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Monthly Archives: December 2015

BREAKING: Speedboat captains missing in boat collision; one person rescued

Last Updated on Sunday, 13 December 2015, 2:09 by GxMedia Two boat captains were Saturday night reported missing following the collision of two speed boats on the Mazaruni River, according to usually reliable sources. Those missing are Roy “Fatman” Roopnarine and Trevor“Rope” Persaud. They were travelling in one of the boats. A senior administrative official and a resident confirmed that ...

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Anti-drug agents arrest taxi driver with forged Barbados passport

Last Updated on Saturday, 12 December 2015, 13:15 by GxMedia Guyanese anti-drug agents coincidentally found a forged Barbados passport in the possession of a taxi driver who had hoped to travel to Canada without applying for a visa. Unlike nationals of Barbados and several Eastern Caribbean countries, Guyanese must acquire a visa before travelling to that North American country. But ...

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Rice farmers concerned over Guyanese rice soon to be on Belizean shelves

Last Updated on Saturday, 12 December 2015, 13:01 by GxMedia Reproduced from Breaking Belize News The Belize Agro-Productive Sector Group (BASG), a private business whose main goal is to facilitate the development of the sugar, citrus, banana, shrimp agro-productive sectors, issued a statement Friday afternoon expressing grave concern over Guyanese rice soon expected to be retailed in Belizean grocery stores for less than ...

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NOTICE: Our article Disqus Comments system is working again

Last Updated on Saturday, 12 December 2015, 11:31 by GxMedia Dear Readers, Our comments system, powered by Disqus, is working properly again. The teething problems have been resolved. As you know, the Disqus Comments System is located below each news article or opinion piece. Readers’ comments are also being moderated periodically to ensure that the interaction continues in a timely ...

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GWI probing ‘high-tech’ sabotage

Last Updated on Saturday, 12 December 2015, 3:17 by GxMedia The Guyana Water Incorporated (GWI) says it is probing the sabotage of its Information Communication Technology (ICT) network that resulted in a virtual breakdown of the computer network at its headquarters. The provider of water and sanitation services says ICT personnel found a “hidden wireless device” that compromised its network ...

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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 www.hotelbusiness.com  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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