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Daily Archives: June 25, 2014

Security force member accused of sexually molesting daughters

A member of the security forces, who allegedly had repeated sexual intercourse with his teenage daughters in exchange for money, has been placed under close arrest. In an effort to conceal the identities of the girls and not prejudice the probe, the name of the State security entity and the rank of the man have been withheld. Demerara Waves Online ...

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President lashes back at diplomats’ calls for local govt elections

President Donald Ramotar on Wednesday reacted sharply to calls by the diplomatic community for him to call long-overdue local government elections on grounds that it was undermining democracy. “What undermines democracy is when you listen to everybody’s telephone calls and read their emails and ban them from having collective bargaining in their own country in different parts of North America ...

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Ramotar ready for opposition no-confidence vote

President Donald Ramotar on Wednesday vowed that he was ready for early general election if the opposition moved a vote of no-confidence in his administration. “We do not take threats. If the opposition wants to pass a no-confidence bill, let them pass it and we will be ready to deal with the consequences of that,” he said. Addressing the opening ...

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Circumstantial evidence points to Burnham’s role in Rodney’s assassination- Ogunseye

Working People’s Alliance (WPA) executive member, Tacuma Ogunseye on Wednesday said circumstantial evidence points to the involvement of then Prime Minister, Forbes Burnham and members of the security forces in the death of Guyanese politician, Dr. Walter Rodney 34 years ago. “I still remain convinced that Burnham and members of Guyana’s security forces masterminded the assassination of Walter Rodney and ...

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Insurance broker, Canada-based Guyanese robbed

An Insurance Broker and his overseas-based friend were Tuesday night robbed near a city restaurant by two men who subsequently escaped in a car, police said. Head of the Criminal Investigations Department, Senior Superintendent Leslie James said Insurance Broker, Danichar Singh,49, of Cummings Lodge was robbed of GUY$50,000 and one Blackberry. His friend, Toronto-based 49-year old Ronald Murli, was lashed to ...

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UG students, staff demand more if tuition fees increased

The University of Guyana (UG) Vice Chancellor, Professor Jacob Opadeyi on Tuesday came under intense pressure to deliver higher salaries and better teaching-learning conditions, some of which he promised. Opadeyi was the main presenter at consultations with staff and students about the proposed increase in tuition fees for the first time since they were introduced in 1994.  He said the ...

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US envoy rubbishes govt’s excuse for delaying local elections

United States (US) Ambassador to Guyana, Brent Hardt has dismissed government’s latest excuse for not holding local government elections and he said it was time Guyanese directly elect their representatives at the local level. “To my mind, it’s a constitutional requirement, it’s a legislative requirement and there is at this point no obstacle to the holding of local government elections ...

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