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Daily Archives: March 16, 2015

Two suspects almost cleared of Crum-Ewing’s killing

The two men held in connection with the shooting death of political activist, Courtney Crum-Ewing almost one week ago have so far been cleared of that crime, a senior police officer said Monday night. The police sources said they were now searching for two other men who they believe may be able to provide useful information about the incident that ...

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Guyana “very optimistic” Karran will be OAS’ next Assistant Secretary General

Guyana remains “very confident” that its candidate would be voted in as the next Assistant Secretary General of the Organisation of America States (OAS)  on Wednesday although another Caribbean Community (Caricom) member-state is fielding a candidate. “It looks good so far. Off course, if all the countries that had indicated their commitment to us continue to maintain that commitment then ...

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PPP ministers’ salaries do not reflect “Cadillac” lifestyle

General Secretary (GS) of the Peoples Progressive Party Civic (PPP/C), Clement Rohee, believes the salaries and benefits enjoyed by current government ministers reflects the principles of the “lean” and “clean” government asserted by late President CheddiJagan. A few months after the PPP came to power in the early 1990’s, Jagan, lamented what he perceived to be excessive and wages enjoyed ...

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PPP mum on reaction by Cheddie’s daughter on parents’ lifestyle

People’s Progressive Party (PPP) General Secretary, Clement Rohee on Monday chose to remain mum about counter-claims by Nadira Jagan-Brancier that her father- late President Cheddie Jagan- lived in a simple rather than extravagant lifestyle. “Whenever the General Secretary of this party speaks, it has heavy political weight and therefore I would not wish to make any further statement on that ...

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UG unions threaten strike action

The unions representing workers at the University of Guyana are threatening to call another strike if negotiations with the administration turn out to be a sham and if all salaries for March including the 10 percent interim pay-hike are not paid by Thursday, March 19, 2015. Following is an update dispatched to workers by the President of the University of ...

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Police to probe violations of Racial Hostility Act.

Police Commissioner, Seelall Persaud said investigations would be conducted to determine whether utterances by Former President, Bharrat Jagdeo and political activist, David Hinds have violated the Racial Hostility Act. Jagdeo, as a former president, enjoys immunity from prosecution. Asked whether there were grounds to enforce that law in light of utterances by Jagdeo and Hinds, the Police Commissioner said “investigations ...

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Teenagers still in custody for Crum-Ewing’s murder

Two teenagers from Diamond, East Bank Demerara were up to Sunday still in police custody in connection with the shooting death of political activist, Courtney Crum-Ewing. Among the theories being explored for the killing is that the perpetrators had considered his use of a loud hailer to urge people to vote a noise nuisance. Crum-Ewing was gunned down at about ...

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