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Daily Archives: October 6, 2016

Teenage boy’s mother fined, jailed for cocaine in his suitcase handles

The mother, who was on trial for cocaine in her teenage son’s suitcase handles, has been fine $2.7M and sentenced to three years imprisonment. Cora Towler appeared late Wednesday afternoon before Magistrate Leron Daly, where she changed her initial not guilty plea to guilty. The woman changed her plea after almost all the evidence had been tendered against her in ...

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University of Guyana budgets for higher salaries, new buildings next year

The University of Guyana (UG) is asking government for  a GYD$5.2  billion subvention  in next year’s National Budget, a large chunk of which Vice Chancellor , Professor Ivelaw Griffith said Thursday would be used to pay higher salaries to local and foreign academic staff. “A significant priority for our educational service delivery is increasing the salaries of lecturers on staff. We ...

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Ministry of the Presidency for major rehabilitation

The Ministry of the Presidency’s main building on Vlissengen Road is set for a major overhaul in the coming months, prompting government to search for alternative accommodation. “Some of these movements became necessary because this building here in which we are is due for renovation works,” Minister of State, Joseph Harmon said. He said the now “cramped” Cabinet room would ...

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Preparations being made for Local Govt, Procurement Commissions

Steps are being taken to activate the Local Government Commission (LGC) and the Public Procurement Commission, despite concerns by the opposition People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) that government is deliberately dragging its feet. Minister of State, Joseph Harmon, however, could not say when government’s nominees to the LGC would be named publicly. Against the background of government searching for a ...

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President underscores importance of older persons at launch of Carmen Jarvis’ autobiography

President David Granger Wednesday evening attended the launch of an autobiography of 91-year old Ms. Carmen Jarvis entitled “From Seedtime to Harvest”. The book’s title was adopted from the lyrics of The Bishop’s High School’s song where she was a student and later head teacher. The event was held at the Georgetown Club. Delivering brief remarks, President Granger shared fond recollections of ...

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