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Daily Archives: Thursday, 1 September 2016, 21:46

New Chief Education Officer identified; Education Minister criticizes Olato Sam

Last Updated on Friday, 2 September 2016, 6:43 by Denis Chabrol Assistant Chief Education Officer (Primary), Marcel Raymond Hutson, is tipped to become Guyana’s new Chief Education Officer, in the wake of concerns about the performance of Olato Sam whose contract has not been renewed. Minister of Education. Dr. Rupert Roopnaraine was quoted by the Government Information Agency (GINA) as ...

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Serial bandit arraigned on 10 charges, remanded to prison

Last Updated on Thursday, 1 September 2016, 21:46 by Denis Chabrol A man, who police labeled a “serial bandit” and gang member, was Thursday arraigned for 10 robbery and robbery-related offences that he allegedly committed in two months. Twenty-seven year old Shemroy Hackett’s appearance in court followed his arrest in his home village of Bare Root, East Coast Demerara shortly ...

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GWI fires Lear Goring as Debt Recovery Manager

Last Updated on Thursday, 1 September 2016, 16:40 by Denis Chabrol The Guyana Water Incorporated (GWI) on Thursday decided to fire Lear Goring as the entity’s Debt Recovery Manager because he is unqualified for the position. Goring, who was twice convicted for drug trafficking in the United States and deported, is a friend of GWI’s Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Richard Van West Charles. ...

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Govt will pay 1% to 10% pay hike even if union rejects it…“It is perhaps what is affordable at present”- Granger

Last Updated on Thursday, 1 September 2016, 16:20 by Denis Chabrol President David Granger on Thursday signaled that government would pay a maximum 10 percent wage and salary hike to the lowest paid government employees and one percent to the highest paid because that is all that government can afford. “It is perhaps what is affordable at present,” he said ...

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Jagdeo dismisses govt’s plans to remove SOCU from police force

Last Updated on Thursday, 1 September 2016, 15:20 by Denis Chabrol Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo and Attorney General, Basil Williams have agreed that the Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU) should be allowed to fight financial crimes only, but Jagdeo prefers to see that unit remain a part of the Guyana Police Force or it may be used to harass political ...

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