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Monthly Archives: December 2015

PPP warns of returning Middle East-trained terrorists; concerned about death penalty

Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 December 2015, 19:59 by Denis Chabrol Former Home Affairs Minister, Clement Rohee Wednesday warned government that Guyana remains vulnerable to the entry of terrorists who had been fighting in the Middle East, but at the same time he urged there be balance with human rights. “Let us not underestimate with all these foreign fighters and ...

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GPL managers to get increased salaries, allowances

Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 December 2015, 15:53 by Denis Chabrol 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 ...

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Police to craft plan to de-radicalise terrorists

Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 December 2015, 15:20 by Denis Chabrol 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 ...

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Police equipped to probe white collar crime; NICIL investigation begins

Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 December 2015, 14:39 by Denis Chabrol 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 ...

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Child Care director says to stop giving child beggars money

Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 December 2015, 13:06 by Denis Chabrol 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 ...

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PPP wants wide-ranging consultations on Coroners Act

Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 December 2015, 10:13 by Denis Chabrol 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 ...

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Cabinet changes coming-Granger

Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 December 2015, 10:02 by Denis Chabrol 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 ...

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Govt helping to fund rehabilitation of GPSU Sports Complex

Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 December 2015, 8:29 by Denis Chabrol 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 ...

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Local govt commission being readied

Last Updated on Tuesday, 29 December 2015, 23:34 by Denis Chabrol Two years after laws were passed providing for the establishment of a Local Government Commission, the body is now expected to be operationalised in early 2016, the Ministry of Communities announced Tuesday. Government says this will be done in time to provide oversight to the new local government organs ...

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Murder accused escapes from New Amsterdam Prison

Last Updated on Tuesday, 29 December 2015, 23:21 by Denis Chabrol Police were Tuesday night still hunting for a murder accused who escaped from the New Amsterdam Prison, police said. He has been identified as 25-year old Jagmohan Neshan of Belvedere Squatting Area, Corentyne, Berbice. He escaped from the prison on December 28, 2015. Police said he was a remanded ...

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December 2015