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Daily Archives: March 30, 2017

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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‘We want no increase’ – UG student president challenges proposed 15% tuition hike

As the University of Guyana’s governing body meets today, March 30, to decide on an incremental tuition increase, students gathered outside the meeting place to protest the proposal. The governing body, which includes President of UG’s student society, Ron Glasgow, met from 1:00pm today at the university’s Education Lecture Theatre. “We want no increase,” were the sentiments of UG students, ...

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Public Procurement Commission launches probe into controversial GPHC drug purchase

In the wake of wide-ranging concerns about the procurement of more than GYD $1 billion in drugs, including a GYD$605 million purchase from Ansa Mc Al, the Public Procurement Commission has begun a probe. In keeping with its functions laid down in Guyana’s constitution, the Procurement Commission said it “has commenced an investigation into the procurement of pharmaceutical and other medical supplies, ...

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ExxonMobil Announces New Oil Discovery Offshore Guyana

Snoek well encounters more than 82 feet (25 meters) of high-quality, oil-bearing sandstone reservoirs Well is located about 5 miles southeast of Liza-1 discovery ExxonMobil continues to evaluate full resource potential of broader Stabroek area IRVING, Texas – Exxon Mobil Corporation announced Thursday positive results on the Snoek well offshore Guyana, confirming a new discovery on the Stabroek Block. Drilling ...

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Former Secretary General to UNESCO, Carmen Jarvis dies

Guyana’s former UNESCO Secretary General, Carmen Jarvis died Wednesday evening in the United States (US). The 91-year old educator launched her autobiography in October, 2016. Following is a statement issued by her daughter. It is with the deepest sadness and a full heart that Alison and I announce that our dear mother Carmen Enid Peterkin Jarvis, made her transition early ...

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Digicel partners with ZTE to expand 4G LTE networks across Caribbean, Central America

  Digicel announced Thursday an agreement with ZTE Corporation , a major international provider of telecommunications, enterprise and consumer technology solutions for the mobile internet, to expand its 4G LTE networks across its 26 markets in the Caribbean and Central America. Deploying ZTE’s world-class 4G LTE solutions will see Digicel delivering the highest-performance mobile broadband services to all its customers across ...

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