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Monthly Archives: December 2015

No place for extremism in Guyana- Granger, Muslim cleric

Last Updated on Thursday, 24 December 2015, 21:21 by GxMedia President David Granger Thursday- Youman Nabi- urged religious unity and vigilance against extremism surfacing in Guyana, even as a top local Muslim Cleric distanced the community here from terrorist groups like ISIS and Boko-Haram. Addressing a special event in honour of the birth anniversary of the Prophet Muhammad organised by ...

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Guyana-born US Fleet Forces’ top enlisted retires after 29 year career

Last Updated on Thursday, 24 December 2015, 19:46 by GxMedia Reproduced from Navt TimesBy Mark D. Faram, Staff writer A young immigrant named Charles Clarke walked through the doors of the Military Entrance and Processing Station in New York City nearly 29 years ago and into the United States Navy. On Friday, Dec. 18, Fleet Master Chief (SW/AW/IDW) “Chuck” Clarke ...

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Body of Corentyne money changer found

Last Updated on Thursday, 24 December 2015, 14:21 by GxMedia The body of the Corentyne money changer who went missing several days ago was found Thursday just of the Number 63 beach, police said.  An autopsy conducted on the partly decomposed body of 56-year old Mohammed “Sugarcake” Baksh showed that he died of a fractured skull.  Baksh left his home ...

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Brassington, Nadir already on leave before govt announced administrative leave

Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 December 2015, 21:11 by GxMedia Less than one day after government announced that the Head of the National Industrial and Commercial Investments Limited (NICIL), Winston Brassington has been sent on administrative leave after a forensic audit, sources close to him say he had already proceeded on leave. Well-placed sources indicate that hours after holding a ...

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2 AM closure of night spots, other entertainment places to be relaxed for Christmas Season

Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 December 2015, 20:21 by GxMedia Authorities have buckled under intense pressure from the business community and have decided to allow  bars, night clubs and other places of entertainment to open later than 2 AM during the Christmas Season. But the  2AM cut-off time will be enforced again from January 2, 2016. The Private Sector Commisison has ...

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Brassington sent packing; SOCU to launch criminal investigation

Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 December 2015, 16:27 by GxMedia The Chief Executive Officer of the National Industrial and Commercial Investments Limited (NICIL) Winston Brassington is to proceed on administrative leave effective immediately, says Minister of State Joseph Harmon. Also accompanying Brassington on leave is the Deputy CEO Marcia Sharma. Harmon made the disclosure at a post cabinet press conference ...

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Deport first, appeal later: the chilling logic of UK immigration control

Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 December 2015, 14:09 by GxMedia Reproduced from https://www.opendemocracy.net  Across the UK, imprisoned in immigration removal centres, sit hundreds of people for whom this country is home. They face deportation to countries they may not remember. They can be forcibly removed before their appeals have been heard. Nineteen year old Katherine Beria is just one of these ...

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Amerindians of Guyana leery about emerging oil economy

Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 December 2015, 14:01 by GxMedia Reproduced from Intercontinentalcry.org by Neil Anthony Giardino This September Lenox Shuman and fellow Arawak Amerindians marched to the Prime Minister’s office in Guyana’s capital, Georgetown, wearing war paint and clutching bows and arrows. It was a display of cultural identity that ended in a pledge to defend the country against neighboring ...

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Emergency, disaster management hub established

Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 December 2015, 13:55 by GxMedia The Civil Defence Commission (CDC), Guyana’s leading agency for disaster management, recently launched a 24-hour operational National Emergency Management System (NEMS) which will see the CDC becoming the hub for all emergencies in Guyana. The agency’s Director General Colonel (retired) Chabilall Ramsarup, in a recent interview with the Government Information ...

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Four linked to semi-sub arrested for cocaine trafficking

Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 December 2015, 11:56 by GxMedia The discovery of a Self-Propelled Semi-Submersible vessel in north-western Guyana more than one year ago has led to the arrest and charge of several persons overseas, according to the Head of the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU), James Singh. Singh said the four persons were arrested a few weeks after the ...

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