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Linden call centre closes suddenly, workers told go to govt for benefits

Last Updated on Thursday, 3 September 2015, 21:41 by GxMedia Labour authorities have intervened in the immediate closure of a call centre in Linden and the dismissal of more than 90 persons without paying them off. Junior Minister of Social Protection Simona Broomes said Toucan Connections Incorporated, the only Call Centre in the mining town in Region 10, violated labour ...

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Case of alleged killer of nine-year old boy adjourned again

Last Updated on Thursday, 3 September 2015, 20:55 by GxMedia The preliminary inquiry into the murder of a nine-year old boy was adjourned again Thursday to facilitate the submission of a psychiatric report. Ryan Bobb-Semple is accused of the murder of Gittens between April 1 and 4 at Cane View Avenue, South Ruimveldt, Georgetown. The prosecution on Thursday asked the ...

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Govt names rice millers who owe farmers

Last Updated on Thursday, 3 September 2015, 20:18 by GxMedia The Guyana government on Thursday called on several rice millers to pay up all monies owed to rice farmers. Rice millers can be prosecuted if they do not pay up.  In recent months, rice millers and farmers have been bracing themselves for the gradual phasing out of the lucrative Venezuelan ...

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“We will enforce the existing laws against racism more vigorously and vigilantly”- Granger

Last Updated on Thursday, 3 September 2015, 18:49 by GxMedia President David Granger on Thursday warned that his administration would enforce all laws against those who foment racism, as part of a five-point plan to promote Social Cohesion in this country whose political landscape is racially polarized. “We will enforce the existing laws against racism more vigorously and vigilantly guard ...

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PPP’s absence from Social Cohesion round-table: Granger discards witch-hunt claim; UN official urges broad-based involvement

Last Updated on Thursday, 3 September 2015, 17:36 by GxMedia Amid a call by the United Nations (UN) for greater political participation in mapping out Guyana’s social cohesion strategy, the People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPP) refused to participate in a national roundtable citing the firing of several persons by the four-month old administration. President David Granger is, however, relying on ...

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East Coast Demerara fire leaves elderly couple homeless

Last Updated on Thursday, 3 September 2015, 1:21 by GxMedia Fire destroyed a house and scorched a nearby general store at Strathspey, East Coast Demerara. Traffic snarled as curious motorists slowed down to take a glimpse of the fire. Fire Chief Marlon Gentle told Demerara Waves Online News that one of two elderly persons living in a small old wooden ...

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CARICOM SG receives Guyana Private Sector Commission donations for storm-hit Dominica

Last Updated on Thursday, 3 September 2015, 0:30 by GxMedia CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque Wednesday received a donation of items from member companies of the Guyana Private Sector Commission (PSC) to support the recovery effort in storm-damaged Dominica, the regional headquarters said in a statement. The donation of a wide range of medical supplies, generators, cleaning items and cash ...

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