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APNU accuses govt of creating environment for torture by security forces

Last Updated on Friday, 13 February 2015, 20:06 by GxMedia Indecisiveness on the part of government lends to the proliferation of acts of torture by police officers, A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) says. Last month two police officers, Narine Lall and Mohanram Dulai, who, in 2008, critics say tortured a Leonora teen, Twyon Thomas, by pouring mentholated spirits on ...

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UG workers ignore Labour Ministry’s back-to-work call

Last Updated on Friday, 13 February 2015, 19:44 by GxMedia University of Guyana (UG) staffers have shunned the Ministry of Labour’s back-to-work call and resumption of pay negotiations and have instead vowed to emain on strike until the university’s administration  makes them a favourable offer.  Earlier this week, Charles Ogle, the Ministry of Labour’s Chief Labour Officer (CLO), in a letter ...

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AFC, APNU will have to give up some demands for coalition deal- Granger

Last Updated on Friday, 13 February 2015, 19:35 by GxMedia As negotiators for A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) and the Alliance For Change (AFC) enter the final hours of negotiating a pre-election coalition, APNU Chairman David Granger on Friday said both parties would have to give up some of their demands. “It is impossible for the two sides to ...

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Smoke in cockpit forces plane to return to Ogle Airport

Last Updated on Friday, 13 February 2015, 18:18 by GxMedia A small airplane that was heading to the interior Friday morning swiftly returned to the Ogle International  Airport after the pilot saw smoke in the cockpit, according to usually reliable sources. The Cessna U206G, bearing registration number 8R-GHB, departed Ogle at 11:42 AM for Eteringbang. However, by 11:45 AM the ...

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Fire strikes Ras Camo Williams’ residence

Last Updated on Friday, 13 February 2015, 17:52 by GxMedia Well-known musician and sculptor, Ras Campton “Camo” Williams, his wife and daughter were Friday morning rendered homeless when fire gutted their two-flat apartment at Shopping Plaza, South Ruimveldt, Georgetown. Williams said he and his family lost most of their possessions in the fire that began shortly before 11 AM. Williams ...

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PPP stands firmly behind Ramotar’s presidential candidacy

Last Updated on Friday, 13 February 2015, 2:55 by GxMedia In the wake of legal and political maneuvers for Former President Bharrat Jagdeo to play a leading role on the People’s Progressive Party’s slate for the May 11 general and regional elections, that incumbent organization Thursday night announced its full endorsement of Donald Ramotar as presidential candidate. “The meeting unanimously ...

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