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Monthly Archives: September 2013

Govt rules out hefty increases; GPSU mulls next move

The Guyana Public Service Union (GPSU) will over the next three days decide its next move, especially since government effectively ruled out giving into demands for hefty wage and salary increases. GPSU President, Patrick Yarde said the issue would be discussed at the union’s 20th Biennial Conference being held from September 25 to 27 under the theme “Relentlessly Pursuing Good ...

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Labour induction led to maternal death- family members

Family members of a 40-year old woman, who died while delivering twins, are demanding that the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) explain why labour was induced. Sharon Bowman of Bachelor’s Adventure, East Coast Demerara never regained consciousness and died on September 17, eight days after she was admitted for delivery. The death certificate, seen by Demerara Waves Online News (www.demwaves.com), ...

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Man charged with armed robbery

A man, who allegedly robbed the proprietor of a Chinese store of GUY$41 million  in cash and valuables was Wednesday arraigned. The prosecution’s case is that 24-year old Kenrick Duncan on September 10 robbed Hi Yu Nan of 41 of US$15,000, a large sum of Guyanese and Surinamese dollars, jewellery and other valuables Court papers say Duncan, in the company ...

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Man confesses to gunning down policeman- Crime Chief

A man has confessed to the shooting death of a policeman Monday night at his home, Deputy Police Commissioner Seelall Persaud said. Persaud said the accused was also picked out during an identification parade in connection with the gunning down of Constable 19406 Michael Cumberbatch during an argument. “Investigations have revealed that Michael Cumberbatch was at home, when he was ...

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Port Kaituma Secondary protests teacher shortage, poor sanitation

More than 500 students of the Port Kaituma Secondary School,  along with their parents, on Wednesday protested  the conditions of that institution in the area including a severe shortage off teachers . Parents in the Region One area told Demerara Waves that they decided to protest the conditions at the school early Wednesday morning since the issues affecting the school ...

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Guyana’s systems have improved for cruise ships

Guyana is increasingly attracting cruise-liners- the latest a National Geographic Explorer- because the country has cut the red-tape for processing and transporting visitors, officials said. Oliver Kruess, Captain of the 148-passenger vessel said things have improved locally compared to almost 20 years ago when a National Geographic ship visited Guyana. “In the past when our ships were here and that ...

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Two arrested for gunning down policeman

Two persons have been arrested in connection with the gunning down of a policeman in his house at North Sophia Squatting Area  Monday night. Senior Police Superintendent, Whitney Bacchus said Constable 19406 Michael Cumberbatch was shot dead by the assailant during an argument. “Investigations have revealed that Michael Cumberbatch was at home, when he was confronted by the perpetrator enquiring ...

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Body of man found outside GPHC

The bloodied body of a man has been found outside the National Public Health Institute. The unidentified male was of Indian descent and appeared to have been middle-aged.  He was discovered early Tuesday morning in a sitting position against the Thomas Street fence of the building housed in the GPHC compound at Thomas and New Market Streets. A trail of ...

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Fire guts Mahaicony house

Fire believed to be the work of arsonists destroyed a house at Cottage, Mahaicony early Tuesday morning. It was not immediately clear whether the lone occupant, Monica Chisolm, was at home when the fire started shortly before 1 AM. Her sons are overseas. Fire fighters battled the blaze and began bringing it under control around 1:30 AM Residents believe that ...

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Two in custody after police killing

Two persons have been arrested in connection with the gunning down of a policeman at his North Sophia home late Monday night. This is according to the police who on Tuesday confirmed that the dead man was Constable Michael Cumberbatch, 30.   “Investigations have revealed that Michael Cumberbatch was at home, when he was confronted by the perpetrator enquiring about ...

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