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Monthly Archives: September 2018

Teachers strike looms again: “They are ready to hit the streets” over imposed arbitration chairman, despite Education Ministry’s threatened legal action

Last Updated on Wednesday, 26 September 2018, 18:14 by Denis Chabrol In the face of the Ministry of Education’s threat to take legal action if teachers go on strike again over the Minister of Labour’s unilateral appointment of a chairman of the arbitration panel, the Guyana Teachers Union (GTU) on Wednesday issued a seven-day strike ultimatum if the issue is ...

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Suspected rapist killed

Last Updated on Wednesday, 26 September 2018, 13:14 by Denis Chabrol The Guyana Police Force is now treating the death of a suspected rapist as a homicide, following results of an autopsy, Deputy Police Commissioner Lyndon Alves said. He told Demerara Waves Online News that detectives were deployed, and later Wednesday sleuths would determine if there were any suspects in ...

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Govt appoints UG Professor as arbitrator in teachers’ pay dispute but union still to approve

Last Updated on Tuesday, 25 September 2018, 18:29 by Denis Chabrol The Ministry of Social Protection on Monday said it has appointed University of Guyana Professor, Leyland Lucas as Chairman for the Arbitration Panel for the Ministry of Education (MOE) and the Guyana Teacher’s Union (GTU). However, the GTU has asked for some time to do some “background checks” on ...

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Man in Linden sex video tape found dead on Kitty foreshore

Last Updated on Tuesday, 25 September 2018, 14:41 by Denis Chabrol One of two men, who were implicated in the rape of a teenage girl and the circulation of a video recording of the sexual offence, was found dead on the Kitty foreshore, police said. Dead is 41-year old  Sherwin Apple, a clothes vendor of William Street, Kitty and Silver Town ...

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Govt asks High Court to block PPP’s challenge of Local Govt Minister’s constituency changes, omissions

Last Updated on Monday, 24 September 2018, 19:57 by Denis Chabrol Local Government Minister, Ronald Bulkan on Monday asked the High Court to block efforts by the opposition People’s Progressive Party’s  Bibi Shadick  to quash his decision to hold elections for several neighbourhood councils without first issuing an order containing important information. The application comes up before Justice Gino Persaud ...

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Town Clerk leased land not owned by City Hall to shipping company

Last Updated on Monday, 24 September 2018, 16:51 by Denis Chabrol Town Clerk, Royston King leased a parcel of land to a shipping company, but the Commission of Inquiry into the operations of the Georgetown Municipality says that land is owned by government’s holding company for State assets. Chairman of the one-man Commission of Inquiry into City Hall’s administration, Retired ...

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Political parties in ‘ground games’ for local govt election candidates; PPP probing claims of dead, fake backers

Last Updated on Monday, 24 September 2018, 15:59 by Denis Chabrol As political parties engage in a ground battle at the community level for candidates to contest the November 12 Local Government Elections, General Secretary of the opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP), Bharrat Jagdeo on Monday said if claims of irregularities are proven to be true the candidates would be ...

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Guysuco gets new board

Last Updated on Monday, 24 September 2018, 13:13 by Denis Chabrol The Guyana government on Monday confirmed the appointment of a new Board of Directors for the state-owned Guyana Sugar Corporation (Guysuco), after months of haggling over who has the authority to appoint that governance structure. After the National Industrial and Commercial Investments Limited (NICIL), which is closely linked to ...

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City retirees complain about delayed pensions, gratuities

Last Updated on Monday, 24 September 2018, 11:21 by Denis Chabrol The Commission of Inquiry into the operations of the  City administration  opened on Monday with pensioners claiming they were enduring delays in the receiving pensions, retroactive salary increases and gratuities. Former Supervisor of South Road Day Care Centre, Jardine Hope complained that after serving the City for 35 years,  ...

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AFC, WPA poised to collaborate on proposed direct cash transfers of oil money to poor households

The Alliance For Change (AFC) and the Working People’s Alliance (WPA) on Sunday looked set to collaborate on whether there should be conditional direct cash transfers of oil revenues to poor Guyanese households. WPA Executive Member, David Hinds confirmed that the AFC has contacted his party and was now awaiting further word from that party. “WPA welcomes the AFC stance ...

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