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Daily Archives: September 19, 2017

Violence by Psychiatric Hospital patients triggers nurses’ sit-in over poor working conditions

Nurses at the National Psychiatric Hospital Tuesday staged a three-hour sit-in over the dangerous conditions they are facing at that mental health facility where several patients violently broke two walls late Monday night. When this publication visited the health institution at Canje, Berbice, the Hospital Administrator, Luanne Sulker, said she was not permitted to speak to the media about the ...

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No govt response to local company’s offer to buy Skeldon Estate sale; PPP, GAWU call for transparency

by Shikema Dey and Denis Chabrol Even as a local agri-business company awaits government’s response to its interest in buying the Skeldon Sugar Estate and factory, a trade union and its aligned opposition People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) Tuesday called for transparency. President of the Guyana Agricultural and General Workers Union (GAWU), Komal Chand maintained his workers’ organisation’s rejection of ...

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Small group of prisoners refuse ‘granny’, demand steak for breakfast

Prisoners at the Georgetown Prison Tuesday morning kicked doors and behaved disorderly to demand steak for breakfast, but the minor unrest was quelled after senior security sector officers spoke with them, Director of Prisons Gladwin Samuels said. He said about 12 of the inmates there kicked doors, saying they wanted the special meat cut for breakfast. “Situation under control. The ...

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Glass technician, who swallowed cocaine, jailed

Thirty eight year old glass technician Julius Watkins pleaded guilty to having 960 grams of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking when he appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court. The court heard that between September 12-15 at the Georgetown Public Hospital and Woodlands Hospital he excreted 114 “round-like” ¬†objects. Facts surrounding the matter states that ...

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