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Daily Archives: November 8, 2019

GPL Board overturns firing two directors

The Board of the state-owned Guyana Power and Light (GPL) on Friday overturned a decision by the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer to send home two directors, sources said. Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Renford Homer and Director of Human Resources, Bal Persaud could be back on the job if the Chairman, Rawle Lucas and the Chief Executive Officer, Albert Gordon ...

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PPP says large number of APNU+AFC voter list objections “unsubstantiated”

The opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) on Friday expressed concern that the incumbent A Partnership for National Unity+ Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) has objected to 3,000 names on the Preliminary List of Electors (PLE) in Region 5 (Demerara-Mahaica), but said so far the coalition has been unable to prove its case. The PPP said two hearings by the Guyana Elections ...

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Importer denies Food & Drugs Dept GYD$40m substandard foods allegations

The Ministry of Public Health’s Government Analyst-Food and Drugs Department (GA-FDD) and a businessman are set to take each other to court over GYD$40 million worth of food that authorities say are substandard. The businessman, Faizal Asif Iqbal Alli, has denied the allegations levelled against him. He is threatening to take the GA-FDD to court if perishable and other items ...

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GECOM Chairman defends verification process for registrants who haven’t collected national ID cards

Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), Claudette Singh says the 19,502 registrants, who have not collected their national identification cards, are being asked to prove they exist in keeping with the law. Justice Singh says the National Registration Act is being used to ask those persons to prove their existence by presenting a birth certificate, valid Guyana passport, certificate ...

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Ex-boyfriend tells police girlfriend fell on knife and died

A man accused of killing his 19-year-old girlfriend six years ago has told police that the woman had fallen on a knife that he had in his possession, a senior police officer said. Police spotted Floyd Rodrigues working at a gold mine at Mahdia and he was promptly arrested in connection with the incident that occurred in 2013 at 6 ...

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