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Former footballer accused of shooting at policemen

Last Updated on Tuesday, 8 December 2015, 18:26 by GxMedia A former Western Tigers footballer was Tuesday remanded to prison after he pleaded not guilty to allegedly shooting at two policemen. Chief Magistrate Ann Mc Lennan remanded 41 year old Owen ‘Solo’ Pedro of 61 West Ruimveldt, Georgetown to prison until January 12, 2015. He is accused of shooting at ...

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Brazilian beer giant buys Banks DIH shares to take over Banks Barbados

Last Updated on Tuesday, 8 December 2015, 15:16 by GxMedia Reproduced from Barbados Nation Banks DIH (Guyana) Limited has sold its shares in Banks Holdings Limited, paving the way for the Brazilian beer giant, AmBev, to take over of that Barbadian company, according to the Barbados Nation newspaper. Chairman of Banks DIH, Clifford Reis declined to speak on the matter ...

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Guyana should discuss border controversy with Venezuela’s victorious opposition – former Ambassador

Last Updated on Tuesday, 8 December 2015, 3:16 by GxMedia A former Guyana Ambassador to Venezuela, Dr. Odeen Ishmael Monday recommended that the Guyana government engage the new legislative leaders in Venezuela on the border controversy following the landslide defeat of President Nicolas Maduro’s party in legislative elections. While it is well-known that the Maduro administration wants to retain the ...

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Four arrested after attempted robbery of Corentyne grocer

Last Updated on Monday, 7 December 2015, 20:46 by GxMedia Police said that at about 1000h. today Monday December 07, 2015, motor vehicle HC 4442 with four men inside drove up to a grocery shop at Liverpool Village, Corentyne.   Two of the men, one of whom had a bag with a long object inside, went into the shop and confronted ...

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Businesses told about receipt, return, refund and replacement rules; one businessman says laws “stinking”

Last Updated on Saturday, 26 December 2015, 22:58 by GxMedia Efforts to protect consumers from exploitation or unfair trading practices intensified Monday with a public awareness exercise that targeted businesses in Georgetown, but at least one businessman has labeled the law “stinking.” Director of the Competition and Consumer Affairs Commission (CCAC), Dawn Holder led a team of officers to stores ...

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No more extension for Walter Rodney Commission of Inquiry

Last Updated on Monday, 7 December 2015, 17:39 by GxMedia The Guyana government has refused to grant more extensions to the Walter Rodney Commission to conclude its report and submit it to President David Granger. Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Basil Williams told a news conference that Granger turned down a request by Commission Chairman, Sir Richard Cheltenham ...

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PS of Legal Affairs sent on leave as Auditor General probes

Last Updated on Monday, 7 December 2015, 16:53 by GxMedia Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Legal Affairs, Indira Anandjit has been sent on leave, even as the Auditor General probes the disappearance of a number of items. Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Basil Williams did not blame Anandjit for the missing items but said the Permanent Secretary ...

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Jagdeo, Ramotar sue govt for former presidents benefits

Last Updated on Monday, 7 December 2015, 14:53 by GxMedia Former Presidents Bharrat Jagdeo and Donald Ramotar have moved to the High Court seeking large sums of monies following the capping of the benefits of former presidents. Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Basil Williams said he would “seek leave to defend the applications” that were filed on November ...

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Authorities focussing on poor quality imports

Last Updated on Monday, 7 December 2015, 11:59 by GxMedia In the wake of concerns by Finance Minister, Winston Jordan about the importation of poor quality goods, the Guyana National Bureau of Standards (GNBS) says much depends on requests by consumers and surveillance by inspectors. GNBS Director, Evadnee Inniss said anyone could submit concerns about a product for consideration and ...

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Guyanese one of two allegedly busted with drugs in St.Lucia

Last Updated on Sunday, 6 December 2015, 0:36 by GxMedia Reproduced from St.Lucia News Online Police said they have charged two men in connection with a drug bust this week. Kwame Adesima George, 34, from Guyana but residing in Plateau, Babonneau, and Nehemiah Nathan Louisy, 31, a St. Lucian living in Ciceron, Castries address were both arrested and charged for possession ...

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December 2015