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Daily Archives: June 21, 2014

Prem Misir moves into health sector

Former Pro-Chancellor of the University of Guyana Dr. Prem Misir, Ph.D., MPH, M. Phil, B.S.Sc. (Honours), FRSPH has been appointed Executive Director of the Health Sector Development Unit (HSDU), Ministry of Health, Government of Guyana, with effect from June 5, 2014. Dr. Misir has more than ten (10) years of experience in leadership and management in complex organizations which will ...

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Guyana to examine US sea and river defence for adaptability locally

Four engineers of the Sea and River Defence Department of the Ministry of Public Works are scheduled for a technical working visit to the United States of America. This was revealed by Public Works Minister Robeson Benn during a recent interview. “ The Minister was responding to a question regarding the securing of Guyana’s sea defence, in light of the ...

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City Mayor protests sidelining of Council in key decisions

Local Government Minister, Norman Whittaker and City Mayor, Hamilton Green openly differed on the elected councilors being sidelined by central government in crafting a clean-up plan and the acquisition of capital equipment. Whittaker refused to answer Green’s claims that millions of dollars have been spent on purchasing two second-hand waste collection trucks, one of which is defective, for Georgetown. After ...

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Lance Corporal implicated in theft commits suicide

A Lance Corporal of City Constabulary is believed to have committed suicide after an investigation revealed that an estimated GUY$1 million had gone missing, well placed sources said. The body of 47-year old Compton Joseph was found in his house at Sophia, just days after a internal audit revealed that the money could not have been accounted for. Most of ...

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Prison escapee caught in gold-bearing Omai

A prison escapee was Saturday morning caught in the gold-bearing area of Omai, Essequibo, police said. Head of the Criminal Investigations Department, Senior Superindent Leslie James told Demerara Waves Online News that police got a tip-off that persons of ill reputation were in the area. He said initially police did not know that 26-year old Keron Cummings of Sophia was ...

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Money changer shot

Forty four year old Wendell Liverpool is listed as critical at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation after he was shot several times about the body. Speaking to Hospital Source, Demerara Waves understands that Liverpool of West Ruimveldt, Georgetown and a money changer on America Street, Georgetown was in the area where he conducted business drinking with other friends. Around 11 ...

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