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Daily Archives: August 7, 2020

Update: Land leases issued since 2018 no-confidence motion to be reviewed; Commissioner of Lands and Surveys stripped of power

Attorney General, Anil Nandlall on Friday said land leases issued since the passage of the no-confidence motion on December, 2018 would be reviewed. Mr. Nandlall explained that with immediate effect a review of all leases, licenses and permissions to occupy Public Lands,granted since December 21,  2018, will be conducted.  The  AG said this is in the context of that the ...

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Watch out for pyramid and ponzi schemes

The Competition and Consumer Affairs Commission (CCAC) is advising members of the public to be wary of Pyramid and Ponzi schemes which are disguised as legitimate investments. The warning from CCAC is being issued in the wake of several enquiries made to the Commission about the investment “scams”. “The Commission has also been told of approaches made to persons with ...

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Lethem policemen arrested for allegedly raping teacher

By Samuel Sukhnandan Two police officers have been accused of raping a 20-year-old female in Lethem, Region Nine (Upper-Takatu-Upper Essequibo). Regional Police Commander, Superintendent Keithon King confirmed with News Talk Radio 103.1 FM/ Demerara Waves Online on Wednesday that the two officers are currently under close arrest. Mr. King said the report was lodged with the police on Thursday at ...

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Performance-based pay hikes, increased allowances for DDL workers

Several categories of workers at Demerara Distillers Limited (DDL) will “this year only” receive between 5 and 7 percent increase in salaries, following joint negotiations with the three unions, they said on Friday. The Guyana Agricultural and General Workers Union (GAWU), the Guyana Labour Union (GLU), and the Clerical and Commercial Workers Union (CCWU) said in a joint statement that ...

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PNC Leader warns PPP of “consequences” of targeting former govt ministers, govt employees

Leader of the People’s National Congress Reform, David Granger this morning warned the Irfan Ali-led administration that it would have to bear full responsibility for virtually evicting former ministers from government quarters, locking out public servants threatening contracted workers with dismissal. “The People’s National Congress warns the People’s Progressive Party to desist from pursuing this dangerous pattern of aggression against ...

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