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Daily Archives: March 3, 2015

Clinton Urling eyes political arena

City businessman and former President of the non-governmental organisation, Blue CAPS,  Clinton Urling  Tuesday said he would almost certainly be entering the political arena for the May 11, 2015 general and regional elections. Speaking with Demerara Waves Online News, Urling said a decision would most likely be made in less than one month from now after he would have seen ...

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Guyana National Youth Council responds to critics of its role in stimulating youth voter-turnout

The Guyana National Youth Council (GNYC) Tuesday sought to dispel accusations by the ruling People’s Progressive Party (PPP) and its youth arm, Progressive Youth Organisation (PYO), that it was a biased entity with no track record in youth affairs. “The Council’s membership is inclusive of Guyanese across the diverse political, geographic and ethnic spectrum and the leadership intends to continue ...

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IDB’s approval, disbursements before elections above board

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) on Tuesday said it was sticking to its rules in approving and disbursing loans for Guyana on the eve of the country’s general elections and sees nothing wrong with doing so. The Working People’s Alliance (WPA) expressed concern about the recently approved US$17.6 million loan for Strengthening of the Environment Sector and a US$17.16 million ...

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Guyanese man arrested with 10kg cocaine at Kennedy Airport, claims smuggling diamonds

(NEW YORK DAILY NEWS).- A Guyanese national nabbed smuggling cocaine inside cans of diced fruit came up with story that’s nuttier than a fruitcake. Colin McKenzie allegedly told the feds that he thought he was smuggling diamonds. McKenzie, 48, and his two suitcases were selected for inspection Friday by Customs and Border Protection officers after he stepped off a Caribbean Airlines ...

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PPP Civic PM candidate still on top public service job

The People’s Progressive Party Civic’s Prime Ministerial candidate, Ambassador Elisabeth Harper is still on the job as Director General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs although she has begun campaigning for the incumbent party. Two weeks after she appeared at the PPP’s Headquarters to reveal her candidacy and last weekend appeared on a staged soft interview on state-run TV, Harper ...

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Marijuana find triggers fiery riot at Camp Street jail

Fire erupted at the Georgetown Prison Monday night during a small prison riot, resulting in a total lockdown of the correctional institution by police and prison service personnel. Fire Chief Marlon Gentle confirmed that a mattress was set on fire during the fracas. A high-ranking police officer in ‘A’ Division told Demerara Waves that two rival gangs began the unrest ...

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