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Man arrested after blocking plane that refused to carry accident victim’s body

A relative of a road accident victim in North West District was arrested Saturday morning after he stood in front of an airplane at the Port Kaituma Airstrip demanding that the body be transported by the plane, police said. However, passengers refused to travel on the plane because the body was not properly concealed, police …

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AFC “battle-ready” if talks with APNU collapse next Monday

The Alliance For Change (AFC) on Friday vowed to walk away from talks with A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) next week Monday if the two parties fail to reach agreement on the allocation of seats after the next general elections. Following talks between APNU Chairman, David Granger and AFC Leader, Khemraj Ramjattan, Negotiator Dominic …

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News-Talk Radio Guyana 103.1 FM panel discussion: Diabetes: Signs, Symptoms, Impacts and Coping”

News-Talk Radio Guyana 103.1 FM presents a special panel discussion to mark World Diabetes Day 2019 under the topic: “Diabetes: Signs, Symptoms, Impacts and Coping”. World Diabetes Day, created by the International Diabetes Federation since 1991, is observed on November 14 every year in keeping with a resolution adopted by the United Nations General Assembly …

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APNU, AFC locked in battle over formula for parliamentary seats

The Alliance For Change (AFC) and A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) are yet to agree to a formula for allocating seats after the March 2, 2020 general elections, with APNU Chairman, David Granger and AFC Leader Khemraj Ramjattan set to meet again next week Monday. The two political leaders are yet to agree on …

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Granger announces increased salaries, allowances for public servants; GYD$70,000 salary for sweeper cleaners

President David Granger on Wednesday announced a “tax-free” increase in salaries and allowances for public servants, following a meeting with representatives of the Guyana Public Service Union (GPSU) and three top government ministers. In an address to the nation, Mr. Granger said the “tax-free” increases retroactive to January 1, 2019 will be: 8.5 percent for …

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Tullow shares fall most in 21 years on Guyana oil-quality concern

Reproduced from Bloomberg Tullow Oil Plc fell the most in two decades in London trading after saying it’s reassessing the commercial viability of discoveries in Guyana. The stock sank as much as 23% on the news that crude from two wells in the South American country was found to be heavy, with a high sulfur …

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Policeman among three arrested for 2.7 kilo gold heist; guns, ammo seized

A day after they allegedly stole a large quantity of raw gold at the Matthew’s Ridge airstrip, two of four suspects were arrested Tuesday morning with some of the precious yellow metal, guns and ammunition, the Guyana Police Force said. High-level police sources said a constable attached to the Tactical Services Unit was also arrested. …

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Two-day-old infant dies after fall from hammock

A two-day old baby boy died after a swinging hammock burst and he fell to the ground and was injured, police say. His mother did not take him to seek medical attention. Police say the body was examined and some discoloration was observed to his shoulder and back. Lance Douglas died at his residence at …

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Change Guyana promises cheaper cars, no VAT on mobile data, electricity or water

The Change Guyana political party on Tuesday proposed a steep reduction or elimination of a range of taxes as a way of reducing poverty and stimulating private sector-led development. The party is promising to make the first GYD$100,000 of salaries free from income tax in 2020, in view of its calculation that a household cost …

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Former diplomat is UG’s next Chancellor; Guyanese-rooted UK lawmaker is first UG Envoy Extraordinaire

The University of Guyana (UG) Council has appointed Dr. Edward Greene, a well-known former diplomat of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and the United Nations (UN), as its next Chancellor, the institution said Tuesday. The UG administration says Greene is expected to be inducted at a simple ceremony during this year’s convocation exercise at 10 a.m. …

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