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Daily Archives: December 15, 2017

NAACIE secures 6.5 percent salary increase for GPL staff

  After approximately six months, negotiations between the National Association of Agricultural, Commercial and Industrial Employees (NAACIE) and Management of the Guyana Power and Light (GPL) concluded Friday with the parties signing off on salary increases for the power company’s staff who come under the purview of the union. The salary increase will be retroactive to January 1, 2017. General ...

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BREAKING: New York man convicted for shooting death of Guyanese teenage girl in Brooklyn

New York authorities on Friday announced that a man, who shot dead a 16-year old girl in their Flatbush, Brooklyn apartment, was found guilty of first-degree manslaughter for fatally shooting a teenage Guyanese girl with a sub-machine rifle. The Acting Brooklyn District Attorney, Eric Gonzalez said 26-year Taariq Stephens, 26, of East Flatbush, Brooklyn will be sentenced on January 16, 2018, ...

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High Court quashes parking meter by-laws

The High Court on Friday quashed the Georgetown Parking Meter by-laws, effectively putting a brake on the system that is intended to generate much needed revenue for the cash-strapped city. “It is difficult to envisage it going forward at this time without the bylaws,” said NBS’ Attorney-at-Law, Pauline Chase. Filed by the New Building Society in February, 2017, that financial ...

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No election rigging, promises Granger

President David Granger on Friday said categorically that he has no intention of rigging elections, even as he explained his commitment to his People’s National Congress Reform’s (PNCR) late founder-leader, Forbes Burnham. “I have never rigged an election in my life. I have no intention of ever doing so,” said Granger who has been a PNCR member for more than ...

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President says alleged irregularities forced him to block promotion of senior police officers

President David Granger on Friday said he blocked the Police Service Commission (PSC) from promoting several officers of the Guyana Police Force after he received complaints that a number of alleged procedural irregularities. “I did receive a letter pointing out to me that deserving persons were being superseded. One letter writer claimed that they had been no internal procedure for ...

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President lets go of three presidential advisors

President David Granger announced that he has gotten rid of his three of his advisors, including two former army chiefs, and has offered them executive positions. At his first press conference in just over two years, the Guyanese leader said Presidential Advisor on Youth Empowerment, Aubrey Norton; Presidential Advisor on Security; Retired Brigadier Edward Collins and Presidential Advisor on the ...

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