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Monthly Archives: April 2015

APNU+AFC launches “the People’s Manifesto”, drastic changes promised in 100 days

by Zena Henry Launching what they called “the People’s manifesto” in modest style at the South Georgetown bus park at the Stabroek Market, this afternoon Thursday April 30, the A Partnership for National Unity +Alliance for Change (APNU+AFC) has finally made public their official plans for the country should they get into power after the May 11 Elections. Surrounded by ...

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APNU+AFC launches Project GPS to get unofficial elections results fast

The APNU+AFC on Thursday announced that it has launched a public service initiative to help the general public to access unofficial election results in a timely manner. Project GPS has two phases, the opposition coalition announced. Phase One of the GPS mapping of all the Polling Booth locations for the May 11th General Elections. Phase Two is the submission of photographs ...

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Ex intelligence policeman jailed for illegal gun, ammo possession

An ex police intelligence officer, who was caught with a gun and ammunition near the headquarters of the police intelligence headquarters, was Thursday jailed for five years. City Magistrate Judy Latchman imposed the sentence on Jerrel Huntley,27, after he was convicted for being in possession of one 9MM Glock pistol and 14 live rounds. Huntley of 140 Lamaha Springs was ...

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Digicel (Guyana) helps promote ICT among Guyanese girls

Digicel (Guyana) teamed up with the country’s National Frequency Management Unit (NFMU) and the Caribbean Community (Caricom) headquarters to promote and observe ‘Girls in ICT Day’, the phone company said in a statement. ‘Girls in ICT’ is an initiative of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and is a global effort to raise awareness on empowering and encouraging girls and young women to ...

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GDF Officer Cadet receives appointment to United States Military Academy

A Guyana Defense Force Officer Cadet has been presented a certificate of appointment to the United States Military Academy in West Point, New York.  Officer Candidate Britany Van Lange, of Georgetown, received her appointment from U.S. Embassy Georgetown’s Senior Defense Official, LCDR Robert Novotny.  Ms. Van Lange will join her older brother Errol, who is currently enrolled at West Point in ...

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GDF’s intelligence unit was overhauled after “sterilized” reports given govt

Former President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, Bharrat Jagdeo on Thursday said he did not scrap the Military Criminal Intelligence Department (MCID) of the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) but had overhauled that unit because he had been receiving “sterilized” reports. “I remember one Colonel came to me and said to me ‘the report you’re getting from the Military Intelligence ...

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Jagdeo denies links to Roger Khan, death squad

Former President Bharrat Jagdeo on Thursday denied knowing convicted Guyanese drug lord, Roger Khan or being part of any death squad. Speaking at a news conference at the headquarters of his incumbent People’s Progressive Party, Jagdeo broke his silence on the widely held view that he had been associated with Khan who is serving an extensive jail term in the ...

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Nursery school student gets medical attention after ingesting rat poison

by Zena Henry A three-year-old student of the Roxanne Burnham Nursery school had to be rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) earlier today Thursday, April 30, after it was suspected that she had ingested rat poison while in class. Information from the child’s mother Sharmain Richardson is that her daughter, Jada Sampson, may have collected the poisonous substance ...

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Coalition eyes PPP/C-government trying to bankrupt Guyana

by Zena Henry As the A Partnership for National Unity +Alliance for Change (APNU+AFC) Coalition continues to promise increased wages and salaries, it is pointing to the unauthorized use of public funds by the governing -People’s Progressive Party/Civic’s (PPP/C). The PPP/C’s main opponent in the upcoming election;- 11 days away- has noted that apart from allegedly siphoning off public money, ...

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More than 7,000 from Joint Services to vote Saturday

by Zena Henry Some 7,452 Disciplined Service men and women from the Guyana Defence Force (GDF), the Guyana Police Force (GPF), Prisons and Fire Service are expected to cast their ballots this Saturday (May 2) as the 2015 political season nears its end. At least 84 polling stations will be in use across the country as the security officers will be voting ...

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