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Daily Archives: October 21, 2015

NCN’s boss lashes out at Guyana Chronicle for publishing her salary, allowances; says its part of “orchestrated attack” by “despicable individuals”

The battle lines appeared drawn between the Chief Executive Officer of the state-owned National Communications Network (NCN), Molly Hassan and the state-owned Guyana Chronicle newspaper over Wednesday’s publication of her salary and allowances. Her statement came just hours after Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo told a news conference that he would tell the Board what he thinks should be done at ...

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Controversy emerges over Chairmanship of Trade Union Recognition Board

Controversy has emerged over the appointment of the Chairman of the Trade Union Recognition and Certification Board (TURCB) on grounds that there has not been consultation. Hours after Prime Minister, Moses Nagamootoo announced that Justice Claudette La Bennett would be chairing the body, the Federation of Independent Trade Unions of Guyana (FITUG) challenged the decision. FITUG Executive Member, Komal Chand ...

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Guyana to relay TV programmes on border claim countrywide via satellite

Plans are afoot to expand the reach of Guyana’s state-owned television via satellite to propagate messages about the country’s border controversy with neighbouring Venezuela, according to Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo. “In view of the Venezuelan threat to Guyana, what has now turned out to be a trade and economic embargo against our country, for a country that had condemned a ...

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Coast Guardsman charged with unlawful possession of ammo

A Guyana Defence Force (GDF) Coast Guardsman was Wednesday arraigned for allegedly being in unlawful possession of several assault rifle bullets while on a training exercise with the United States (US). Kevin Valladares of 125 Amelia’s Ward, Linden was granted GUY$75,000 bail by Chief Magistrate Ann Mc Lennan. He pleaded not guilty to being in unlawful possession of thirty-two rounds ...

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Ex cop refused bail on charge of chopping several family members

MAGISTRATE Sueanna Lovell  Wednesday disregarded pleas from Lawyer Satesh Kissoon for bail to be granted to cutlass wielding former policeman Shawn Maltus Fordyce, who went berserk back in 2013 and alleged chopped several members of his family. Fordyce, 42, of Lot 132 ‘D’ Field, Sophia, Greater Georgetown, was not required to plead to the indictable charge when he appeared at ...

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No closure of sugar estates- Guysuco COI

The Commission of Inquiry into the cash-strapped Guyana Sugar Corporation (Guysuco) has not recommended the closure of any of the sugar estates, but wants studies to be conducted on those at West Demerara where the production costs are high, according to well-placed sources. “There is no plan to close any of the estates because of the economic importance of sugar,” ...

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Guyana-born New York policeman shot dead in Harlem

(NEW YORK’S newsday.com) A New York Police Department (NYPD) plainclothes officer died late Tuesday night at a Harlem hospital after a suspect shot him in the head during a foot pursuit in East Harlem, Police Commissioner William Bratton said at a news conference at the hospital. Bratton identified the slain officer as Randolph Holder, 33, a five-year veteran assigned to the ...

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