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Daily Archives: November 12, 2015

Arapaimas rescued from drought-affected pond

Two adult and 25 juvenile Arapaimas were safely moved from a drying pond located upstream the Essequibo River from the Iwokrama River Lodge, the Iwokrama Centre for Rainforest Conservation and Development said Thursday. “With the critical dry season currently being experienced in that region due to the El Nino effect, the partners soon realised that if the fish were not ...

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Police Commissioner, Guyana Ex-Police Association of America at odds over NY fund-raiser, contact

The Guyana Ex-Police Association of America Inc. and  Guyana’s Police Commissioner, Seelall Persaud are at odds over his participation in an event organised by a group in New York to raise funds for the children of policemen and women who have died in the line of duty. But the Commissioner of Police questioned the motive of the association. “I question ...

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Court must put down fraud cases against Westford, Cummings because Harmon granted amnesty- lawyer

The court is being asked to stay indefinitely fraud charges against former Public Service Minister, Dr. Jennifer Westford and her then Chief Personnel Officer, Margaret Cummings. Senior Counsel, Neil Boston made the application on the grounds that the charges breached an amnesty that Minister of State, Joseph Harmon had publicly granted during a news conference on June 19, 2015. That ...

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Prove race, party affiliation of GECOM staff affected elections- Surujbally

Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM, Dr. Steve Surujbally Thursday dismissed concerns by the opposition People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) about the previous political party involvement of some of elections staff in the electoral process and their ethnicity. Surujbally admitted that there may be cause for some concern that a number of GECOM polling day staff might have been ...

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