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Daily Archives: October 3, 2016

Salvager hired to remove dragga from Mazaruni river

The Maritime Administration (MARAD) of the Ministry of Public Infrastructure has engaged the services of a professional salvager to remove the dredge in the Mazaruni River. The wreckage has been there since June, the Government Information Agency (GINA) reported Monday. Acting Harbour Master, Michael Tennant visited the location of the wreckage on Saturday. He was accompanied by professional salvager, Captain Leroy ...

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University of Guyana Vice Chancellor wants to postpone hike in tuition fees

by Abigail Semple University of Guyana (UG) Vice Chancellor (VC) , Professor Ivelaw Griffith on Tuesday afternoon said he is prepared recommend that the 5 percent increase in tuition fees be postponed, hours after a group of the institution’s students had protested the sudden hike. Speaking with the large gathering at the George Walcott Lecture Theatre (GWLT), Griffith said he has ...

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GDF needs more air, marine “assets”

The outgoing Chief-of-Staff of the Guyana Defence Force (GDF), Brigadier Mark Phillips on Monday cited the need for more “assets” to patrol the country’s borders. In his farewell speech before officially handing over to newly-promoted Brigadier George Alan Lewis as the next army chief, Brigadier Phillips said his tenure the army was “busy with contingency planning and reinforcement exercises to ...

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University students protest tuition fee hike; administration mum

by Abigail Semple Several University of Guyana (UG) students on Monday began what is scheduled to be a week of protests against the University’s recently announced 5% increase in fees. The students, who comprised of mainly first and second year Social Sciences scholars, said they are protesting the fact that the increase was made without their consent as well as ...

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Gun robbery convict caught; to face fresh gun, ammo charges

A 25-year old man, who was sentenced to five years imprisonment in his absence for robbery under arms and unlawful possession of a gun and ammunition, was Monday  caught and would face fresh gun and ammo charges. His name has been given as Eon Warde also known as “Killer” or “Lil Boy” “Before the convict is taken to the prison ...

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Police search for suspects in attempted heist outside Demerara Bank

Police early Monday morning went to several night clubs for a number of suspects involved in a foiled robbery outside Demerara Bank shortly after midnight. ‘A’ Division Commander, Assistant Commissioner Clifton Hicken told Demerara Waves Online News said investigators intend to view surveillance footage with a view to identifying the suspects. Professional Guard Service (PGS) security guard, Michael De Clou, ...

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