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Public servants wage increases announced

The Guyana government on Thursday announced new wage increases for 2017. The range is eight percent for those earning between GYD$55,555  to GYD$99,999; six percent for those earning GYD$100,000 to GYD$299,999; five percent for those at the moment whose salaries are GYD$300,000 to GYD$499,999 ; four percent for those earning GYD$500,000 to GYD$699,999 ;  two percent if your salaries are now GYD$700,000 to GYD$799,000 and half percent for those ...

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Gun-toting bandits storm East Canje Bar

Three armed bandits on Tuesday night carted off with an undisclosed amount of cash and jewellery from an East Canje, Berbice bar. Proprietor of the business located in Canefield, 43-year-old Drupattie Azeez, told Demerara Waves Online News that around 8:00 pm, they were in the process of closing the shop when her 25-year-old daughter was confronted by one of the ...

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Politics of gold mining: Trotman, Broomes and Blocks…to cap or not to cap syndicates’ mining blocks

Small-scale gold miners, who have banded themselves together in syndicates, on Thursday demanded that they be given more than 10 mining blocks, at a meeting that clearly pitted Junior Minister of Natural Resources, Simona Broomes against Senior Minister, Raphael Trotman. Chairman of the National Mining Syndicate (NMS), Renwick Solomon restated that the syndicates do not want the number of blocks ...

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Updated: West Demerara fire destroys dwelling; no one injured

Fire early Thursday morning destroyed a house at La Jalousie, West Coast Demerara, bring to four the number of houses that have been destroyed in one week. West Demerara Divisional Commander, Assistant Commissioner, Leslie James initially said a child might have been injured, but he later said that was not so based on information he collected during his visit to ...

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Guyana Defence Force soldier dies in Lethem road accident

Police said they are investigating a fatal accident which occurred about 2:20 Wednesday morning on the Lethem Public Road that resulted in the death of pedestrian Devon Fraser, 28, a Guyana Defence Force Lance Corporal of Buxton, East Coast Demerara. “Investigation revealed that the deceased was in the company of another walking on the eastern side heading south when Motorcycle ...

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Nine homeless after husband stabs wife, sets house on fire

A man stabbed his wife, set their Newtown, Georgetown house on fire which spread to a nearby house, leaving the two buildings destroyed and several persons homeless. The late Tuesday night fire started at Da Silva Street, Newtown and quickly spread to the house immediately west on the corner with De Abreu Street. A preliminary estimate is that nine persons ...

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City policemen fired over sexual act with detained juvenile; national police called in

Two members of Georgetown’s City Constabulary were Tuesday fired in connection with the alleged sexual act with a juvenile who was detained. In letters signed by Town Clerk, Royston King those dismissed include the alleged perpetrator, Lance Corporal Clifton Pellew. “This is due to your gross misconduct” between August 22 and August 23, 2017 “at the Regent Street Outpost where ...

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Man charged with the murder of Saga

A man was Tuesday arraigned for the alleged murder of well-known City businessman, Godfrey “Saga” Scipio last as he was about to enter a city hotel with a female friend. Chief Magistrate, Ann Mc Lennan read the charge to Aubrey Bobb, an ex-convict for armed robbery. He was not required to plea because the charge is an indictable one that ...

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