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Daily Archives: March 20, 2015

Caricom backs Guyana against Venezuela’s border assertions

CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana) The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has stated its concern about several recent assertions from Venezuela, and has again expressed its hope for an early resolution of the controversy arising from Venezuela’s contention that the 1899 Arbitral Award, which settled the boundary between the two countries, is null and void. See full Statement from the Caribbean ...

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Fisherman killed, dumped in Atlantic Ocean

Police are probing the alleged murder of a fisherman and the dumping of his body overboard. Three men were arrested on Thursday, March 19, 2015 “and are in police custody assisting with the investigations.”  The dead man has been identified as 19-year old Avo Singh of Dundee, Mahaicony, East Coast Demerara. His body has not been recovered. Police say he ...

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Alleged Lethem school thieves caught with cash

Two men, who allegedly stole hundreds of thousands of dollars from a school in Lethem, have been arrested, police said. Investigators said at about 7 O’clock Thursday morning (March 19, 2015) it was discovered that the Machuine Primary School at Lethem, had been broken into and the sum of GUY$408,000.00 stolen. Police said they responded to the report and following ...

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ANALYSIS: Guyana’s elections-It is all about numbers

It is all in the numbers, and numbers don’t lie.  Guyanese know that talk of numbers during an election season is talk of race.  When the numbers were comforting, and a solid cushion of confidence existed, there was no need for any appeal of any kind at Babu John; or anywhere else for that matter.  Or to identify the ruling ...

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Govt, Private Sector hope observers will minimise challenge of election results

The Guyana government and the business community appear to be banking on international observers, including the well-respected Carter Centre, to quell any unease about the results of the upcoming general and regional elections. Less than one week after government said it was asking foreign observers to be here well in advance and long after ballots would have been cast on ...

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Britain offers to help GECOM for elections

The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) says Britain has promised to provide assistance to hold the upcoming general elections. The elections management authority said the pledge was made by Britain’s new High Commissioner to Guyana, Greg Quinn last Friday during a courtesy call on GECOM’s Chairman, Dr. Steve Surujbally. “The British High Commissioner expressed his satisfaction with the works being carried ...

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Key Club of Georgetown International Academy officially chartered

GEORGETOWN, GUYANA: The  Key Club of Georgetown International Academy was officially chartered as a member of the Kiwanis International Service Leadership Program, earlier this month under the auspices of Key Club International Caribbean Atlantic District. Held on March 5, organisers said that momentous event marked the formal establishment of the first Key Club in Guyana. It was attended by the U.S ...

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