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Daily Archives: August 24, 2016

Badly battered body of missing fisherman found in sandpit

The badly battered body of a fisherman, who was reported missing two days ago, was found Wednesday in a sandpit at Number 68 Village, Corentyne. Police in East Berbice have since arrested five persons who they believe can share vital information about the circumstances surrounding the death of 26-year old Levan Chanderpaul. Marks of violence including bruises on his face, ...

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Govt proposes 10 percent pay hike for lowest paid workers; one percent for highest paid…

The Guyana government says it is offering a 10 percent increase in wages and salaries for its employees earning less than GYD $100,000 per month. The proposal entails: Salary Earnings (Range per month) % Increase Below $99,000 …10% $100,000 – $299,000 …6% $300,000 – $499,000 …5% $500,000 – $799,000 …4% $800,000 – $999,000 …2% Above $1,000,000 …1% Other workers earning ...

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Relocation of Walter Roth Museum suspended, amid concerns by Amerindian leaders

In the wake of serious concerns about the likely impact of the movement of fragile ancient artifacts from the Walter Roth Museum of Anthropology to another location, government on Wednesday announced that it has suspended removal of the museum. Senior Minister of Education and Culture, Dr. Roopnaraine said no decision will be made on the relocation of the Walter Roth Museum ...

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Digicel (Guyana) expands Back-to-School dental clinic outreach

Digicel (Guyana) is expanding its dental outreach programme across Guyana, as it continues its now six-year old Back-to-School initiative, the telecoms provider said in a statement. This year’s activity began at Timehri, East Bank Demerara signaling the beginning of the initiative in collaboration with the Rotary Club of Georgetown Central. The global telecommunications company  says it intends to continue the outreach since it ...

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Closed Areas being allocated to small scale gold miners

In a simple ceremony held at the Ministry of Natural Resources on August 23, 2016, several small miners received letters of allocation for mining lands from members of the Closed Area Committee (CAC),Guyana’s Ministry of Natural Resources said in a statement. This begins to fulfill a promise made by Minister of Natural Resources, Honourable Raphael Trotman to small miners at the ...

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AFC bent on removing jail terms for small amounts of marijuana possession

The Alliance For Change (AFC) is insisting that Guyana’s narcotics law be amended to  scrap jail terms for  the possession of small amounts of marijuana for personal use, and  the opposition People’s Progressive Party-Civic’s (PPPC) parliamentarians are expected to vote with their conscience instead of along strictly party line. AFC Leader and Minister of Public Security, Khemraj Ramjattan told reporters ...

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Gloomy road ahead for increased police salaries

Despite an ongoing brain-drain of trained members of the Guyana Police Force (GPF), Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan on Wednesday ruled out those law enforcement personnel receiving higher salaries because other government employees would also demand increases. “It is very difficult at this stage to increase salaries. The minute you start increasing policemen salaries, the nurses are going to jump ...

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