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Daily Archives: April 14, 2020

GECOM reinvites CARICOM as site visit planned for national vote recount venue

The seven-member Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) on Tuesday invited the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) to again send a team to help scrutinise the recount of votes that were cast in last month’s general elections, election commissioners confirmed. “We have taken a decision to reengage them. They have been communicated with. We do not, as yet, have a feedback as far as ...

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Help and Shelter gets toll free hotline for domestic violence calls

Amid the need for persons to stay at home to reduce the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus, the local Help and Shelter organization said it is anticipating an increase in domestic violence calls. To assist victims and reduce abuse, the Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company (GTT) has collaborated with the charity to make its hotline numbers free of charge during ...

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COVID-19 kills Guyanese literary icons in US, Britain

Guyanese poet, actor, playwright, director, and literary critic, Michael Gilkes, passed away on Tuesday morning after spending three nights in the intensive care unit fighting the Covid-19 coronavirus in England. He died at the age of 86. Dr Gilkes will be remembered for his meaningful contribution to the theatre industry in Guyana, the Caribbean and other parts of the world. ...

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Woman’s body in barrel: Partner charged with murder

The man who allegedly killed his female companion, stuffed her body in a barrel and dumped it in a trench was Tuesday charged with murder. Suraj Veerasammy, also known as Rabbit, of Hampshire Village, Corentyne, Berbice, was charged with the murder of 24-year-old Deveika Bukram Narainedat of the same village. New Amsterdam Magistrate, Peter Hugh remanded the accused to prison ...

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