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Monthly Archives: June 2016

Govt orders review of parking meter contract

Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 June 2016, 12:59 by Denis Chabrol The Guyana government has taken a decision to order a review of the Georgetown parking meter contract, Minister of State Joseph Harmon announced Wednesday. Harmon made it clear that government was not keen on overreaching into the work of the council but the City was important to the lives ...

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Five escape unhurt in plane accident

Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 June 2016, 20:47 by Denis Chabrol The Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) is probing the flipping of a  light aircraft at Bath Settlement while taking off from an airstrip at Bath Settlement, West Coast Berbice. Air Services Limited (ASL) said the accident involving a Cessna 206 aircraft registered as 8R-GMA occurred at about 5:45 PM. ...

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Public Service wage talks to begin Wednesday; union eyes 40 percent hike

Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 June 2016, 17:16 by Denis Chabrol Public sector wage and salary negotiations are set to commence for the first time in many years, with the Guyana Public Service Union (GPSU) aiming for a 40 percent increase. GPSU President, Patrick Yarde, however; expressed concern that no mention was made in government’s invitation to discuss an increase ...

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Guyana, Caribbean Airlines resolve dumping of duty free purchases; CJI Airport lifs threat to ban airline

Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 June 2016, 17:17 by Denis Chabrol Officials of the Cheddi Jagan International Airport, the Chairman and Executive Management of Caribbean Airlines and representatives from the Civil Aviation Authorities of Guyana and Trinidad and Tobago met in Guyana today to explore solutions to the issue currently affecting transit passengers who purchase duty free.    The duty ...

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GPHC’s Accident and Emergency staff worried about overcrowding with infectious disease patients

Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 June 2016, 12:53 by Denis Chabrol Management of the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation’s (GPHC) Accident and Emergency Unit appears to have averted industrial unrest by ensuring that patients with infectious diseases are not left at the Accident and Emergency Unit  for days before spaces are found for them in wards. GPHC’s CEO, Alan Johnson said that ...

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Six hospitals certified as baby-friendly

Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 June 2016, 12:13 by Denis Chabrol Six hospitals were Monday accredited with Baby-Friendly Hospital Status as the Ministry of Public Health continues to implement the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative in collaboration with the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the Public Health Ministry announced on Tuesday. The Six Hospitals which were accredited ...

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Man jailed for causing death of Nigel Hughes’ mother

Last Updated on Monday, 20 June 2016, 22:38 by Denis Chabrol The man, who drove at a fast rate under the influence of alcohol and caused the death of Christobel Hughes-  mother of Attorney-at-Law, Nigel Hughes- almost one year ago- was Monday sentenced to four years imprisonment. Twenty-eight year old Juliano Seunarine was sentenced by Chief Magistrate, Ann Mc Lennan after ...

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Plane explosion leaves one injured, another traumatised

Last Updated on Monday, 20 June 2016, 22:11 by Denis Chabrol One person was Monday afternoon burnt during an explosion aboard a Britten Norman Trislander aircraft at the Ogle International Airport. A senior official of Roraima Airways confirmed that one person sustained second degree burns and a broken limb during a routine inspection of one of the aircraft. He has ...

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Anglican Diocese of Guyana to decide on female priests; same-sex marriages not on agenda

Last Updated on Monday, 20 June 2016, 13:12 by Denis Chabrol The Anglican Church in the Guianas is this week set to decide whether whether women should be ordained priests, but Bishop Charles Davidson deflected questions about whether the church should allow same-sex marriages. Davidson said delegates would vote on the matter of women priests at the 145th Session of the Synod  ...

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