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PPP decentralises selection of local govt election candidates, councillors must have time

The opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) has decentralised the selection of candidates for the upcoming Local Government Elections (LGE) with at least 50 percent expected to be non-party members, but they must first have time to attend council meetings, party General Secretary Bharrat Jagdeo announced Thursday. “We allow the ground; in each of the 81 areas they will do their ...

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Families of massacred Lindo Creek miners should be compensated; former President, others should be questioned in a re-opened probe- report

A Commission of Inquiry has recommended compensation for family members of the eight miners whose burnt remains were found at a mining camp  at Lindo Creek, Upper Berbice River area in 2008. “The basis for recommending compensation is that many of the families have suffered financially from the deaths of their husbands or fathers who were at the time supporting ...

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Generous bursaries awarded to employees’ children of Sterling Products Ltd.

The morning of Thursday August 2, 2018 was overcast, but it was a particularly bright day for several Sterling Products Ltd. employees whose children got generous bursaries from the company to lessen their parents’ back-to-school expenses in the new school year. At the brief presentation ceremony at the company’s headquarters, Human Resources Officer, Ms. Yvette Fiedtkou underscored Sterling Products’ firm ...

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Miners Association’s Tony Shields dies

The Guyana Gold and Diamond Miners Association (GGDMA) on Wednesday announced the passing of former gold miner and mining advocate, Edward Anthony “Tony” Shields. He was 72 years old. Shields died on August 1, 2018 in the United States (US) where he had gone for medical treatment. “The GGDMA mourns the loss of this mining stalwart. His guidance and tenacity will be ...

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Some water factories unlicensed, failed tests

The Guyana government’s Analyst- Food and Drug Department on Thursday said a recent check on water processing factories has shown that several of them are unlicensed and producing water that failed bacterial and chemical tests. Based on 87 water samples collected over a six-month period from 29 water processing facilities in Georgetown and Greater Georgetown, the agency said 15 or 17% ...

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Legal clerk found dead at his residence

A 48-year old man, who was a well-known Legal Clerk, was found dead at his residence at Kuru Kururu, Soesdyke Highway, sources said. The body of Gregory “Wayne”  Frank was found face down with an apparent wound to his head. He was the Legal Clerk to Attorney-at-Law, Abiola Wong-Inniss. A source told Demerara Waves Online News that he last saw ...

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Suspect in robbery of doctor shot, arrested

One of two men accused of robbing a Nicaraguan doctor was hours later shot by police and arrested. Police said the 40-year old man is a carpenter who lives at Laing Avenue. Investigators said he has admitted to have only aided in the escape of the other suspect from the scene. The Guyana Police Force said a gun , believed to ...

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Ramotar, PPP, WPA weigh in on election rigging, governance, oil wealth distribution

Former President Donald Ramotar on Wednesday-Emancipation Day 2018- warned Guyanese that if upcoming local and general elections are rigged it could forfeit the country’s democratic gains and crush legacy of African liberation from slavery. The opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP), for its part, hailed the struggle by Africans against slavery and oppression. At the same time, that party called for ...

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Afro-Guyanese deserve 15,000 square miles of territory as partial compensation for enslavement; law being drafted for African land rights

The Guyana Reparations Committee is drafting legislation to allow Afro-Guyanese to secure a percentage of Guyana’s territory as compensation for slavery in the same way that Amerindians have been legally guaranteed land rights, a move Retired Rear Admiral Gary Best supports. “I believe that unless the State acknowledges its responsibility, we’ll only be looking towards the external reparations which is ...

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President Granger delivers hard-hitting speech on Emancipation Eve… stop idling, return to the land, educate yourself for oil economy

President David Granger Tuesday night- Emancipation Eve- urged Guyanese to become educated to take advantage of the country’s emerging oil wealth as the route towards economic emancipation. In what appeared to be his frankest public address yet to the Afro-Guyanese community, he called on them to cease idling and depending on others for monies, but use their talent to create ...

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