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Daily Archives: September 10, 2013

Increased UG tuition fees linked to financial audit

The University of Guyana’s (UG) just completed special audit that has uncovered several weaknesses in accountability will strengthen the institution’s case to ask government to increase tuition fees, according to a top official. Vice Chancellor, Professor Jacob Opadeyi, however, said the decision to hike most tuition fees from GUY$127,000 per academic year to GUY$345,000 rests with the government. “Increasing fees ...

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Nat’l Assembly Clerk wants to quit

Clerk of the National Assembly Sherlock Isaacs says he wants out of the “confusion” that is the 10th Parliament. In a telephone interview with Demerara Waves Online News on Tuesday Isaacs revealed that he had earlier approached President Donald Ramotar about resigning from the post he held since 2002. “He refused to allow me to demit office.” Isaacs explained that ...

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Awaiting OP instructions on local gov’t bills – AG Nandlall

The APNU is calling on the Clerk of the National Assembly Sherlock Isaacs to send the four local government bills passed last month to the president for his assent even though the bills are currently with the Attorney General. AG Anil Nandlall, meanwhile, says he is awaiting instructions from the Office of the President. The APNU in a release on ...

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GEA officers arrested for bribery over illegal fuel

Four officers of the Guyana Energy Agency (GEA) were Tuesday in police custody for allegedly taking a total of GUY$1.5 million in bribes to avoid prosecution of persons in possession of illegal fuel. Deputy Police Commissioner, Seelall Persaud said the four male GEA fuel inspectors were arrested Monday afternoon after allegedly receiving the bribes. In the first instance, they allegedly ...

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Mighty Sparrow in coma

(TRINIDAD EXPRESS).-LEGENDARY calypsonian The Mighty Sparrow (Slinger Francisco) is currently hospitalised in Queen’s, New York, USA where he remains in a coma, having been admitted last week. His family issued a statement yesterday confirming this and asking that his fans pray for him while respecting the family’s privacy. They have since refused to give any additional information to the media ...

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DJ Cheddie gunned down

A well-known former disc jockey (DJ) was Monday night gunned down at Turning Point, Tucville, Georgetown. He has been identified as 37-year old Sheldon Cheddie of Chapel Street, Tucville. A suspect was caught and beaten by public spirited citizens. He was taken to the hospital for treatment to head injuries under police guard. No eyewitnesses were contacted but relatives said ...

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