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Daily Archives: April 27, 2015

“After 23 years, it is time” say Barticians as APNU+AFC churns out promises

Fed up of waiting 23 years for the incumbent administration to provide quality basic services, many residents of the gold mining township of Bartica are prepared to give the opposition a chance to run Guyana’s affair. In turn, the opposition coalition of A Partnership for National Unity+ Alliance For Change (APNU) is promising better health care, reliable electricity, proper roads, ...

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Man arraigned for gunning down city businessman’s wife

Three months after the wife of a well-known city businessman’s wife was gunned down in front of her house, a man was Monday arraigned on a charge of murder. Thirty-four year old Richard Stanton of Princes Street, Lodge is accused of the murder of Patricia Sanasie on January 12, 2015 at Atlantic Gardens,  East Coast Demerara.  He was not required ...

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PPP reprimands Minister for ‘strip and slap’ statements, …activist to give statement to CID

by Zena Henry Despite claiming days earlier that the incident between Health Minister Bheri Ramsaran and social activist, Sherlina Nageer was “blown out of proportion” the People’s Progressive Party/Civic said Monday, April 27, that it has reprimanded its party candidate for statements he made. During an exchange with the Minister and the female activist, who challenged him on his performance ...

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GECOM, political parties cited for EAB’s aborted field test

by Zena Henry The Electoral Assistance Bureau (EAB) says that Guyanese have been deprived of added assurance regarding the controversial voters list now that the agency has aborted a limited test exercise that would have challenged the integrity of the roll. With some two weeks left before General Elections, the testing activity would have served to ease the minds of ...

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Female aviation industry personnel to form organisation

by Zena Henry ‘Girl power’ was the theme when some within the local aviation’s female community gathered last week for an event that ended up solidifying the need for a ‘Women in Aviation’ Guyana Chapter to address the many issues they face in this industry. The event was meant for senior and experienced female aviation stalwart, Captain Beverly Drake to ...

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PPP Civic appeals to military, police for votes

Days after raising fears that the integrity of the military and police would be compromised if the opposition, dominated by ex senior military and police leaders, is victorious at upcoming elections,  Former President Bharrat Jagdeo Sunday night appealed to servicemen to vote for his People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC). Addressing a large rally at Stewartville, West Coast Demerara on Sunday, ...

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Opposition to scrap multi-million dollar pharmaceutical procurement arrangement

The opposition A Partnership for National Unity+ Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) Sunday night vowed to withdraw a multi-million contract for the supply of medicines and other pharmaceutical supplies to public health institutions if it is elected to office next month. Addressing at least 6,000 persons at a rally held at the Bartica Community Centre  ground, Dr. George Norton lamented the ...

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