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Govt orders review of parking meter contract

The Guyana government has taken a decision to order a review of the Georgetown parking meter contract, Minister of State Joseph Harmon announced Wednesday. Harmon made it clear that government was not keen on overreaching into the work of the council but the City was important to the lives of all Guyanese. “We respect the independence of the council, …we ...

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Public Service wage talks to begin Wednesday; union eyes 40 percent hike

Public sector wage and salary negotiations are set to commence for the first time in many years, with the Guyana Public Service Union (GPSU) aiming for a 40 percent increase. GPSU President, Patrick Yarde, however; expressed concern that no mention was made in government’s invitation to discuss an increase in allowances that is  overdue for at least 20 years. Yarde ...

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Guyana, Caribbean Airlines resolve dumping of duty free purchases; CJI Airport lifs threat to ban airline

Officials of the Cheddi Jagan International Airport, the Chairman and Executive Management of Caribbean Airlines and representatives from the Civil Aviation Authorities of Guyana and Trinidad and Tobago met in Guyana today to explore solutions to the issue currently affecting transit passengers who purchase duty free.    The duty free issue arose as Caribbean Airlines is an international air carrier, ...

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Plane explosion leaves one injured, another traumatised

One person was Monday afternoon burnt during an explosion aboard a Britten Norman Trislander aircraft at the Ogle International Airport. A senior official of Roraima Airways confirmed that one person sustained second degree burns and a broken limb during a routine inspection of one of the aircraft. He has been identified as Maintenance Engineer, Anil Rampersaud. Demerara Waves was also ...

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Woman pleads guilty to cocaine trafficking; husband refused bail

A 21-year old mother of two young children on Monday pleaded guilty to trafficking in cocaine, while seeking to shield her husband from blame. He was remanded to prison until July 25, 2016, despite a strong request for bail by their lawyer. Angelica Forde has to return to court on Tuesday for sentencing after a certificate of value of the ...

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Time for constitutional reform, end to race-based division – Senior American diplomat

Outgoing Deputy Chief of Mission of the United States Embassy, Bryan Hunt Friday night called for an end to winner-take-all and race-based politics in Guyana. Addressing a farewell reception hosted by American Ambassador to Guyana, Perry Holloway, the Charge D’Affaires urged Guyanese to push ahead with constitutional reform. “Significant constitutional reform is essential. Power must be decentralised. The winner-take-all system ...

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Consensus reached on stop-gap solution for Brickdam Secondary School

The Ministry of Education, teachers, parents and the Board of Governors of the Brickdam Secondary School have agreed on a stop gap solution for the school, the Government Information Agency (GINA) reported. Chief Education Officer (CEO), Ministry of Education, Olato Sam, during a press conference at the Ministry this afternoon, disclosed that the sides have agreed that the students will ...

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Barbados-bound young woman allegedly caught with cocaine strapped to body

A 21-year old woman was Wednesday morning arrested at the Ogle International Airport (CJIA) with six kilograms of cocaine strapped to her body. Head of the Customs Narcotics Unit, James Singh said the woman was booked to travel to Barbados and the United States (US ‎Drug smugglers travelling to interior and overseas locations from the Ogle Airport are routinely caught ...

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Three charged in connection with grenade outside Kaieteur News

Three men were on Wednesday remanded to prison by Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan after they were charged in connection with he recent grenade attack on publisher of Kaieteur News, Glen Lall earlier this month.  Those charged were; 30-year old trader, Janiel Howard of Section ‘C’, Turkeyen;; 25-year old Leroy Williams of Durban Backlands; and 20-year old Alfie Garraway, a labourer, ...

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