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Daily Archives: May 25, 2015

Sooba gets the boot as Council activates no-confidence motion

by Zena Henry The long rope may have finally come to its end for controversial City Town Clerk Carol Sooba of the Mayor and City Councillors (M&CC) prepare to activate their no confidence motion against the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) selected Chief Executive Officer. As the Council gears for its first Statutory Meeting since the 2015 General and Regional elections ...

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Court temporarily bans Jagdeo from leaving Guyana until ruling on alleged racial incitement

Former President Bharrat Jagdeo was Monday banned from leaving Guyana until the hearing and determination of an indictable charge of uttering racially divisive remarks. Attorney-at-Law, Christopher Ram has filed a private criminal charge against Jagdeo, saying that he that he uttered racially divisive remarks in violation of one of Guyana’s electoral laws on March 8 at Babu John, Port Mourant, ...

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President pardons 60 prisoners

by Nazima Raghubir President David Granger on Monday disclosed that he would be pardoning 60 prisoners between the ages of 18 and 25 years who are serving sentences for petty crimes. In an interview, the Guyanese leader said he plans to make the presidential pardon an annual feature of his tenure in office “I have specified that persons who are ...

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Local govt elections unlikely this year

Minister of Communities Ronald Bulkan says he sees no reason preventing the holding of long-overdue Local Government Elections (LGE) this year, but much depends on the readiness of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) and the passage of a key law that will pass several executve responsibilities to the Local Government Commission. “We are committed to ensuring that the provisions related ...

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Suriname goes to general elections on Monday

PARAMARIBO, Suriname – For the 8th time since its independence in 1975 voters in Suriname will Monday go to the polls to elect a new parliament. While it was expected, incumbent president Desi Bouterse at his party’s last rally Saturday night announced that he is running again to become the next president. In a surprise move he named Minister of ...

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Heavy duty traffic allowed on Lethem road

Heavy duty vehicles have been given the green light to ply the Linden-Lethem road now that the construction of temporary bypasses on two eroded areas has been completed, according to the Ministry of Public Infrastructure. The temporary bypasses are to facilitate traffic flow at Miles 1 and 12 on the Lethem road-which is eroded- are completed. The Ministry said steps ...

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Bartica Hospital to be developed into a regional facility

The new A Partnership for National Unity +Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) Government is immediately looking at making the Bartica Hospital into a regional facility. This was disclosed by Minister of Public Health, Dr. George Norton, yesterday, during a visit to the hospital, according to the Government Information Agency (GINA). “We (are) not out here to criticise for the sake of ...

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Prem Misir appointed new Vice Chancellor of University of Fiji

(THE JET NEWSPAPER).-The University of Fiji announces the appointment of Professor Premnarine Misir of Georgetown Guyana as the new Vice-Chancellor of the University. In making the announcement the Pro-Chancellor of The University if Fiji, Mr. Anil Tikaram said Professor Misir holds a PhD in Social and Behavioral Science from University of Hull (England), Master of Public Health from University of ...

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