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19th Century historical records of Georgetown poorly stored in a room at dilapidated Constabulary Training School

Historical records of Guyana’s capital, Georgetown, dating back to the 1800s, are being poorly stored and vulnerable to termites and water damage. A visit to the abandoned and dilapidated Municipal Constabulary Training School, Water Street by Chairman of the Commission of Inquiry into the operations of the City administration, Retired  Justice Cecil Kennard and Legal Officer, Sherwin Benjamin revealed that ...

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Internal police probe launched into alleged removal of video evidence from murder scene; Top Cop promises drastic reduction of police corruption

Police Commissioner, Leslie James on Thursday said an internal probe has been launched into the alleged involvement of a police officer in the  removal of video evidence from a murder scene at Subryanville, Georgetown, even as he said his administration would have a zero tolerance of corruption. Following the airing of certain allegations, James said Deputy Police Commissioner (Law Enforcement), ...

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Police working on standardised rules for vehicle tint

Police Commissioner, Leslie James Thursday stated that the force is working to ensure the usage of tints on vehicles, “and those of the joint services” are standardised. The issue has been a contentious one, with several people raising concerns about the tinting by motorists of their windscreens. This move is seen as questionable since a driver’s vision can be impaired ...

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Teachers to get 8 and 12 percent salary hike for 2016, 8 percent across-the-board for 2018; allowances unchanged

Government-employed teachers would get between 8 and 12 percent salary increases and an 8 percent across-the-board increase for 2018, but there would be no increase in allowances. Those are based on agreement signed on Wednesday between the Guyana Teachers’ Union and the Ministry of Education. The agreement states that teachers earning below GY$100,000 would get 12 percent increase on their ...

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BREAKING: Salaries available for Public Security Ministry agencies

Salaries for fire fighters, prison guards and most  other state agencies under the Ministry of Public Security are now available, a senior ministry official said Wednesday. The official said the “issue has been resolved” and the cheques have been sent to the banks. The Public Security Ministry official said those who receive salaries through Republic Bank should receive payments on ...

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Finance Minister disputes reason for late payment of some security agencies’ salaries

Finance Minister, Winston Jordan on Wednesday disputed thd reason for late payment of salaries to workers of several agencies under the Ministry of Public Security. Hours after Demerara Waves Online News quoted from a circular to the heads of the prisons, fire service, customs anti-narcotics unit, police complaints authority, and juvenile detention centre that there was “insufficient funds” to pay ...

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No cash to pay staff at several Public Security Ministry agencies

Workers at several Ministry of Public Security agencies, including the Guyana Prison Service and the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU), will not be paid on time for October because there is no cash, a senior official confirmed Wednesday. “We are working around the clock with the Ministry of Finance to ensure the workers are paid,” the official told Demerara Waves Online ...

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47 patients back on their feet thanks to Operation Walk Maryland

Forty-seven patients are on their way to walking again thanks to Operation Walk Maryland (OWM) which conducted 53 operations over four days on their first trip to Guyana. Six of the patients requiring knee joint replacement had to have operations done on both knees. Of the 47 persons benefitting from the joint replacement surgeries, 29 were female while 18 were ...

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High Court dismisses PPP’s challenge to AFC nominators in Corentyne NDC

The High Court on Tuesday dismissed a case by the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) that had sought to have the names of 50 backers of an Alliance For Change (AFC) candidate for Bloemfield /Whim Neighbourhood Democratic Council be removed from the records of the Guyana Elections Commission. High Court Judge, Navindra Singh, after ordering an investigation and reading the police ...

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EPA conducts more air quality tests at natural gas eruption site

Guyana’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Tuesday conducted another round of air quality tests near the site of bubbling natural gas emissions at Diamond, East Bank Demerara, even as residents complained about feeling unwell. Executive Director of the EPA, Dr. Vincent Adams assured residents at the scene that his entity and the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC) would be ...

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