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Daily Archives: February 18, 2016

New details surface about allegations of Crum-Ewing’s killing, as PPP activists remain in custody

Even as two well-known opposition People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) activists Wednesday night remained in police custody for an ongoing probe into the killing of political activist, Courtney Crum-Ewing, new details have surfaced about the allegations. Investigators so far appear to be relying on a statement by Shawn Hinds that implicated Jason Abdulla and O’Kenny Fraser in the murder of ...

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Kato Secondary under “integrity investigation”

Government says that it has launched an investigation into the integrity of the Kato Secondary School in Region 8, in a bid to ensure that all the facilities are intact and the construction is sound. Kato Secondary was constructed in a controversial manner which has left many persons questioning the integrity of the structure, despite the previous People’s Progressive Party/Civic ...

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Miners found four days after

The three miners, who were reported missing in the “Omai mountain area”, Cuyuni-Mazaruni (Region Seven), have been located and arrangements are being made to transport them to Georgetown, the Ministry of the Presidency said Thursday. The arrangements are being made by the Ministry of Natural Resources and the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC) On Tuesday February 14, Mr. Anthony Van ...

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Gov’t hammered over delay in naming foreign reps

People’s Progressive Party (PPP) Chief Whip Gail Teixeira has taken the APNU+AFC administration to task over the perceived delay in the naming and appointment of Guyana’s Ambassadors and High Commissioners to countries with which bilateral relations are shared. Teixeira in the National Assembly on Thursday stated that it is imperative that the Government take steps to name the persons who ...

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Guyana’s Ambassador to Venezuela finally accredited

Guyana’s Ambassador to Venezuela, Cheryl Miles was Wednesday afternoon accredited, several months after she was appointed. “As of yesterday, she presenterd her crednetials to the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Venezuela (Delcy Rodriguez). That fulfills an obligation that President Maduro had given in November last year,”  Foreign Affairs Minister, Carl Greenidge announced Thursday. He was at the time responding to questions ...

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$200M to fight Guyana/Venezuela border controversy

The Government of Guyana has set aside a total of $200M that will be used as legal fees to defend Guyana against the continued aggression from Venezuela in the current border controversy. This was revealed by Foreign Affairs Minister Carl Greenidge under scrutiny from Opposition Chief Whip Gail Teixeira as the Ministry of Foreign Affairs budget was scrutinized on Thursday. ...

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‘Caribbean Mosquito Awareness Week’ part of measures to curb Zika virus

Prime Minister of Belize and Chairman of the Conference of the CARICOM Heads of Government Dean Barrow on Wednesday announced a series of actions that CARICOM Member States will take to confront the Zika virus that is affecting the Region. The course of action includes continuous public education, implementation of measures at ports of entry, health facilities, schools, private enterprises ...

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PPP activists confess to throwing faeces on Freddie Kissoon

Six years after a container of faeces was hurled at newspaper columnist and political activist, Freddie Kissoon, three activists of the now opposition People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) have confessed to doing so, police said. A usually reliable source said Shawn Hinds, Jason Abdulla and Okene Fraser have all confessed to committing the act on May 24, 2010 in the ...

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“You will go down as the most disgusting Speaker in the last 50 years”- Dharamlall to Scotland

Guyana’s opposition People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) is increasingly demonstrating its impatience and intolerance with the posture of House Speaker, Dr. Barton Scotland. Scotland has declined to comment Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo and Opposition Chief Whip, Gail Teixeira have in recent days been joined by PPPC parliamentarian, Nigel Dharamlall in voicing grave concerns about the Speaker towards the opposition benches. ...

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