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BOSAI accident survivors recovering

The two BOSAI Mining Company workers who were seriously injured in last week’s accident at Linden are said to be recuperating after undergoing surgery. Fabian Anthony and Marlon Pollydore were admitted to the Mackenzie Hospital after a heavy duty truck ran over a pickup in which they were travelling on Thursday. Three of their colleagues were killed in the accident. ...

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Police officer in road fatality charged with DUI alcohol

The Police Cadet Officer, who allegedly struck down an elderly man and killed him, was Monday arraigned on a charge of driving under the influence of alcohol. He has not been charged with causing death by dangerous driving. Police Cadet Officer James Tappin pleaded not guilty to the charge and was granted GUY$10,000 bail by Sparendaam Magistrate, Alex Moore. Tappin ...

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Multimillion $$ heist in Berbice

A man was allegedly robbed of GUY$5.5 million that he was taking to the bank for his employer, police said. No one has been arrested, but the rented car used in the heist was found abandoned at Number 60 Village Public Road, Corentyne. Police said that about 1:50 Monday afternoon, 43-year old Zamin Zakeer of Albion, Corentyne, was taking the ...

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Draft EPA Model Bills up for Consideration

Legislative drafters from regional states signatory to the Caribbean Forum of African, Caribbean and Pacific States (CARIFORUM)-European Union (EU) Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) are to meet on 26-28 June in Grenada, to discuss draft Model Bills to give effect to provisions of the Agreement, the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) headquarters said in a statement. The Meeting is being mounted the CARICOM ...

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Private Sector opposes paying overtime for new work-week

Guyana’s business community is opposed to paying overtime for Saturdays and instead wants government to stagger the 40 hour work-week over six days. Although the Private Sector Commission (PSC) has welcomed the GUY$35,000 minimum wage, it wants its introduction to be postponed from July 1 and for Saturdays to be part of normal workers to avoid paying overtime. Government has ...

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Den Amstel flooded

Residents of Den Amstel, West Coast Demerara on Monday woke up to severe flooding due to a problem with the drainage sluice. “This morning when I woke up, I saw the whole yard and entire surroundings flooded,” a resident told Demerara Waves Online News (www.demwaves.com). Chairman of the Neighbourhood Democratic Council (NDC), George Nedd said the sluice door was wedged ...

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Govt minister’s son allegedly assaults ex-girlfriend

The son of a government minister has allegedly assaulted his ex-girlfriend, leaving her with a swollen right eye and tender head just days before she had been due to give birth to their baby. 27-year old Vanisha Seenauth alleged that Robeson Benn Jr. barged into her home during the pre-dawn hours of Sunday when she opened the door and assaulted ...

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Opposition MPs visit Amaila Falls road

Members of the Parliamentary Opposition, the Alliance for Change (AFC) and the A partnership for National unity (APNU) were today given a guided tour of the Amaila Falls Hydropower project site and the access road leading to the site. Describing the visit as timely, APNU Parliamentarian Dr Rupert Roopnarine said they were pleased to have the opportunity to be on ...

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Guyana’s financial crimes law unconstitutional- Gaskin

Guyana’s 2009 financial crimes legislation appears to be unconstitutional because it gives investigative and prosecutorial powers to the Attorney General and the Minister of Finance, according to consultant Ramon Gaskin. Addressing a packed public forum in honour of the 33rd anniversary of the assassination of Working Peoples Alliance co-leader, Dr. Walter Rodney, he criticized then lawmakers four years ago for ...

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