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Monthly Archives: September 2013

Several companies agree to share credit info

A number of financial institutions and utility companies are among the first to have agreed to share information with Guyana’s first credit-rating agency that experts hope will be a boost for businesses here. They are Citizens Bank, Guyana Bank for Trade and Industry, Republic Bank, Scotia Bank, Guyana Water Inc, Institute of Private Enterprise Development and Hand in Hand Trust ...

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GPSU to issue ultimatum to govt for higher pay

The Guyana Public Service Union (GPSU) is threatening to call industrial action if negotiations for higher wages and salaries are not held and concluded within six weeks, according to well-placed sources. The decision was taken at the union’s 20th Biennial Delegates Conference that was held from September 25 to 27. Efforts to contact GPSU President, Patrick Yarde were unsuccessful. Sources ...

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Truck falls off Bartica-bound MV Makouria

A truck ran off the MV Makouria and sank in the Essequibo River as the ferry vessel was departing for Bartica Saturday morning. The incident occurred shortly after 9 AM. A Transport and Harbours official said no one was missing. Preliminary reports are that the Canter truck, GLL 7958 owned by Bartica businessman Dino, burst the chain near one of ...

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Brazilians killed in mining pit cave-in

Four Brazilian gold miners have killed and one injured when a mining pit caved in on them in Region Seven. Details are sketchy about how the incident occurred. Police on Saturday stated that at about 5:55 PM Thursday Taigo Nunes Pinto, Ronaldo Da Silva Sousa, Joao Nelson Pinto Mands and Joao Gonsalves Martins were mining in a pit about 30-40ft ...

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APNU wants greater education focus in 2014 budget

The APNU says it will be calling for greater emphasis on the education sector in its submissions for the 2014 budget talks with government even as it remains pessimistic about the likely outcome of the engagement. This was relayed by APNU Chairman David Granger at a news conference on Friday. Granger said a lot of the unmet demands from the ...

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Gambling leads to shooting death

A grass-cutter was gunned down early Friday morning after a gambling spree went sour over GUY$500, police said. Dead is Mansford Lewis of Sophia. He is said to be in his 30s. Police said the incident occurred about 12:30 AM on Mandela Avenue in the vicinity of a wash-bay. Investigators were told that Lewis, the assailant and another man were ...

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Groundwork begins for Walter Rodney Commission of Inquiry; WPA says stick to rules

A day after President Donald Ramotar announced in New York that preparations have begun for the International Commission of Inquiry into the death of Working Peoples Alliance (WPA) co-leader, Dr. Walter Rodney 33 years ago, that party on Friday called on government to follow the rules in getting the probe off the ground. Addressing at least 140 persons at Woodbine ...

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Alleged cop-killer charged

A man was Friday morning arraigned for the murder of a policeman at his home earlier this week, but he claimed that he was beaten and forced to sign a confession statement. Vickram Persaud, 28, was not required to plea to the indictable charge of murder allegedly committed on Constable Michael Cumberbatch at North Sophia on September 23. The accused ...

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Leaky AFC says it won’t join APNU, PPP/C

The AFC says it will not be “swayed” into a coalition with the PPP/C nor the APNU ahead of the next elections as it continues to lose members. The remark was made at a party news conference on Thursday with Treasurer Dominic Gaskin indicating that it was in response to comments in sections of the media. “While we recognise the ...

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Centre being set up to address needs of sexually abused children

(GINA) A new facility is to be established to make it easier to prosecute perpetrators who commit sexual abuse of children and to cater for the recovery of victims. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed on Thursday formalising a partnership among the Child Care and Protection Agency, Forward Guyana and Child Link with regards to the establishment of the ...

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