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Monthly Archives: March 2017

More than 100 Haitians arrive in Guyana

More than 100 Haitians arrived aboard a chartered aircraft early Thursday morning, but Minister of Citizenship and Immigration Winston Felix said he is not worried. “We did not  have any issues with their bona fides, we saw nothing wrong. To me everything appeared very normal” Felix told Demerara Waves Online News. He said they have been given one month’s stay ...

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‘Sledgehammer guy’ charged with fraud, granted bail

Mikhail Rodrigues, the man who took social media by storm when he used a sledgehammer to lash off a parking clamp from his vehicle, was this morning charged with fraud in the Georgetown Magistrates Court. Rodrigues, a 37-year-old Regent Street businessman, came before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan charged with fraudulently converting a motor canter, GJJ 4976, to his own use. ...

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Govt orders Commission of Inquiry into CANU, Coast Guard roles in interception, release of unnamed boat; CANU Head to be summoned

One month after the Head of the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU), James Singh was sent on leave, a Commission of Inquiry was Friday sworn in to probe the role that agency and the Guyana Defence Force Coast Guard played in the detention and release of a vessel. “…whether the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit had the authority to order the release of ...

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Justice Holder demands “genuine and meaningful apology” in open court from Attorney General for “insulting and disrespectful” behaviour

Letter from Justice Franklin Holder to the Acting Chancellor of the Judiciary, Justice Yonette Cummings-Edwards. The Honourable Chancellor (ag.) Madam Justice Yonette Cummings-Edwards, CCH. The High Court of the Supreme Court, Georgetown. Dear Madam Chancellor, RE: REPORT ON CONTEMPTUOUS BEHAVIOUR OF MR BASIL WILLIAMS SC. I would like to report an incident which occurred on the 23rd day of March, ...

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UG Council decides to hike tuition fees; negotiate salary increases

University of Guyana (UG) students will have to pay more to attend that tertiary institution from the next academic year, and salary negotiations will begin in the coming weeks, well-placed sources said late Thursday night. Usually reliable sources said new students will have to pay an 18 percent increase in year one while continuing students will pay a total of ...

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Two men freed of Laing Avenue murder, two others still before court

Negus Lamaizon and Samuel McIntyre were today cleared of a murder charged against them, after city magistrate Dylon Bess discharged the matter against them, citing insufficient evidence. Lamaizon, of D’Urban Street, Georgetown, and McIntyre, walked out of the court as free men after the preliminary inquiry into the matter concluded with the dismissal. The magistrate’s role was merely to determine ...

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Medical Association enraged by scrapping of “young doctors” contracts

The Guyana Medical Association (GMA) Thursday night accused government of breach of contract by scrapping a five-year agreement with young doctors. “In addition to the apparent breach of contract, doctors are now being taxed on allowance for on Call services, which fall under overtime services,” the association said. The steering committee called on government to withdraw plans to abolish the ...

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Johnny Rockets’ open for business with ‘chef-inspired burgers’

After nine months of planning, a local franchise of Johnny Rockets’ opened today, March 30, on Hadfield Street, downtown Georgetown, hoping to add a unique flavour to the city’s already-competitive restaurant industry. Located next door to the Medicare Pharmacy opposite Parliament Building, the upscale burger spot offers a range of burger combos built to the customer’s requests. Co-owner of the ...

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President calls on AG to explain ‘court-room rant’

by Gary Eleazar Head of State President David Granger, has called on Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Basil Williams, to explain his actions over the recent reports he allegedly issued death threats to a sitting Judge—Justice Franklin Holder. President Granger made the disclosure today (March 30, 2017) during a brief engagement with media operatives at State House after ...

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Under pressure for increased salaries and better quality education, UG woos foreign students

Even as the University of Guyana’s (UG) Council was meeting Thursday afternoon to discuss proposals to increase tuition fees and salaries, students lamented the quality of the teaching-learning environment. Vice Chancellor Professor Ivelaw Griffith said the hike is necessary and he assured that steps are being taken to boost enrolment from other countries like Grenada, Antigua and Barbuda and St. ...

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