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Two men freed of Laing Avenue murder, two others still before court

Last Updated on Thursday, 30 March 2017, 21:13 by Derwayne Wills Negus Lamaizon and Samuel McIntyre were today cleared of a murder charged against them, after city magistrate Dylon Bess discharged the matter against them, citing insufficient evidence. Lamaizon, of D’Urban Street, Georgetown, and McIntyre, walked out of the court as free men after the preliminary inquiry into the matter ...

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Medical Association enraged by scrapping of “young doctors” contracts

Last Updated on Thursday, 30 March 2017, 20:38 by Denis Chabrol The Guyana Medical Association (GMA) Thursday night accused government of breach of contract by scrapping a five-year agreement with young doctors. “In addition to the apparent breach of contract, doctors are now being taxed on allowance for on Call services, which fall under overtime services,” the association said. The ...

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Johnny Rockets’ open for business with ‘chef-inspired burgers’

Last Updated on Thursday, 30 March 2017, 20:30 by Derwayne Wills After nine months of planning, a local franchise of Johnny Rockets’ opened today, March 30, on Hadfield Street, downtown Georgetown, hoping to add a unique flavour to the city’s already-competitive restaurant industry. Located next door to the Medicare Pharmacy opposite Parliament Building, the upscale burger spot offers a range ...

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President calls on AG to explain ‘court-room rant’

Last Updated on Tuesday, 25 April 2017, 12:26 by Denis Chabrol by Gary Eleazar Head of State President David Granger, has called on Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Basil Williams, to explain his actions over the recent reports he allegedly issued death threats to a sitting Judge—Justice Franklin Holder. President Granger made the disclosure today (March 30, 2017) ...

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Under pressure for increased salaries and better quality education, UG woos foreign students

Last Updated on Thursday, 30 March 2017, 17:15 by Denis Chabrol Even as the University of Guyana’s (UG) Council was meeting Thursday afternoon to discuss proposals to increase tuition fees and salaries, students lamented the quality of the teaching-learning environment. Vice Chancellor Professor Ivelaw Griffith said the hike is necessary and he assured that steps are being taken to boost ...

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‘We want no increase’ – UG student president challenges proposed 15% tuition hike

Last Updated on Thursday, 30 March 2017, 15:23 by Derwayne Wills As the University of Guyana’s governing body meets today, March 30, to decide on an incremental tuition increase, students gathered outside the meeting place to protest the proposal. The governing body, which includes President of UG’s student society, Ron Glasgow, met from 1:00pm today at the university’s Education Lecture ...

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Public Procurement Commission launches probe into controversial GPHC drug purchase

Last Updated on Thursday, 30 March 2017, 15:20 by Denis Chabrol In the wake of wide-ranging concerns about the procurement of more than GYD $1 billion in drugs, including a GYD$605 million purchase from Ansa Mc Al, the Public Procurement Commission has begun a probe. In keeping with its functions laid down in Guyana’s constitution, the Procurement Commission said it “has commenced ...

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ExxonMobil Announces New Oil Discovery Offshore Guyana

Last Updated on Thursday, 30 March 2017, 11:08 by Denis Chabrol Snoek well encounters more than 82 feet (25 meters) of high-quality, oil-bearing sandstone reservoirs Well is located about 5 miles southeast of Liza-1 discovery ExxonMobil continues to evaluate full resource potential of broader Stabroek area IRVING, Texas – Exxon Mobil Corporation announced Thursday positive results on the Snoek well ...

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Former Secretary General to UNESCO, Carmen Jarvis dies

Last Updated on Thursday, 30 March 2017, 10:23 by Denis Chabrol Guyana’s former UNESCO Secretary General, Carmen Jarvis died Wednesday evening in the United States (US). The 91-year old educator launched her autobiography in October, 2016. Following is a statement issued by her daughter. It is with the deepest sadness and a full heart that Alison and I announce that ...

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Digicel partners with ZTE to expand 4G LTE networks across Caribbean, Central America

Last Updated on Thursday, 30 March 2017, 9:37 by Denis Chabrol   Digicel announced Thursday an agreement with ZTE Corporation , a major international provider of telecommunications, enterprise and consumer technology solutions for the mobile internet, to expand its 4G LTE networks across its 26 markets in the Caribbean and Central America. Deploying ZTE’s world-class 4G LTE solutions will see Digicel ...

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