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Daily Archives: August 5, 2018

Update: Fire at Pegasus Hotel Guyana raises concerns about no alarm, locked exits- fire officer, guests

In the wake of Sunday night’s fire at the Guyana Pegasus Hotel, guests have raised concerns that no alarm was sounded to alert guests and patrons to evacuate the building. Chief Fire Prevention Officer of the Guyana Fire Service, Andrew Holder confirmed claims by several guests that the fire exits were locked at the time of the fire. Holder said ...

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Some oil money should be given directly to poor Guyanese- Economics Professor; oil and gas advocate cautions against political manipulation

Internationally renowned Guyanese Economics Professor, Clive Thomas on Sunday recommended that poor Guyanese households receive conditional yearly cash transfers from oil revenues, but an executive member of the Guyana Oil and Gas Association (GOGA) is cautioning that such a formula can be used as a political football. Addressing a forum organised by The Buxton First of August Movement on the ...

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BREAKING: AFC to contest local govt elections alone after “inconclusive negotiations” with APNU

The Alliance For Change (AFC) on Sunday announced that it will contest the upcoming Local Government Elections on November 12 alone. “This decision was reached following the inconclusive negotiations with APNU,” the AFC said. The AFC also says it will not contest in all local government areas in villages and towns. “The party is currently determining which municipalities and constituencies ...

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Christian church leaders tell govt don’t scrap buggery laws; SASOD says gay rights not a big political issue for voters

At least 100 of Guyana’s Christian Evangelical and Pentecostal church leaders on Sunday collectively called on government not to outlaw buggery, but the country’s major lesbian and gay rights organisation is not worried that government will buckle to pressure at the risk of losing votes in a general election. Head of SASOD, Joel Simpson said the removal of colonial-era buggery laws ...

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