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Motorcyclist injured in collision with drunken policeman

A motorcyclist Sunday afternoon sustained serious head injuries after she was struck down by a car driven by a uniformed policeman who was driving under the influence of alcohol. The injured woman has been identified as 44-year old Gem Simone Hall of Castello Housing Scheme, Georgetown. A Guyana Police Force officer told Demerara Waves Online News that Constable, Nigel Griffith, ...

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Minister Trotman weds

Minister of Natural Resources, Raphael Trotman tied the knot to Teresa Gaime on Saturday in Grenada. Gaime, the holder of two Masters Degrees, recently demitted office as his Technical Assistant at the Ministry of Natural Resources. She currently heads the consulting firm, Dochas Consulting. Gaime-Trotman is a former Deputy Director of Child Services at the Child Care and Protection Agency.

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Lethem bus driver held in major ganja, cocaine haul

A 55-year old driver of a minibus of Tabatinga, Lethem, was early Sunday morning arrested in connection with the discovery of 24.9 kilogrammes of marijuana and 200 grammes of cocaine in the vehicle, police said. The Guyana Police Force said the bus was transporting passengers to Lethem. Police said they received information and stopped and searched the bus at Mabura ...

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Woman shot during gunfire exchange

A woman was shot accidentally during a shootout between two men at Agricola, East Bank Demerara Saturday night. Investigators followed a trail of blood to a house but no one was there. They saw more blood on clothing, police sources said. The Guyana Police Force said the two men, who were involved in the exchange of gunfire, were yet to ...

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UG executives’ salary increase hinges on Council appointment; ready to pay other staff next week

University of Guyana (UG) executive staff members will have to await the appointment of a Council before they are paid salary increases, but academic and non-academic staff can receive their six to eight percent salary hike by October 9. UG Registrar, Dr. Nigel Gravesande told Demerara Waves Online News that the executive staff members would not be paid until the ...

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Guyanese in Dutch St. Maarten still awaiting word on voluntary evacuation

Guyanese in storm-ravaged Dutch St. Maarten, who would like to return home, would have to await the resolution of several issues, but all residents there need not worry to much about relief because The Netherlands is sending at least six months of supplies, officials said Saturday. Guyana’s Honorary Consul to St. Maarten, Cleavland Beresford told Demerara Waves Online News that ...

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Suspect in shooting of GRA enforcement officer killed

A man,who was wanted in connection with several crimes including the recent shooting of a Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA), was shot dead early Saturday morning. Police said the body of Colin Daley also known as  ‘Floggy and Frog Eye’ 24 years, unemployed of East La-Penitence, whose body was found in a pool of blood with a suspected gunshot wound to ...

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GRA officer held for allegedly firing shots outside night spot

A Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) enforcement officer was early Friday morning arrested after he allegedly fired several shots in the air, police said. The Guyana Police Force said the licensed firearm holder,  employed by a government agency as an enforcement officer, allegedly discharged his 9MM pistol multiple times, in public view, at a popular night spot in Sandy Babb Street, ...

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University of Guyana workers demand more facts about pay-hike

University of Guyana workers want the administration of that tertiary institution to justify a pay-hike increase of six to eight percent, according to Workers Union (UGWU) President, Bruce Haynes. Haynes said workers might be inclined to accept the pay increase- six percent for academic staff and eight percent for support staff- if they are told how much money is available ...

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