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Updated: Murder accused among prisoners who scaled wall and escaped from Lusignan jail

Last Updated on Monday, 15 October 2018, 9:37 by Denis Chabrol Three prisoners on Monday escaped from the Lusignan Prison, East Coast Demerara, prison officials confirmed. Prisons Director, Gladwin Samuels said the three inmates escaped from the holding bay at about 4:30 AM by scaling the wall. He told Demerara Waves Online News that a probe has been launched to ...

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Cathy Hughes informed Cabinet of links to oil and gas sector — husband’s law firm following conflict of interest concerns

Last Updated on Monday, 15 October 2018, 10:42 by Denis Chabrol The well-known Guyanese law firm- Hughes, Fields and Stoby- that recently opened offices in the United States ‘oil capital’ of Houston, Texas on Monday said Minister of Public Telecommunications, Cathy Hughes had briefed Cabinet on her “interests”, in the wake of concerns potential conflict of interest by government minister, ...

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Guyanese pilot, implicated in unauthorised removal of planes from Ogle Airport, dies in crash off United States coast

Last Updated on Sunday, 14 October 2018, 9:04 by Denis Chabrol A Guyanese pilot, who was responsible for flying out two small planes from the Eugene F. Correia ‘Ogle’ International Airport two years ago without approval, died in a plane crash off the Long Island, New York coast on Saturday, well-placed sources confirmed. Dead is Munidat ‘ Raj’ Persaud. United ...

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Youth killed while preventing husband from hitting wife

Last Updated on Sunday, 14 October 2018, 8:17 by Denis Chabrol A man, who intervened in heated domestic dispute between husband and wife, was stabbed to death. The suspected killer has since been arrested and the murder weapon retrieved, the Guyana Police Force said Sunday. Dead is 19-year old Nyron Vyphuis, a labourer of Circuit Ville, Yarrowkabra, Soesdyke/Linden Highway. “Investigations revealed ...

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Don’t vote along party lines in local govt polls- Granger tells Berbicians

Last Updated on Sunday, 14 October 2018, 5:37 by Denis Chabrol President David Granger has East Berbice-Corentyne voters at next month’s local government elections to put aside political and personal loyalties and vote for the best candidates to manage the affairs of their towns and villages. “What is good for Rose Hall is good for Guyana. So do not put ...

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Local Govt Elections is “movement” to remove APNU+AFC from power in 2020

Last Updated on Saturday, 13 October 2018, 23:14 by Denis Chabrol General Secretary of the People’s Progressive Party, Bharrat Jagdeo Saturday night said next month’s local government elections was a fresh platform to remove the David Granger-led coalition from office because of bad economic management of Guyana. “You are part of a movement not only to change the area in ...

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“I had to practically bully Granger to meet with the teachers”- Jagdeo; GTU General Secretary says “quite disappointed” with pay deal

Last Updated on Saturday, 13 October 2018, 21:45 by Denis Chabrol Even as an internal controversy among teachers brews over the pending salary increases, Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo on Saturday claimed credit for pushing President David Granger to meet with the Guyana Teachers’ Union  (GTU) to stave off another strike. “I had to practically bully Granger to meet with the ...

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Govt, GTU agree to teachers’ salary increases for 2016, 2018 ; planned arbitration called off

Last Updated on Friday, 12 October 2018, 19:29 by Denis Chabrol Guyanese public school teachers will not get any additional salary increases for 2017 but will receive 12 percent for 2016 and eight percent for 2018, following a final round of talks on Friday, a well-placed source said. The Ministry of Education and the Guyana Teachers Union, in a joint ...

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Guyana, Canadian province set to sign oil and gas MoU during 50-member trade mission’s visit

Last Updated on Friday, 12 October 2018, 16:11 by Denis Chabrol Guyana and the Canadian province of  Newfoundland and Labrador are next week expected to sign a memorandum of understanding on cooperation in oil and gas, the Canadian High Commission here announced on Friday. Touting the fact that that province has significant experience in servicing Floating Production, Storage and Offloading ...

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Guyana sees export growth in rice, other commodities to Cuba

Last Updated on Friday, 12 October 2018, 15:56 by Denis Chabrol Guyana is moving to increase trade with Cuba to which millions of dollars in goods have been exported, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said Friday. Guyana’s Ambassador to Cuba, Halim Majeed, disclosed that the amount of rice exported in 2018, for instance, has more than quadrupled when compared to ...

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