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Daily Archives: September 27, 2013

APNU wants greater education focus in 2014 budget

The APNU says it will be calling for greater emphasis on the education sector in its submissions for the 2014 budget talks with government even as it remains pessimistic about the likely outcome of the engagement. This was relayed by APNU Chairman David Granger at a news conference on Friday. Granger said a lot of the unmet demands from the ...

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Gambling leads to shooting death

A grass-cutter was gunned down early Friday morning after a gambling spree went sour over GUY$500, police said. Dead is Mansford Lewis of Sophia. He is said to be in his 30s. Police said the incident occurred about 12:30 AM on Mandela Avenue in the vicinity of a wash-bay. Investigators were told that Lewis, the assailant and another man were ...

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Groundwork begins for Walter Rodney Commission of Inquiry; WPA says stick to rules

A day after President Donald Ramotar announced in New York that preparations have begun for the International Commission of Inquiry into the death of Working Peoples Alliance (WPA) co-leader, Dr. Walter Rodney 33 years ago, that party on Friday called on government to follow the rules in getting the probe off the ground. Addressing at least 140 persons at Woodbine ...

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Alleged cop-killer charged

A man was Friday morning arraigned for the murder of a policeman at his home earlier this week, but he claimed that he was beaten and forced to sign a confession statement. Vickram Persaud, 28, was not required to plea to the indictable charge of murder allegedly committed on Constable Michael Cumberbatch at North Sophia on September 23. The accused ...

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Leaky AFC says it won’t join APNU, PPP/C

The AFC says it will not be “swayed” into a coalition with the PPP/C nor the APNU ahead of the next elections as it continues to lose members. The remark was made at a party news conference on Thursday with Treasurer Dominic Gaskin indicating that it was in response to comments in sections of the media. “While we recognise the ...

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Centre being set up to address needs of sexually abused children

(GINA) A new facility is to be established to make it easier to prosecute perpetrators who commit sexual abuse of children and to cater for the recovery of victims. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed on Thursday formalising a partnership among the Child Care and Protection Agency, Forward Guyana and Child Link with regards to the establishment of the ...

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