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Daily Archives: September 20, 2014

President remains open to talks with Opposition, amid protest calls for local polls

In the wake of Opposition Leader David Granger’s announcement that A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) would resort to public protests to pressure the government into holding long-overdue Local Government Elections, President Donald Ramotar on Saturday said he remained opened for talks. “As such, I again extend to you an opportunity at your convenience to meet on these critical issues,” ...

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Linden couple robbed; man locked in car trunk while woman is raped

A couple was robbed and the man locked in a car trunk while the woman was raped in the vehicle, according to police. Police said that after the incident, the three perpetrators escaped in bushes aback Amelia’s Ward, Linden. Police said that the incident occurred at about 11:05 Friday night aback Amelia’s Ward when three men armed with handguns robbed ...

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Private Sector has no monopoly on rights- GTUC’s Lincoln Lewis

The Private Sector Commission (PSC) has to stop thinking and acting as though it possesses the authority on people’s rights. The call made for years by sections of society to have the constitutionally guaranteed local government elections, is a matter of right. Rights are non-negotiable. This society is being conditioned to think that some can enjoy their rights at will, ...

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Police aiming for better youths in Agricola

After the capture of criminals in Agricola in recent years, the Guyana Police Force on Saturday embarked on a strategy to mould very young children in that East Bank Demerara community to become future leaders. The strategy included Saturday’s launch of the Agricola Chosen Generation Police Youth Group at the St. Anne’s Primary School.  The 71 enlisted participants would be ...

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Pavnik Press loses millions in fire at Guyana Chronicle’s bond

Millions of Guyana dollars worth of paper, ink and printery equipment belonging to Pavnik Press were destroyed and others water-damaged as a result of a fire at a bond owned by the Guyana Chronicle on Lama Avenue, Georgetown. “Terribly, we have millions of dollars in stock and machinery,” said General Manager of Pavnik Ptress, Janettte Rameshwar when asked how the ...

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5 Guyanese on abandoned oil tanker for 19 months

By AZARD ALI of Trinidad Newsday FIVE Guyanese who have been living for the past 19 months on a Nigerian oil and gas vessel docked in Trinidad waters, have vowed not to leave the ship unless they are paid US$215,000 in wages. The M T Tumini has been docked a mile off Trinidad Cement Limited’s jetty with the Guyanese holed ...

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