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Daily Archives: March 6, 2014

Suspected bandits arrested, handgun found

Four suspected bandits, who were probably planning to rob an East Bank Demerara gas station, were arrested by police after they fled the area. Investigators said a handgun was found in possession of one of the suspects. Police said that about 1030 AM Thursday, the police were alerted concerning four men along with a parked motor car and motor cycle ...

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IAST stands out in recycling processes in Guyana

The Institute of Applied Science and Technology (IAST) has been playing a major role in transforming Guyana to an environmentally friendly economy, through the recycling of a variety of ‘waste materials’.   Director of the IAST, Professor Dr. Suresh Narine, sought to shed some light on some of the recycling procedures and activities being undertaken by the institute, during a ...

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Teachers Union to examine impact of younger nursery enrolment age

The Guyana Teachers Union (GTU) on Thursday cautiously welcomed the decision by the Ministry of Education to accept younger children into nursery schools but cited the need for more teachers and smaller classes. GTU President, Colin Bynoe said the overwhelming view among parents and teachers was that most young children were capable of performing certain tasks at nursery school because ...

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GWI driver bailed for causing death, related charges

A driver employed by the Guyana Water Incorporated (GWI) was Thursday placed on GUY$2 million bail after he pleaded not guilty to causing death by dangerous driving and several other charges. Shawn Ravindra Ramai of 15 Norton Street, Lodge, Georgetown denied that on February 26, 2014 he drove motor pick up PRR 292 in a manner dangerous to the public ...

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Rodney Commission is “worst form of electioneering,” can whip up racial tension- GHRA

The Guyana Human Rights Association (GHRA) on Thursday dissociated itself from the Walter Rodney Commission of Inquiry (COI) , saying it was possibly designed to whip up East Indian bitterness against the Peoples National Congress (PNC) and appeared to be the “worst form” of electioneering by the incumbent administration. That rights organisation took issue with one of the Terms of ...

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PNCR iffy about participating in Walter Rodney Commission of Inquiry

The Peoples National Congress Reform (PNCR) is uncertain whether any of its senior members would be testifying in the Walter Rodney Commission of Inquiry because of concerns that one of the commissioners is a government lawyer. Chairman of the PNCR, Basil Williams said his party’s executive would shortly meet to make a decision. “We would therefore make that assessment as ...

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Caricom leaders to discuss impasse over UG law students’ placement at Hugh Wooding Law School

Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs Anil Nandlall  on Wednesday assured that government would spare no effort in resolving the recent decision of the Council for Legal Education to not automatically place 25 University of Guyana (UG) Bachelor of Law (LLB) students at the Hugh Wooding Law School. As part of an agreement between the Council for Legal Education ...

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