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Monthly Archives: September 2018

Intoxicated police officer arrested for causing road death

A Guyana Police Force Deputy Superintendent has been arrested in connection with the death of a pedal cyclist. The force said he was driving under the influence of alcohol. “An investigation has since been launched by a Senior Officer who visited the scene and also conducted a breathalyzer test on the Officer, who was found to be above the legal ...

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Private sector organisation hosting Guyana’s first civil society forum on Sovereign Wealth Fund

The Guyana Manufacturing and Services Association (GMSA) will Thursday hold the country’s first civil society forum on government’s proposed Sovereign Wealth Fund that will be used to save and manage the country’s expected huge inflows of oil earnings. The association, which represents more than 100 large and medium-scale businesses, plans to bring together a ranger of perspectives from government and ...

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PradoVille 2 established in response to violent crime wave – Robeson Benn

A former People’s Progressive Party (PPP) cabinet  member on Wednesday said he told police investigators that top government officials were allocated lands at PradoVille 2 (Goedverwagting-Plaisance) because of the deadly crime wave at the time that had resulted in the shooting death of then Agriculture Minister, Satyadeow Sawh. Former Minister of Public Works, Robeson Benn said he told agents of ...

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Air Services Limited’s helicopter engine “disintegrates” while airborne

An Air Services Limited’s (ASL) helicopter engine disintegrated as the aircraft was about to land at an interior location earlier this week, authorities confirmed Wednesday. The incident occurred on Monday at Hicks Camp and involved the Bell 206 helicopter bearing registration markings, 8R-GTR. Director-General of the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), Retired Lt.Col. Egbert Field confirmed that the incident occurred, ...

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Former Roman Catholic Bishop Benedict Singh dies

The first Guyana-born Roman Catholic Bishop , Benedict Ganesh Singh died early Wednesday morning at Balwant Singh Hospital after a prolonged illness,  clerics confirmed He was 90 years old. Current Roman Catholic Bishop, Francis Alleyne said his predecessor died at about 5:30 AM. He was hospitalised for about one week. Singh retired in 2004 and was succeeded by Trinidadian, Bishop ...

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Teachers’ Union, govt open preparatory talks for arbitration; disagreement on some terms of reference

The Guyana Teachers’ Union (GTU) and representatives from the Labour Department and the Ministry of Education met Tuesday to begin preparations for arbitration into a pay dispute for the country’s more than 10,000 public school teachers. GTU General Secretary, Coretta Mc Donald told Demerara Waves Online News that draft terms of reference were presented by both teams but “there were ...

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Embattled Guyana Chronicle General Manager; Finance Comptroller sent on leave

The embattled General Manager of the Guyana National Newspapers Limited, Sherod Duncan was Tuesday sent on leave pending a probe into him spending more than GY$5 million in less than three months of his probationary period. Duncan confirmed the decision on his Facebook Profile. “I will be proceeding on Administrative Leave with immediate effect from the Guyana National Newspapers Limited ...

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Guyana cautious about introducing HIV prevention pill for high risk persons- Chief Medical Officer

Guyana is cautious about allowing the use of daily HIV prevention pill  by persons who are at a higher risk of contracting the virus because of concerns that it may cause people to be carefree about their sexual life-style, Chief Medical Officer Dr. Shamdeo Persaud says. The Public Health Ministry is said to be examining data from other countries to ...

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