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Daily Archives: March 13, 2018

Guyana Chronicle’s Board divided on ‘No Lewis, No Hinds’ as columnists; slim majority vote keeps them out

The Board of the Guyana National Newspapers Limited- publishers of the state-owned Guyana Chronicle- on Tuesday emerged from a five-hour long meeting deeply divided on the decision to knock off two columnists who are highly critical of the coalition-led government, multiple sources confirmed. Demerara Waves Online News was told that Directors Ruel Johnson,  Bert Wilkinson, Tabitha Sarabo-Halley and Karen Davis supported ...

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Policemen deployed to hunt Fineman gang never went to Lindo Creek- Seelall Persaud

Police Commissioner Seelall Persaud on Tuesday denied that he and several other policemen were responsible for killing and burning several miners at Lindo Creek, Upper Berbice River in 2008. Appearing before a Commission of Inquiry, Persaud- who was Crime Chief at that time-recalled receiving a map of the  nearby Christmas Falls area and instructions from then Police Commissioner, Henry Greene ...

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US ban on Guyana’s catfish species is “protectionist”- govt official

The United States’ (US) ban on catfish species from Guyana is a “big blow” to the local fishing industry and is being deemed a protectionist barrier to allow the American fishing industry to flourish after having invested huge sums of money, a senior government official said. Veterinary Public Health Director, Dr Ozaye Dodson  was quoted as saying by government’s Department ...

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Fire leaves teacher, family members homeless

A family of six is now counting their losses and contemplating their next move, after a fire of unknown orgin destroyed the house at 116 Block 2 Albion, Corentyne home that they were renting. The fire  which occurred on Tuesday at around 11am,  reduced the two bedroom, two-storey wooden structure to ashes Nothing was saved. According to Gangi Ganesh, 58, a ...

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CCJ dismisses land acquisition appeal but upholds GY$30 million award

The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) on Tuesday dismissed an appeal in a matter brought by Mrs. Deorani Singh, who claimed that the Attorney General of Guyana and the National Industrial and Commercial Investments Limited owed her compensation for a commercial property that had been owned by her husband, Mr. Mohan Singh. The dispute arose after the Government had compulsorily ...

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Veteran Guyanese, Caribbean trade unionist dies

Long-serving trade unionist in Guyana and the Caribbean, Ann Anderson died on Tuesday at a city hospital after a brief illness. She was 51 years old. Anderson was the first female General Secretary of the Clerical and Commercial Workers Union (CCWU), a position she held until her passing. She was also the Caribbean Regional Coordinator of the International Transport Workers ...

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