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Daily Archives: December 30, 2015

GAWU named as major contributor to downfall of GuySuCo

The Guyana Agricultural and General Workers Union (GAWU) has been named as one of the major contributors to the downfall of the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo). A recently completed Commission of Inquiry into the sugar industry said that the Union drove a hard bargain with regards to pay increases and bonuses which contributed in no small part to GuySuCo’s current ...

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GPL managers to get increased salaries, allowances

The Guyana Power and Light Inc. (GPL)  Wednesday announced that it has reached agreement with the Guyana Public Service Union (GPSU) for a 6.5 percent increase in salaries for Junior and Senior Managers of the power company. GPL said the two sides  mutually made and entered into an agreement on December 29, 2015 for the emoluments and benefits for employees ...

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Police to craft plan to de-radicalise terrorists

Police Commissioner, Seelall Persaud briefing the media on Wednesday, December 30, 2015.Even as the Guyana Police Force (GPF) examines information about the existence of a terrorist, Police Commissioner Seelall Persaud said that law enforcement agency would be exploring ways of de-radicalising such persons who might return to Guyana. “There are some unverified data of one other, still unverified but no ...

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Police equipped to probe white collar crime; NICIL investigation begins

Police Commissioner, Seelall Persaud said Wednesday that a forensic audit report on the National Industrial and Commercial Investments Limited (NICIL) has been handed to investigators and he assured that the Guyana Police Force has competent investigators to probe white collar crime. “The investigations have commenced,” he said. Persaud said he was aware that NICIL’s Chief Executive officer, Winston Brassington was ...

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Child Care director says to stop giving child beggars money

Director of the Child Care and Protection Agency (CC&PA) Ann Greene says that for the state to effectively tackle the issue of children begging on the city streets – the public has a major role to play. That role, according to Green involves persons not bowing to the wishes of beggars and giving them money, but rather reporting them to ...

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PPP wants wide-ranging consultations on Coroners Act

The People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) wants wide-ranging consultations on amendments to the Coroners Act, beyond merely allowing for more persons other than magistrates to conduct inquests. In a letter to Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Basil Williams, the PPPC’s Anil Nandlall urged that there be  “holistic review” of the principal act in keeping with a recommendation by ...

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Cabinet changes coming-Granger

President David Granger has announced for 2016 two government Ministries will be renamed in an effort to place more attention on certain sectors. President Granger during the swearing in of two new commissioners on the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) stated that the Communication sector would see a Ministry being renamed in its favor. The other sector would be the natural ...

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Govt helping to fund rehabilitation of GPSU Sports Complex

Government has so far doled out GYD$7 million to help rehabilitate the Sports Complex of the Guyana Public Service Union (GPSU) that has fallen into a state of disrepair for more than 10 years now, but union boss Patrick Yarde has suggested that there are no strings attached. Questioned by Demerara Waves Online News at a recent news conference, Yarde ...

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