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Monthly Archives: May 2015

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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Man, woman charged with abducting Bhena’s Footwear employee

Two persons charged with abducting an employee of Bhena’s Footwear were today arraigned for the offence and released on a total of GUY$1 million bail. Forty-eight year old Viola Morrison and 34-year Dexter John pleaded not guilty when the charge was read to them by Chief Magistrate Priya Sewnarine-Beharry. They have to return to court on June 1. Morrison and ...

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Peace advocacy group established for elections, gets UNDP support

by Zena Henry The question of a safe Guyana in what is being described as a critical, yet increasingly volatile election period remains fixed in the mind of some, and efforts are being made to let good sense prevail and Guyanese act lawfully regardless of the election verdict. Peace advocacy group, “Guyanese for Peace” is one such body working behind ...

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Implementation of Commonwealth recommendations responsibility of election stakeholders, pledges continued support once requested

by Zena Henry Despite the recognition that recommendations made following General and Regional Election might not be implemented, the Commonwealth Observer Group viewing the country’s 2015 election here says it will continue to fulfill their missions and continue to support the electoral process as long as they are requested. The foreign-based body held a pre-election press conference at Cara Lodge, ...

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US oil giant finds oil offshore Guyana

Esso exploration well, the Liza-1 on the Stabroek Block, using the drill-ship, Deepwater Champion located approximately 120 miles offshore Guyana, has encountered Hydrocarbons. That is according to Minister of Natural Resources and the Environment, Hon. Robert M. Persaud during an interview reflecting on the performance of natural resources and environmental sectors. However, he pointed out that it is too early ...

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