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Daily Archives: May 8, 2015

Updated: Cache of arms, ammo seized at City wharf

A large number of guns and ammunition were seized Friday afternoon at a city wharf by customs officers during the clearance of a barrel that was sent from the United States (US),  Commissioner General of the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) Kurshid Sattaur said. Police later said in a statement that at about 1130 AM Friday May 08, 2015, during the clearing ...

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No plan to illegally detain persons on Election Day- police force

The Guyana Police Fore says it is unaware of any plan to “illegally” detain persons thus preventing them from voting on Election Day. The Force’s communication department on May 8 said that it has been professional throughout the election period and remain that way as Election Day draws closer. The agency warned however that citizens should remain lawful and prevent ...

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Fmr. US President Jimmy Carter arrives to head electoral observer mission

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter arrived at Cheddi Jagan International Airport, Timheri, Friday afternoon, in advance of the May 11 general and regional elections, the Carter Centre said in a brief statement. Carter is co-leading the Carter Center’s 100th election observation mission, which features a team of more than 50 observers and is co-led by Dames Audrey Glover of the United Kingdom and Billie Miller ...

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APNU+AFC unexcited by announcement of oil find

by Zena Henry A Partnership for National Unity+ Alliance for Change (APNU+AFC) Coalition seems un-ecstatic over recent claims that Guyana may have struck oil. The announcement came a day before the Coalition registered its delight that should the country strike the mineral, a responsible and corrupt- free government would be in place to the put the resource to the correct ...

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Opposition coalition confident of victory, warns of unrestrained supporters if they feel cheated

by Zena Henry The coalition of A Partnership for National Unity+ Alliance for Change (APNU+AFC) is banking on an additional 10 percent vote that they think will afford them victory in the next two days when General and regional elections are held, but warned that its supporters would not take lightly to a fraudulent election. The Coalition’s executive member Rupert ...

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Caricom observer mission gets down to work

by Zena Henry With only two days to go, the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has come on board, joining other foreign missions in the observance of the General and Regional elections. The 10-member team which is headed by Jamaica’s Deputy Director of Elections, Earl Simpson and Josephine Tamai, Belize’s Chief Elections Officer, will be in the country for approximately eight days. ...

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New York man sentenced in absentia after fleeing the U.S. to Guyana

(TIMES LEDGER).-A Guyanese man who may have absconded to his native land was sentenced in absentia to nine years in prison on burglary charges after he and an accomplice fled during the course of jury selection for their trial in Queens Supreme Court, according to the Queens District Attorney office. Chetram Karan, 25, and Vishwa Nabi, 27, both from Jamaica, ...

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PPPC meeting gets “warm reception” of heckling in Buxton

About 100 persons in Buxton village  Thursday day night heckled and booed President Donald Ramotar, ministers and other government functionaries while the incumbent People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) held a meeting in that village. Police and a man clad in an APNU+AFC jersey kept the group on the southern side of the Railway Embankment Road to prevent them from surging ...

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Govt, opposition take election battle to vehicle taxes

As Guyana’s election campaign heads down to the wire for Monday’s polls, the country’s two major political opponents are in a battle to offer the lowest taxes on imported vehicles. First, it was leader of the opposition A Partnership for National Unity+ Alliance For Change (APNU+ AFC) coalition, David Granger promising to lower the taxes and duties on new vehicles ...

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Ramotar hints at new Cabinet faces

President Donald Ramotar Thursday hinted at changes to his Cabinet and regional levels should his party win next Monday’s general and regional elections with the aim of ensuring accountability and good governance. “My new administration will have changes at every level of governance for Cabinet, Regional Government and the Neighbourhood Democratic Council. This will be done to improve the level ...

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