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Daily Archives: July 19, 2017

PPP, Political Scientist, Ramon Gaskin lambaste President Granger for rejecting Chief Justice’s ruling on GECOM Chairman

The opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP), Political Science Professor David Hinds and outspoken political commentator, Ramon Gaskin on Wednesday slammed President David Granger for virtually dismissing a High Court ruling on how the Constitution should be interpreted for the appointment of a Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM). Gaskin was particularly angered at the fact that Granger earlier Wednesday ...

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Transaction fee for gold sold directly to Guyana Gold Board

The Guyana Gold Board will begin charging a GYD$2,500 per ounce transaction fee on all gold sold directly to that entity to help finance the running of its affairs, following consultations with the Guyana Gold and Diamond Miners Association (GGDMA),  the agency announced Wednesday. “The processing fee will enable the GGB to embark upon a structured and targeted program to ...

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US$17.5 million India credit line to upgrade Guyana’s health facilities

Health care delivery in Guyana is expected to benefit from a multi-million-dollar line of credit from India. Minister of Finance, Winston Jordan Wednesday signed a US $17.5M line of credit with the Export/Import (EXIM) Bank of India to upgrade primary health care facilities. Minister Jordan explained that the funds will be used to refurbish existing facilities and construct new buildings ...

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GDF Coast Guard intercepts boat with cocaine, two men arrested

  The Guyana Defence Force (GDF) Coast Guard has intercepted a speedboat and two men who allegedly had  more than 95 kilogrammes of cocaine in their possession, the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) said Wednesday. The anti-drug agency said the bust was made on Monday, July 19, 2017.  The two, ages 34 and 41 years, reside on the Essequibo Coast. GDF sources ...

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WPA supports Roopnarine’s resignation from government; party expects another ministerial appointment

The Working People’s Alliance (WPA) on Wednesday said Dr. Rupert Roopnaraine resigned in consultation with that party’s executives and cautioned that if another party member is not appointed a minister, it would be unable to influence policy-making inside government. “If it is not given space, it cannot influence policy-making from the inside. It will then have to influence policy making ...

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President Granger shuns High Court ruling on GECOM Chairman appointment

President David Granger on Wednesday appeared to have shunned a High Court interpretation of the Constitution on the appointment of a chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission. “The Chief Justice gave an interpretation based on her perception of the Law and I will continue to act in accordance with my perception of the Constitution; that is to say I will ...

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Breaking: Rupert Roopnaraine resigns; Granger yet to accept

About one month after Dr. Rupert Roopnaraine was removed from the post of Minister of Education, he has resigned from ministerial office, but Presiodent David Granger said Wednesday he is yet to accept it. “I received a letter from Dr. Roopnaraine, the contents of which I will not disclose but he cannot resign until I have accepted a resignation and ...

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Prison escapee probably shot in Port Mourant

Heavily armed police were Thursday morning on the manhunt for one of the remaining four prison escapees, Stafrei Hopkinson Alexander, aback Port Mourant/ Ankerville, Corentyne, Divisional Police Commander, Ian Alexander said. The Commander said there was exchange of gunfire with the wanted man. Other sources believed that Hopkinson Alexander might have been injured because a hammock that he was resting ...

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