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Daily Archives: June 29, 2015

Two more puisne judges sworn in

Former Chief Magistrate Priya Sewnarine-Beharry and former Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions, Jo-Ann Barlow were Monday  June 29 sworn in as Puisne Judges by President David Granger. Witnessing the swearing-in at the ministry of the Presidency were Chancellor of the Judiciary (ag) Carl Singh, Minister of Legal Affairs and Attorney General Basil Williams and Minister of State Joseph Harmon, along ...

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Nomination of Professor Nigel Harris as Chancellor of the University of Guyana

(Georgetown, June 29, 2015) Minister of Education, Dr. the Honourable Rupert Roopnaraine has announced that it is the Government’s intention to have Professor E. Nigel Harris nominated through its representative on the Council to serve as Chancellor of the University of Guyana. Professor Harris served as Vice Chancellor(VC) of The University of the West Indies (UWI) from 2004 to 2015. ...

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UK considering Guyana’s request to revive Security Sector reform

Amid rampant gun crimes and ongoing drug trafficking, Britain is actively considering Guyana’s request revive the Security Sector Reform Programme (SSRP) that had been shelved by the previous government. The announcement that Guyana has already approached the UK was made by President David Granger in an address to the opening of the Private Sector Commission’s (PSC) Annual General Meeting (AGM) ...

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“Be a man, publish the information,”-Rohee challenges Harmon on PPP wrongdoings

by Zena Henry People’s Progressive Party (PPP) General Secretary Clement Rohee has issued a direct challenge to Minister of State Joseph Harmon that he should, “be a man” and expose any information he has to support government’s claims of PPP wrongdoings while in government. The General Secretary was livid during the party’s press briefing Monday June 29, where he addressed ...

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PPP identifies Jagdeo for Opposition Leader, Parliamentary list completed, Regional list with GECOM

by Zena Henry The People’s Progressive Party /Civic (PPP/C) is still unaware as to how soon they will be entering the Eleventh Parliament, but they have identified former President Bharrat Jagdeo to be Opposition Leader. The PPP’s list of members has been identified and the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) is in receipt of the party’s list of regional representatives. This ...

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Port Mourant businessman shot dead while resisting bandits

Residents of Ankerville, Port Mourant were Monday morning still coming to grips with the shooting death of a businessman at his poorly lit shop hours before. Dead is 41-year old Rampersaud Shivcharran. Police said that about 7 O’clock Sunday night, he was in his shop- Debbie’s Grocery and Liquor Shop- when two men armed with firearms entered the premises. Residents ...

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Fire destroys West Coast Berbice house

Fire of unknown origin early Monday morning destroyed an unoccupied house at Bush Lot, West Coast Berbice. Located on School Street, the wooden house was once owned by a man well-known as ‘Cow Head’. Following his death, his children took over ownership of the property. Two neighboring houses were scorched slightly. A resident ruled out the three bedroom house being ...

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