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Monthly Archives: May 2015

Smooth voting by security forces – GECOM Chairman, APNU+AFC official

Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), Dr. Steve Surujbally Saturday afternoon said voting by the Disciplined Forces went well except for a few minor observations. “There was a certain fluidity that I found very agreeable. There were one or two glitches that were minor but for me they were unacceptable,” he told Demerara Waves Online News. He observed at ...

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Turkeyen resident shot dead, robbers cart off valuables

  A resident of Turkeyen, East Coast Demerara was shot dead by bandits who later entered his home and carted off cash and other valuables, police said. At about 10: 50 Friday May 01, 2015, Shawn Anys, 37 years of Turkeyen, ECD, went out into his yard to check after dogs were barking continuously and was confronted by two men, ...

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Waste disposal truck crushes porter

A porter of Puran’s Waste Disposal Company was Saturday morning crushed by the garbage collection truck moments after he had told the driver to reverse, according to eyewitnesses. The incident occurred at Flamboyant Square, Eccles, East Bank Demerara. The driver has been detained. An official of Puran’s could not immediately disclose the identity of the porter.

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Sorry for “very kind” Ramsaran who was “entrapped”- Ramotar

Days after President Donald Ramotar relieved Health Minister Dr. Bheri Ramsaran of his duties because he verbally abused a female rights activist, the Guyanese leader believes that his “very kind”  long-time political comrade was “entrapped” and “provoked.” In a preview of this week’s edition of I-Radio’s Hard Talk, the President said he was sorry for the plight that Ramsaran, a ...

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Security forces begin voting

Guyanese police and soldiers early Saturday morning began voting in general and regional elections, ahead of the country’s civilian population who will go to the polls on May 11, 2015. Chief Elections Officer, Keith Lowenfield told Demerara Waves Online News that all preparations overnight went well for the opening of polls at 66 locations countrywide.  He said the ballot boxes ...

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APNU+AFC rejects PPP’s fear of militarization; begs security forces for votes

by Zena Henry and Denis Chabrol As more than 7,000 members of the Disciplined Forces prepare to cast their ballots on Saturday, the opposition A Partnership for National Unity+ Alliance For Change (APNU+ AFC) has appealed for their votes while rejecting claims by the People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) that Guyana would be militarized if the opposition coalition is victorious. ...

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Return of Collective Bargaining, subvention for Critchlow Labour College, restoration of co-operatives, among promises for public workers

by Zena Henry The Guyana Trade Union Congress’(GTUC), usual meeting place at Woolford Avenue in the Critchlow Labour College building was filled with energy and optimism when the opposition A Partnership for National Unity +Alliance for Change (APNU+AFC) coalition promised among other things, the restoration of collective bargaining between unions and government following the upcoming General and Regional Elections. To ...

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Teachers demand GUY$200 million or work-to-rule from Monday

The Guyana Teachers Union (GTU) on Friday- May Day 2015- warned that teachers would from Monday refuse to perform duties that are not strictly required unless government finds GUY$200 million to pay teachers in accordance with a new salary scale. GTU General Secretary, Coretta Mc Donald told Demerara Waves Online News that the union decided to embark on a work-to-rule ...

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Signs of dissent at FITUG May Day rally

Amid loud pockets of heckling, cheers and inattentive persons, President Donald Ramotar belched out his party’s pro-worker record and promises of improvements if he wins next week’s general elections. “The government does not have any intention to privatise the industry. It would largely depend on the challenges of the workers to also help to produce more effectively so that the ...

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GDF satisfied nothing afoot following carbon powder in rice

by Zena Henry Following the ‘carbon powder in rice’ incident which caused quite a stir in the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) days ago, the nation’s first line of defence is now satisfied that there was no deliberate attempt to bring harm to ranks of the army. This is according to the Force’s Communication Officer, Acting Lt. Col Lorraine Foster who ...

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