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Daily Archives: October 13, 2017

Former Public Health Ministry Permanent Secretary sues for wrongful dismissal; says owed almost GYD$18 million

Former Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Health, Leslie Cadogan, who was fired with immediate effect allegedly because of  lack of accountability of almost GYD$470 million dollars worth of drugs, is suing the State for wrongful dismissal and says he is owed GYD$18 million in salary and allowances. In court papers seen by Demerara Waves Online News, he denied Minister ...

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Woman of Guyanese descent marries Haile Selassie’s great-grandson

Photos and story reproduced from New York Times and originally titled “She Met Her Prince (for Real!) at a D.C. Nightclub” story by By KATIE ROGERS OCT. 13, 2017 Few love stories resemble a fairy tale as much as the courtship and marriage of Ariana Austin and Joel Makonnen. Of course, it helped that the groom is an actual prince and the bride ...

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Man arrested in connection with gunning down of “Saga” near hotel

Guyana Police Force investigators said they have arrested a man in connection with the robbery-murder of City businessman, Godfrey “Saga” Scipio Thursday afternoon as he and his fiancee were about to enter a hotel. The identity of the man was not released as police only said he was 26-years old. Scipio,58, of Lot ‘ZZ’ 22 D’urban Street, Wortmanville, Georgetown was shot ...

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West Coast Berbice man succumbs following mystery fire

A West Coast Berbice man succumbed early Wednesday morning to injuries he sustained in a mystery fire that flattened his  two-storey wooden house at Bush Lot Village . Jaikarran Sahadeo, 59, of Lot 99, Section D, Bush Lot Village, West Coast Berbice, who sustained third degree burns about his body succumbed sometime after 9 p.m. on Thursday evening at the ...

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US$1.5 million secured for completion of Green State Development Strategy

Guyana has secured US$1.5 million (GYD$300 million) to finance the development of the ‘Green’ State Development Strategy (GSDS), the Ministry of the Presidency said. This financing was approved by the Steering Committee of the Guyana REDD+Investment Fund following the submission of a detailed proposal and work plan. The financing also provides coverage for the development of the GSDS Coordination Desk. ...

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55 Guyanese nationals evacuated to date

Islands in the Caribbean that were hit by the most powerful hurricane ever recorded over the Atlantic Ocean are still struggling to rebuild their nations, as fifty-five Guyanese have returned home,  government’s Department of Public Information reported. The Government of Guyana in collaboration with local airlines, business entities, and the Civil Defense Commission (CDC) have been working tirelessly to aid ...

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Murder accused Marcus Bisram’s extradition from the US imminent

United States citizen, Marcus Bisram could soon be extradited to Guyana, his country of birth, to be arraigned on a charge of murder, even as the High Court here prepares to decide whether that charge should be quashed because a witness has since recanted his testimony. “The evidence before this Court is sufficient to justify the Fugitive’s committal for trial, ...

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Failure to appoint constitutional service commissions a “deficit”- Ramjattan

Chairman of the Alliance For Change (AFC), Khemraj Ramjattan Thursday admitted that government’s failure to appoint several constitutional commissions was unsatisfactory but he stopped short of openly criticising the government or explaining the reasons. Yet to be appointed are the Integrity Commission, Ethnic Relations Commission, Local Government Commission, Human Rights Commission and more recently the Teaching Service Commission, Police Service ...

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