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Daily Archives: November 17, 2018

Fly Jamaica probes passenger’s death following crash-landing

Fly Jamaica on Saturday indicated it was probing whether the passenger, who died following last week’s incident involving its passenger jet, was as a result of injuries sustained aboard that aircraft. Dead is Rookia Kalloo, who was a passenger aboard Fly Jamaica flight OJ256 which the airline said “suffered a runway excursion” on Friday 9th November, 2018 at Guyana’s Cheddi Jagan ...

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Palms inmate allegedly threatens nurse with gun

A 79-year old former prison officer, who lives at the Palms, has been arrested and his licenced handgun seized after he threatened a nurse there, police said.   Police said he allegedly threatened a male nurse at the said institution about 8:15 Thursday night. Investigation revealed that the victim and the suspect had a misunderstanding in the ward and the ...

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UG announces unilateral pay hike but insists on ‘no grades, no increases’ policy

The University of Guyana (UG) has announced an increase in salaries for academic and non-academic staff for this year, saying the administration and unions failed to actually negotiate the package. Vice Chancellor, Professor Ivelaw Griffith maintained that only lecturers who have submitted grades would be receiving the increase. “The Administration maintains the principled position that performance will be a factor ...

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CH&PA ups service with GIS, drone imagery

The Central Housing and Planning Authority (CH&PA) says it has been improving the delivery of its services with the use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS). The entity’s GIS analyst, Malini Jaikarran said the use of this service, will help to improve the development, manage operations and update policies and decision-making processes. Jaikarran was delivering a presentation on Wednesday at a ...

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