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Monthly Archives: December 2013

Updated: Two-month old dies in Mahdia bus accident

A two-month old baby was killed Tuesday afternoon in a road accident involving a Mahdia-bound minibus, police sources said. Ten persons were injured and rushed to the Linden Hospital Corporation (LHC) where the baby, Ryan Anthony, was pronounced dead on arrival. The baby’s mother, Yhonesa Monrose, was said to be injured but not in a critcal condition. The minibus driver, ...

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GPSU, opposition plan to destabilise Guyana- PYO

As the Guyana Public Service Union (GPSU) prepared to hold daily marches through the streets of Georgetown, the Progressive Youth Organisation (PYO) on Tuesday warned that hefty salary increases would fuel inflation. The PYO- the youth arm of the governing Peoples Progressive Party (PPP)- also accused the GPSU of siding with the opposition to destabilise the country. “The GPSU has ...

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Gold production surpasses last year’s

Guyana has recorded the highest ever gold declaration of 458,105 ounces as at December 16, 2013 surpassing the previous highest level of 455, 918 ounces in 2011; which included the declarations of both Omai and small scale operators. This announcement was made by the Minister of Natural Resources and the Environment, Hon. Robert M. Persaud. He pointed out that “this ...

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Retired telecoms workers demand higher pensions ; union willing to abandon retroactive payments

Even as retired telecommunications workers continued to agitate for higher pensions, the Guyana Postal and Telecommunications Workers Union (GPTWU) said it was willing to forgo retroactive lump sums owed and settle for pensions far higher than the GUY$18,000 being currently paid. The aged retirees of the Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company (GT&T)- many previously employed by the state-owned Guyana Telecommunications ...

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GAWU not sabotaging Guysuco – Rohee

The Peoples Progressive Party (PPP) on Monday dismissed suggestions that its trade union arm, Guyana Agricultural and General Workers Union (GAWU), was sabotaging the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuco) with strikes and higher wages and salaries. The cash-strapped and highly indebted sugar corporation had three years ago threatened to derecognize GAWU because numerous strikes for better pay and working conditions had ...

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PPP denies inducing APNU’s Volda Lawrence to abstain

The ruling Peoples Progressive Party (PPP) on Monday scoffed at speculation by sections of the public that a parliamentarian for A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) might have offered special consideration by government to abstain from a vote for money for the security sector. “I am not aware of anything like that as the Leader of the PPP and I ...

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The Dougla Defect

For Rochelle Etwaroo: the hybrid of two great people and a seed of hope. Dougla Defect?Indian speaks to a Dougla woman about her Dougla babyIndian: The baby getting nice now.Now he complexion comin’ lil clear.(Rochelle Etwaroo photo and testimony) The Dougla Defect is evidence of Guyana’s ongoing Black and Indian war. It is a source of shame to both the ...

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Dutch authorities confiscate shipments of caimans from Guyana

Guyana’s Wildlife Management Authority (WMA) on Sunday confirmed that two shipments of caimans destined for The Netherlands and Ukraine within the past two weeks were seized by Dutch authorities. The WMA said officials in the Netherlands reported that the shipments violated IATA Live Animal Regulations. In the wake of the discovery of the live and dead caimans, the Authority said ...

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GPL employee killed by ex wife’s fiance

One man was killed and the murder suspect seriously injured following a quarrel Sunday night, sources said. Dead is 42-year old Carl Garnette of ‘B’ Field, Sophia, Greater Georgetown. Hospital sources said he was stabbed four times to his chest and abdomen and one to his right side back. Garnette worked in the Maintenance Department of the Guyana Power Light ...

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