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Monthly Archives: January 2015

University of Guyana Council orders resumption of pay talks

The Council of the University of Guyana (UG) has instructed the university’s negotiating team to resume negotiations with the unions on wage increases and other benefits, although this may not be enough to convince staffers on sit-in to go back to work. The decision was taken during an extraordinary Council meeting held this evening in the university’s Education Lecture Theatre ...

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Canada-bound passengers allegedly busted with cocaine

Two Guyanese and a Guyanese born Canadian citizen are currently in police custody after they were allegedly caught attempting to smuggle cocaine through Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) early this morning, January 30, 2015. A man, who identified himself as Kenneth Jones, presented forged documents from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to the Airport Duty Office (ADO) indicating he was ...

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UG students march to demand better conditions

Students of the University of Guyana (UG) Thursday marched off the Turkeyen Campus, venting their grievances to the wider public while most lecturers continued to stay away from classrooms to demand better pay packets. For the first time in more than 15 years, UG students undertook that brief yet significant march to protest their dissatisfaction with conditions on campus. The ...

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Four held allegedly with 10 kilos coke

Four persons have been arrested in connection with the alleged discovery of 10 kilogrammes of cocaine in Campbellville, according to a senior official of the Customs Anti Narcotics Unit (CANU). Two cars were also seized during the operation on Sheriff Street on Wednesday, the official said. All of those arrested are Guyanese. They are due to appear in the Georgetown ...

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Fisherman, gold miner shot dead

A  fisherman and a gold miner  were shot dead in two separate incidents in the North West District (NWD) and at Mc Doom, East Bank Demerara. Dead are gold miner, 37-year old Devon Moore  of Stewartville, West Coast Demerara and fisherman 45-years old Elvin Pollard of Crane, West Coast Demerara. In the latest incident, Pollard was in a boat under ...

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Rohee, as Home Minister, confirmed police surveillance of opposition

Home Affairs Minister Clement Rohee on Thursday said he used his ministerial office to ascertain who had been conducting intelligence surveillance around the headquarters and members of his governing People’s Progressive Party (PPP). Appearing before a Commission of Inquiry into the bomb-blast death of Walter Rodney in 1980, Rohee detailed that persons dressed in shirt-jacs and trousers had routinely monitored ...

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Plane in minor accident at interior airstrip

An Air Services Limited (ASL) aircraft Thursday morning ran off the airstrip at Kurupung, resulting in damage to the aircraft, according to sources. No one was reported injured in the incident that occurred about 9:40 AM. The sources said that Captain Michael Halim related that the brakes for the Britten Norman Islander, bearing registration number 8R-GAR, failed on landing.   ...

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18 soldiers injured in road accident

Eighteen soldiers were Thursday morning injured in an collision between a truck and a bus on the Garden of Eden Public Road, East Bank Demerara, a high-ranking officer of the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) said. Three of them sustained broken bones and were rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC).  Hospital sources said 27-year old John Flores sustained a ...

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Govt comfortable with promotion of torture-accused cops

Cabinet Secretary Roger Luncheon says government is satisfied that the Police Service Commission (PSC) satisfied itself that there was no reason barring the promotions of former torture-accused police officers officers Mohanran Dolai and Narine Lall. Dolai, who was recently promoted to Corporal, and Lall, who was recently promoted to Inspector, were both charged with with intent to maim, disfigure, disable ...

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