takatu River drying up ...

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Part-time judges to help clear case backlog

Last Updated on Tuesday, 6 October 2015, 0:13 by GxMedia Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Basil Williams says part-time judges will soon be hired and new rule introduced to fast-track the clearance of a huge backlog of cases in the court system. “If we have four judges working for six months this would contribute to the ending of ...

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