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Daily Archives: June 7, 2017

Govt cutting ties with all privately-owned pharmaceutical bonds- Public Health Minister

Government is cutting ties with all privately-owned pharmaceutical bonds, even as it prepares to beef up its storage facilities- all aimed at slashing costs and more efficiently storing and distributing medical supplies to the public health sector, Minister of Public Health, Volda Lawrence said Wednesday night. “As you know, we have had issues with private bonds. This year we are focusing ...

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Technician robbed of gun, other items after shooting bandit at West Demerara bar

One of four bandits was shot and injured by a technician during an armed robbery at Utivlugt, West Coast Demerara, but in the end they stabbed him and managed to escape with his handgun and other valuables, police said. Investigators said they are  making stringent efforts to apprehend four male suspects, one of whom is suspected to have received gunshot injuries, during ...

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No GECOM Chairman “curtailing” Commission’s work- Chief Elections Officer; Ramotar says Granger probably delaying general elections for oil cash campaigning

The Chief Elections Officer of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), Keith Lowenfield says the absence of a Chairman is affecting key decision-making by that elections management agency. “The absence of a Chairperson, no doubt, curtails the work of the Commission one way or the other,” Lowenfield told Demerara Waves Online News. The delay has also raised concerns by former President ...

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Governing coalition party calls on Granger administration to release ExxonMobil contract

    The Working People’s Alliance (WPA)- one of the parties in the governing coalition- has called on the Guyana government to release the contract with the United States (US) oil-giant, ExxonMobil, in the interest of transparency and accountability. “There is no justifiable reason for not publishing this contract. Seeking public comment on it is our democratic obligation. And engaging ...

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Man accused of causing girlfriend’s death granted bail

A man was Wednesday placed on bail for causing the death of his girlfriend when he appeared in the Georgetown Magistrates Court before Magistrate Fabayo Azore. Twenty year old Kenroy London of 74 Kaneville East Bank Demerara rode allegedly motorcycle CH 9730 in a manner dangerous to the public thereby causing the death of his 18- year old girlfriend Keisha Anthony ...

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GAWU calls for referendum on sugar industry

Intensifying its protests mainly in the opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) stronghold of Berbice against the closure of sugar operations there, the Guyana Agricultural and General Workers Union (GAWU) has called on government to hold a referendum on scaling down the Guyana Sugar Corporation (Guysuco). GAWU President, Komal Chand accused government of breaking its 2015 general election promise that the sugar ...

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