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Monthly Archives: July 2016

GPSU slams GRA’s Board Chairman for “interference”

The Guyana Public Service Union (GPSU) on Friday slammed Chairman of the Governing Board of the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) for a slump in worker morale and the wanton dismissal of experienced staff. “The external interference of  Mr. Rawle Lucas, Chairman of the Governing Board of the Revenue Authority has moved the environment of the organisation to a hostile and ...

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European bank to replace Bank of America as correspondent bank

by Gary Eleazar A European Bank has been identified to fill the void in the local financial system following the announcement of a pullout by Bank of America. This was confirmed by Bank of Guyana Governor (BoG), Dr Gobind Ganga  who, during an exclusive interview with Demerara Waves Online News on Friday, said all of the necessary due diligence measures between ...

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BK International is out, Puran Brothers is in to manage Haags Bosch landfill

The Ministry of Communities on Thursday inked a contract naming Puran Brothers Disposal Inc. as new operators of the Haags Bosch Landfill facility. The contract, amounting to G$221,400,000, was signed in the conference room of the Haags Bosch Sanitary Landfill site at Eccles, East Bank Demerara by Permanent Secretary Emil McGarrell and Managing Director of Puran Brothers Disposal Inc, Lakenauth Puran. ...

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Report on self-confessed drug lord Dataram’s allegations against CANU likely to be made public

The Guyana government is likely to make public the report of an inquiry into allegations against the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) by self-confessed drug lord, Barry Dataram. The report of the inquiry made into Dataram’s allegations will be up for discussion at Tuesday’s Cabinet meeting. Minister of State, Joseph Harmon told a post-Cabinet press briefing today. “We are willing to ...

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UG’s hike in some salaries, allowances raises concerns

The University of Guyana’s decision to pay increased salaries to several top office holders and uniform allowances to only female employees of the institution have raised eyebrows in certain quarters. The Finance and General Purposes Committee (F&GPC) agreed with a recommendation by UG’s administration to pay a 23 percent increase to nine employees over whom there was a dispute that ...

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UG students to pay graduation fee; lecturers to be punished for delivering late grades

University of Guyana (UG) graduating students will now have to pay a graduation fee, even as the administration of that tertiary institution warned that lecturers would be punished for delivering students’ grades late. The institution said the Finance and General Purposes Committee (F&GPC) of The University of Guyana (UG) at its statutory meeting on Monday, July 11, 2016, took several ...

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Guyanese Painter Hew Locke: Putting Art On The Map

Reproduced from Voice Online by Rykesha Hudson The award-winning artist on his work on the London Underground and his love of boats MEET HEW Locke, the renowned south London-based artist and sculptor from Guyana whose eye has been following London commuters around the capital for the last month. Having showcased his work across the globe, including galleries and museums in ...

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Guyana to hold consultations on private international law- President Granger

President, David Granger says Guyana will first have to hold consultations on the pros and cons of the various Hague Conventions on child protection and business-related laws. “We have to commit to understanding more fully the legal implications and ramifications of the adoption of these conventions of the (Hague) Conference, a process that must be preceded by consultation with national ...

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