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UG workers defy Vice Chancellor’s back-to-work expectation

Last Updated on Sunday, 1 February 2015, 21:51 by GxMedia Vice Chancellor of the University of Guyana, Professor Jacob Opadeyi’s call for workers to be in “full operational mode” because classes resume from Monday has been labeled a “threat” by the union that says the “sit-in strike” continues. President of the University of Guyana Workers Union (UGWU), Bruce Haynes on ...

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Government had nothing to do with torture cops’ promotions

Last Updated on Sunday, 1 February 2015, 20:43 by GxMedia The Public Service Commission and the Commissioner of Police have promoted Sergeant Lall regulation number 14526 and Constable Dulai regulation number 19028 to the rank of Inspector and Corporal, respectively.  The promotion of these two ranks has resulted in much public commentary. Background Sergeant Lall and Constable Dulaiwere the subject ...

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Guyana Election Watch: I am merely stating the obvious that some conveniently or tactically ignore

Last Updated on Sunday, 1 February 2015, 20:39 by GxMedia By Dr. David Hinds My letter, “After 23 years African Guyanese are being asked to vote for an Indian Guyanese Presidency,” published in the January 27 edition of the Stabroek News, has drawn varied responses from several quarters. This is to be expected. The central issue I raised in the ...

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Drunken driver kills Essequibo Coast pedestrians

Last Updated on Sunday, 1 February 2015, 17:19 by GxMedia A drunken driver, who ploughed into pedestrians early Sunday morning and killed them, was caught at his home, police said. Dead are Adrian Osborne,23, and Colin John,20, of Henrietta, Essequibo Coast. Police said they were walking along the roadway at Richmond, Essequibo Coast  about 3 AM Sunday when they were ...

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Gun-related robbery leaves one miner injured

Last Updated on Sunday, 1 February 2015, 16:59 by GxMedia Two gold miners were attacked at gunpoint in the city Saturday night and robbed of cash and valuables. Andre De’ Abreu, 34, was shot to his left side and has been admitted to a hospital. His friend, 35-year old Jason Ramjattan, who was in De’ Abreu’s car, at the time ...

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Man shot at newspaper distributorship

Last Updated on Sunday, 1 February 2015, 12:29 by GxMedia A newspaper vendor was Sunday morning shot outside a newspaper distributorship in Georgetown, police said. Investigators identified him as 47-year old Warren Accra of Golden Grove, East Bank Demerara. The incident occurred about 7:20 AM on Robb Street, Georgetown near Scotia Bank. The distributorship supplies vendors for Kaieteur News and ...

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GT&T announces faster land-line Internet speed; mobile data speed still lagging

Last Updated on Sunday, 1 February 2015, 10:16 by GxMedia Landline Internet users will “in the very near future” experience ten times faster bandwidth speed but mobile users would have to wait a bit longer because government is yet to grant approval for frequencies to allow 3G and 4G services. The announcement of higher speeds at lower costs was made ...

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