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Monthly Archives: November 2018

Polls close in Guyana’s local govt elections

Polls in Guyana’s Local Government Elections closed at 6 PM and counting has begun to ascertain who will control the 10 town councils and 70 neighbourhood councils. In an initial reaction, the Alliance For Change (AFC) said the polls in Georgetown and Region Four (Demerara-Mahaica) went smoothly except for some reports that A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) were at ...

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GECOM ready for Local Govt Elections on Monday; candidate’s family members removed from polling day duties

Even as the Guyana Elections Commission boasted it was ready to conduct Local Government Elections in villages and towns across the country on Monday, three polling day officials were barred from working because they are related to candidates, a commission spokeswoman said Sunday night. “Based on the feedback that I have received, we are set and ready for an early ...

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President Granger’s return delayed

President David Granger should have returned on Sunday (today) from Cuba but that has since been pushed back, top government officials said. No new date has been provided. Granger left Guyana on October 30, 2018 for “medical investigations” following the advice of his Trinidad-based doctors’ review of test results one week earlier. In an update last week, government had said ...

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PPP paid bonus to Disciplined Forces to “suppress” opponents; urged to continue voting “solidly” for PNC/APNU– Finance Minister

Finance Minister, Winston Jordan  Saturday night accused the People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) of paying annual one-month bonus salaries to members of the Disciplined Services to bribe them into taking action against opponents of the their administration. “You know why they were trying to buy off our people in the military and in the police. They were trying to suppress ...

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AFC slams APNU-controlled City Council; praises Granger for holding periodic Local Govt Elections

The Alliance For Change (AFC) hammered its coalition partner’s -A Partnership for National Unity- performance in the Georgetown City Council, while seeking to woo support around big ticket issues. The core group of attentive attendees at a public meeting held at Stabroek Market Square numbered about 120 persons, almost the same as APNU’s meeting held at the same venue two ...

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Aspiring attorney loses Law Schools’ challenge at Caribbean Court of Justice

Port of Spain, Trinidad. The legal challenge alleging that the Law Schools’ admissions process discriminates against holders of non-University of the West Indies (UWI) law degrees was dismissed Friday afternoon in a judgment delivered at the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ). In July 2018, Mr. Jason Jones filed an application for special leave against the Council of Legal Education (CLE), ...

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PPP-nominated GECOM Commissioner loses High Court challenge to boundary demarcation

High Court Judge, Gino Persaud Friday afternoon threw out People’s Progressive Party’s Bibi Shadick’s efforts to block the holding of local government elections for numerous neighbourhood councils on the grounds that local government minister, Ronald Bulkan did not first issue an order containing several key pieces of information. In handing down his judgement, Justice Persaud said Shadick’s Attorney-at-Law, Anil Nandlall, ...

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Fire fighters questioned for allegedly stealing from crashed jet

The captain of the ill-fated Fly Jamaica Airlines jet that made an emergency landing at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport alleged that several personal items were stolen from the plane, police said. Police and fire officials  said at least nine fire fighters were being questioned by investigators in connection with the reported theft. Fire Chief Marlon Gentle said the pilot ...

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Fly Jamaica plane crash-lands at Cheddi Jagan Airport, six injured

A Fly Jamaica airliner crashed early Friday morning at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport, Timehri, officials said. Six persons were injured and rushed to Diamond Regional Hospital. “They are all stable and are being looked at,”  Minister of Public Infrastructure, David Patterson said.  He added that all the persons aboard have been accounted for with minor injuries. “No reports of ...

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