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Daily Archives: May 12, 2016

Former Guyana-born US professor killed, items stolen

A Guyana-born  retired United States (US) professor was Thursday night killed at his home in Prashad Nagar and a large quantity of valuables were carted off, police sources said. Dead is 75-year old Pairadeau “Perry” Mars, a former professor in Ethnic Studies at the Detroit, Michigan-based Wayne State University. Investigators said his bound and gagged body was found in his study ...

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Inter-American Human Rights Commission calls on Guyana to reduce prison overcrowding

Washington, D.C. –   The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) condemns the deaths of inmates at the Camp Street prison located in Georgetown, Guyana. The IACHR calls on the State to ensure that the ongoing investigations be conducted with due diligence and without delays, and that urgent measures be adopted to prevent similar incidents from occurring again. Based on information ...

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Irfaan Ali wants government to re-engage Venezuela over rice export

  Shadow Finance Minister Irfaan Ali has recommended that the Government of Guyana immediately take steps to reengage the Government of Venezuela in a bid to regain market for rice that was ceased by Venezuela some months ago. Ali made the recommendation while debating a motion on the current state of Guyana’s rice industry. The recommendation to re-engage the Venezuelan ...

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Lack of national unity has impaired development – Pres Granger

Guyana’s 50th year of Independence should be seen as a tool to perpetuate national unity and Guyana’s political sphere has an important role to play in promoting such an advent. This is according to President David Granger who made the statement as he addressed Guyana’s Parliament on Thursday May 12. The President indicated that over the last 50 years the ...

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Parents protest Mae’s School over in-house changes

Angry parents on Thursday morning mounted a protest outside of the Mae’s Primary School over a decision taken by the principals of the institution to make some in house changes regarding Grade Six level teachers. It is understood that the School would have slashed the salaries of the teachers by $20,000 and are making preparations to demote them. This is ...

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