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Security force member accused of sexually molesting daughters

Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 June 2014, 23:48 by GxMedia A member of the security forces, who allegedly had repeated sexual intercourse with his teenage daughters in exchange for money, has been placed under close arrest. In an effort to conceal the identities of the girls and not prejudice the probe, the name of the State security entity and the ...

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Presidential Office staffer charged with stealing cash from landlord’s shop

Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 June 2014, 20:46 by GxMedia A Personal Assistant to the Head of the Presidential Secretariat was Monday granted bail on a charge of allegedly stealing GUY$1 million from his landlord’s shop. Azeem Khan, 28, of Pere Street, Kitty, Georgetown was granted GUY$100,000 bail and ordered to return to court on July 9,2014 for report and ...

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President lashes back at diplomats’ calls for local govt elections

Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 June 2014, 20:20 by GxMedia President Donald Ramotar on Wednesday reacted sharply to calls by the diplomatic community for him to call long-overdue local government elections on grounds that it was undermining democracy. “What undermines democracy is when you listen to everybody’s telephone calls and read their emails and ban them from having collective bargaining ...

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Ramotar ready for opposition no-confidence vote

Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 June 2014, 20:15 by GxMedia President Donald Ramotar on Wednesday vowed that he was ready for early general election if the opposition moved a vote of no-confidence in his administration. “We do not take threats. If the opposition wants to pass a no-confidence bill, let them pass it and we will be ready to deal ...

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Circumstantial evidence points to Burnham’s role in Rodney’s assassination- Ogunseye

Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 June 2014, 18:01 by GxMedia Working People’s Alliance (WPA) executive member, Tacuma Ogunseye on Wednesday said circumstantial evidence points to the involvement of then Prime Minister, Forbes Burnham and members of the security forces in the death of Guyanese politician, Dr. Walter Rodney 34 years ago. “I still remain convinced that Burnham and members of ...

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Insurance broker, Canada-based Guyanese robbed

Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 June 2014, 12:43 by GxMedia An Insurance Broker and his overseas-based friend were Tuesday night robbed near a city restaurant by two men who subsequently escaped in a car, police said. Head of the Criminal Investigations Department, Senior Superintendent Leslie James said Insurance Broker, Danichar Singh,49, of Cummings Lodge was robbed of GUY$50,000 and one ...

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UG students, staff demand more if tuition fees increased

Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 June 2014, 4:13 by GxMedia The University of Guyana (UG) Vice Chancellor, Professor Jacob Opadeyi on Tuesday came under intense pressure to deliver higher salaries and better teaching-learning conditions, some of which he promised. Opadeyi was the main presenter at consultations with staff and students about the proposed increase in tuition fees for the first ...

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US envoy rubbishes govt’s excuse for delaying local elections

Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 June 2014, 2:48 by GxMedia United States (US) Ambassador to Guyana, Brent Hardt has dismissed government’s latest excuse for not holding local government elections and he said it was time Guyanese directly elect their representatives at the local level. “To my mind, it’s a constitutional requirement, it’s a legislative requirement and there is at this ...

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Set up local law school or profession can become “elitist”- Basil Williams

Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 June 2014, 1:27 by GxMedia Even as Caribbean leaders prepare to early next month discuss plans for a review of legal education in the region, Guyana’s Shadow Legal Affairs Minister Basil Williams on Tuesday urged the swift establishment of an accredited local Law School as part of steps to ensure that the profession does not ...

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