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Monthly Archives: May 2015

BREAKING NEWS: One dead, several injured in minibus accident

One person was killed and  at least 11 others, including a baby, were injured in a minibus accident on the West Coast Berbice Public Road. Police confirmed that the accident occurred at Number 42 Village. The injured persons were rushed to the Fort Wellington Hospital. While the baby’s condition was listed as critical, the other occupants were conscious and stable. ...

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President defends size of Cabinet and renaming of Ministries

President David Granger today dismissed claims that the new APNU/AFC coalition government is a “large government,” and pointed out that there are fewer ministries than those under the previous administration. “It is the amalgamation of the ministries that would have created concerns,” the President said. “I have not created a larger number of ministries than existed before; there are now ...

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No crash in Lion Mountain- police

Following reports of an accident that reportedly claimed the lives of five miners in the Lion Mountain area in Region seven, police investigations have proven that this might not be the case. Commander of ‘F’ Division Courtney Ramsey told Demerara Waves May 25 that the force received certain information about the accident but after checks were made there was no ...

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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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