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Daily Archives: January 26, 2014

Govt, GAWU slightly open to discussing GuySuco’s privatisation

In the wake of reports that a Chinese-owned Sugar Company of Jamaica may be interested in buying out the state-owned Guyana Sugar Corporation, the major sugar workers union on Sunday said it would reluctantly give a listening ear to any proposals. President Donald Ramotar, for his part, was in no hurry for privatisation but he has not ruled out private ...

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GuySuco records first fatal industrial accident for 2014

The state-run Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuco) has recorded its first fatal accident for this year with the electrocution of an electrician at the Skeldon Sugar Factory, a senior official said Sunday. The deceased has been identified as 23-year old Ulric Leonard Johnson. GuySuco’s Director of Industrial Relations, Jairam Pitam told Demerara Waves Online News said the incident occurred while the ...

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Issano gold miner found dead; suspect arrested

A man has been arrested in connection with the discovery of the body of a gold miner with a piece of rope around the neck, police said. The dead man has been identified as 31-years old Rupert Gray. Investigators said his body was found Saturday, January 25, 2013 about 7 AM in a camp at 23 Miles, Issano Backdam, Mazaruni. ...

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Appointment of new Chief Elections Officer in limbo

The appointment of a new Chief Elections Officer of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) has been stalled over the failure by commissioners to agree to a formula for determining who should be short-listed for interviews. It is now almost three months since 14 persons – including three Guyanese- applied for the job. The locals include acting Chief Elections Officer, Calvin ...

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PSC, GTUC want independent probe of alleged baton sodomy

Dissatisfied with the Guyana Police Force’s public response to allegations that police brutally assaulted and sodomized a detainee with a baton, the Private Sector Commission (PSC) and the Guyana Trades Union Congress (GTUC) have issued separate calls for an independent probe. “Given the seriousness of the alleged offences, and the widely reported coverage which has been given to them, the ...

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Designer Trevor Rose shot dead

Fashion designer Trevor Rose was shot dead Sunday morning. Information reaching Demerara Waves Online News from a reliable source said Rose was shot in Eccles, East Bank Demerara sometime before dawn. Two other persons were injured in the shooting.  Police later said that they recovered one 9mm. pistol and 19 matching rounds at the scene as the investigations continue. According ...

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