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Monthly Archives: September 2017

UG executives’ salary increase hinges on Council appointment; ready to pay other staff next week

University of Guyana (UG) executive staff members will have to await the appointment of a Council before they are paid salary increases, but academic and non-academic staff can receive their six to eight percent salary hike by October 9. UG Registrar, Dr. Nigel Gravesande told Demerara Waves Online News that the executive staff members would not be paid until the ...

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Guyanese in Dutch St. Maarten still awaiting word on voluntary evacuation

Guyanese in storm-ravaged Dutch St. Maarten, who would like to return home, would have to await the resolution of several issues, but all residents there need not worry to much about relief because The Netherlands is sending at least six months of supplies, officials said Saturday. Guyana’s Honorary Consul to St. Maarten, Cleavland Beresford told Demerara Waves Online News that ...

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Suspect in shooting of GRA enforcement officer killed

A man,who was wanted in connection with several crimes including the recent shooting of a Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA), was shot dead early Saturday morning. Police said the body of Colin Daley also known as  ‘Floggy and Frog Eye’ 24 years, unemployed of East La-Penitence, whose body was found in a pool of blood with a suspected gunshot wound to ...

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GRA officer held for allegedly firing shots outside night spot

A Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) enforcement officer was early Friday morning arrested after he allegedly fired several shots in the air, police said. The Guyana Police Force said the licensed firearm holder,  employed by a government agency as an enforcement officer, allegedly discharged his 9MM pistol multiple times, in public view, at a popular night spot in Sandy Babb Street, ...

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University of Guyana workers demand more facts about pay-hike

University of Guyana workers want the administration of that tertiary institution to justify a pay-hike increase of six to eight percent, according to Workers Union (UGWU) President, Bruce Haynes. Haynes said workers might be inclined to accept the pay increase- six percent for academic staff and eight percent for support staff- if they are told how much money is available ...

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One in custody following New Amsterdam execution attempt

Berbice Divisional Commander, Lyndon Alves  on Thursday said investigators were making headway in their investigations into the execution attempt on a New Amsterdam farmer and arrested a suspect said to be involved in the shooting. Alves disclosed that the victim, who was reluctant to divulge information on his enemies, reported that earlier in the day, he had a confrontation with ...

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Guyanese businessmen warned of global crackdown on offshore tax evasion

Commissioner-General of the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA), Godfrey Statia warned Guyanese businessmen against offshore tax evasion, saying that global systems are being increasingly networked to weed out tax cheats and report them to their home-countries. Addressing a luncheon organised by the Guyana Manufacturing and Services Association (GMSA) at the Georgetown Club, he said Guyana could access tax information in keeping ...

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New Amsterdam farmer injured in execution attempt

Police in Berbice are hunting for a lone gunman who opened fire on a 45-year-old farmer Wednesday evening as he was entering his yard at Islington, New Amsterdam. In a press release, the Guyana Police Force stated that multiple shots were fired aiming at the man’s neck moments after he had finished conversing with a police officer. The injured farmer, ...

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GECOM denies procurement wrongdoing in radio, pliers purchase

by Zena Henry An audit of operational procedures of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) by the Auditor General’s (AG) Office has exposed a number of missteps in the agency’s procurement process leading up to the 21015 General and Regional Elections but officials have hit back this week, saying they were operating in unusual circumstances given the fact that Parliament was ...

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