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Monthly Archives: March 2016

Suspected rapist shot after assaulting two rural constables

A suspected rapist and robbery has been shot and injured after he assaulted two rural constables and drew a knife on the lawmen. The Guyana Police Force said a policeman shot 32-year old Malcolm Henry to his left foot. The incident involving Henry of Rosignol, West Bank Berbice occurred at about 7:55 Tuesday night (March 29, 2016) at East Canefield, ...

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PM Nagamootoo, Business Minister knew nothing about BK Tiwari’s appointment

Guyana’s Prime Minister, Moses Nagamootoo and Minister of Business, Dominic Gaskin Tuesday night distanced themselves from the now rescinded appointment of Brian Tiwari as ministerial advisor on business development. “I only know what I read in the papers,” Gaskin said, adding “that’s telling you a lot.” He said he only knew that the appointment was revoked during an interview with ...

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Opinion: The Race to Mayorship and Party Politics

by Jomo Paul (Reproduced from his blog located at https://jomowrotethis.wordpress.com with permission) After the just concluded Local Government Elections, it should be clear to all and sundry that the Guyanese electorate still looks at the Ballot with those antiquated eyes and consider elections via that traditional mindset- a mindset that has divided this nation for more than 50 years, a mindset that ...

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Govt scraps BK Tiwari’s advisorial appointment , amid mounting pressure

Under intense criticisms from certain quarters, the Ministry of the Presidency announced  that Brian Tiwari’s appointment as Business Adviser to the government has been scrapped. “The appointment of Mr. Brian Tiwari as Ministerial Advisor on Business Development has been rescinded,” the Ministry of the Presidency said in a statement. The People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR), which is the major constituent ...

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UK Navy vessel, which helps fight narco-trafficking in the Caribbean, to assist GDF Coast Guard

A United Kingdom Navy vessel, which engages in the fight against narco-trafficking, has arrived in Guyana where its engineers will help train local Coast Guardsmen and revive the country’s coast guard flagship, GDFS Essequibo. “I would also be sending across some engineers to your Coast Guard vessel to assist in some engineering training and, if possible, see if we get ...

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Volda Lawrence must not be fired over accused sex-offender’s nomination for LGE

Amid increasing calls for President David Granger to sack Social Services Minister, Volda Lawrence for the selection of an accused sex offender as a candidate in the recently held Local Government Elections (LGE), a loosely-knot group on Tuesday picketed outside Granger’s office in support of the minister. Sister Penda Guyan, a spokeswoman for the persons who picketed on Vlissengen Road ...

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Names of APNU+AFC councillors submitted to GECOM without consultations; Political Scientists weigh in on issue

Even as President David Granger says he is preparing to hold talks with Leader of the Alliance For Change (AFC), Khemraj Ramjattan on the latter’s concerns that APNU has taken the majority of seats, the names of would-be councilors have been already submitted to the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) by political parties and groups. Two Political Scientists have since heaped ...

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Former Deputy PM Haslyn Parris dies

A former Deputy Prime Minister of Guyana, Haslyn Parris died Monday afternoon following an aneurysm Sunday night at his residence in Buxton, East Coast Demerara. He was rushed to a city hospital for emergency surgery, but he succumbed at about 1 PM. Parris was 75 years old. In paying brief tribute to Parris, President David Granger hailed the late politician and ...

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