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Daily Archives: March 8, 2016

Disciplined Services balloting clean; hiccups point to need for more voter education- US Embassy observers

American Embassy observers have given Tuesday’s balloting in Local Government Elections by members of the Disciplined Services a clean bill of health but say a number of areas need to be addressed ahead of voting by civilians next week Friday. “The Embassy team of observers found nothing to question the integrity or credibility of this critical phase of the voting ...

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Disciplined Forces Local govt voting smooth, but turnout appeared low

Voting in Local Government Elections (LGE) by members of the Disciplined Services across the country on Tuesday appeared smooth, according to assessments by several parties and groups except the opposition People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC). Reports are that voting was smooth and calm in Linden, Berbice and Essequibo. The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) also reported that except for minor glitches ...

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Eureka Medical labs get international accreditation

Eureka Medical Laboratory is now certified to conduct testing and medical research that is equal to international standards. The company, owned by Guyanese, announced the accreditation from Jamaica National Agency for Accreditation at a ceremony at the Marriott Hotel on Saturday. Eureka’s accreditation by the ISO boosting the recognition of the quality of its services at its main branch and seven satellites ...

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Cultural hurdles need to be addressed for gender equality – President

As Guyana joined the rest of the world in observance of International Women’s Day, President David Granger declared that over the last forty years Guyana has made significant progress but some hurdles remain. The President made the comment at a Women’s conference at the Arthur Chung International Conference Center (ACICC). Granger told the room filled with women that Guyana, for ...

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Guyanese model jailed for cocaine trafficking

A Guyanese model was Tuesday jailed for attempting to traffick cocaine-in-achar to the United States (US) more than one year ago. Magistrate Leron Daley sentenced 41-year old Sadeeka Leona Odie to four years imprisonment and fined her GYD$30,000. She was nabbed at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) by agents of the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) on February 8, 2014 ...

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It’s quite absurd! – Granger dismisses call to fire Ramjattan

President David Granger has out rightly dismissed a call from the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) to relieve Vice President Khemraj Ramjattan of his duties as Public Security Minister. PPP General Secretary Clement Rohee on Monday condemned the Government for last week’s prison riot saying that the hierarchy of the security sector should be fired. “The Granger administration stands condemned. Heads ...

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Guns and colour on Disciplined Forces Local Govt voting day- candidates speak out

Concerns were Tuesday raised about the use of green table cloths at one of the polling booths at the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) and the entry of armed policemen in a polling station to vote in Local Government Elections on Tuesday. The People’s Progressive Party Civic’s (PPPC) representative, James Cole told reporters at the GDF’s Camp Ayanganna Headquarters that he was ...

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​Disciplined Forces ‘ink’ off LGE voting

Guyana’s Disciplined Services on Tuesday morning commenced voting for Local Government Elections, with a majority of them voting for the first time. The voting by the members of the joint services ahead of civilians on March 18, 2016 is expected to last throughout the day with voting starting from 6:00hrs and concluding at 18:00hrs. At the Guyana Police Force’s Sports ...

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