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Monthly Archives: August 2017

City Hall announces garbage collection rates for businesses; private contractors to pay haulage

Last Updated on Monday, 21 August 2017, 18:14 by Denis Chabrol City Hall on Monday announced the rates for the collection of and disposal of waste from businesses in Georgetown, and said private contractors providing such a service separately to businesses would also have to pay haulage fees Town Clerk, Royston King announced that from September 1, 2017 small businesses ...

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Why a Global Commission on the Future of Work?

Last Updated on Monday, 21 August 2017, 17:02 by Denis Chabrol By Ameenah Gurib-Fakim and Stefan Löfven* It is our belief that work is the foundation for people and societies to grow.  With a decent income, work can pave the way for broader social and economic advancement, strengthening individuals, their families and communities. Yet technology, demography, climate change and globalization are ...

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Granger concerned hinterland residents not seeing illegal planes; police seek international help

Last Updated on Monday, 21 August 2017, 16:31 by Denis Chabrol Even as President David Granger on Monday expressed surprise that no one in the hinterland has been seeing the landing and taking off of illegal aircraft on unauthorised airstrips, police said they have sought international help as part of their wide-ranging probe. Head of the Guyana Police Force’s (GPF) ...

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National Toshao Council Chairman openly slam govt’s “third class” treatment ; govt questions Toshaos’ involvement in decisions

Last Updated on Monday, 21 August 2017, 15:53 by Denis Chabrol The Chairman of the National Toshaos Council (NTC), Joel Fredericks on Monday slammed the David Granger-led administration for shoddy treatment of Amerindians, prompting government to question whether his views reflected those of the entire council. Addressing the opening of the 2017 National Toshaos Council Conference, Fredericks expressed grave concern ...

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Eleven NOC juvenile escapees captured

Last Updated on Monday, 21 August 2017, 10:34 by Denis Chabrol Eleven juvenile offenders were in all Monday recpatured after they escaped late Sunday afternoon from the New Opportunity Corps at Onderneeming, Essequibo Coast. Police said several male inmates had a disagreement among themselves and they eventually went upstairs where they stole the keys to the facility, opened the doors ...

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Former magistrate pleads not guilty to drunken driving

Last Updated on Monday, 21 August 2017, 16:34 by Denis Chabrol Former Traffic Court Magistrate, Chandra Sohan on Monday pleaded not guilty to driving under the influence of alcohol. He pleaded not guilty and was released on his own recognisance by Magistrate Renita Singh at the Albion Court. He will go on trial September 15 for trial. Police accused Sohan ...

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Prisoners hand over weapons, apologise for unrest

Last Updated on Saturday, 19 August 2017, 9:07 by Denis Chabrol Hours after allegedly attempting to kill a fellow prisoner because he was suspected of being an informant, inmats of the Lusignan Prison Saturday morning handed over several improvised weapons and apologised for their behaviour, Prisons Director Gladwin Samuels said. He said prison staff, with the support of police and ...

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Former Magistrate allegedly drove under alcohol influence and knocked down pedestrian

Last Updated on Saturday, 19 August 2017, 9:14 by Denis Chabrol Former Magistrate Chandra Sohan Saturday morning remained in custody at the Rose Hall Police Station after he allegedly knocked down a man while driving under the influence of alcohol Friday night. Sohan was not named in the police release, but well-placed sources confirmed that he is the well-known lawyer ...

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Eighteen Lusignan Prisoners injured during attempt to kill suspected informant

Last Updated on Saturday, 19 August 2017, 1:53 by Denis Chabrol Eighteen prisoners at the Lusignan Prison were Friday night injured while scaling a razor-wired fence within the penal facility in an apparent effort to kill an inmate who they suspected was an informant to prison officials, authorities said. That prisoner was not killed, but the prisoners in Holding Bay ...

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