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Monthly Archives: January 2018

Granger gives into Jagdeo’s request for time to conduct background checks on nominees for Chancellor, Chief Justice

President David Granger on Wednesday gave into a request by Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo for time to probe the background of the Guyanese leader’s nominees for the positions of Chancellor of the Judiciary and Chief Justice. In a brief comment after the meeting, Minister Harmon informed that the Opposition requested more time to conduct their own due diligence regarding the ...

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PPP to probe background of Granger’s candidate for Chancellor of the Judiciary

President David Granger and Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo on Wednesday failed to reach consensus on the appointment of Justice Kenneth Benjamin as Guyana’s next Chancellor of the Judiciary. However, by the time they meet again on February 7, 2018 the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) intends to conduct background checks on the candidate, Opposition Chief Whip Gail Teixeira said. “No, we ...

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Dec 31, 2017 was not D-Day for UN decision on Guyana-Venezuela border controversy- Foreign Ministry

Old Year’s Day, 2017 was not the deadline the United Nations Secretary General was expected to decide on whether he would be sending the Guyana-Venezuela border controversy to the International Court of Justice, a senior Foreign Affairs Ministry official said Tuesday. Director-General of the Foreign Affairs Ministry, Ambassador Audrey Jardine-Waddell told Demerara Waves Online News that after the Personal Representative ...

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Top PNCR and govt official passes away

Coordinator of the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) in Linden and the wider Region 10, Sandra Adams died Tuesday morning as a result of a heart attack, government said. Adams was also the Assistant National Director of the Community Development Council (CDC) and CDC Head in Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice). The Ministry of the Presidency issued a statement, saying that ...

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More government buildings to receive solar energy in 2018

The Guyana Energy Agency (GEA) will be spearheading the installation of solar power systems on 44 more government buildings this year, as part of the administration’s “green” economy thrust. Chief Executive Officer, Guyana Energy Authority, Mahender Sharma said 44 government buildings across the 10 regions of Guyana will have approximately 648 Kilowatts via grid-connected and energy storage solar photovoltaic (PV) ...

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Gold miner robbed of gold chains valued GY$600 K

A gold miner was Old Year’s Night 2017 allegedly robbed of three gold chains valued GY$600,000 while he was standing outside the Mackenzie Market, Linden, police said. The victim has been identified as  Trava Campbell, 31 , a miner of 193 Dakama Circle Mckenzie, Linden. The incident occurred at about 9:42 Saturday night. “Enquiries revealed that the victim was standing on ...

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Govt ready to work with political parties, not abusers of public institutions- Granger

President David Granger, in his New Year’s message, said his  government was ready to work with political parties to bridge divides, but he said there was no place for vulgar and abusive behaviour. “We extend open arms of friendship to all political parties, social organisations and religious groups to collaborate in order to contribute to creating a more cohesive society,” ...

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