Daily Archives: Friday, 9 October 2015, 18:17

Sanjay’s Jewellery Store owner jailed for dangerous driving death; refused bail on appeal notice

Last Updated on Friday, 9 October 2015, 18:17 by GxMedia The owner of Sanjay’s Jewellery was Friday jailed for 58 months for causing death by dangerous driving, and he failed to secure bail after notice was given that he would appeal the decision.  Bishnarine ‘Sanjay’ Persaud of 26 Sheriff Street, Campbelville, Georgetown was found guilty for causing the death of ...

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Govt ministers salaries: “If you want to get rich, go in the private sector”- GTUC General Secretary

Last Updated on Friday, 9 October 2015, 17:43 by GxMedia General Secretary of the Guyana Trades Union Congress (GTUC), Lincoln Lewis on Friday expressed grave dissatisfaction with the secret manner in which government increased ministers’ salaries and stressed that if elected officials do not want to serve they should get into business for profits “Public service- it is not the ...

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President vows to pardon more convicts

Last Updated on Friday, 9 October 2015, 16:37 by GxMedia President David Granger on Friday vowed to pardon more non-violent persons who were convicted and jailed for petty offences. Addressing an Education Month rally that was held at the National Park under the theme “Quality Educational Leadership: Improving Schools from Within,” he dismissed critics who have assailed him for the ...

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Guyana fighting Black Sigatoka disease to resume plantain exports

Last Updated on Friday, 9 October 2015, 9:21 by GxMedia Guyana’s plantain exports have been wiped out because of the deadly Black Sigatoka disease but a top agriculture scientist  hopes that farmers and several extension officers will from Friday be better equipped to manange the disease. Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the National Agriculture Research and Extension Institute (NAREI) , Dr. Oudho ...

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Canadian man arrested at CJI Airport with large quantity of cocaine

Last Updated on Friday, 9 October 2015, 9:12 by GxMedia Authorities were Friday preparing to charge a Canadian man with cocaine trafficking after he was allegedly caught trying to smuggle a large quantity of the narcotic out of the country, authorities said. Head of the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU), James Singh said the 53-year old man had in his possession ...

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Venezuela accuses Guyana of “misleading international community”

Last Updated on Friday, 9 October 2015, 9:01 by GxMedia CARACAS, Oct. 8 (Xinhua) — Venezuelan Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez on Thursday accused Guyanese President David Granger of “falsely accusing” Venezuela of carrying out military operations in Guyana, calling for “respect” to her nation. In a press conference, the official said Granger “lied” about the alleged presence of a Venezuelan ...

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