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Caribbean should train nurses for overseas markets; nursing college to be constructed

As 74 Guyanese nurses prepare to leave to take up job offers in the United Kingdom, Guyana’s Public Health Minister, Volda Lawrence announced in the United States (US) that government would be setting aside 30 acres of land to construct a nursing college to train local and Caribbean health care personnel. Addressing overseas-based Guyanese in Washington DC where she was ...

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Teachers strike looms again: “They are ready to hit the streets” over imposed arbitration chairman, despite Education Ministry’s threatened legal action

In the face of the Ministry of Education’s threat to take legal action if teachers go on strike again over the Minister of Labour’s unilateral appointment of a chairman of the arbitration panel, the Guyana Teachers Union (GTU) on Wednesday issued a seven-day strike ultimatum if the issue is not resolved. “The union has indicated that we are giving a ...

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Suspected rapist killed

The Guyana Police Force is now treating the death of a suspected rapist as a homicide, following results of an autopsy, Deputy Police Commissioner Lyndon Alves said. He told Demerara Waves Online News that detectives were deployed, and later Wednesday sleuths would determine if there were any suspects in the death of Sherwin Apple, considered the “mastermind.” Apple’s body was ...

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Govt appoints UG Professor as arbitrator in teachers’ pay dispute but union still to approve

The Ministry of Social Protection on Monday said it has appointed University of Guyana Professor, Leyland Lucas as Chairman for the Arbitration Panel for the Ministry of Education (MOE) and the Guyana Teacher’s Union (GTU). However, the GTU has asked for some time to do some “background checks” on Dr. Lucas. The teams will meet again on Wednesday. Minister within ...

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Man in Linden sex video tape found dead on Kitty foreshore

One of two men, who were implicated in the rape of a teenage girl and the circulation of a video recording of the sexual offence, was found dead on the Kitty foreshore, police said. Dead is 41-year old  Sherwin Apple, a clothes vendor of William Street, Kitty and Silver Town Linden. His body was found Tuesday morning at about 9:20 AM ...

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Govt asks High Court to block PPP’s challenge of Local Govt Minister’s constituency changes, omissions

Local Government Minister, Ronald Bulkan on Monday asked the High Court to block efforts by the opposition People’s Progressive Party’s  Bibi Shadick  to quash his decision to hold elections for several neighbourhood councils without first issuing an order containing important information. The application comes up before Justice Gino Persaud on September 27, 2018. Attorney General, Basil Williams argues, on behalf ...

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Town Clerk leased land not owned by City Hall to shipping company

Town Clerk, Royston King leased a parcel of land to a shipping company, but the Commission of Inquiry into the operations of the Georgetown Municipality says that land is owned by government’s holding company for State assets. Chairman of the one-man Commission of Inquiry into City Hall’s administration, Retired Chancellor of the Judiciary, Cecil Kennard that the probe would focus, ...

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Political parties in ‘ground games’ for local govt election candidates; PPP probing claims of dead, fake backers

As political parties engage in a ground battle at the community level for candidates to contest the November 12 Local Government Elections, General Secretary of the opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP), Bharrat Jagdeo on Monday said if claims of irregularities are proven to be true the candidates would be instructed to withdraw from contesting a constituency in the Wakenaam Neighbourhood ...

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Guysuco gets new board

The Guyana government on Monday confirmed the appointment of a new Board of Directors for the state-owned Guyana Sugar Corporation (Guysuco), after months of haggling over who has the authority to appoint that governance structure. After the National Industrial and Commercial Investments Limited (NICIL), which is closely linked to the Ministry of Finance, had taken over responsibility for a number ...

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City retirees complain about delayed pensions, gratuities

The Commission of Inquiry into the operations of the  City administration  opened on Monday with pensioners claiming they were enduring delays in the receiving pensions, retroactive salary increases and gratuities. Former Supervisor of South Road Day Care Centre, Jardine Hope complained that after serving the City for 35 years,  she never received her retroactive salary increase from January to May, ...

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