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Daily Archives: September 1, 2016

New Chief Education Officer identified; Education Minister criticizes Olato Sam

Assistant Chief Education Officer (Primary), Marcel Raymond Hutson, is tipped to become Guyana’s new Chief Education Officer, in the wake of concerns about the performance of Olato Sam whose contract has not been renewed. Minister of Education. Dr. Rupert Roopnaraine was quoted by the Government Information Agency (GINA) as saying that the decision  to replace Sam was one aimed at ensuring ...

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Serial bandit arraigned on 10 charges, remanded to prison

A man, who police labeled a “serial bandit” and gang member, was Thursday arraigned for 10 robbery and robbery-related offences that he allegedly committed in two months. Twenty-seven year old Shemroy Hackett’s appearance in court followed his arrest in his home village of Bare Root, East Coast Demerara shortly after he and four others had allegedly robbed a grocer at ...

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GWI fires Lear Goring as Debt Recovery Manager

The Guyana Water Incorporated (GWI) on Thursday decided to fire Lear Goring as the entity’s Debt Recovery Manager because he is unqualified for the position. Goring, who was twice convicted for drug trafficking in the United States and deported, is a friend of GWI’s Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Richard Van West Charles. Following the specially convened board meeting, the utility company assured that ...

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Govt will pay 1% to 10% pay hike even if union rejects it…“It is perhaps what is affordable at present”- Granger

President David Granger on Thursday signaled that government would pay a maximum 10 percent wage and salary hike to the lowest paid government employees and one percent to the highest paid because that is all that government can afford. “It is perhaps what is affordable at present,” he said on this week’s edition of his television programme, Public Interest. Granger ...

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Jagdeo dismisses govt’s plans to remove SOCU from police force

Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo and Attorney General, Basil Williams have agreed that the Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU) should be allowed to fight financial crimes only, but Jagdeo prefers to see that unit remain a part of the Guyana Police Force or it may be used to harass political opponents. “You don’t know how they will act and they will ...

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