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Daily Archives: August 12, 2015

Jamaica, Guyana poised to exchange legal practices on real estate transactions, continuing education

Faced with the ongoing problem of a number of Jamaica’s lawyers not accounting for clients’ cash in real estate transactions, that Caribbean island is keen on learning about the Guyanese model in which the monies do not have to pass through lawyers’ hands. Chairman of the General Legal Council of Jamaica, Michael Hylton QC said a similar situation obtains in ...

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Jimmy Carter, former US president, reveals he has cancer

(BBC).-Former US President Jimmy Carter says recent liver surgery revealed that he has cancer and it has spread to other parts of his body. The 90-year-old statesman underwent surgery to remove a small mass in his liver earlier this month. He said he would reveal more “when facts are known, possibly next week”. Back in May of this year, Mr. ...

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Holder back at work after heart problems

Agriculture Minister, Noel Holder, is back at work. The minister was discharged from the Caribbean Heart Institute, where he had undergone tests and was monitored for a heart rhythm disorder, according to the Government Information Agency. He was first rushed to the St.Joseph’s Mercy Hospital on Sunday. Sources said he had been breathing heavily more than one week ago. Holder ...

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Public Service salaries were not negotiated, government says increases are temporary

by Zena Henry Amid heavy opposition criticism over the promised public service increases, the government has also admitted that it did not consult with workers’ unions over the pay increases. The Guyana Public Service Union (GPSU) in a statement said that it was not impressed with the government increases and accused them of carrying on with their proposed wage increase ...

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GPL subsidy not necessary at this time

by Zena Henry The government has not allocated any financial help to the struggling Guyana Power Light (GPL),stating that the usual subsidy the company receives is not necessary at this time. Over the years GPL has received billions of dollars in subsidies from the old administration, but has been unable to significantly improve its service to citizens. Minister State, Joseph ...

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Several Caribbean countries opposed to increased tuition at Hugh Wooding Law School

Several Prime Ministers from across the Caribbean are considering a collective stance to address the increase of tuition fees by the Hugh Wooden Law School (HWLS), says Minister of the Presidency, Joseph Harmon. On Wednesday Harmon told a post-Cabinet press-conference that Legal Affairs Minister and Attorney General (AG), Basil Williams, has briefed Cabinet that “several other countries have taken the ...

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Guyana strengthening cyber security against hackers, fraudsters

Guyana is moving to insulate a number of loopholes and so drastically reduce the possibility of cybercrimes ranging from website hacking to fraud, officials said Wednesday. Experts are being trained in cybercrimes legislation and enforcement while plans are on the drawing board to enact several laws related to cyber security. Cyber Security attacks on websites such as defacement and other ...

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Bandits raid vault at Caricom Insurance/National Coop Credit Union

Several armed robbers early Wednesday morning tied up a guard at Caricom Insurance/National Cooperative Credit Union Limited, Ruimzeight, West Coast Demerara and broke into a vault. They also ransacked the offices of the entity. Sources said one of the bandits placed a gun in the security guard’s mouth. Police said no one has been arrested, but the security guard was ...

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GPSU, GTUC differ on salary increase

The Guyana Public Service Union (GPSU) and the Guyana Trades Union Congress (GTUC) differ on the wage and salary package that government has doled out. The GPSU also blamed the David Granger administration for breaching an understanding that sweeper-cleaners would have received a higher pay. “We consider the response of $315 per hour disheartening and call on the Government to ...

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