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Daily Archives: April 20, 2015

GECOM agrees to number of polling stations

The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) on Monday announced that there would be 2,299 polling stations across the country for the May 11, 2015 general and regional elections. The elections management authority said that of that number 166 of the stations would be at private residences. GECOM said that information was provided to representatives of the coalition A Partnership for National ...

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Three PPP supporters injured after Albion rally; police appeal for tolerance

The Guyana Police Force Monday afternoon confirmed that several persons were injured when unidentified persons hurled missiles at a vehicle that was transporting persons from the People’s Progressive Party Civic’s (PPPC) rally at Albion. “Two women were struck to their head and shoulder, respectively, and a female child was struck to her left hand,” police said. Demerara Waves Online News ...

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Barry Dataram, three others charged with cocaine trafficking

A Guyanese man, wanted by the United States (US) to face narcotics charges, was among  four persons refused bail for allegedly being in possession of 100 kilogrammes of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking. Dataram and a number of other persons were arrested on Thursday, April 16, 2015 at 661 Fourth Avenue, Diamond, East Bank Demerara.  The others are Anjanie ...

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Jagdeo absent from court for private criminal charge

Former President Bharrat Jagdeo was a no-show at the Whim Magistrates’ Court on Monday to answer a private criminal charge of uttering racially divisive remarks. At least 100 supporters of the People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) stood outside the  Whim Magistrates’ Court.  While they cleared the way for Attorney-at-Law, Christopher Ram and his team to enter and exit, they booed ...

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PPPC warns of “big trouble” if opposition attempts to rig elections

The People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) Sunday urged supporters to turn out in large numbers to vote and warned the opposition that any attempt to derail the May 11, 2015 general elections would result in “big trouble.” Addressing thousands of party faithful at Albion, East Berbice, PPP General Secretary Clement Rohee said his party was “prepared for any eventuality” and ...

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PPP, AFC+APNU compete for hearts and minds on sugar, Jaganite politics

The People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) Sunday competed with the opposition coalition for space over the future of the ailing sugar industry and credibility surrounding the Jaganite brand of politics. Against the backdrop of A Partnership for National Unity + Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) promising that it would not close the sugar industry but it would be revived and the ...

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