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Daily Archives: Friday, 9 February 2024, 21:49

President asks teachers to be patient

Last Updated on Friday, 9 February 2024, 21:49 by Denis Chabrol President Mohamed Irfaan Ali on Friday pleaded with teachers to exercise patience as the government continues working to gradually improve the working conditions for every category of worker. “Everybody believes that all our resources are available now. In 2027, that is when the real revenue growth would be seen ...

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Venezuela in double standards as satellite pictures show military expansion near Guyana border

Last Updated on Friday, 9 February 2024, 21:38 by Denis Chabrol Foreign Affairs Minister Hugh Todd on Friday said Guyana was paying attention to satellite pictures of Venezuela’s increasing expansion of its military presence near the border with Guyana, raising concerns about double-standards by that Spanish-speaking neighbour. “Clearly, there is some amount of inconsistencies based on what they are doing ...

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Updated: Teachers Union fails to file legally required financial records- Commerce Registrar, Auditor General

Last Updated on Friday, 9 February 2024, 21:56 by Denis Chabrol Amid claims and counter-claims about whether the Guyana Teachers’ Union (GTU) has been properly accounting for membership dues, the Registrar of Commerce and the Auditor General’s Office on Friday both  said that that workers’ organisation has not filed annual returns several years. “An examination of the relevant records at ...

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West Coast Demerara man arrested allegedly with cocaine

Last Updated on Friday, 9 February 2024, 17:05 by Denis Chabrol A West Coast Demerara man on Friday remained in custody after he was arrested allegedly with 11.4 kilogrammes of cocaine, the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) said. The agency said 39-year old Sahadeo Prasad of Grant 104 Anna Catherina, West Coast Demerara during an intelligence-led operation at Cornelia Ida Public ...

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‘Sauce’ arrested for alleged possession of marijuana, ammo

Last Updated on Friday, 9 February 2024, 16:47 by Denis Chabrol A Guyanese man was Friday arrested by anti-drug agents with a large quantity of marijuana and ammunition, almost five years after a Guyanese man was deported from Barbados where he was convicted and jailed for marijuana and cocaine trafficking. The Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) arrested Rohan “Sauce” Rambarran of ...

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Opposition insists billions available to pay increased wages, salaries

Last Updated on Friday, 9 February 2024, 15:33 by Denis Chabrol The opposition A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) on Friday insisted that GY$20 billion in the 2024 National Budget could be redirected to pay increased wages and salaries to teachers and other government employees, refuting claims by Vice President Bharrat Jagdeo that the treasury cannot afford to ...

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GTU denies Jagdeo’s claims of non-submission of financial records

Last Updated on Friday, 9 February 2024, 14:36 by Denis Chabrol The Guyana Teachers’ Union (GTU) on Friday rubbished claims by Vice President Bharrat Jagdeo that the union has failed to submit its financial records under the law for several years to show how it has been spending millions of dollars in membership dues. GTU Vice President, Collis Nicholson said ...

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How growing up Guyanese prepared a Brooklyn-born Volunteer for Peace Corps service

Last Updated on Friday, 9 February 2024, 9:15 by Denis Chabrol Reproduced from Peace Corps (peacecorps.gov) by Chanel Rigby, a Peace Corps Response Volunteer who serves as a school support officer in Guyana. I am a Brooklyn girl, warmed by the Florida sunshine with Guyanese blood running through my veins. I was born in Flatbush to Guyanese parents and I ...

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Opposition asks High Court to boot Jagdeo from National Assembly, cabinet

Last Updated on Friday, 9 February 2024, 8:04 by Denis Chabrol Vice President Bharrat Jagdeo declined to respond to questions surrounding his “prolonged absence” from sittings of the National Assembly, after two opposition parliamentarians filed a court case to press for the top government parliamentarian to be removed from the House. “That’s a matter for the Speaker and we’ll respond ...

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APNU+AFC’s Ferguson wins Cybercrime battle against GDF Chief-of-Staff

Last Updated on Friday, 9 February 2024, 7:22 by Denis Chabrol A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) parliamentarian, Annette Ferguson was Thursday freed of a criminal Cybercrime charge based on a complaint by now Chief-of-Staff of the Guyana Defence Force (GDF), Brigadier Omar Khan, according to Attorney-at-Law Lyndon Amsterdam. Senior Magistrate Leron Daly dismissed the charge that had ...

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