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Daily Archives: July 5, 2013

UG staff meeting with Vice Chancellor fruitless- unions

University of Guyana union leaders on Friday said the hundreds of workers walked away empty handed from a meeting with Vice Chancellor Professor Jacob Opadeyi. During his opening remarks at the more than one-hour long meeting with staff in the George Walcott Lecture Theatre (GWLT), he did not address burning concerns such as late payment of salaries and non-remittance of ...

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Huge ganja bust in shipment of cars

by Alva Solomon The Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) Friday morning unearthed  more than (640 kilogrammes) 1,411 lbs of compressed marijuana inside a container at the John Fernandes Container terminal on Mandela Avenue, Georgetown. The consignment of narcotic was packed in several bags and was found among a shipment of cars which came in the country  from Japan via China and ...

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Taxi driver shot

At least six shots rang out in the wee hours of Friday morning in the Alberttown area after an unknown person or persons opened fire on a taxi driver who had moments earlier dropped off several female Brazilian dancers, sources said. Twenty six year old Leslie Wood was reportedly shot several times and left to die in a nearby drain but ...

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Residents burn down thieves’ hideout

Fed up with being repeatedly robbed by a group of men who usually hide out in a shack, residents Thursday night burnt down the structure at Lamaha Park, Georgetown. The fire was set to the shack less than one night after police swooped down on the location in an effort to capture the youths. Residents said robbers usually pounced on ...

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