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US embassy “regrets” work permit revocation of Head of Democracy project

The United States embassy here on Friday expressed “regret” at the Guyana government’s revocation of the work permit of the Head of the Leadership and Democracy Project (LEAD), Glenn Bradbury. The embassy appeared to suggest that the revocation of Bradbury’s work visa amounted to a stumbling block in pushing ahead with joint talks on the project. “The decision to revoke ...

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Updated: Fisherman chopped to death at his home

A fisherman was hacked to death at his East Coast Demerara home early Friday morning during what investigators are treating as a robbery. “The men demanded cash and jewellery during which the two victims were chopped about their bodies,” a police spokesman said in a statement. Police identified him as 40-year old Chetram Bharrat of 418 Block 20, Haslington Village, ...

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Update: Security guard kills drug addict over Ipod, phone

A man believed to be a drug addict was Thursday night allegedly stabbed to death after he stole the property of a security guard. The incident occurred on Quamina Street between Thomas and Camp Streets, Georgetown. Relatives identified him as 40 year old Nige‎l Lawson of Camp Street, Georgetown next to Ambience Restaurant. He survived by his 14-year old daughter ...

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Police shoots boy in mouth

A 15 year old boy, suspected to have been involved in a robbery, was shot in his mouth and a policeman has been since placed under close arrest in connection with that incident. “The incident occurred during the response to a report of robbery with aggravation committed on a relative of the rank earlier in the evening,” a Guyana Police ...

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Teachers Union grappling with its own unity issues

Even as disunity continues in the larger trade union movement, the Guyana Teachers Union’s new executive is taking a neutral stand by refusing to associate with either of the two federations. Under its newly elected president, Mark Lyte, the GTU’s contingent continued the practice of branching off at Woolford Avenue and Albert Streets and heading to its headquarters for its ...

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FITUG proposes mechanism to discuss common concerns with GTUC

The Federation of Independent Trade Unions of Guyana (FITUG) on Thursday- May Day 2014- extended an olive branch to the Guyana Trades Union Congress (GTUC) in the face of remote prospects for unity of the two bodies. FITUG’s First Vice President, Komal Chand said if fence-mending efforts continue to fail, a mechanism should be set up for the two federations ...

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GTUC, FITUG float ideas for Guysuco’s success

The Guyana Trades Union Congress (GTUC) on Thursday- May Day- signalled that it would pressure government into a crafting a proper turnaround plan for the ailing Guyana Sugar Corporation (Guysuco), even as the large sugar union said it was optimistic that the industry would rebound. After the customary May Day Parade, several unions under the GTUC banner converged at the ...

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PNCR flags Cheltenham’s Rodney bias

Fresh concerns about perceived bias by the Commission of Inquiry into the bomb-blast death of Guyanese politician, Dr. Walter Rodney have surfaced- now about the Chairman, Sir Richard Cheltenham who 30 years ago suggested that Rodney’s foes had killed him. “Whatever attempts are made to envelope his death in confusion and surround it with controversy, I doubt that it has ...

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Two Chinese nationals shot

Two Chinese nationals were Wednesday night shot and injured during an apparent robbery in the vicinity of Robb and King Streets, Georgetown. Police said Shai Zing, 44 years, and Lin Tang, 29 years, both of Robb Street, Georgetown, were among a group of other Chinese outside of the Zhang Xing business place at Robb Street when two men, one of ...

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Pork knocker allegedly steals from Mahdia businessman

A pork knocker who allegedly decided to burglarize a miner’s store at Mahdia and a steal more than quarter million dollars’ worth of jewellery was Wednesday remanded to prison. The case against 25 year old Peter Giddings of Kwakwani Park was transferred to Mahdia Court for July 14. City Magistrate, Ann Mc Lennan refused Giddings bail after the prosecutor, Dinero ...

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