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Daily Archives: March 17, 2016

Finance Minister seemingly prejudices expected wage negotiations

The Guyana Public  Service Union (GPSU) on Thursday expressed concern that government appeared to be sending mixed signals about its commitment to pay higher wages and salaries, saying that Finance Minister Winston Jordan’s utterances could prejudice negotiations. “The Union, further, shudders to think that the Minister – whether on his own volition or acting on some other directive – might be ...

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Top Trinidadian business executive urges Guyana to guard against economic pitfalls of oil industry

A leading Caribbean business executive on Thursday warned Guyana to guard against possible economic pitfalls that can accompany the commercial production of oil. Addressing the formal opening of Massy’s Supermarket at Amazonia Mall, Providence, East Bank Demerara, President  and Chief Executive Officer of Massy Group, Gervase Warner urged Guyana to use its expected oil wealth wisely. “There is a lot ...

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More persons arrested in Berbice for agriculturist’s murder

Two more suspects in the murder of Guyanese agriculturist, Anthony Breedy, were Wednesday arrested at a house at Ithaca, West Coast Demerara as police continue their wide-ranging probe. This now brings to four the number of persons arrested in connection with the killing of 60-year old Breedy who worked for more 15 years in Montserrat. Head of the Criminal Investigations ...

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Festival City man shot during robbery

A 22-year-old Festival City resident is nursing gunshot wounds to his buttocks and left foot after he was attacked by bandits on Wednesday. A police release on Thursday stated that at about 21: 30 hrs on Wednesday, Ruben Hopkinson, was cycling along Eden Street, Tuc-Ville, when he was attacked by two men, one of whom was armed with a handgun. ...

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Tempers flare as legal counsel demanded for CoI witnesses

President of the Guyana Bar Association (GBA) Chris Ram on Thursday demanded that inmates appearing at the Camp Street Prison Commission of Inquiry (CoI) be given legal representation when giving their testimonies at the Commission. This is despite Ram offering the services of members of the Bar association in a pro-bono manner for persons appearing before the Commission. He said ...

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