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Daily Archives: March 11, 2015

Nomination Day is April 7

Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission, Dr. Steve Surujbally on Wednesday announced that April 7, 2015 would be Nomination Day for political parties to officially declare their interest and submit their list of candidates for the May 11, 2015 general and regional elections. “That Nomination Day I officially announce will be Tuesday April 7, 2015,” he told the opening session ...

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Let us not be drawn into any form of ethnic revenge or tit for tat by Dr. David Hinds

Tonight (Tuesday) Guyana has crossed yet another dangerous line. A mere 48 hours after a former Head of Government and State publicly suggested to his successor that governance in Guyana should include “kicking some asses,” an activist known for his anti-government protest was shot dead while walking the streets of his community urging his fellow citizens to come out and ...

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Home Ministry orders thorough probe into Crum-Ewing’s execution; speculates political motive

More than two hours after opposition political activist Courtney Crum-Ewing was gunned down, the Home Affairs Ministry condemned the killing, called for a thorough probe and urged Guyanese to be wary of politically orchestrated violence. “Though it is early yet to draw any specific conclusion or motive in connection with the perpetration of this dastardly act, the Ministry of Home ...

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BREAKING NEWS: Well-known anti-government protester gunned down while urging people to vote

The man, who protested for several days outside Attorney General Anil Nandlall’s office, was Tuesday night gunned down at Third Street, Diamond while urging people on a loud hailer to go out and vote. He was identified as Courtney Crum-Ewing, a former soldier, who had led a one-man crusade against Nandlall outside his office on Carmichael Street, Georgetown. Crum-Ewing’s family ...

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West Ruimveldt residents block deplorable road

Residents of a section of West Ruimveldt blocked the roads in the area Tuesday afternoon, citing their deplorable state over the years. Shortly after 2:30 PM , persons in the area placed various items including old refrigerators,stones and pieces of wood , blocking traffic on School Street,WaterLilly Street ,Cross Street and several small connecting streets there. Police were called in ...

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Construction worker jailed for robbing undercover cop

A construction worker was Tuesday jailed for two years for robbing a police intelligence officer and another man at knifepoint at the Promenade Gardens earlier this year. Neil Clark of 164 East Ruimveldt, Georgetown was found guilty of robbery under arms and attempt to commit  a felony by City Magistrate Ann Mc Lennan Clark pleaded guilty to the offences that ...

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Guyanese woman faked passport declaration to travel to Barbados

A Guyanese mother of three, who wanted to travel to Barbados, was Tuesday convicted and fined GUY$40,000 for falsely signing a declaration to obtain a Guyana passport. Sealy Munroe,35, told the court that she had signed a declaration stating that she was Elena Bacchus to obtain a passport. She confessed that with intent to defraud she had signed the document ...

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Haitian convicted for illegal entry

A Haitian, who entered Guyana illegally from neighbouring Brazil, was Tuesday fined GUY$30,000 or he would have to spend one month in jail if he fails to pay. Chief Magistrate, Priya Sewnarine-Beharry convicted 24-year old Jonathan Joseph after he pleaded guilty to entering Guyana without presenting himself to an immigration officer. Speaking through an interpreter, he acknowledged that between March ...

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