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Monthly Archives: February 2015

UG students, police remove barriers at main gate

Tension boiled over somewhat as police tu‎rned up Tuesday afternoon at the University of Guyana’s (UG) main gate at the Turkeyene Campus to urge protesting students to stop blocking entry and exit. Eventually, police and several students removed part of the barrier that could potentially impact on the free flow of traffic on a nearby thoroughfare leading to southern Cummings ...

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Striking UG workers not paid for February

University of Guyana (UG) staffers who are currently on strike have not been paid for the month of February. The university’s full-time academic and non-academic staff members are usually paid on the third Thursday of every month but last Thursday, when they were scheduled to receive payment, many found that there was no money to be had. President of the ...

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Ex-policeman shot while seated in parked car

An ex policeman was Monday morning- Mashramani- shot and injured on upper Regent Street, police said. Initial reports are that Otis Grant,39, and someone else had an argument and shortly after shots rang out. Police later said in a statement that Grant, of Beterverwagting East Coast Demerara, was sitting in a parked motor vehicle on Regent Street, Georgetown, when two men ...

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US looks forward to peaceful elections in Guyana

The United States (US) on Sunday- the eve of Guyana’s 45th Republic anniversary said it was looking forward to peaceful general and regional elections scheduled for May 11, 2015. “Your nation will hold national elections this year. I am confident that it will serve as an example of the peaceful exercise of the right to vote.  Your actions will strengthen ...

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Mocha man dies in road accident

The driver of a car Sunday morning perished in an accident after he crashed into a culvert at Houston, East Bank Demerara. police said. He has been identified as David Hinds of Mocha, East Bank Demerara. Police said that about 12:30 PM, Hinds was driving a motor vehicle along the Houston Access Road, allegedly at a fast rate, when he lost ...

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Harper defends decision to be PPPC prime ministerial candidate ; Ramsammy, AFC in tit-for-tat

Even as the opposition coalition continues to lampoon the People’s Progressive Party Civic’s (PPPC) prime ministerial candidate, Ambassador Elisabeth Harper, she Sunday opted to give a polite response away from the glare of the media. “I accepted the offer to be the running mate of His Excellency President Donald Ramotar as the Prime Ministerial candidate after contemplating the significant opportunity ...

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Ambassador Harper- a competent woman of integrity but not a vote-getter— analysts

Just hours after the People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) began playing up the significance of a competent, honest woman as its Prime Ministerial candidate, two political analysts do not believe Ambassador Elisabeth Harper will bring much votes to the incumbent party against a combined opposition in the May 11, 2015 general and regional elections. “I don’t think she will contribute ...

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Sam Hinds congratulates Ambassador Harper as PPPC’s PM candidate

Outgoing Prime Minister, Samuel Hinds on Saturday said he would still be available to serve the Guyana government, although he would be no longer holding the number two spot in the administration. “Off course, a life-long committment to the People of Guyana,” he told Demerara Waves Online News when asked whether he would be available to work with the new ...

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Large quantity of bullets, gun found; four arrested

During yesterday Friday February 20, 2015, police ranks conducted a search on a building at Austin Street, Campbellville, Georgetown, during which one thousand three hundred and seventy one (1,371) 7.62 x 39 rounds, one hundred (100) .223 rounds, twenty two (22) 9mm. rounds and an unlicensed 9mm. pistol were found. Two men and two women have been arrested and are ...

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PPP-Civic using Ambassador Harper to wash its image- Nagamootoo

The opposition coalition’s prime ministerial candidate, Moses Nagamootoo on Saturday poured cold water over the decision by the incumbent People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) to select the Director General of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Elisabeth Harper as its prime ministerial candidate. Nagamootoo believed that Harper’s unanimous selection was an attempt by the ruling party to repair its image heading into the ...

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