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Daily Archives: January 3, 2020

Constitutional reform will target no-confidence motion provision -Granger at APNU+AFC campaign launch

A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) presidential candidate, David Granger on Friday night disclosed that constitutional reform would seek to alter the no-confidence motion provisions that the opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) invoked one year ago. “We are going to reform the constitution so that that nonsense they tried for us in the last twelve months doesn’t happen ...

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Podcast: Highlights of launch of A Partnership for National Unity+ Alliance For Change 2020 election campaign

Guyana’s ruling coalition, A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC), on Friday launched its 2020 general elections campaign. In this podcast, you can hear addresses by Juretha Fernandes, Dawn Hastings-Williams, AFC Leader Khemraj Ramjattan and APNU Chairman and incumbent President, David Granger. The event was held at D’urban Park, Georgetown, and was attended by thousands of persons from Linden, ...

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Former army chief Mark Phillips is PPPC prime ministerial candidate

The main opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) says its Central Committee unanimously picked former Chief-of-Staff of the Guyana Defence Force (GDF), retired Brigadier Mark Phillips as its prime ministerial candidate. Mr Phillips will run alongside PPP presidential candidate Irfaan Ali at the upcoming March, 2020 general elections. The PPP highlights Mr Phillips’ “long and distinguished career” of four years in ...

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Juan Edghill drops out of PPPC prime ministerial race

Staunch People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) supporter, Juan Edghill, on Friday dropped out of the campaign race to become that party’s prime ministerial candidate. Edghill, in a letter to PPP General Secretary Bharrat Jagdeo, said he was ending his bid to pave the way for a consensus candidate. The other nominees are said to be University of Guyana lecturer, Hugh ...

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UPDATE: Georgetown Prison bars sawn off in failed escape plot

Guyana Prison Service personnel on Friday foiled a plot by several prisoners to escape from the Georgetown Prison at Camp Street, Prisons Director Gladwin Samuels confirmed. The Guyana Prison Service later issued the following statement: On Friday, January 3, 2020 at about 10:45 hours, while the Director of Prisons (ag) and other ranks were interacting with prisoners in the Security ...

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Oil prices jump after top Iranian general killed by US

Reproduced from the BBC News Oil prices have risen sharply after the killing of a top Iranian general in Iraq. Analysts warned the action could escalate tensions in the region and affect global oil production. The price of Brent crude jumped by more than 4% to hit $69.50 a barrel at one point, the highest since mid-September. It came after General ...

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GTT ups Demerara River submarine fibre optic capacity

The Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company (GTT) on Friday said it has begun increasing its submarine fibre-optic capacity across the Demerara River with the replacement of its cable. “The replacement cable will give added future capacity to services since it consists of 24 strands, as compared to the damaged cable, which had 12 strands,” the company said in a statement. ...

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GuySuCo calls for release of funds as production falls to 90,000 tonnes

The Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) on Thursday called for the release of much needed funds to halt a further decline of the state-owned industry that produced a mere 90,246 tonnes of sugar last year due to mechanical problems, bad weather and strikes. “The industry will continue to face challenges to achieving reliability in the factories if operation capital investments continue ...

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