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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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Guyana conducting study on economic impact of aviation industry

Junior Minister of Public Infrastructure, Annette Ferguso says a study is underway to determine the economic impact of the airline industry on Guyana.  She made the announcement at: a ceremony to mark the inaugural flight of the Suriname-headquartered Fly Allways airline that will initially serve the Paramaribo- Guyana- Barbados route.  Ferguson said the study began two months ago and is ...

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Policeman arrested after shooting suspected wife beater

The Guyana Police Force says that at about 8 O’clock Friday night a mother reported to the police at Itaballi Check Point, that her daughter was being assaulted by her reputed husband(daughter). The subordinate officer in-charge sent a constable with a Service firearm, along with the reporter. On arrival, the assailant (reputed husband) was contacted and in the intervening process ...

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Border think tank to be established

The Guyana government has decided to establish a broad-based think tank on border maters, Minister of State Joseph Harmon said Thursday. He said the National Border Institute would conduct research on the maintenance and preservation of the integrity of Guyana's land, air space and continental shelf. "The Border Institute is the repository of all documents, maps and charts that has ...

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Shady character gunned down during argument over bail money; police hunting five suspects

A man previously known to the police was gunned down outside his Laing Avenue, Georgetown home on Monday, August 1, 2016 during an argument over bail money, a senior police officer said.  Dead is 32 year old Orin David.  Head of the Guyana Police Force’s Criminal Investigations Department, Senior Superintendent Wendell Blanhum said police have since begun searching for several ...

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‘Let bygones be bygones’ for the good of Region 5 -President Granger initiates RDC reconciliation at Ithaca Emancipation Celebrations

President David Granger, today, called on the members of the Regional Democratic Council (RDC) of Mahaica-Berbice (Region 5) to end the months long impasse, which had been sparked after the Regional Chairman, Mr. Vickchand Ramphal had been absent, during several visits to the Region by the Head of State.  However, President Granger called for an end to the standoff, which ...

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