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Daily Archives: February 3, 2015

Deportees arrive from US, escorted to police headquarters under tight security

Under tight security, at least 28 Guyanese d‎eportees were Tuesday afternoon escorted to police headquarters shortly after coming off a US government chartered flight.  The MD-82 jet touched down at the Cheddi Jagan Internationa Airport at exactly 2:39 PM, as a small number of relatives and friends mingled in the viewing gallery. Prior to being granted permission to leave the ...

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Attorney-at-Law Sase Gunraj is new PPP-nominated Elections Commissioner

Attorney-at-Law, Sase Gunraj was Tuesday morning sworn in as an Elections Commissioner before President Donald Ramotar, having been nominated by the People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC). He replaces long-serving Commissioner Dr. Keshav ‘Bud’ Mangal who resigned from the post last month due to health reasons. Gunraj was selected by the governing party, ending much speculation that  the replacement would have ...

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University of Guyana Vice Chancellor pickets to appeal to lecturers

University of Guyana Vice Chancellor Professor Jacob Opadeyi  Tuesday morning joined the picketing demonstration, appealing to lecturers to return to work and promising them that salaries would be increased. He declined to comment beyond the statements on the placards. The academic and non-academic staff have been on a now almost two-week old sit-in strike to demand a 60 percent increase ...

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UG students block Turkeyen campus entrance

University of Guyana students Tuesday morning blocked the gate to the Turkeyen Campus  to shut down operations there as part of efforts to press demands for improved teaching-learning conditions. Security guards chained the gate to posts to prevent the students from locking them. A Deputy Vice Chancellor entered the compound, escorted by a man brandishing a firearm although there is ...

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Four drowned while returning from ritual

The East Bank Essequibo village of Vergenoegen was Tuesday still in a state of mourning for four persons, including three children, who drowned while returning from a ritual at the foreshore, police said. Those, who perished on February 1, 2015, are 53-year old Radika “Nadira” Persaud of 13 Vergenoegen Public Road, 14-year old Rovin Persaud, nine-year old Annatina Persaud and ...

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US charters flight to bring Guyanese deportees

The United States (US) will Tuesday afternoon deliver 28 Guyanese deportees- the single largest number in years- to the land of their birth aboard a charter flight, Police Commissioner Seelall confirmed. “It might be the biggest  from the US in the last many years,” he said, adding that he could not recall any being sent from as far back as ...

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