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Digicel (Guyana) gives millions to address domestic violence, disabled, HIV/AIDS

Digicel (Guyana) Limited on Friday doled out more than GUY$11 million to help improve the lives of disabled school-age youths, cushion the impact of domestic violence and fight HIV and AIDS. The Ptolemy Reid Rehabilitation Centre (PRCC) is about to undergo rehabilitation works through a GUY$7 million project being funded by the phone company. PRCC Administrator, Cynthia Massay said construction ...

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Sooba best suited, qualified for Town Clerk- Local Govt Minister

Local Government Minister, Ganga Persaud on Friday insisted that Carol Sooba was best suited to be appointed as the substantive Town Clerk of the Georgetown City Council. When told that Sooba was among several persons who Junior Local Government Minister, Norman Whittaker had said were unqualified for the job during a previous round of applications, Persaud said that Sooba has ...

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Govt discards GPSU’s 15% pay demand

Government on Friday rubbished claims by the Guyana Public Service Union (GPSU) that it has misused at least GUY$3 billion that have been set aside for public servants’ wages and salaries for 2013. A senior official of the Finance Ministry explained that the GUY$GUY$4,403,509 that were allocated for the revision of government employees’ pay-packets was not confined only to those ...

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“God” jailed for violating “Thou shall not kill”

Elroy “God” Grenville who violated the Biblical Commandment- Thou Shall Not Kill- on Thursday escaped the hangman’s noose and was sentenced to 13 years imprisonment for killing a man during an altercation of cows. A smiling Grenville walked out of the Berbice High Court back to jail saying “At least I ain’t get sentenced to death.” His sentence by Justice ...

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Financial crimes bill going back to select committee

The majority opposition controlled National Assembly is preparing to send back proposed amendments to Guyana’s financial crimes law to a parliamentary select committee. A Partnership for National Unity’s Shadow Finance Minister, Carl Greenidge has said that he wants the Anti Money Laundering and Countering of Financing Terrorism (Amendments) Bill sent back to a select committee. Similarly, Leader of the Alliance ...

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AFC to contest Local Govt election without fourth bill

The Alliance For Change (AFC) plans to contest local government election whenever it is called even if President Donald Ramotar refuses to sign the Local Government (Amendment) Bill into law. AFC Leader, Khemraj Ramjattan’s position is more forthright and definitive than A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) which hopes that the Guyanese leader will eventually do so. At the same ...

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Union gives Local Govt Minister 72 hours to remove Sooba

The Guyana Local Government Officers Union (GLGOU) on Thursday issued a 72-hour ultimatum for the removal of Town Clerk of the Georgetown City Council, Carol Sooba because she is unqualified. GLGOU President, Dale Beresford said his union dispatched a letter to Local Government Minister, Ganga Persaud calling on him to rescind Sooba’s appointment. Beresford said her confirmed appointment earlier this ...

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Nelson Mandela dies

(STUFF.CO.NZ).Former South African President and anti-apartheid revolutionary hero Nelson Mandela has died at his Johannesburg home. He was 95. He had returned home on September 1 in a critical condition after being in a Pretoria hospital for almost three months –  the fourth time he had been admitted to hospital since December. He had battled a series of lung infections ...

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GPSU poised to issue strike ultimatum

The Guyana Public Service Union (GPSU) on Thursday said it was poised to issue a strike ultimatum to the government, even as nurses at the country’s major hospitals reported sick. “We intend to intensify this struggle. We are prepared even to be civil disobedient and the people of Guyana must recognize that what results from what will happen is the ...

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