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Daily Archives: April 29, 2015

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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Political parties sign Code of Conduct for General and Regional Election campaign

by Zena Henry Political parties contesting the 2015 General Elections gave their commitment on Wednesday, April 29 to adhere to the regulatory structure of the Code of Conduct relative to this year’s General polls. With accusations already flying over inappropriate behaviour by both major parties, a special occasion was held at the Guyana Elections Commission’s (GECOM) Command Centre, High Street ...

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GT&T donates GUY$500,000 to Charles Rosa School of Nursing

The Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company (GT&T) on Wednesday made a presentation of GUY$500,000 to the Charles Roza School of Nursing in Linden, the telecommunications provider said in a statement. The donation will go towards providing desks and other furnishings for the institution which serves as a training centre for students of Linden and other regions. It was founded in ...

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Rights activist Sherlina Nageer rejects President’s action against Ramsaran; wants similar action against Attorney General

Rights activist, Sherlina Nageer on Wednesday rejected President Donald Ramotar’s announcement that he has relieved Health Minister Dr. Bheri Ramsaran of ministerial duties because he had insulted her, describing his move as a political gimmick. “Noted but we are still not appeased. We are less than two weeks before elections. It ‘s pretty clear to me that it is simply ...

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Govt defends fibre-optic cable deal with Dax Contracting Services

The Guyana government on Wednesday defended handing over the rehabilitation and maintenance of the state-owned fibre-optic cable to a local private company for free, saying that it was much cost effective to do so rather than borrow between US$20 million to US$30 million to first fix it. That is in stark contrast to the US$10 million that a senior official ...

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PPP/C pounce Coalition on delayed manifesto; cites power struggle, policy difference

by Zena Henry Closing in on the final leg to General polls less than two weeks away, the People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) has mounted pressure on A Partnership for National Unity + Alliance for Change (APNU+AFC) to release their manifesto. A senior official of the coalition told Demerara Waves Online News that APNU+AFC’s manifesto would be launched before this weekend. ...

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Updated: Health Minister relieved of duties for degrading remarks to rights activist due to pressure- Luncheon

The virtual sacking of Health Minister Dr. Bheri Ramsaran for offensive remarks he made to a female rights activist days before general elections was due to mounting pressure for him to resign or be fired , according to a top government official. Luncheon claimed he did not know that President Donald Ramotar had relieved the Health Minister of his duties ...

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Speeding claims another life, leaves two others injured

Investigations are being conducted into a fatal accident that occurred at about 2230h. last night Tuesday April 28, 2015, at Montrose Public Road, ECD, and which resulted in the death of Arif Williams, 22 years, of Triumph, ECD. Investigations have revealed that Arif Williams was driving a motor car, allegedly at a fast rate, when he reportedly swerved from a ...

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PPP urges zero tolerance on election irregularities

The People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) Tuesday night vowed that it would not tolerate any irregularities at the May 11, 2015 general and regional elections that could see it being cheated out of retaining power. “Let me make it clear. We not taking that sh…We not taking it because every vote matters and the last elections we saw the consequences ...

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Timehri residents destroy Works Ministry’s ‘no squatting’ signs

In what might be a clear case of resistence, Timehri residents have destroyed ‘no squatting’ signs recently erected by the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA). This is according to a public statement released by the Public Works Ministry Tuesday April 28. More than a week ago the government agency highlighted concerns about an alleged renewal of squatting activities in the ...

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