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Monthly Archives: February 2015

AFC’s Nagamootoo dodges question on joining APNU if coalition talks collapse

Vice Chairman of the Alliance For Change (AFC), Moses Nagamootoo on Thursday skirted questions about whether he would consider joining A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) if pre-election talks between the two political movements collapse. “I wouldn’t answer because you are speculative.  You are inviting me into a non-sequitur (illogical)- what I do if it fails,” he told a news ...

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Police Commissioner defends promotion of alleged torture cops

Police Commissioner, Seelall Persaud on Thursday defended the recent promotion of two policemen although they had allegedly torture a teenager during a murder investigation. Speaking with reporters, Persaud said that Sergeant Narine Lall and Constable Mohanram Dulai were not found guilty during a criminal trial because their accuser, Twyon Thomas, did not turn up in court to testify. “We have ...

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Ramotar cautions soldiers against political propaganda; urges stern action during elections period

Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, President Donald Ramotar on Thursday called on the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) to take decisive action to preserve security in the upcoming general and regional elections and he warned against soldiers being used for political propaganda. Addressing the opening of the 2015 Annual Officers’ Conference at the GDF’s Headquarters, Camp Ayanganna, he urged participants to ...

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Updated: Collapse of rice mill silo leaves one dead

One of three workers at Caricom Rice Mills at Anna Regina, Essequibo Coast died after the bottom of a silo collapsed and he was buried by a huge quantity of hot and wet parboiled rice, a company official said. Dead is 18 year old Treeson Gittens of Richmond Village Housing Scheme, Essequibo Coast. His injured co-worker was taken to the ...

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Overwhelming majority of Marriott’s employees are Guyanese- Brassington

Chairman of Atlantic Hotel Inc., Mr. Winston Brassington, on Wednesday stated that the majority of persons being recruited to work at the Guyana Marriott Hotel are Guyanese and that recent public criticisms about the hiring of workers have “no basis in fact and are absolutely without merit.”  In an apparent reaction to claims by the Alliance For Change (AFC) political party ...

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Jagdeo reiterates no interest in third term- Luncheon

The filing of a High Court case calling for the removal of term limits for the country’s presidency drew an emphatic response from Head of the Presidential Secretariat, Dr. Roger Luncheon, according to the Government Information Agency (GINA). Addressing the media at his weekly post- briefing Dr. Luncheon stated that former President Bharrat Jagdeo “remains committed to not pursuing any ...

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DPP clears House Speaker of sexual assault of a minor accusation

Almost five months after a young adult surfaced and accused House Speaker, Raphael Trotman of sexually assaulting him, the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) has advised that there are no grounds to charge the prominent attorney, according to well-placed sources. Efforts to obtain a comment from two high-ranking officers of the Guyana Police Force (GPF) were unsuccessful. However , a ...

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University of Guyana unions, administration reject pay-hike proposals; sit-in may end next week

University of Guyana (UG) staffers on Wednesday rejected a counterproposal by the university’s negotiating team for a wage and salary hike, but say they are prepared to return to work next Monday if their own counterproposal is accepted. The unions added that they are also open to going back to work if the administration submits a favourable proposal during a ...

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Govt official’s son granted bail for rape of school girl

The son of a government official  was Wednesday granted GUY$400,000 bail on a charge of allegedly raping a 14-year old school girl. Vishnu Singh was granted pre-trial liberty when he appeared at the Sparendaam Magistrates’ Court, East Coast Demerara. Singh, 24 years, lives at Better Hope, East Coast Demerara. The incident allegedly occurred on the East Coast of Demerara.

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