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Daily Archives: March 8, 2015

PPP whips up old hatred for PNC

The People’s Progressive Party (PPP) on Sunday sought to invoke historical hatred for the People’s National Congress (PNC) administration, saying that its name-change over the years and plans to have vice presidents smack of “Burnhamism”. Addressing party faithful at Babu John, Port Mourant, fomer President Bharrat Jagdeo scoffed at plans by the opposition coalition of A Partnership for National Unity ...

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Mocha man shot dead

At about 0100h. today Sunday March 08, 2015, Jermain Giles, 35 years, of Barnwell North, Mocha, EBD, was awakened by a noise at his door, police said. He opened a window to check and was shot to his head in the process. Two men entered the house through the open window and held up Giles’ reputed wife Joylyn Oliver. They ...

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Deadly jaguar killed at Mashabo Village

After wreaking havoc in the Essequibo village of Mashabo, Region Two,for the past two months, a jaguar was shot dead Sunday morning. Residents there said they could now breathe a sigh of relief after villager, Sydney Williams, shot the animal dead by using a gun trap.’ Since mid-January, the jaguar had been reportedly terrorizing the village, killing at least 14 ...

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U.S. denies youth voter education programme partisan

Even as the seven-member Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) discusses the future of collaboration with the Guyana National Youth Council (GNYC) on a youth-targeted public education drive, the United States (US) denies that the project is politically partisan. Deputy Chief-of-Mission of the American embassy here, Bryan Hunt told Demerara Waves Online News that the nationwide GYNC-GECOM project is not concentrated on ...

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Guyana seals another rice, paddy deal with Venezuela

Despite political and economic troubles in neighbouring Venezuela, that Spanish-speaking country has agreed to buy more rice and paddy from Guyana but the prices remain a secret. “The price for paddy and rice agreed on will also be similar to 2014,” said Agriculture Minister, Dr. Leslie Ramsammy without providing actual figures. He led a team last week to Caracas where ...

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Harper seen as crusader against domestic violence- Ramotar

President Donald Ramotar says he selected Director General of the Foreign Affairs Ministry, Ambassador Harper to be his prime ministerial candidate because he hoped that being a victim of domestic violence she would motivate other women to speak out. “One of the reasons that I chose Lis Harper to be my Prime Ministerial candidate is that I believe that we ...

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