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Daily Archives: May 6, 2020

Policeman severely injured during juveniles’ escape from detention centre

Police say they are making stringent efforts to recapture seven inmates who escaped from the Juvenile Detention Centre at Sophia, Greater Georgetown after injuring tw0 policemen. Authorities say five have since been recaptured since they bolted from the facility at about 11:30 Tuesday night. Police say during the incident,  two policemen were assaulted and have since received medical attention. Authorities ...

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GPL oil spill pollutes Demerara River; EPA begins probe

An oil spill  from Guyana Power and Light Inc. (GPL) Kingston Power Complex in Georgetown has also leaked into the Demerara River  and a clean-up has since begun, the power company said. “A small amount of the spill seeped into the Demerara River,” the power company said in a statement. Executive Director of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Dr. Vincent ...

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Mixed reaction about Day One of national recount of votes

Executive Member of the opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP), Anil Nandlall says the 25 boxes of ballots that were recounted on Wednesday so far proves that his party’s Statements of Poll are accurate, but other pro-government players in the exercise say a number of discrepancies were found. “By and large, the process has confirmed the accuracy of the PPP’s Statements ...

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National recount of general election votes begins

The Guyana Elections Commission  on Wednesday morning began the long-awaited national recount of all votes cast in general elections held on March 2, 2020. Security was tight. Police deployed sniffer dogs to check for explosives in vehicles. Except for diplomats, the Chief Elections Officer and Election Commissioners, everyone else was subjected to strict security checks. Even a set of meals ...

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