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Daily Archives: December 5, 2013

Union gives Local Govt Minister 72 hours to remove Sooba

The Guyana Local Government Officers Union (GLGOU) on Thursday issued a 72-hour ultimatum for the removal of Town Clerk of the Georgetown City Council, Carol Sooba because she is unqualified. GLGOU President, Dale Beresford said his union dispatched a letter to Local Government Minister, Ganga Persaud calling on him to rescind Sooba’s appointment. Beresford said her confirmed appointment earlier this ...

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Nelson Mandela dies

(STUFF.CO.NZ).Former South African President and anti-apartheid revolutionary hero Nelson Mandela has died at his Johannesburg home. He was 95. He had returned home on September 1 in a critical condition after being in a Pretoria hospital for almost three months –  the fourth time he had been admitted to hospital since December. He had battled a series of lung infections ...

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GPSU poised to issue strike ultimatum

The Guyana Public Service Union (GPSU) on Thursday said it was poised to issue a strike ultimatum to the government, even as nurses at the country’s major hospitals reported sick. “We intend to intensify this struggle. We are prepared even to be civil disobedient and the people of Guyana must recognize that what results from what will happen is the ...

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Nurses on sick-out ahead of conciliation talks

Hours before conciliation talks were due to begin on Thursday between the Guyana Public Service Union (GPSU) and the Ministry of Labour, nurses at several publicly-owned hospitals were on a sick-out as they intensified industrial action to pressure government into paying more than a five percent back-pay for 2013. Several union officials and workers confirmed that sick-out was underway at ...

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The ashes of Cheddi and Burnham

Reproduced with permission from Sara Bharrat’s blog at http://sarabharrat.wordpress.com/ Dare I risk taking on the Jaganites and the Burnhamites? Dare I question the counterfeit images of dear old Cheddi and dear old Burnham that have survived for my generation to see? My only answer is this: why else do I have a mind if not to question everything endlessly so ...

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Methodology key to understanding Transparency Intl’s rating – CDB Economist

The methodology used to arrive at Guyana’s ranking on Transparency International’s (TI) Corruption Perception Index (CPI) should be released to ascertain how they arrived at 27 out of 100, according to a senior official of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB). Director of the CDB’s Economics Department, Dr. Justin Ram said it was difficult to say whether countries like Guyana should ...

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Youth convicted for beheading good friend

A 19-year old cane harvester who beheaded his good friend during a dispute over dorm chores at a private sugarcane plantation was Wednesday sentenced to 17 years imprisonment. Berbice High Court Judge, Dawn Gregory Barnes handed down the decision at the end of the trial. Royston “Slow Pork” Mc Allister also known as Junior chopped off Stephon Bacchus’ head on ...

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Chinese nationals in Lethem store tied up, robbed

Several Chinese workers were Wednesday night tied up in a store at Lethem and robbed of at least GUY$10 million, sources confirmed. The incident occurred about 8PM at Pacifico. The cash stolen is said to have been the day’s sales and consisted of Brazilian, American and Guyanese currency. The bandits have escaped. It is unclear whether the perpetrators included Brazilians.

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