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PPP administration had explored giving Venezuela maritime access to settle border controversy

Last Updated on Friday, 23 October 2015, 22:39 by GxMedia Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo said his administration had explored the possibility of giving Venezuela access to a part of the Atlantic Sea offshore Guyana without giving up any of the land territory as part of deal to settle the decades-old border controversy. “There were other options that involved a negotiated ...

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Releasing bank account info to GRA could spell economic doom- Jagdeo

Last Updated on Friday, 23 October 2015, 21:54 by GxMedia Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo fears that an impending legal amendment that would compel commercial banks to release information to the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) would see massive withdrawals from commercial banks and general economic stability. “I am very fearful about what this could trigger. Many of them probably will pull ...

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PPP to refund or donate salary increases- Jagdeo

Last Updated on Friday, 23 October 2015, 21:25 by GxMedia The People’s Progressive Party (PPP) plans to refund the salary increases that have been approved for the Opposition Leader and parliamentarians in keeping with its position that the pay-hikes are astronomical. Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo made the announcement at a news conference held at his party’s headquarters, Freedom House, saying ...

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GECOM sets time-frame for local govt elections date

Last Updated on Friday, 23 October 2015, 19:56 by GxMedia The way has been cleared for Local Government Elections to be held on any date between mid March and the end of May, 2016, according to thr Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM). The elections management authority said it was now up to Minister of Communities, Ronald Bulkan to set the date ...

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Former Prime Minister’s son sentenced, granted bail

Last Updated on Friday, 23 October 2015, 18:02 by GxMedia The son of former Prime Minister Samuel Hinds was Friday sentenced to two months imprisonment after he was convicted on a charge of assault causing actual bodily harm. Samuel Hinds Jr was, however, granted GUY$50,000 bail by Magistrate Annette Singh pending an appeal. He was found guilty for assaulting his ...

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Diwali date becomes political football

Last Updated on Friday, 23 October 2015, 16:30 by GxMedia The Hindu Festival of Lights – Diwali- is turning out to be a political football, with the opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) saying that government’s decision to name November 10 as the date has put it at odds with a large section of the East Indian community. Trinidad and Tobago ...

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Five-man gang invades Pouderoyen home, carts off items

Last Updated on Friday, 23 October 2015, 14:51 by GxMedia Police said atapproximately 2030h. on Thursday October 22, 2015, five men, one of whom was armed with a handgun and the others with cutlasses entered the home of Andy Sookram, 54 years of 82 Samaroo Dam, Pouderoyen, EBD. There, they tied up Andy Sookram and occupants Andrew Sookram, 18 years ...

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Venezuela’s letter on Aurora Gold Mine “unfounded” – Guyana Goldfields

Last Updated on Friday, 23 October 2015, 11:22 by GxMedia Guyana Goldfields has dismissed Venezuela’s claim of illegal operations at the Aurora gold mine as “unfounded” in a move aimed at quelling possible fears by investors. The Toronto, Canada-headquartered company said “it recently received an unfounded notification of a possible legal claim from Venezuela.” Word of the October 13, 2015 letter ...

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Director of Prisons charged with sexual assault, steps down from post

Last Updated on Friday, 23 October 2015, 1:47 by GxMedia Director of Prisons, Welton Trotz was Thursday arraigned on a charge of sexual assault and granted GUY$100,000 bail. Trotz, who is a former Assistant Police Commissioner, pleaded not guilty when he appeared before City Magistrate, Fabayo Azore. He is due to return to court on October 27 before Chief Magistrate, ...

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