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Daily Archives: March 2, 2016

Update: Prisoners relight fire at Camp Street Prison

At minutes after 20:00hrs on Wednesday, firefighters were call to the Georgetown ‘Camp Street’ Prisons to put out a small fire that was started by inmates at one of the cells of the prison, however what seemed like a quick operation to a few turned into a few hours. As three fire trucks attempted to out the fire, the pressure ...

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BREAKING NEWS: Fire at Camp Street jail

Fire fighters were Wednesday night battling a fire at the Camp Street jail but none of the prisoners has escaped, police said. Divisional Commander of the Guyana Police Force, Clifton Hicken told Demerara Waves Online News that inmates lit a mattress in a section of the media. No immediate information was available about the circumstances that led to the fire. ...

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GAWU willing to end weekly strike, amid threats to scrap talks and stop crop

Amid a decision by the Guyana Sugar Corporation (Guysuco) to call of all talks with the Guyana Agricultural and General Workers Union (GAWU) and possibly scrap the first crop if a one-day strike continues, the union Wednesday said it would call off the industrial action if there is a “reasonable time-frame” for the holding of long-overdue wage and salary negotiations. ...

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Nothing wrong with judges making decisions during pre-retirement leave- Chief Justice

There is nothing unusual about a retiring Chief Justice or any judge making decisions during their pre-retirement leave in cases that would have been heard before them in the Courts. This is according to statements made by sitting Chief Justice (ag) Yonnette Cummings-Edwards who explained that the practice has been employed by Judges in the past. The comments come after ...

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Guyana satisfied with UN Secretary General’s proposals to resolve border controversy

Guyana is broadly satisfied with proposals by the United Nations Secretary General,  Ban Ki Moon to resolve the border controversy with Venezuela, Foreign Minister, Carl Greenidge said Wednesday. “The proposals in toto are workable. I am satisfied in toto that they are workable. Any specific element may have a problem but when you take them altogether in all the circumstances ...

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Board of Inquiry to investigate Dataram’s claims against CANU

  President David Granger has announced that a decision has been taken to establish a Board of Inquiry to investigate claims of corruption made by self-professed drug baron Barry Dataram against Guyana’s security agencies. The President said that the decision was made on Tuesday by the National Security Committee, which is headed by him. Dataram had made scathing allegations against ...

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