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Daily Archives: June 18, 2013

Prominent businessman charged with assaulting police

An executive of Japarts and another man were Monday arraigned on charges of assaulting a peace officer, resisting arrest and disorderly behaviour. Paul Singh,38, of Croal Street, Georgetown pleaded innocent to the charges and was granted bail of GUY$10,000 bail on each charge. Chief Magistrate Judy Latchman ordered that the accused return to court on July 5. He is accused ...

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Labour Minister rubbishes private sector’s position minimum wage, work week

Labour Minister, Dr. Nan Kishore Gopaul on Tuesday disputed claims by the Private Sector Commission (PSC) that garment manufacturers and other businesses could soon lay off workers because inadequate notice about a new minimum wage of GUY$35,000 was jeopardizing existing contracts. The PSC feared that garment manufacturers-exporters- which have to compete with such countries as China, Bangladesh and the Dominican ...

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GPL technician shocked, burnt

A technician contracted by the Guyana Power and Light (GPL) was Tuesday afternoon shocked and severely burnt while on a utility pole at Parika, East Bank Essequibo. He has been identified as 30-year old Rayon Henry of N Bent Street, Wortmanville Georgetown. He is attached to the metering department. Well-placed sources said the linesman was assisted down by a colleague ...

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Update: One dead, two badly injured in Mabura trail accident

One person has died and two others are seriously injured following an accident on the trail to Lethem, reports say. The dead man has been identified as 26-year old Trevon Morris, a contract worker attached to the Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company (GT&T), who lived at ‘B’ Field, Sophia. The injured are 37-year old Jermaine Prince, who was the driver, ...

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Political direction, leadership top issues for PPP Congress

Executive member of the People’s Progressive Party Clement Rohee says deliberations on the party’s political direction leading up to 2016 will be a key feature of its upcoming Congress in August. Speaking at a party news conference on Monday he noted that the last Congress was held five years ago. The congress is to be held every three years but ...

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Major yachting rally to stop in Guyana

At least twenty yachts are expected to grace Guyana’s waters come September, as the 10 day Nereid’s Rally leaves Trinidad & Tobago, bound for Guyana and French Guiana, the Guyana Tourism Authority (GTA) announced on Monday. Minister of Tourism, Industry and Commerce, Irfan Ali met Sunday with the organizer of this event, Mr. Davide Matelicani along with Mr. Kit Nascimento, ...

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Police probe into alleged fraud in IDB-funded security prog likely

Home Affairs Minister Clement Rohee on Monday said Guyanese police could be called in to probe an alleged fraud in the Citizens Security Programme (CSP) after the Inter American Development Bank (IDB) completed its probe. He said a copy of the complaint by an aggrieved contractor was already dispatched to the police. “The police were given a copy of the ...

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