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New cops urged to maintain integrity

Assistant Commissioner of Police Brian Joseph on Friday urged 56 new police officers to always treat persons that they are called to assist, as they themselves would want to be treated and to keep justice at the forefront of their minds.

Canal Number One access road slated for repairs

The access road to Canal Number One, West Bank Demerara, will soon be repaired as the Ministry of Public Infrastructure (MPI) is scheduled to begin corrective works this week, according to Jacoba Constantia-Conservancy Neigh-bourhood Democratic Council (NDC) Chairman Dhanraj Bipath.

GGDMA wants crackdown on raids by illegal miners

-miners warn of attacks by Venezuelan militants

The Guyana Gold and Diamond Miners Associa-tion (GGDMA) wants strong action to be taken against illegal miners who are raiding lands that have been legally claimed, while warning that tolerance for such activity is harming the image of the industry.

United unions want meeting with President on labour breaches

After a “necessary” meeting of the leaders of the major trade unions in Guyana, the labour movement has written to President David Granger seeking “engagement to correct anomalies” which are a “threat to Labour’s existence.” The meeting, which was held at the office of the Guyana Trades Union Congress (GTUC), included the main sugar union GAWU and key affiliates of the GTUC which have in the past not acted in concert because of decades-old divisions about representation in the labour movement.

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