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Updated: Gunmen grab GUY$8 M; injure businessman, kill employee

Re-migrant Cecil Gajadhar, who decided to open a relatively small filling station on the East Coast Demerara, Monday morning narrowly escaped death but his employee was shot dead during an GUY$8 million heist. Gajadhar, 71, of Foulis, East Coast Demerara sustained a gunshot injury to his forehead and was rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) where he received ...

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Carpenter gunned down on seawall

A 32-year old man was gunned down on the Vryheid’s Lust Seawall, East Coast Demerara hours after leaving his pregnant common-law wife to be in the company of another woman, relatives said. Police identified the dead man as Tyrone Boodhoo of Better Hope (Area H), East Coast Demerara. Investigators said he and 23-year old Martha Mohammed were on the seawall ...

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Caribbean domestic workers demand better conditions

The Caribbean Domestic Workers Network (CDWN) on Sunday urged other labour unions to embrace domestic workers unions as they fight for better conditions of work as well as benefits under Caricom’s free movement of persons regime. “We find that trade unions are not lending their support to domestic workers in the region…so we are also calling on trade union leaders ...

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Caricom to set up Reparations Commission

Guyana’s President, Donald Ramotar is among regional leaders who have agreed to set up a Caricom Reparations Commission to demand compensation for native genocide and slavery, the Caricom headquarters said in a statement. Caricom leaders took the decision at their just concluded summit in Trinidad following representation by St. Vincent and the Grenadines. National Reparations Committees are to be established ...

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Guyana gets Caricom funds for agri development

Guyana and the CARICOM Development Fund (CDF) on Saturday signed a country assistance programme agreement that will inject US$7.32M into Guyana’s agriculture sector. Guyana’s Finance Minister, Dr. Ashni Singh and Chief Executive Officer of the CDF, Ambassador Lorne McDonnough signed the agreement for a combination of a US$4.566M concessionary loan and a US$2.66M grant, at the Hilton Hotel. President of ...

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Updated: Suspected arson leaves 16 homeless

At least 16 persons were Saturday afternoon rendered homeless after fire, believed to be the work of arsonists, destroyed two old wooden houses and severely damaged a third on Quamina Street, Georgetown. Occupants, who were at home at the time, recalled hearing a loud explosion before seeing flames and thick smoke billowing from the scene near the Guyana Revenue Authority’s ...

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Chief-of-Staff wins High Court cases against soldiers

Chief Justice Ian Chang has vindicated the actions of Chief of Staff, Commodore Gary Best in relation to three recent matters which were brought before him, the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) said in a statement. The Chief Justice discharged Writs which were filed by four Officers who challenged the COS’ non-payment of their year-end bonus. The officers had filed a ...

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WI vs. Pakistan ODI tickets on sale at Bourda

Tickets for the One Day International matches between the West Indies and Pakistan are now available at the Guyana Cricket Board, Regent Street, Bourda after several days of delay. An official told DemWaves that fans have started purchasing the tickets with the Green Stand almost sold out for the Sunday, July 14 game at the Guyana National Stadium. West Indies ...

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UG staff meeting with Vice Chancellor fruitless- unions

University of Guyana union leaders on Friday said the hundreds of workers walked away empty handed from a meeting with Vice Chancellor Professor Jacob Opadeyi. During his opening remarks at the more than one-hour long meeting with staff in the George Walcott Lecture Theatre (GWLT), he did not address burning concerns such as late payment of salaries and non-remittance of ...

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