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Daily Archives: May 6, 2016

National Disaster Risk Reduction Coordination Platform reactivated

The Guyana government has reactivated the National Disaster Risk Reduction Coordination Platform (NDRRCP), which has only operated intermittently for a number of years, at a meeting held at the headquarters of the Civil Defence Commission (CDC). Chairman of the CDC, Colonel (ret’d) Chabilall Ramsarup and other senior members of the CDC, Chairman of the Guyana Water Incorporated, Dr. Richard van ...

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High Court halts sending home, re-deployment of Wales Estate workers

The Full Court of the High Court on Friday ordered the Guyana Sugar Corporation (Guysuco) to halt the sending home or re-deployment of hundreds of sugar workers stationed at the Wales Sugar Estate until they are consulted in keeping with the law. The order was secured by the Guyana Agricultural and General Workers Union (GAWU), represented by its General Secretary ...

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Trio charged with Princess Casino multi-million dollar armed robbery

A security guard, who was employed at the Princess Ramada Hotel, and two other men were Friday charged with an GYD$8.5 million robbery committed at the Princess Casino late last month. Appearing before Chief Magistrate Ann Mc Lennan,  the trio Wayne Griffith, 29,  Junior Stewart, 30 of Thomas Street, Kitty and the security guard, 35-year old Andre Blackman of Mc ...

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Pres. Granger endorses relocation of Stabroek Market square vendors

President David Granger on Friday endorsed the clean-up of the Stabroek Market Square and called on the Mayor and City Council of Georgetown to hasten efforts to prepare and provide an alternative location for the vendors, who have been removed from the Stabroek Market Square. “I deeply regret that there has been some delay between the removal of the vendors, ...

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City Council & vendors in fiery face off over relocation again

On Friday morning again the Town Clerk and City Council of Georgetown faced off in a clash and heated exchange over plans to relocate vendors outside of the Stabroek Market and restore order to the Market square. After vendors protested over the past few days over the move, the Town Clerk Royston King and Mayor Patricia Chase Greene hosted the ...

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