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Daily Archives: October 15, 2015

“Evaporated filled milk” harmful to children under two years and should be properly labelled

The Government Analyst- Food and Drug Department on Thursday warned Guyanese against purchasing “evaporated filled milk” because it is not good for children and more so if the label does not state that it is “not suitable for childrend under two years.” “Such a disclaimer is necessary because the digestive system of children is not sufficiently developed to process its ...

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Ministerial pay increases must be used as benchmark in public service wage negotiations, GTUC tells Public Service Inquiry

The Guyana Trades Union Congress (GTUC) on Thursday told the Public Service Commission of Inquiry (PSCOI) that it would be illegal for that probe team to discuss increased wages and salaries, but should persuade government to use its ministerial pay-hike as a “barometer” for paying public servants more. The GTUC says the PSCOI, rather than recommend increased remuneration, should urge ...

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17-year old jailed for same-day serial gun-robberies

A 17-year old boy was Thursday jailed for four years on five counts of robbery under arms that he committed the same day. He is Anferny Archer of 185 Punt Trench Dam / Independence Boulevard, Georgetown. Previously on GUY$100,000 bail; the lad changed his plea from not guilty to guilty.  City Magistrate, Alex Moore  sentenced the youth to two years ...

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Cook charged with ganja possession at mining camp

A cook accused of being in possession f marijuana at a gold mining camp, was Thursday refused bail. City Magistrate, Ann Mc Lennan remanded 38-year old Onica Williams to prison until October 29 when she would appear at the Bartica Magistrates’ Court. Williams, of 2518 Layou Street, North Ruimveldt, Georgetown, pleaded not guilty to being in possession of 58 grammes ...

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Guyana prepares for dry spell that could last until next year

Authorities were Thursday preparing to set up a task force to grapple with an impending drought caused by the prolonged dry spell that could worsen and last until next year. Agriculture Minister, Noel Holder told a news conference that if there is no rain by December, the country would experience drought conditions due to the El Nino weather phenomenon. “I ...

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Venezuela, Guyana normalize diplomatic relations; trade unions deliver peace petition to Venezuelan Ambassador

Guyana and Venezuela have restored full diplomatic relations, in keeping with an agreement reached at a meeting between the leaders of both countries under the auspices of the United  Nations Secretary General. Venezuela has returned its Ambassador to Georgetown where she Thursday received a petition for peace from representatives of several trade unions. Ambassador Margarita Arratia Diaz returned to Guyana ...

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Withdraw ministers’ pay increase until after tax review, public service inquiry- rights activists

A group of rights activists on Thursday picketed the Ministry of the Presidency, demanding the immediate withdrawal of the controversial pay increase for government ministers. “At a minimum, they need to back off from these increases until the tax people have finished their considerations, until the public service people have completed their considerations,” said said Executive Member of Red Thread, ...

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