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Monthly Archives: September 2016

UG hikes tuition fees

Last Updated on Friday, 30 September 2016, 18:54 by Denis Chabrol Tuition fees at the University of Guyana (UG) will be increased from this academic year, students were told in an email on Friday. “The University administration informs the University Community that the Finance and General Purposes Committee of the University had approved an annual 5% increase in the tuition fees ...

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CJIA expansion company importing Suriname’s stone because Guyana’s too expensive

Last Updated on Friday, 30 September 2016, 18:07 by Denis Chabrol The Minister of Public Infrastructure, David Patterson said the Chinese company that is expanding the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) was willing to buy the stone locally, but the price was too high and so it had to turn to Suriname. In a response through a ministry spokeswoman, Patterson ...

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Gold miner steals stepmothers household items to start a new life

Last Updated on Friday, 30 September 2016, 17:01 by Denis Chabrol A 19-year-old miner on Friday was Friday ordered to compensate his stepmother with GYD$200,000 or face prison time for stealing household items from her. It is alleged that between April 1 and August 6, 2014, at Port Kaituma Water Front, Rondel Roy Williams broke and entered the premises of Savitree ...

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Tractor driver charged with marijuana possession

Last Updated on Friday, 30 September 2016, 16:51 by Denis Chabrol Glenroy Parris Glendon Parris was on Friday charged with the possession of 369 grams of marijuana for the purpose of trafficking. The charge against the accused is that on September 28, 2016, at Itaballi Landing Mazaruni River, he had the 369 grams of cannabis for the purpose of trafficking. Parris, ...

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Five arrested, guns seized in connection with shooting outside Rio Club

Last Updated on Friday, 30 September 2016, 16:04 by Denis Chabrol   Homicide Detectives assigned to the Rio Inn Night Club incident, Friday morning searched a house at Hadfield Street, Lodge. Two unlicensed handguns (.32 pistol and a .38 revolver along with fifteen (15) rounds of ammunition were found, police added.   Three persons, inclusive of two females have been ...

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Law enforcement agencies shouldn’t share blame for Dataram’s disapperarance

Last Updated on Friday, 30 September 2016, 12:55 by Denis Chabrol Police Commissioner, David Ramnarine on Thursday side-stepped questions about whether he believed that self-confessed drug lord, Barry Dataram should have been monitored and, instead stopped short of shifting blame to the Court that had granted him bail. “I think I have already said enough on that matter. A lot ...

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Stolen licensed guns linked to robberies

Last Updated on Friday, 30 September 2016, 11:48 by Denis Chabrol Police Commissioner, David Ramnarine on Wednesday said 80 percent of recent robberies were committed with .32 handguns. He said seven of those were committed with stolen .32 pistols. He chided licensed firearm holders for betraying the responsibility that had been entrusted to them and instead “contributes to the general ...

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Convicted drug lord Dataram travelling on forged foreign passport- Granger

Last Updated on Thursday, 29 September 2016, 16:59 by Denis Chabrol President David Granger on Thursday said convicted Guyanese drug-lord Barry Dataram, who fled the country to avoid being jailed for cocaine trafficking, might be travelling on a forged foreign passport. “Even though Mr. Dataram might have a foreign passport, it might be a forged passport. I would urge all ...

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Teachers, public servants’ salary increases are not the same- Granger

Last Updated on Thursday, 29 September 2016, 16:37 by Denis Chabrol President David Granger on Thursday said that the proposed salary increase, which had been put forward to the Guyana Public Service Union (GPSU) for 2016, is not the same for the Guyana Teachers Union (GTU). The President was quoted  in a statement issued by the Ministry of the Presidency as saying ...

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