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Race, age, PNC rigged elections record, no internal consultation are major concerns in AFC executive about GECOM Chairman; Ramjattan unfazed about e-mail leaks by “rogue elements”

As more leaked email  show major agreements in the Alliance For Change’s (AFC) executive over President David Granger’s unilateral appointment of the Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), party chairman Khemraj Ramjattan on Wednesday welcomed the departure of two Canada-based aggrieved executive members. Former AFC General Secretary, David Patterson expressed concern that support for the unilateral appointment was a ...

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AFC submits name to Granger for GECOM Commissioner

The Alliance For Change (AFC) on Tuesday announced that one of its representatives could soon be appointed an elections commissioner, following the death earlier this week of A Partnership for National Unity’s (APNU) representative on that body. “Upon his request, the party has submitted a name to His Excellency President David Granger for consideration in naming a replacement for Ms. ...

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Mostly Chinese companies interested in building new Demerara River bridge

Several Chinese companies on Tuesday dominated the contest to be selected as the top three to be invited to build the US$170 million bridge across the Demerara River. Minister of Public Infrastructure, David Patterson told Demerara Waves Online News that the 11 submissions would be “rated and assessed and the top ones will be asked to submit formal bids”. He ...

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Authorities probe Bishops’ High School teacher’s alleged sexual misconduct; he admits to relationships with former students

Alleged sexual misconduct by a Bishop’s High School (BHS) by a male teacher is being investigated by the Ministries of Social Protection and Education, even as the alleged perpetrator vehemently denied having sexual relations with the females while they were students or below the age of consent. Business teacher at Bishops’ High School, Coene Blaine Jackson, however, admitted that intimate ...

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Two-year plan underway to reduce pressure on Georgetown Public Hospital

The Diamond Diagnostic Centre and C.C. Nicholson Hospital at Nabaclis, East Coast Demerara will be upgraded to Regional Hospitals under a two-year plan to lighten the current burden on the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) the country’s sole referral hospital. The improvement plan will be backed by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the Pan American Health Organisation/World Health Organisation (PAHO/WHO) ...

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AFC pushes for revised political agreement with APNU by early 2018 ahead of next local govt elections

The Alliance For Change (AFC) wants a revised political pact with A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) before next year’s Valentine’s Day- February 14- the third anniversary of that agreement known as the Cummingsburg Accord. Following a meeting of its National Executive Committee (NEC) at the weekend, the AFC said it wants the revised accord to be put in place ...

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“Political mischief” by “political opponents”- AFC on leaked email about GECOM Chairmanship

The Alliance For Change (AFC) headquarters in Guyana on Monday stopped short of openly criticising its chapter in Canada, only saying that the circulation of internal email on the appointment of the Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) was the work of “political opponents”. “The Alliance For Change notes the circulation of documents on social media purporting to be ...

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State Assets Recovery Unit intensifies training

Even as the State Assets Recovery Agency (SARA) is working to recover stolen assets, which is estimated to be valued at more than US$400M, the organisation Monday morning opened a Law Enforcement Training Series on Assets Recovery and Financial Investigations. More than 70 persons are participating in the 18-day workshop being conducted in collaboration with the Caribbean Institute of Forensic ...

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GECOM Commissioner dies

Guyana Elections Commissioner, Sandra Jones, who had been ailing for several months, died early Monday morning, her nephew confirmed on Facebook. Jones had been nominated by the then opposition People’s National Congress Reform and took the oath of office on May 7, 2012. She was a human resources specialist had succeeded Robert Williams upon his passing. On her nephew, Courdel ...

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Region Nine Vice Chairman resigns

Region Nine Vice Chairman, Karl Singh has resigned but it is unclear whether his decision had anything to do with the use of a vehicle belonging to the opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) or the findings of a Commission of Inquiry report into the discovery of an illegal plane in the Rupununi. His resignation for “personal reasons” came less than ...

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