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Daily Archives: June 13, 2018

Roxanne Myers “fit and proper” to be GECOM’s Chief Elections Officer; evaluation is subjective- GECOM Chairman

Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), Retired Justice James Patterson on Wednesday said he believed that his pick of Roxanne Myers over Vishnu Persaud to be the next Deputy Chief Elections Officer was “fit and proper”. Making his position known on the issue one day after the opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP)-aligned GECOM Commissioners slammed his decision to cast ...

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Ousted Guyana Public Service Coop Credit Union managers blocked from travelling on tickets purchased with entity’s funds

Ousted Management Committee members of the Guyana Public Service Cooperative Credit Union (GPSCCU) were blocked from travelling to Trinidad this week on tickets purchased with the credit union’s funds, well-placed sources said. “We can’t have them travelling… We can’t have them go out there to represent us, given the issues that we still have with them now,” one of the ...

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Foreign Affairs Committee summons Immigration Minister over 20,000 Haitians, Cubans in Guyana

Immigration records show that more than 20,000 Haitians and Cubans are still in Guyana, the bulk of them having arrived here in 2017 and up to April of this year, raising concerns about “human trafficking”. The bipartisan parliamentary committee on Foreign Affairs decided to summon Minister of Foreign Affairs, Carl Greenidge and Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, Winston Felix to ...

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Three supermarket robbers arrested; gun, cash recovered

Three men were arrested Wednesday morning shortly after a break-and-enter at The Number One Supermarket” , 18 Grove, East Bank Demerara, the Guyana Police Force said. Lawmen also recovered one .38 revolver and six live matching rounds as well as a quantity of phone cards that were in their possession. Police credited the breakthrough to a security guard who escaped from ...

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