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‘Treat with teachers’ concerns as an urgent issue’- Opposition Leader

“I would urge the Government to treat with the concerns of teachers as an urgent issue and don’t drag them along in a never-ending issue of negotiations.” These were the words of Opposition Leader and General Secretary of the People’s Progressive Party (PPP/C) Dr Bharrat Jagdeo who, in his most recent weekly press conference, said […]

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Over 600 students recorded zero passes in 2018 CSEC exams

At the recent announcement of the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) results, the Education Ministry has disclosed that over 600 students recorded zero passes. This revelation was made on Friday afternoon at the National Centre for Education Resource Development (NCERD) building in the company of the Education Minister Nicolette Henry, the Chief Education Officer Marcel […]

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“Coalition Govt will not be intoxicated by oil” – President Granger

President David Granger on Friday said that “Guyanese can be assured that the Coalition Government will not be intoxicated by oil. It will manage this new resource in a responsible manner for the benefit of present and future generations.” The president, who was at the time addressing the 20th Biennial Congress of the Peoples’ National […]

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Georgia town finds twin in Georgetown

The Georgetown Mayor and Councillors hosted a reception in honour of the visiting Mayor of Stonecrest, Georgia, Jason Larry as part of an initiative to twin the two cities. According to a DPI release, the official key to the city was handed over by Mayor Patricia Chase-Green to the Mayor of the city in DeKalb […]

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CPL 2018: Pollard’s ton ends 2-year drought as Stars defeat Tridents

A maiden T20 hundred from skipper Kieron Pollard at last propelled St Lucia Stars to a first Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) victory in 15 matches, spanning a period of two years, as the disappointment of 24 hours earlier was washed away in a dominant 38-run victory over Barbados Tridents. The Stars had appeared certain […]

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Police Constable arraigned for Brazilian miner’s murder

The Police Constable, who on Saturday last, allegedly shot and killed a Brazilian miner at Puruni Backdam, Region Seven (7), was on Friday afternoon arraigned for the murder at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts. Robert Daniels, 22, of Victoria Road, Plaisance, East Coast Demerara (ECD), stood before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan and had the indictable charge […]

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Father of 10 appears in Court for allegedly sharing obscene photos of wife

Desmond Simpson, 49, appeared in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts after he was arraigned for sharing obscene photos of his wife on three occasions. The man’s wife Simone Simpson told the court that she doesn’t want to go ahead with the matter. However Magistrate Leron Daly refused to discontinue the matter and told the man “Aren’t […]

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14-yr-old among four charged with trafficking 22lbs cocaine

A 14-year-old boy, along with three other men, on Friday, appeared in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts and stood before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan after they were charged for trafficking 10.078 kilograms (22 lbs) of cocaine which was found in the parking lot of a restaurant in Georgetown. The men, Ricardo DenHart, 47, Patrick Ram, Denzil […]

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Barbados relaxes visa requirements for Haitian nationals

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — The Barbados government says Haitians will no longer require visas to enter the island. A government statement said that the position is in keeping with the “unanimous decision” taken during the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) summit held in Jamaica in July. Also coming out of that Summit, was a unanimous decision that […]

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PPP supports reopening of sugar estates

Former President and Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo on Thursday asserted that he has received information that an assessment done by the Special Purpose Unit (SPU) on the closed Sugar estates  suggests that the facilities were viable.  “…and so, if this is true and I hope the media will ask them … it would be very disturbing, […]

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