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Daily Archives: June 21, 2015

Prof. Clive Thomas appointed presidential advisor; spearheading search for stolen state assets

Distinguished Economics Professor, Clive Thomas has been appointed Presidential Advisor on Sustainable Development, andc he will focus largely on the recovery of billions of dollars of stolen assets that experts believe have been stashed away locally and overseas. When Thomas takes up his appointment on July 1, he would be also assisting with tax reform and the planned commission of ...

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PPP gearing for long haul in opposition

The People’s Progressive Party (PPP) may be gearing itself for the long haul in opposition after losing the 2015 General and Regional Elections to the Coalition; A Partnership for National Unity+ Alliance for Change (APNU+AFC). It appears that the party is still coming to grips with the loss after 23-years in government. But some members may have accepted the reality, ...

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Lawyer justifies High Court granting bail

A well-known criminal lawyer has taken issue with concerns by a senior official of the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) over the granting of bail to persons allegedly caught with large amounts of drugs and guns. Attorney-at-Law, Patrice Henry told Demerara Waves Online News that the criticism leveled against Chief Justice Ian Chang was out of order because the CANU official ...

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High Court cannot order recount of votes cast

The People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPP) should not expect the High Court to order the re-opening of ballot boxes for a recount of all votes cast, if the opinion of one of Guyana’s senior lawyers is anything to go by. The PPP has repeatedly stated that it plans to challenge the outcome of the May 11, 2015 general and regional ...

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Guyanese nurses deliver twin boys during NY victory rally, babies named David and Moses

Among the grand celebration and fanfare, Guyanese born nurses, Bonita Montaque an ex-Guyana Police Force Sergeant, and Beverly Samuels never expected that they would be delivering babies on the streets of New York after a single mother of Guyanese parentage went into labour during the A Partnership for National Unity +Alliance for Change (APNU+AFC) victory rally Sunday June 13. Quick ...

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Nandy Park man with shady past gunned down; fiancée, infant injured

A man previously implicated in murders and robbery was early Sunday morning gunned down through his bedroom window, leaving behind his seriously injured  fiancée and their 18-month old son. Police described the dead man, 26-year old Travis Rudder, as a gold miner. The incident occurred at 1:40 AM Sunday, June 21, 2015 at their Nandy Park, East Bank Demerara home.Injured are ...

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Chief Justice criticised for granting bail to drugs, ammo accused

In the wake of the High Court granting bail to several persons for drugs and weapons offences, a senior law enforcement officer Saturday raised serious concerns about the justice system. A man accused of attempting to import several rifles, handguns and ammunition has been also granted bail in recent times by the High Court. But Chief Justice Ian Chang’s decisions ...

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New library to be springboard for literacy programme in Sophia

The groundwork has been laid in South Sophia and its environs for a literacy programme that will take advantage of a new library that was opened Saturday through the initiative of ‘Global Shapers Georgetown Hub’. Global Shapers, a spinoff from the World Economic Forum, is an international network of hubs developed and led by young people who are exceptional in ...

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Scout Association to get cash from govt- Granger

President David Granger Saturday night announced that government would provide a subvention to the Scout Association of Guyana, an organisation he hoped would help expose youths to the country’s vast beauty beyond the densely populated coastland. Addressing the annual awards ceremony at the organisation’s headquarters on Woolford Avenue, he committed to providing cash support to assist in preparing youths for ...

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