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OPINION: Perfectionism, meritocracy, and Protestant work ethic under attack

By GHK Lall “NYC Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza has made ‘whiteness’ toxic, Department of Education insiders claim” (NY Post May 18). Unfortunately, switch the color scheme to ‘brownness’ or ‘blackness’ and that claim would quickly find volume and mileage right here in political and bureaucratic Guyana. All one has to do is weigh the years. First, some foreign context. The ...

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Guyanese woman charged in federal sting with smuggling migrants from Bahamas to Miami

Reproduced from the Miami Herald BY JAY WEAVER In an unusual sting operation, a woman from Guyana has been arrested by federal authorities on charges of illegally bringing a boatload of undocumented foreigners from the Bahamas to Miami. Marcia Sunita Pestano, 44, was granted a $250,000 bond Friday as an alternative to detention before trial in Miami federal court. Her ...

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Guyanese charged with murder of Trinidadian doubles vendor

Reproduced from Trinidad’s Daily Express GUYANESE national Balgobin Doodnath appeared in the Chaguanas Magistrates’ Court on Monday charged with last week’s murder of doubles vendor Dhroop Jagessar. Jagessar, 22 who lived in Chase Village, was arrested last Tuesday at the Piarco International Airport. He was charged following instructions last Friday by Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions Joan Honore-Paul. Doodnath faced ...

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Guyanese charged with killing doubles vendor ‘Pie’ in Trinidad

Reproduced from Trinidad Newsday By Laurel Williams THE 20-year-old Guyanese man who police arrested at the airport last week when he tried boarding a flight, has been charged with murdering Chaguanas doubles vendor Dhroop “Pie” Jagessar. Police from the Homicide Bureau Region III, however, released the 52-year-old Guyanese woman who was held with the suspect. She is a close relative ...

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Guyanese man accused of killing 11-year old daughter dies in Canadian hospital

Reproduced from City News Toronto Guyanese Roopesh Rajkumar, charged with first-degree murder in the death of his 11-year-old daughter, has died, sources tell CityNews. The 41-year-old had been in hospital since suffering a self-inflicted gunshot wound on the night his daughter, Riya, was found dead in his Brampton, Ontario home after she went missing. Rajkumar was arrested by Provincial Police ...

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Essequibo Coast barber shot and robbed; suspects caught with gun, jewellery

A well-known Essequibo Coast barber was shot and robbed outside his home early Saturday morning and several hours later two suspects were caught while attempting to leave the region, police said.  Divisional Commander Kevin Adonis said Troy ‎’Akee’ Hercules was shot in his leg outside his home at Henrietta and has been admitted to the Suddie Hospital for the bullet ...

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Govt proposes 10 percent pay hike for lowest paid workers; one percent for highest paid…

The Guyana government says it is offering a 10 percent increase in wages and salaries for its employees earning less than GYD $100,000 per month. The proposal entails: Salary Earnings (Range per month) % Increase Below $99,000 …10% $100,000 – $299,000 …6% $300,000 – $499,000 …5% $500,000 – $799,000 …4% $800,000 – $999,000 …2% Above $1,000,000 …1% Other workers earning ...

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Police shoots man outside Georgetown Prison

Police say they are investigating the fatal shooting of an unidentified male, by one of its ranks, which occurred about 23:50h. last night outside of the Georgetown Prison on Camp and Durban Streets. Enquiries disclosed that earlier in the night the deceased went to the back of the Prison on John and Durban Streets, behaved disorderly and threw down some ...

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Retired NIS General Manager dies

Retired General Manager of Guyana’s social security institution, the National Insurance Scheme (NIS), Patrick Matinborough, has died. He passed away at his home in Meadowbrook, Georgetown last Friday, August 12, 2016 at the age of 72. Of his 35 years, at the NIS he served as General Manager from 1988 to 2007. NIS spokeswoman, Dianne Lewis-Baxter said Martinborough, who possessed ...

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Attractive pay required for key civil aviation personnel

The Director General-designate of the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), Retired Col. Egbert Field on Tuesday said creative ways would have to be found to attract highly qualified and experienced persons as part of a plan to improve the country’s international civil aviation rating.  “The attraction of personnel for the industry is a problem because the Civil Aviation Authority has ...

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