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Monthly Archives: April 2015

Nurses plead with Granger for better salaries, work conditions and training

by Zena Henry In a one-on-one with A Partnership for National Unity +Alliance for Change (APNU+AFC) Presidential candidate David Granger, local nurses within state-owned health institutions across the country pleaded for better work conditions, increased salaries and improved skills training once his party comes into government. Granger met with a number of nurses at the Guyana Nurses Association at Alexander ...

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Political parties set to sign Code of Conduct

by Zena Henry With less than two weeks left for the much anticpated May 11 polls, the Guyana Election Commission (GECOM) is set to launch its Code of Conduct for political parties on Tuesday in a bid to regulate the seemingly “out-of-hand” practices taking place on the campaign trail. The list of regulations which is expected to guide politicians’ behaviour during this critical season ...

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Nageer complains to Crime Chief about Health Minister

by Zena Henry Social Activist Sherlina Nageer Monday afternoon asked Crime Chief Leslie James to charge Health Minister Bheri Ramsaran for threats he made about being able to strip and slap her for fun. Nageer was on April 27, accompanied by her lawyer Christopher Ram to the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) where the Crime Chief personally took her complaint. The ...

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“After 23 years, it is time” say Barticians as APNU+AFC churns out promises

Fed up of waiting 23 years for the incumbent administration to provide quality basic services, many residents of the gold mining township of Bartica are prepared to give the opposition a chance to run Guyana’s affair. In turn, the opposition coalition of A Partnership for National Unity+ Alliance For Change (APNU) is promising better health care, reliable electricity, proper roads, ...

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Man arraigned for gunning down city businessman’s wife

Three months after the wife of a well-known city businessman’s wife was gunned down in front of her house, a man was Monday arraigned on a charge of murder. Thirty-four year old Richard Stanton of Princes Street, Lodge is accused of the murder of Patricia Sanasie on January 12, 2015 at Atlantic Gardens,  East Coast Demerara.  He was not required ...

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PPP reprimands Minister for ‘strip and slap’ statements, …activist to give statement to CID

by Zena Henry Despite claiming days earlier that the incident between Health Minister Bheri Ramsaran and social activist, Sherlina Nageer was “blown out of proportion” the People’s Progressive Party/Civic said Monday, April 27, that it has reprimanded its party candidate for statements he made. During an exchange with the Minister and the female activist, who challenged him on his performance ...

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GECOM, political parties cited for EAB’s aborted field test

by Zena Henry The Electoral Assistance Bureau (EAB) says that Guyanese have been deprived of added assurance regarding the controversial voters list now that the agency has aborted a limited test exercise that would have challenged the integrity of the roll. With some two weeks left before General Elections, the testing activity would have served to ease the minds of ...

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Female aviation industry personnel to form organisation

by Zena Henry ‘Girl power’ was the theme when some within the local aviation’s female community gathered last week for an event that ended up solidifying the need for a ‘Women in Aviation’ Guyana Chapter to address the many issues they face in this industry. The event was meant for senior and experienced female aviation stalwart, Captain Beverly Drake to ...

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PPP Civic appeals to military, police for votes

Days after raising fears that the integrity of the military and police would be compromised if the opposition, dominated by ex senior military and police leaders, is victorious at upcoming elections,  Former President Bharrat Jagdeo Sunday night appealed to servicemen to vote for his People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC). Addressing a large rally at Stewartville, West Coast Demerara on Sunday, ...

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