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Chase-Green re-elected as Mayor

-Akeem Peter is new Deputy as AFC ‘kicked to the curb’

Councillor Akeem Peter of APNU+AFC is the new Deputy Mayor of Georgetown while Patricia Chase-Green will have a third term as Mayor after a City election which saw AFC councillors “kicked to the curb.” Peter who is a member of the PNCR, the largest party in the APNU coalition, was elected unopposed after former Deputy Mayor Sherod Duncan was prevented from nominating the incumbent Lionel Jaikaran.

Guyana readying for World Court move

Minister of Foreign Affairs Carl Greenidge says the government is diligently working to prepare its case on the Venezuela border controversy for the World Court secure in the knowledge that Guyana’s western neighbour will have to comply with the ruling of the international legal body.

From near death to new doctor

Ten years after a motorcycle accident left Triston Griffith fighting for his life, he now walks the wards of the Georgetown Public Hospital hoping that he can repay the numerous chances he has been given by saving lives.

Teachers’ strike on hold as union to meet Granger

-GTU proposal languishing for nearly two years

After being told to prepare for strike action over wages and salaries, teachers were yesterday asked to stand down “for now” as their union is set to engage in discussions on Monday with President David Granger and Minister of Finance Winston Jordan.

‘Betrayed’ GPSU plans militancy over imposed public servant wage hikes

-Yarde bemoans continued disregard for collective bargaining

Breaking its week-long silence on the government’s announced imposition of wage hikes for public servants, the Guyana Public Service Union (GPSU) yesterday said it was “betrayed” by the David Granger-led administration and union president Patrick Yarde declared that only “significantly stepped up militancy” will change the workers’ destiny of “peppercorn salaries” and “unacceptable conditions of service”.

‘It was a misjudgment’

-Duncan owns up to failure to report alleged sexual abuse of minor by constabulary officer

Although Sherod Duncan has been one of the most vocal proponents for accountability and transparency since his election to the Georgetown city council, he admits that he may have failed to adhere to the high standards he has set.

City cop fired over sex abuse of minor

-Town Clerk calls in police, faces questions over delay

One day after saying that there was not enough evidence for the administration to act, Town Clerk Royston King yesterday dismissed the constabulary officer who is accused of sexually abusing a juvenile in the custody of City Constabulary for misconduct.