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Monthly Archives: September 2018

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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PPP’s GECOM Commissioner takes Bulkan, Chief Elections Officer to Court over local govt constituency changes, omissions

Guyana Elections Commissioner, Bibi Shadick on Monday moved to the High Court to quash Local Government Minister, Ronald Bulkan’s decision to hold elections for numerous neighbourhood councils without first issuing an order order containing several vital pieces of information. This move by Shadick, who is an Attorney-at-Law and an elector in constituency one in Georgetown, comes against the backdrop of ...

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Dismissal letter to Guyana Chronicle’s Finance Comptroller withdrawn; PM Nagamootoo orders probe into spending, info leak

Less than one day after the Finance Comptroller of the Guyana National Newspapers Limited (GNNL) was issued a dismissal letter by the General Manager,  a decision has been taken to rescind that correspondence, the Prime Minister’s Office said in a statement. The rescinding of the letter followed a high-level meeting at Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo’s offices with General Manager Sherod ...

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