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Monthly Archives: April 2014

Teaching disabled children in regular schools requires more preparation

Top Guyanese educators on Tuesday called on authorities to pump resources into equipping teachers to deliver education to disabled children in regular schools and help parents play more meaningful roles. Former Chief Education Officer, Edvertus Caesar and outgoing President of the Guyana Teachers Union (GTU), Colin Bynoe issued the calls at the opening of the union’s 4th Biennial Delegates Conference ...

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Govt gets low marks for delivering teachers’ benefits

Outgoing President of the Guyana Teachers Union (GTU), Colin Bynoe Tuesday night accused government of dragging its feet in the implementation of several aspects of a multi-year salary and benefits agreement. Delivering his Presidential Address to the GTU’s 4th Biennial Delegates Conference at the union’s headquarters, Bynoe lamented that the more than 10,000 teachers were yet to reap the rewards ...

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Vandals leave thousands without phone service

Vandals struck the Guyana Telephone and Telegraph (GT&T) cables in Sophia during the Easter weekend leaving thousands of persons in a  section of eastern Georgetown without phone service, the telecommunications company said on Tuesday. The phone company hopes to “fully”restore services within four to five days. GT&T said thousands of its customers’telephone services are affected due to vandalism of a 2400 ...

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GECOM’s Deputy Chief Elections Officer quits

The Deputy Chief Elections Officer of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), Calvin Benn has decided to step down from the post he has held for the past 13 years, usually reliable sources confirmed on Tuesday. Benn,58, is currently on three months vacation until  July 31, 2014. Sources said he last week formally notified GECOM that he has decided to rescind ...

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Man arrested for allegedly hacking brother to death

A man has been arrested in connection with the chopping death of his brother at Kaneville East Bank Demerara. Investigators said the body of  40-year old Jairam “Nasho” Teekaram was found in the yard  of his home about 6:30 Tuesday morning. Police said the body has “several suspected chop wounds.” “A suspect has been arrested and he is in police ...

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Woman allegedly stabs husband to death

Police were Tuesday afternoon searching for a woman who allegedly stabbed her common-law husband to death at Baramita, North West District. The victim has been identified as 32-year old Junior Brandt. The incident occurred about 7:30 Tuesday morning at their home. Investigators were told that Brandt was allegedly involved in an argument with his reputed wife, during which he was ...

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Guyana resumes rice, paddy shipments to Venezuela

Guyana on Monday resumed shipping rice and paddy to the lucrative Venezuelan market. The first shipment of about 6,000 tonnes of paddy due for Venezuela, began loading today at the Muneshwers’ Wharf, Georgetown. Agriculture Minister Dr. Leslie Ramsammy told the Government Information Agency that this, the first shipment for 2014, is expected to sail either Monday night or early Tuesday ...

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Easter fires continue; two seriously hurt in accidents

At least two fires and two serious accidents marred Easter Monday, leaving at least two persons seriously injured and several homeless, sources and eyewitnesses said. Doctors at Suddie Hospital were up to late in the night battling to save the life of Essequibo Coast mechanic, Rahul Arjune, following a collision on the Land of Plenty Public Road. Eyewitnesses said he ...

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DJ Casual’s recovering; gunman on the lam

Even as popular radio Disc Jockey, Curtis “Casual” Armstrong was recovering from emergency surgery, police were up to late Monday yet to arrest anyone in connection with the shooting. Police sources said they were yet identify and arrest the shooter and his accomplice with whom the DJ had an altercation. Sources at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) said the ...

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