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GDF Corporal arrested for alleged sex crime with 14-year old

A Guyana Defence Force (GDF) Lance corporal has been arrested for allegedly engaging in “sexual activity” with a 14-year old girl for more than  one year now, police said. Police said he committed the act between September 14, 2020 and September 15, 2021 at a location in Region One, Barima-Waini. “A preliminary investigation into this matter revealed that the victim ...

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GTU accuses govt of attempting to break up union

The Guyana Teachers’ Union (GTU) on Tuesday accused government of dismantling that organisation, in the wake of the Ministry of Education’s decision to take away the processing of duty-free concessions and scholarships for teachers from that union. “GTU wishes to inform the general public of the MoE’s (Ministry of Education’s) attempt to orchestrate union busting,” the union said. Deeming the ...

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Old Students give back to St. Winefride’s Secondary School

The St. Winefrides Secondary School Old Students Association and a United States-based Guyanese have chipped in with support to that Newtown, Georgetown-based school The school received  sanitising materials from the old students association, at a time when Guyana and the rest of the world are battling to stave off the potentially deadly coronavirus, COVID-19. The items donated include sanitiser spray ...

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Woman drops rape charge against man

A now 19-year old woman has dropped a rape charge against a 26-year old man, who had allegedly committed the act when she was 15 years old, police said. She told the court that she does not want to lead evidence against him. The Guyana Police Force says the case was discharged against the man on Monday. The man had ...

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Ministry of Education removes Teachers Union from scholarship, duty free concession process; GTU so far silent

The Ministry of Education on Tuesday announced that it has taken over the management of the scholarship programme and award of duty free concessions from the Guyana Teachers Union (GTU), in response to what the  ministry says are threats against teachers who have not participated in the protests. “The Government of Guyana is hereby reverting these two programs to the ...

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Maxwell Thom of Wireless Connections, 93.1 Real FM dies from COVID

The owner of Wireless Connections and 93 1 FM Real FM, Maxwell Thom, died on Tuesday from COVID-19, a top Health Ministry official confirmed. While other media houses had reported his passing, at that time he did not succumb but was in a critical condition. Thom was admitted several days ago to the COVID-19  hospital, Liliendaal, East Coast Demerara. Back ...

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BREAKING: PNCR’s Aubrey Norton, 17 others arrested

Executive member of the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) Aubrey Norton and at least 17 others were Monday morning arrested. He and  16 others were taken to the Brickdam Police Station during the course of the morning and early afternoon in a bus and detention van. Mr. Norton said, “I don’t know why they arrested me. I was on Regent ...

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GTU rubbishes Education Ministry’s claims of retribution against non-striking teachers; criticises some branch executives for boycott

The Guyana Teachers’ Union is rejecting claims by the Ministry of Education that scholarships or concessions for educators will be in jeopardy if they refuse to join in protests against the COVID measures. A number of teachers last week protested outside the Ministry of Education for three days against the need for teachers to be vaccinated or present weekly PCR ...

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Forestry sector urged to export houses to Caribbean

Even as Barbados prepares to import prefabricated houses from China, Guyana’s President Irfaan Ali on Sunday challenged the Malaysian-owned Barama Company Limited and other producers to build houses for export to the Caribbean. Addressing the 30th anniversary ceremony of the company at its Land 0f Canaan headquarters, he said Guyana’s wood sector needs to develop its value-added products such as ...

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Guyana to object to Venezuelan political mediators using Essequibo controversy as negotiating tool

President Irfaan Ali on Sunday said he planned to voice his objection to the mediating nations after Venezuela’s  opposition and government united in their call for bilateral negotiations to settle the claim to the oil-rich Essequibo Region. “As far as we are concerned, if they have an engagement, whichever country believes that they have an engagement with Venezuela in resolving ...

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