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Monthly Archives: February 2015

Africo Selman resigns as APNU MP on eve of parliamentary dissolution

People’s National Congress (PNC) member, Africo Selman resigned as a parliamentarian for A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) two days before the law-making body was due to be dissolved to make way for general and regional elections. General Secretary of APNU, Joseph Harmon said he has seen a copy of Selman’s resignation dated February 26th that was delivered to the ...

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Harper appears on ‘soft’ interview on NCN

The People’s Progressive Party Civic’s (PPPC) Prime Ministerial candidate, Ambassador Elisabeth Harper appeared Saturday in what seemed to be a canned interview that was calculated to cultivate support from women around issues of domestic violence, the elderly and a unified family. While the PPP’s General Secretary, Clement Rohee has sought to shrug off questions about his party sheltering her from ...

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UG strike may end Monday in exchange for interim pay hike, improved working conditions

A five-week old strike by University of Guyana (UG) workers could end by next Monday that would see them getting an interim 10 percent salary increase as well as improved teaching-learning facilities and assurances that steps will be taken to ensure that all deadlines are met. President of the University of Guyana Senior Staff Association (UGSSA), Dr. Mellissa Ifill said ...

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GECOM pushes for more youth voters

GECOM, Georgetown, February 28, 2015 – In the interest of increasing the voter turnout of youths in Guyana on Elections Day, the Guyana National Youth Council (GNYC) will be working in consultation and collaboration with the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) in the production of a number of strategic communication messages for dissemination countrywide. This decision was agreed upon last Thursday, ...

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Fire at Bartica Secondary School’s dormitory

Fire of unknown origin early Saturday morning severely damaged a section of the Bartica Secondary School’s dormitory, but no one was injured and all of the students were accounted for, according to Region Seven Chairman Gordon Bradford. “I was talking to one of the guys and he said he heard a crackling sound and he was awakened by sounds that ...

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Mining Engineer gunned down

A Mining Engineer of the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC), who was shot dead Friday afternoon, might have been carrying a large quantity of cash, according to usually reliable sources. Trevor Abrams was gunned down on the Diamond Public Road, East Bank Demerara about 11 AM Friday. While it is unclear whether he had any money on him, GGMC ...

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Police detainee died of “epileptic seizure”

An autopsy appeared to have cleared police and inmates of any wrongdoing in connection with the death of a man while he was in custody. Police said a post mortem examination conducted Friday on the body of Zaharudeen Razan of Cornelia Ida, West Coast Demerara showed that he died of “epileptic seizure.” “The cause of death was given as blunt ...

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Police get off scot-free because woman failed to ID police in husband’s death

A number of policemen has escaped criminal prosecution for the death of a detainee because his wife failed to turn up to identify the alleged perpetrators, but several of them would be charged departmentally. “Due to her failure to attend the identification parade the identity of the ranks who allegedly assaulted her husband remains unknown. Therefore there is no evidence ...

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Digicel (Guyana) gets new CEO

Digicel Guyana has announced the promotion of Kevin Kelly to the role of Chief Executive Officer. Gregory Dean the current Chief Executive Officer has been promoted to Regional Chief Executive Officerwith responsibility for Guyana, Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao. With over seven years’ experience in the telecommunications and technology sector,Kevin moves into the position of Chief Executive Officerfrom his current role as ...

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Refund for Debra Backer’s cancer treatment pending, while millions spent on govt officials’ health care

The Guyana government is yet to refund less than GUY$10 million in medical expenses to the family of Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly, Debra Backer who succumbed to cancer last year, even as government ministers and ruling party associates have drawn down millions of dollars in payments for various illnesses and dental assistance. Speaker of the National Assembly, Raphael ...

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