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Daily Archives: Thursday, 31 December 2020, 16:50

Ethnic Relations Commission takes trio to court for exciting racial hatred

Last Updated on Thursday, 31 December 2020, 16:50 by Denis Chabrol The Ethnic Relations Commission (ERC) has taken three persons to court for allegedly inciting racial hatred or hostility among Guyanese, and one of them has since pleaded guilty, the commission said Thursday. “Based on the specific nature of their conduct and words, the charges against the defendants included causing ...

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BREAKING: Public servants to get GYD$25,000 cash grant; teachers, joint services, health care workers among beneficiaries- President Ali

Last Updated on Thursday, 31 December 2020, 16:41 by Denis Chabrol President Irfaan Ali on Thursday announced a GYD$25,000 “cash grant” for 60,000 government employees including public servants, members of the joint services, teachers and healthcare workers. Vice President Bharrat Jagdeo said the total package is expected to cost the National Treasury about GYD$2 billion. In the announcement that was ...

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Wakenaam farmer to face High Court trial for attempted murder

Last Updated on Thursday, 31 December 2020, 15:54 by Denis Chabrol A farmer from the Essequibo Island of Wakenaam has been committed to stand trial for allegedly attempting to murder a pensioner by chopping him several times, police said Thursday. Police said the 34-year old Griffith of Sans Souci was Wednesday informed by Magistrate Esther Sam at the Wakenaam Magistrate’s ...

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Tourism Authority to revise investment incentive package

Last Updated on Thursday, 31 December 2020, 15:42 by Denis Chabrol The Guyana Tourism Authority (GTA) is preparing the groundwork for a new incentive regime to attract more investors in the sector that has seen remarkable growth until COVID-19 struck earlier this  year, GTA Director Carla James said Thursday. Referring to 12 investments that have already set foot in the ...

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High Court puts temporary brake on Police Service Commission promotions

Last Updated on Thursday, 31 December 2020, 14:58 by Denis Chabrol The High Court on Thursday extended its temporary order, effectively blocking the Police Service Commission (PSC) from promoting several officers to the rank of Assistant Commissioner until a challenge by Senior Superintendent Calvin Brutus that he is being bypassed due to a perceived frivolous complaint of indiscipline is resolved. ...

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