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Racial division charge against Jagdeo dismissed

Last Updated on Friday, 11 December 2015, 23:58 by GxMedia High Court Judge, Navindra Singh Friday dismissed a private criminal charge of uttering racially divisive remarks against former President Bharrat Jagdeo. Singh ruling in effect is that there was insufficient evidence provided by  Attorney-at-Law, Christopher Ram to support the charge. Attorney General, Basil Williams said if Ram wants he could ...

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Guyana looking for new gold broker; set to renew refinery agreement

Last Updated on Friday, 11 December 2015, 22:56 by GxMedia Guyana is looking for a new broker to sell its gold, following a decision by the Japanese company, Mitsui, to pull out of the overseas trade in precious metals in March, 2016, according to well-placed sources. Sources close to the administration say authorities are considering at least five brokers in ...

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UG unions “hopeful” of more money after talks with President Granger; to submit proposals

Last Updated on Friday, 11 December 2015, 22:19 by GxMedia Representatives of academic and non-academic staff at the University of Guyana Friday emerged from talks with President David Granger optimistic that government would provide more funds to the cash-strapped institution in next year’s budget. University of Guyana Senior Staff Association (UGSSA) President, Dr. Melissa Ifill told Demerara Waves Online News  ...

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Jennifer Westford’s alleged fraud probe: Police return a few files to DPP for advice

Last Updated on Friday, 11 December 2015, 20:40 by GxMedia The Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) says only seven of 24 files have been returned by police for advice on how to proceed with fraud allegations against former Public Service Minister, Dr. Jennifer Webster and her then Chief Personnel Officer, Margaret Cummings. The DPP’s Office suggested that the files have been ...

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Choice Hotels International’s Ascend Hotel Collection expands into Guyana

Last Updated on Friday, 11 December 2015, 19:53 by GxMedia Reproduced from  GEORGETOWN, GUYANA—The Ascend Hotel Collection from Choice Hotels International, Inc. has added the 25-room Opus Hotel in Georgetown, Guyana, on the coast of South America. The Opus is the 12th hotel in Choice’s Caribbean portfolio. Located on Croal Street, Georgetown just across from the Muncipal Day Care ...

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Report says GGMC Commissioner approved illegal mining on river banks; he denies accusations, says board lacks expertise to grant approvals

Last Updated on Friday, 11 December 2015, 0:47 by GxMedia Even as the Commissioner of the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC), Rickford Vieria awaits a hearing that will determine his future with that regulatory agency, a report claims that he has breached the law by permitting the mining of river banks- a claim he has bluntly denied. The report ...

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Manslaughter convict probably escaped from Mazaruni prison

Last Updated on Friday, 11 December 2015, 0:06 by GxMedia Authorities at the Mazaruni Prison say a  man convicted four years ago for slitting his wife’s throat might have escaped from custody Thursday while cutting firewood. Police confirmed that the prison authorities notified them that one of the inmates could not have been found.  Investigators were sent to the prison ...

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