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Daily Archives: January 9, 2017

Col. Patrick West to be sworn in as next GDF Chief-of-Staff

Colonel Patrick West is Tuesday scheduled to be sworn in as the 10th Chief of Staff of the Guyana Defence Force (GDF), three months after Brigadier George Lewis took over the helm of the army. Lewis has reached retirement age. West, who currently heads the resuscitated Guyana People’s Militia (GPM), retires from the army in another four years. West will ...

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BREAKING: President asks Opposition Leader for new list of GECOM Chairman nominees

President David Granger on Monday asked Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo for another list of nominees from which to pick a new Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM). “The President urged that a new list of persons who are “not unacceptable” be sent for his consideration,” Jagdeo said in a statement. Jagdeo said he would be responding to the President  on ...

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Fly Allways to suspend operation ahead of transition to charter service

Fly Allways NV, a Surinamese registered air carrier, on Monday announced that it will be reorganizing its operations and destinations base, and as a result it will be suspending scheduled flights and return to charters for a brief period effective January 15, 2017. Chief Executive Officer of the company – Capt. Amichand Jhauw explained in a statement issued by the airline that since ...

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GECOM Chairman: Legal showdown looms over appointment ; Granger once nominated though not a judge

The opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) plans to challenge the appointment of the next Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) if President David Granger ignores the list of six names dispatched to him by Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo, former Attorney General Anil Nandlall said. “A number of options are available. Definitely, among them would be a legal challenge because ...

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