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Daily Archives: November 8, 2017

UG, unions stalemate block ‘back-pay’ for lecturers; non-academic staff to get pay-out

Support staff of the University of Guyana (UG) are set to receive a retroactive salary increase, but lecturers will have to wait for their ‘back-pay’ as the unions continue to reject efforts by the administration to include performance as a condition. “The administration’s arbitrary insistence on a performance element that applied to only one group of persons (lecturers) resulted in ...

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Berbice goldsmith sentenced to 21 years for killing friend he owed

A 40-year-old Berbice goldsmith, who was on trial at the Berbice High Court for the murder of his friend, was Wednesday sentenced to 21 years imprisonment after a mixed jury found him guilty of the lesser count of manslaughter. Deon Sunthgolam of Canefield, East Canje Berbice was on trial for the murder of  62-year-old Terrence “Skatchy” Mc Lean of Lot ...

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No jail for “low-level” drug offenders, possessors of small ganja amounts–prison riot inquiry recommends

The Commission of Inquiry into the 2015 fiery disturbances at the Georgetown Prison that killed 17 prisoner has recommended that no one should be jailed for possession of drugs including small amounts of marijuana for personal use, but Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Basil Williams said Cabinet has not yet considered that aspect of the report. The Report ...

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Reporters threatened again as Berbice trio returns to court on more armed robbery charges

The lives and safety of four media operatives were earlier Wednesday threatened once more as three Berbice men returned to court to face several charges for robbery under arms. The trio- 18-year-old Peter Baker, 22-year-old Leroy Guevara and 28-year-old Aubrey Grant- were further remanded by Magistrate Renita Singh at the Reliance Magistrate Court after they were not required to plea ...

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Jagdeo accuses Granger of “hypocrisy” over political criterion for GECOM Chairmanship

President David Granger’s disclosure that he has been a member of the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) for about 52 years was Wednesday sharply criticised because he had agreed to be a nominee for the post of Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission but now says the office-holder should not be politically aligned. Four days after Granger told the 5th ...

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PPP does not respect President Granger, says Jagdeo

Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo on Wednesday declared that his People’s Progressive Party does not have any respect for President David Granger and assailed government on several ‘vulgarities’ including broken promises and extravagant spending of taxpayers’ dollars. “We do respect the institution of the presidency but not the person who holds that office now,” Jagdeo told a news conference in reaction ...

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La Grange policeman almost emptied revolver on girlfriend cop before killing self

New evidence has surfaced overnight showing that a policeman fired almost all of the bullets in a revolver on his girlfriend, who is a police constable, before killing himself with the sixth bullet. Investigators said at about 9 O’clock Tuesday night at the La Grange Police Station, West Bank Demerara 20-year Clement Cockfield, who was a member of the Guyana Police Force’s ...

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