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Monthly Archives: June 2020

Berbician charged with Enmore hit-and-run teenager’s death

A 28-year old man was Tuesday arraigned on three charges in connection with the hit-and-run death of a 16-year old boy  and injury to his brother on the Enmore Public Road, East Coast Demerara. Police charged Steven Pierre of 26  Sea Field Village, West Coast Berbice with causing the death of 16-year old Sheldon Major by dangerous driving. Pierre, who ...

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Guyana tells World Court it has jurisdiction to hear border controversy case; Venezuela submits memo

The International Court of Justice (ICJ), also known as the World Court, on Tuesday gave Guyana time to answer a question after hearing hours of submissions on why it believes that court has a legal right to hear a case to settle the border controversy with Venezuela. After Guyana’s co-agent, Sir Shridath Ramphal, wrapped up arguments to the court, Judge ...

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Mayors of APNU+AFC stronghold towns call for Granger to be sworn in

The Mayors of four towns that are strongholds of A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) are calling for President David Granger to be sworn in for a second straight term based on the Chief Election Officer’s report. In a joint statement, the Mayors of Mahdia, New Amsterdam, Bartica and Linden say they are concerned that after more than ...

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Chief Elections Officer faces private criminal charges for alleged electoral fraud, misconduct

The Chief Election Officer of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), Keith Lowenfield is facing two private criminal charges- alleged electoral fraud and misconduct in public office- by activists of the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) and a small political party, The New Movement (TNM). Through informant, Desmond Morian, Lowenfield is charged with misconduct in public office contrary to common law.  TNM’s  ...

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17 Cancer patients receive treatment through GTT’s Pinktober grants

GTT continues to give grants every month. Seventeen cancer patients have been able to access treatment locally through a $2.2M grant from GTT’s Pinktober Funds. According to GTT’s Pinktober Coordinator, Diana Gittens, of the 17 cases, 50 percent were diagnosed with breast cancer, 33 percent with cervical cancer, and six percent with eye, colon, and anorectal cancers respectively. “We are ...

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109 coronavirus patients isolated

The Public Health Ministry says 109 persons are now hospitalised with the coronavirus, COVID-19. One of them is in the Intensive Care Unit. Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Shamdeo Persaud says that’s the latest figure with the addition of five new  cases over the last 24 hours. Overall, Guyana has recorded 235 coronavirus cases since the first case was reported in ...

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GDF gets new Chief-of-Staff

President David Granger has granted approval to Chief of Staff of the Guyana Defence Force (GDF), Brigadier Patrick West to proceed on accumulated leave with effect from Wednesday, 1st July 2020. Brigadier West’s accumulated leave will conclude in March 2021, the Ministry of the Presidency said. President Granger has, as a result, approved the appointments of Colonel Godfrey Bess to ...

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PPP’s Mark Phillips expects Chief Elections Officer to correct results after CCJ ruling

The Prime Ministerial candidate of the People’s Progressive Party (PPP), Retired Brigadier Mark Phillips says he expects the Chief Elections Officer, Keith Lowenfield to correct his report that after the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) rules on the appeal against the Guyana Court of Appeal decision. “It’s just a matter of time after the court ruling that the Chair and ...

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Fire destroys vehicles in govt compound

An early Monday morning fire destroyed three vehicles in the compound of the Public Service Ministry’s Training Division, Vlissengen Road and D’urban Street. One of the vehicles, a Honda CRV, was owned by television reporter, Travis Chase. Chase, who lives nearby, says he got a call shortly after 3 O’clock this morning that his vehicle was burning. One of the ...

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Granger will not concede defeat because Chief Elections Officer already submitted results- Harmon

General Secretary of A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU), Joseph Harmon on Sunday vowed that President David Granger  would not concede defeat as the Chief Elections Officer of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), Keith Lowenfield has already submitted his report for consideration by the seven-member body. “So to those persons who are calling for Mr. Granger to concede, ...

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