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Daily Archives: Thursday, 14 July 2016, 16:59

No compensation before Commission of Inquiry into death of children in drop-in Centre fire

Last Updated on Friday, 15 July 2016, 10:56 by Denis Chabrol The parents of the two young boys, who perished in a fire at the Children’s Drop-in Centre, would have to await the outcome of a Commission of Inquiry before they are compensated, Minister of State, Joseph Harmon said Friday morning. “The family would have been contacted by the Ministry ...

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BK International is out, Puran Brothers is in to manage Haags Bosch landfill

Last Updated on Thursday, 14 July 2016, 16:59 by Denis Chabrol The Ministry of Communities on Thursday inked a contract naming Puran Brothers Disposal Inc. as new operators of the Haags Bosch Landfill facility. The contract, amounting to G$221,400,000, was signed in the conference room of the Haags Bosch Sanitary Landfill site at Eccles, East Bank Demerara by Permanent Secretary Emil ...

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Report on self-confessed drug lord Dataram’s allegations against CANU likely to be made public

Last Updated on Thursday, 14 July 2016, 16:48 by Denis Chabrol The Guyana government is likely to make public the report of an inquiry into allegations against the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) by self-confessed drug lord, Barry Dataram. The report of the inquiry made into Dataram’s allegations will be up for discussion at Tuesday’s Cabinet meeting. Minister of State, Joseph ...

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UG’s hike in some salaries, allowances raises concerns

Last Updated on Thursday, 14 July 2016, 16:36 by Denis Chabrol The University of Guyana’s decision to pay increased salaries to several top office holders and uniform allowances to only female employees of the institution have raised eyebrows in certain quarters. The Finance and General Purposes Committee (F&GPC) agreed with a recommendation by UG’s administration to pay a 23 percent ...

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UG students to pay graduation fee; lecturers to be punished for delivering late grades

Last Updated on Thursday, 14 July 2016, 14:08 by Denis Chabrol University of Guyana (UG) graduating students will now have to pay a graduation fee, even as the administration of that tertiary institution warned that lecturers would be punished for delivering students’ grades late. The institution said the Finance and General Purposes Committee (F&GPC) of The University of Guyana (UG) ...

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Guyanese Painter Hew Locke: Putting Art On The Map

Last Updated on Thursday, 14 July 2016, 7:19 by Denis Chabrol Reproduced from Voice Online by Rykesha Hudson The award-winning artist on his work on the London Underground and his love of boats MEET HEW Locke, the renowned south London-based artist and sculptor from Guyana whose eye has been following London commuters around the capital for the last month. Having ...

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