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Guyanese father loses son in Afghanistan explosion

A young American soldier of Guyanese parentage was killed in Afghanistan on US Independence Day when his unit was attacked by a rocket-propelled grenade. 18-year old Pvt. Errol “Elijah” Duran Aster Milliard of Birmingham, Alabama leaves to mourn, among others, his father Evan Gibson. Gibson said he learnt that his only son, a combat engineer, was killed in the city ...

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Teacher migration slows

Fewer Guyanese teachers are migrating to take up lucrative job offers because recruiters are no longer targeting the South American nation but are instead giving priority to their nationals, officials said Monday. “There is not a grave problem. It is not a free flow like before,” President of the Guyana Teachers Union (GTU), Colin Bynoe told Demerara Waves Online News ...

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Guyana ratifies UN Arms Trade Treaty

Guyana has ratified the UN Arms Trade Treaty becoming the second country to do so. This was included in a correspondence from the Parliamentarians for Global Action (PGA) to Speaker of the National Assembly Raphael Trotman and seen by DemWaves. “I am pleased to inform you that the Government of Guyana deposited its Instrument of Ratification of the Arms Trade ...

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Corruption claims meant to influence PPP Congress outcome – Rohee

Ruling People’s Progressive Party (PPP) Executive Member Clement Rohee says the recent writings in the press linking the party to corruption are meant to influence delegates to “revolt” at its August 2 to 4 Congress. His comment at a Monday media briefing was part of an extended response to a question on the view that the party had strayed from ...

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Updated: Gunmen grab GUY$8 M; injure businessman, kill employee

Re-migrant Cecil Gajadhar, who decided to open a relatively small filling station on the East Coast Demerara, Monday morning narrowly escaped death but his employee was shot dead during an GUY$8 million heist. Gajadhar, 71, of Foulis, East Coast Demerara sustained a gunshot injury to his forehead and was rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) where he received ...

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Carpenter gunned down on seawall

A 32-year old man was gunned down on the Vryheid’s Lust Seawall, East Coast Demerara hours after leaving his pregnant common-law wife to be in the company of another woman, relatives said. Police identified the dead man as Tyrone Boodhoo of Better Hope (Area H), East Coast Demerara. Investigators said he and 23-year old Martha Mohammed were on the seawall ...

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Caribbean domestic workers demand better conditions

The Caribbean Domestic Workers Network (CDWN) on Sunday urged other labour unions to embrace domestic workers unions as they fight for better conditions of work as well as benefits under Caricom’s free movement of persons regime. “We find that trade unions are not lending their support to domestic workers in the region…so we are also calling on trade union leaders ...

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Caricom to set up Reparations Commission

Guyana’s President, Donald Ramotar is among regional leaders who have agreed to set up a Caricom Reparations Commission to demand compensation for native genocide and slavery, the Caricom headquarters said in a statement. Caricom leaders took the decision at their just concluded summit in Trinidad following representation by St. Vincent and the Grenadines. National Reparations Committees are to be established ...

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Guyana gets Caricom funds for agri development

Guyana and the CARICOM Development Fund (CDF) on Saturday signed a country assistance programme agreement that will inject US$7.32M into Guyana’s agriculture sector. Guyana’s Finance Minister, Dr. Ashni Singh and Chief Executive Officer of the CDF, Ambassador Lorne McDonnough signed the agreement for a combination of a US$4.566M concessionary loan and a US$2.66M grant, at the Hilton Hotel. President of ...

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Updated: Suspected arson leaves 16 homeless

At least 16 persons were Saturday afternoon rendered homeless after fire, believed to be the work of arsonists, destroyed two old wooden houses and severely damaged a third on Quamina Street, Georgetown. Occupants, who were at home at the time, recalled hearing a loud explosion before seeing flames and thick smoke billowing from the scene near the Guyana Revenue Authority’s ...

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December 2023