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Monthly Archives: November 2015

GTT opening branch stores ahead of expected faster mobile data speeds

Last Updated on Saturday, 28 November 2015, 19:52 by GxMedia The Guyana Telephone and Telegraph (GTT) Saturday opened the first of several stores countrywide, ahead of much anticipated liberalisation of the telecommunications sector that would see subscribers getting faster mobile data speeds in the coming months. The first of branch stores was opened at the Giftland Mall, LiliendaalTurkeyen, East Coast ...

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PPP threatens to “examine” oil-profits accord with Exxon-Mobil; pours cold water on Sovereign Wealth Fund

Last Updated on Saturday, 28 November 2015, 19:30 by GxMedia The People’s Progressive Party (PPPC) Saturday threatened to revisit any deal with government for American oil-giant, Exxon-Mobil, to pay Guyana oil profits ahead of commercial production. “Exxon-Mobil has to be forewarned that if it comes to Guyana and engages in any underhand dealing with this government that we are going ...

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Govt lied about Specialty Hospital- Jagdeo

Last Updated on Saturday, 28 November 2015, 17:22 by GxMedia Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo Saturday disputed government’s claim that Fedders-Lloyd was handed a contract build a Specialty Hospital because it was the second lowest bidder. Jagdeo said technical-experts had disqualified that company but he declined to divulge details of what he knows about the evaluation. Instead, he called on government ...

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Body found behind Marriott Hotel

Last Updated on Friday, 27 November 2015, 20:01 by GxMedia Diners at the Guyana Marriott on Friday spotted the body of an unidenfified man lying on the beach at the Kingston seawall as the mid afternoon sun blazed ahead. The man who appears to be in his early 3o’s remain unidentified and investigators have found no visible signs of foul ...

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Govt petitioned to allow more time for Rodney Inquiry

Last Updated on Friday, 27 November 2015, 15:28 by GxMedia Former and current members of the Working People’s Alliance (WPA) as well as other like-minded persons are calling on government to ensure there is a “proper inquiry” into the death of that party’s co-leader, Dr. Walter Rodney. “Guyana needs and deserves a proper inquiry in which all key witnesses give ...

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Dutch team recommends ways of tackling floods

Last Updated on Friday, 27 November 2015, 14:14 by GxMedia A Dutch Risk Reduction (DDR) team has recommended that Guyana continues to dredge its drainage system and ensure the water flows off the land properly and implement a high-tech system to improve water management. The Minisyry of Public Infrastructure says that is one of seven key recommendations made by the ...

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Thankful times for Guyanese boy from West Ruimveldt; US family adopting him

Last Updated on Friday, 27 November 2015, 0:55 by GxMedia Reproduced from the State Journal-RegisterBy Dean Olsen A shy, soft-spoken boy from Guyana who came to Springfield, Illinois for free cleft palate surgery is on track to be adopted sometime in 2016 by the family that first learned of his plight in South America during a Christian mission trip almost two ...

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London- bound St. Lucian man with cocaine in stomach fined, jailed

Last Updated on Thursday, 26 November 2015, 22:42 by GxMedia A St. Lucian sales representative Thursday admitted that he was attempting to smuggle almost half a kilogramme of cocaine in his stomach to  the United Kingdom, and he was fined and jailed. Twenty-six year old Kendol Joseph was jailed for three years and fined GYD$1.2 million by City Magistrate, Fabayo ...

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Pizza Hut is back under new franchise holder; regular international inspections planned

Last Updated on Thursday, 26 November 2015, 22:10 by GxMedia The American restaurant chain, Pizza Hut, is back in Guyana under a new franchise holder with special emphasis being placed on hygiene and high quality and standards, representatives said Thursday. Director of Marketing for Pizza Hut Guyana, Navin Singh said safety and supply audits have been passed  to ensure that ...

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Transparency of Specialty Hospital deal with Fedders Lloyd questioned ; Ramjattan fires back

Last Updated on Thursday, 26 November 2015, 20:57 by GxMedia The decision by the Guyana government not to go back to public tender before awarding a contract to build a multi-million dollar Specialty Hospital has come in for sharp criticism, but Leader of the Alliance For Change (AFC), Khemraj Ramjattan has rejected suggestions of corruption. One day after the Ministry ...

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