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Daily Archives: March 21, 2014

Vice Chancellor Opadeyi defends IDB contract bid

University of Guyana Vice Chancellor, Professor Jacob Opadeyi on Friday defended his decision to apply for an almost USD$200,000 contract to digitize the country’s immovable property records at the Deeds Registry and make them available Online. Responding to claims that he had deprived UG of the opportunity of being awarded the Inter American Development Bank (IDB)-funded project, he said the ...

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Woman denies accusations by Prime Minister’s son

A police officer’s sister was Friday arraigned for alleged threatening behaviour and wounding in a case involving Samuel Hinds Jr.- the Prime Minister’s son. City Magistrate, Geeta Chandan-Edmond placed 31-year old Tenza Layne on GUY$25,000 bail for the offences allegedly committed on her sister, Cadet Officer Herbert, and Hinds Jr. Layne pleaded innocent to the charges that state that on ...

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UG workers take University to court for salaries, other payments

The University of Guyana Senior Staff Association (UGSSA) and the University of Guyana Workers Union (UGWU) Friday morning served a writ to the Vice Chancellor, Professor Jacob Opadeyi demanding the payment of all outstanding salaries and other emoluments. Accompanied by UGSSA Chairman, Patsy Francis andf UGWU President Bruce Haynes, a High Court Marshall served the writ to the Vice Chancellor ...

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PNCR’s Debra Backer dies

Former Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly, Debra Backer died Friday morning after a period of illness, her party-the Peoples National Congress Reform (PNCR) announced. She was 55 years old. It is with deep regret that the Peoples National Congress Reform mourns the passing of Ms. Debbie Jan Backer. Debbie passed away this morning after a brief illness. The General ...

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