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Daily Archives: April 8, 2015

BOURDA POST OFFICE ROBBERY: Gun, ammo found in trench; man slapped with six charges

Hours after police recovered a gun stolen from a policeman during a multi-million dollar robbery outside the Bourda Post Office last week, a man was arraigned on Wednesday in connection with the heist. Stravo Evans of Kaneville, East Bank Demerara and Curtis Street, Albouystown, Georgetown was slapped with six charges and remanded to prison until April 13. Appearing before City ...

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OAS and Guyana Sign Agreement for Mission to Observe May 11 Elections

The Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), José Miguel Insulza, and the Permanent Representative of Guyana to the Organization, Bayney Karran, today signed the agreement by which the institution will send an Electoral Observation Mission to the general elections of May 11 in the Caribbean country. The ceremony took place in Panama City in the context of ...

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US funds local, hemispheric electoral observer missions

The United States is funding local and hemispheric observers to the tune of US$300,000 to help boost confidence in the electoral process and acceptance of the results of the May 11, 2015 general and regional elections, the American embassy said. “It is our hope that international and domestic observation will increase public and stakeholder confidence in the electoral process, culminating ...

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Ronald Gajraj appointed High Commissioner to Bangladesh

(BDNEWS24).-South America’s one of the poorest economies, Guyana is keen to work closely with Bangladesh. It’s newly appointed non-resident High Commissioner to Bangladesh Jairam Ronald Gajraj called on Foreign Minister Abul Hassan Mahmood Ali on Wednesday. He told the foreign minister that a joint commission could be formed to identify the areas where the two countries could work together. Gajraj, based ...

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“Show me the evidence” on corruption by PPPC govt- Clinton Urling

Newly minted People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) candidate for next month’s general and regional elections, Clinton Urling on Tuesday brushed off questions about why he opted to endorse the incumbent party whose government has been tainted by allegations of corruption and mismanagement. “If you have the evidence and you show me the evidence, maybe I may be persuaded to look ...

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Women’s welfare high on campaign agenda

Women’s rights on Tuesday seemed set to become a major campaign issue for the opposition coalition and the incumbent People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC). First it was the PPPC when it rolled out then Director General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Elisabeth Harper, who later on went on to tell Guyanese in a canned interview on state-run television that ...

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