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Daily Archives: August 20, 2014

GTUC, Labour Ministry differ on using prison labour in clean-up exercise

The Guyana Trades Union Congress (GTUC) on Wednesday objected to the use of prisoners to clean up sections of the semi-forested Le Repentir Cemetery but Labour Minister, Dr. Nan Kishore Gopaul rejected that labour organisation’s claim that global labour rules were about to be broken. The Ministry of Local Government says 24 inmates of the Georgetown Prison and four supervisors ...

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Several Caribbean countries take out rainfall insurance

The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) on Wednesday lauded the inception of the excess rainfall insurance package from the Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility (CCRIF) and also commending the countries in the Region that have purchased a policy for 2014-15. The CCRIF recently announced that eight of its 16 members have purchased the policy. The excess rainfall product was developed by CCRIF ...

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Toy gun robber jailed

A vendor on Tuesday pleaded guilty to robbing two persons with a toy gun and he was jailed for a total of 12 months. Appearing before City Magistrate Fabayo Azore,  John Martin of Leopold Street, Georgetown admitted that he robbed two persons of a cellular phone and cash before he was arrested by private security guards. The two six-month sentences ...

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Convicted escapee back in Mazaruni Prison

A convict, who escaped from the Mazaruni Prison earlier this week, was recaptured Tuesday afternoon in Bartica, sources said. According to the usually reliable officials, Anand Drepersaud fled the prison on Sunday while he and other inmates were playing an outdoor game. He is serving a one-year sentence for wounding. Drepersaud was first spotted hiding in a clump of bushes, ...

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Govt releases funds to cater for increased UG tuition fees

Finance Minister Dr.Ashni Singh on Wednesday anounced that government would be providing funding for student loans to be granted to students of the University of Guyana to meet the cost of the increased tuition fees recently announced by the University. Demerara Waves Online News was told that an additional GUY$50 million has been made available, but the actual disbursement would ...

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