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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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UG workers to protest unpaid deductions, poor working conditions

Although University of Guyana (UG) workers were expected to begin receiving June salaries on Friday, they plan to pressure authorities to pay all deductions to the relevant agencies. The Workers Union (UGWU) and Senior Staff Association (UGSSA) together plan to take legal action on behalf of their members to compel the tertiary institution to pay social security, income tax and ...

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Brazilian man scales Office of the President gate

A Brazilian man late Thursday night scaled the Office of the President gate and was subsequently arrested, a senior police officer confirmed.  Chief of Criminal Investigations, Deputy Police Commissioner Seelall Persaud said the man was up to late Friday morning being interviewed by investigators. He could be charged with trespassing. Other sources told Demerara Waves Online News (www.demwaves.com ) that ...

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EU wants budget support funds spent on sugar industry

The government and the European Union on Thursday signed an agreement which would see some 23.35 million euros coming Guyana’s way as part of EU support in the wake of the removal of the preferential status previously enjoyed by African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) sugar producers in EU markets. The financing is the penultimate one in what was a deal ...

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UG workers to be paid late again

For a second straight month, University of Guyana workers are not going to be paid on time because the tertiary institution does not have sufficient money. A circular to all staff issued on Thursday by Personnel Officer Jeffrey Walcott states that every effort is being made to pay salaries by June 25.  “Since we have received an inadequate subvention, we ...

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Three BOSAI workers killed in vehicular accident

Three employees of the Chinese-owned bauxite entity, BOSAI Mining Company, were Thursday killed in an accident near a mine site. Dead are Michael Williams, 45 , of  Coomaka Mines, Linden; Trenton Gardner, 62, of Industrial Area, Linden; and Kester Grant, of Block 22, Wismar. Fabian Anthony and Marlon Pollydore have been admitted to the Mackenzie Hospital in serious condition Reports ...

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