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Daily Archives: December 30, 2019

PPP prime ministerial candidate may be selected by weekend

The opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) was Monday expected to begin high-level meetings to consider its pick from among at least three nominees for the post of prime ministerial candidate, the party’s General Secretary Bharrat Jagdeo said. He told a news conference that if the PPP’s parliamentarians and Central Committee conclude their internal discussions by this weekend, Irfaan Ali’s running ...

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PPP wants second round of house-to-house verification of ‘not-found’ new registrants

General Secretary of the opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP), Bharrat Jagdeo on Monday said his party wants the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) to conduct another round of house-to-house verification in a last ditch effort to find 6,534 registrants before the final voters’ list is prepared. “There could be a process of revisiting them before the OLE (Original List of Electors) ...

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BREAKING: Occupant collapses, dies as fire engulfs house on Princes Street, Wortmanville

A tenant collapsed and subsequently died as he saw fire destroying the house in which he lived on Princes Street, Wortmanville, Georgetown. Dead is Garvin Northe. He is reportedly a driver at the Ministry of Indigenous Affairs. Eyewitnesses said Northe was returning home when he saw the house on fire. He collapsed and later died while receiving medical attention at ...

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Former Health Minister Blackman released from US prison, returns to Guyana

Former Guyana Minister of Health. Dr. Noel Blackman has been released from a United States (US) prison and had returned to his home country ahead of the completion of his 50-month sentence for conspiracy to distribute oxycodone, a controlled substance. He was sighted leaving a popular Main Street, Georgetown cafeteria on Thursday, December 26. The US Bureau of Prisons said ...

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