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Daily Archives: January 21, 2015

Industrial unrest at University of Guyana looms; unions accuse Vice Chancellor of peddling falsehood

The unions of the University of Guyana (UG) have “rejected” Vice Chancellor (VC) Jacob Opadeyi’s formal response to their demands and still intend to take industrial action to delay the start of the new semester next week barring a favorable response by 4:00pm Thursday. In an interview Tuesday Opadeyi told Caribbean News Desk that he sent a letter to the ...

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T&T companies identified for export thrust

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (January 20, 2015) – Seven companies from Trinidad and Tobago have been already identified as potential partners in the Global Business Innovation Corporation’s (GBIC) drive to move Caribbean products from regional distribution to supermarket shelves in North America. This development follows the launch of the Caribbean Food Business Innovation Revolution initiative at exporTT headquarters in Port ...

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Human Rights Association questions Ramotar’s refusal to dissolve Parliament

The Guyana Human Rights Association (GHRA) is skeptical about the motive behind President Donald Ramotar’s failure to dissolve the Parliament although he has named May 11, 2015 as general elections day. The oldest rights advocacy grouping in the country called on the Guyanese Leader to dissolve the Parliament- which is made up of the President and the National Assembly- rather ...

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Bibi Shaddick is new UG Pro-Chancellor

Former Minister and Attorney-at-Law Bibi Shadick, was appointed the eighth Pro-Chancellor of the University of Guyana (UG) at an adjourned Extra-Ordinary Council Meeting on Tuesday, January 20, 2015. The new Pro-Chancellor succeeds Dr Prem Misir, the longest serving UG Pro-Chancellor who resigned in May 2014, more than one year ahead of the end of his term of office, in pursuit ...

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Will the PPP win in 2015?

Reproduced from  In the land of the blind, one-eye man is king… From now until May 11, some of us will contemplate the answer to this question with much fear, hope or a combination of both. Will the People’s Progressive Party (PPP)win? Or will they lose? Before I answer this, I believe it is worth clarifying where I stand: I ...

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New York-bound “frequent flyer” arrested with cocaine in food items

A Guyanese man, described as a “frequent flyer” was Tuesday afternoon arrested after a large quantity of cocaine was allegedly found in his suitcase, a senior official of the Customs Anti Narcotics Unit (CANU) said. The identity of the 32-year old man from East Coast Demerara was not disclosed. Investigators said he was carrying 12.5 kilogrammes of cocaine concealed in ...

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