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Daily Archives: August 21, 2017

Illegal plane probe: Contractor arrested, heavy-duty vehicle seized

A contractor in Lethem was Monday arrested and a backhoe seized, as Guyanese police intensify their probe into the unauthorised landing of a Brazilian-registered plane on a recently graded illegal airstrip, sources said. Sources said the contractor was arrested Monday and his vehicle taken to the Lethem Police Station. He was among three contractors who were detained for questioning last ...

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City Hall announces garbage collection rates for businesses; private contractors to pay haulage

City Hall on Monday announced the rates for the collection of and disposal of waste from businesses in Georgetown, and said private contractors providing such a service separately to businesses would also have to pay haulage fees Town Clerk, Royston King announced that from September 1, 2017 small businesses would have to pay City Hall GYD$5,000 per month; medium businesses ...

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Why a Global Commission on the Future of Work?

By Ameenah Gurib-Fakim and Stefan Löfven* It is our belief that work is the foundation for people and societies to grow.  With a decent income, work can pave the way for broader social and economic advancement, strengthening individuals, their families and communities. Yet technology, demography, climate change and globalization are transforming work more quickly, more profoundly and on a greater scale ...

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Granger concerned hinterland residents not seeing illegal planes; police seek international help

Even as President David Granger on Monday expressed surprise that no one in the hinterland has been seeing the landing and taking off of illegal aircraft on unauthorised airstrips, police said they have sought international help as part of their wide-ranging probe. Head of the Guyana Police Force’s (GPF) Criminal Investigations Department, Senior Superintendent Wendell Blanhum said local law enforcement ...

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National Toshao Council Chairman openly slam govt’s “third class” treatment ; govt questions Toshaos’ involvement in decisions

The Chairman of the National Toshaos Council (NTC), Joel Fredericks on Monday slammed the David Granger-led administration for shoddy treatment of Amerindians, prompting government to question whether his views reflected those of the entire council. Addressing the opening of the 2017 National Toshaos Council Conference, Fredericks expressed grave concern that Amerindians were being discriminated to the extent of being “treated ...

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Eleven NOC juvenile escapees captured

Eleven juvenile offenders were in all Monday recpatured after they escaped late Sunday afternoon from the New Opportunity Corps at Onderneeming, Essequibo Coast. Police said several male inmates had a disagreement among themselves and they eventually went upstairs where they stole the keys to the facility, opened the doors and exited. Investigations revealed that at about 5:15 PM six females ...

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Former magistrate pleads not guilty to drunken driving

Former Traffic Court Magistrate, Chandra Sohan on Monday pleaded not guilty to driving under the influence of alcohol. He pleaded not guilty and was released on his own recognisance by Magistrate Renita Singh at the Albion Court. He will go on trial September 15 for trial. Police accused Sohan of driving under the influence of alcohol last Friday night on ...

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