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Daily Archives: August 7, 2019

President to meet GECOM on Thursday ahead of “imminent” election date

President David Granger is Thursday scheduled to meet with the seven-member Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), ahead of a possible announcement of an elections date in December, officials confirmed. A well-placed official said the talks are slated for 10 am at the Ministry of the Presidency and is linked to his imminent naming of an election date. Demerara Waves Online News ...

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Unlawfully dismissed Public Service department employees reinstated

The three officers of the Ministry of the Presidency’s Department of the Public Service who were fired in June of this year by Public Service Minister Tabita Sarabo-Halley, have been reinstated following a board of inquiry. “The board found that the letters to the three public servants were unlawful and having regard to its observations and findings, recommended that the ...

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Gov’t takes aim at Roger Khan ahead of his return

The Guyana government has signaled that it has taken aim at convicted drug lord, Roger Khan, who is yet to be deported from the United States where he had served 10 years for trafficking cocaine. Attorney General Basil Williams, in Tuesday night rejecting opposition concerns that he had allegedly threatened post-elections violence if there was no house-to-house registration to create ...

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Giftland, GPL at odds over no power purchase agreement

Giftland on Tuesday called on Guyana Power and Light Inc. (GPL) to disclose the reasons for so far failing to ink a deal for purchasing at least 3 megawatts (MW) of electricity, but the utility company said it was surprised at the private power producer’s stance because proposals have been dispatched and some technical work has been done. “We look ...

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