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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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Woman burnt with acid

A 22-year old woman has been burnt with acid and she is hospitalized at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC). Hospital sources confirmed that she is 22-year old Sandy Jackman of 64 Sixth Street, Alberttown. Sources said that someone on a bicycle threw acid on her face while she was sitting on the corner of Sixth and Cummings Streets, Alberttown, ...

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Police shoot teen in attack on off-duty cop

A man, who allegedly stabbed a policeman during efforts to arrest him for allegedly injuring another lawman during a robbery attempt earlier Thursday evening, was shot, police said. The injured man has been admitted to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) and has been identified as Quinn Neblett, 17 years, of Sussex Street, Albouystown.                                                 Guyana Police Force spokesman Ivelaw Whittaker ...

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APNU will not be bound by CJ’s ruling – Williams

The APNU says it will not be bound by any decision from acting Chief Justice Ian Chang on the 2012 budget cut case following his exclusion of its Chairman and Leader of the Opposition David Granger from the matter before him. At a news conference on Friday, Shadow Legal Affairs Minister Basil Williams said the judge’s decision to exclude Granger ...

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