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Daily Archives: October 7, 2015

Teachers union upset at ministers’ “super” salary increases; demand higher pay, de-bunching

Disappointed that government ministers have hiked their salaries by at least 50 percent after a mere four months in office and offered a meager five percent increase in salaries; the Guyana Teachers Union (GTU) is demanding more money for thousands of teachers countrywide. GTU General Secretary, Coretta Mc Donald said the union’s executive has decided to formally indicate to the ...

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Search begins for new Chief Justice

The search would shortly begin for someone to act as Chief Justice because Senior Counsel, Ian Chang is about to proceed on pre-retirement leave. Attorney General, Basil Williams said Chang’s successor would be the subject of meaningful consultations between President David Granger and Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo. “The question of a vacancy occurring in the Office of Chief Justice would ...

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Duo arrested for stabbing death of fisherman

Two men have been arrested in connection with the stabbing death of a fisherman aboard a boat offshore Lichfield, West Coast Berbice. Dead is Ronald Emmanuel Reid, 27 years, of Costello Housing Scheme, Georgetown. The incident occurred on Tuesday aboard a fishing boat off the Lichfield foreshore, police said. “Investigations have revealed that Ronal Emanuel Reid was involved in an ...

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PPP wants gov’t to rescind increases for Ministers

General Secretary of the Peoples Progressive Party (PPP) Clement Rohee says the APNU+AFC Government should reconsider the decision it has taken to increase the salaries of Ministers, Vice Presidents and Members of Parliament. Rohee made the call at a press conference on Wednesday where he noted that the decision was particular strange given that the Minister of State Joseph Harmon had declared ...

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UPDATE: It’s now Murder-suicide

Guyanese may never know the truth about what caused a man to shoot dead his child’s mother and then turn the gun on himself. Hours after 22-year old Mark Moses committed the act, he died at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC). Police confirmed that he “succumbed to his injury.” Before shooting himself, he opened fire on 20-year old Amanda ...

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Venezuela accuses US of interfering in border controversy

Reproduced from TeleSurTV The Venezuelan president denounced U.S. interference in the dispute over the Essequibo region, shortly after a statement from the Venezuelan Foreign Ministry was released on Tuesday. Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro rejected declarations from the new U.S. Ambassador Perry Holloway, regarding the dispute over the Essequibo region. (Guyana regards the issue as a controversy over the 1899 Arbitral ...

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