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Daily Archives: July 3, 2014

Mahdia Primary Headmaster takes TSC to court for wrongful dismissal

The former Headmaster of the Mahdia Primary School has sued the Teaching Service Commission (TSC) for wrongful dismissal late last year for alleged unaccountability of school funds and indiscipline. Through a battery of lawyers, Teacher Wayne Robinson wants the TSC to show cause why quash his dismissal on or about September 24, 2013 should not be quashed on grounds that ...

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Fazia’s Collections fraud accused granted bail

A man, who allegedly defrauded the owner of Fazia’s Collections of GUY$300,000 that he was asked to give to a travel agent, was Thursday granted bail. He is 24-year old Quincy Smith of 4 Vryheid’s Lust, East Coast Demerara.  During his arraignment before Chief Magistrate, Priya Sewnarine-Beharry, he pleaded innocent to the charge. Smith was granted $75,000, after he said ...

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GT&T to save money from E-Billing system

The Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company (GT&T) expects to spend less on the preparation and postage of telephone bills as more customers shift to the newly-introduced E-Billing system. Chief Executive Officer of GT&T, Radha Krishna Sharma told Demerara Waves Online News ( that the company has invested US$200,000 in purchasing the licence for the E-billing platform that could be accessed ...

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US Ambassador brushes off criticisms; AFC lambastes Manickchand

Outgoing United States (US) Ambassador, Brent Hardt on Thursday declined to react to criticisms that he has been too intrusive and bordering on being colonialist in dealing with issues in Guyana. “I wouldn’t…I mean I’m here to engage. We put forward our views with clarity, the views representing the values and goals of our country and I’m confident in the ...

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House Speaker, Nigel Hughes condemn Acting Foreign Minister’s attitude

House Speaker, Raphael Trotman Wednesday night distanced himself from Acting Foreign Minister, Priya Manickchand’s undiplomatic outburst at United States (US) Ambassador, Brent Hardt at an Independence Day reception he hosted. “She certainly didn’t represent me, as Speaker of the National Assembly, and the majority of the National Assembly and as far as I know the overwhelming majority of the people ...

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Acting Foreign Minister booed at US Independence reception

Guyana’s Acting Foreign Minister, Priya Manickchand was heckled and booed Wednesday night while she blistered United States (US) Ambassador Brent Hardt for creating tensions between the two countries during his tenure. Shortly after cutting the 238th Independence Anniversary cake, Manickchand and Presidential Advisor on Governance, Gail Teixeira walked out of the reception at the American Ambassador’s residence, Cummings Lodge.  While ...

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