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Several hurt in West Demerara road accident

Several persons were late Saturday night injured in a vehicular accident at New Road, Vreed-en-Hoop, West Coast Demerara, according to sources. They were rushed to the nearby West Demerara Regional Hospital at Best, West Coast Demerara. Details are sketchy, but one eyewitness said it appeared the vehicles collided. Several persons were seen lying on the road awaiting assistance to be ...

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Granger recommits APNU to political agreement with AFC

Hours after the Alliance For Change (AFC) publicly expressed concern about the way an almost two year old political agreement with A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) is working , President David Granger said he is committed to the pact. “His Excellency, President David Granger takes this opportunity to recommit the APNU to the Cummingsburg Accord,” the Ministry of the ...

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Updated: Trotman elected AFC leader; party gets new General Secretary,Vice Chairman

In a keenly contested election for the leadership of the Alliance For Change (AFC), party co-founder clinched victory from incumbent Khemraj Ramjattan. Former Vice Chairman, Moses Nagamootoo said in a Facebook post the vote was 127:125 in favour of Trotman. After Cathy Hughes declined, Ramjattan was declared party Chairman, unopposed, Nagamootoo said. Hughes is Vice Chairman and Marlon Williams replaces ...

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AFC-APNU pre-election agreement malfunctioning in some areas

The Alliance For Change (AFC) believes it is “outstanding” than the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR)-dominated A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) in governing Guyana,  and lamented that the political pact between the two political organisations is not functioning effectively. “It is fair to say that our ministers have to do date performed well above-average in their respective portfolios and with ...

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AFC must not be antagonistic to APNU -Ramjattan

​Leader of the Alliance For Change (AFC), Khemraj Ramjattan on Saturday said his party is banking on its performance to preserve its identity, while at the same time warning against open dissent with A Partnership for National Unity (APNU). “On this score, the AFC does not have to be seen as antagonist to its other partner the APNU to win ...

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Gold miners threaten to protest, reduce declarations in response to new tax measures

Miners under the umbrella of the Guyana Gold and Diamond Miners Association (GGDMA) on Friday warned they would halt gold mining, reduce declarations and stage a countrywide protest if President David Granger fails to meet with them within two weeks and address their concerns about heavy taxation. “The main problem we have to accept is that the government does not ...

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Bagotstown man shot dead while attempting to rob businessman

A Bagotstown man, who opened fire on a businessman during an attempted robbery on the East Bank Demerara public road, was shot dead but his accomplice escaped. Thirty-eight year old Gary Kostov was shot to his left side temple and behind his neck. He was rushed to the Diamond Hospital where he was pronounced dead, police said. Investigators were told ...

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No more parking meters outside schools

Industrial unrest by teachers in Georgetown was Friday averted after Smart City Solutions (SCS) and the Mayor and City Council decided to discontinue paid parking outside schools. “Vehicle parking spaces immediately in front of the public schools will not be regulated for the purpose of metered parking by Smart City Solutions,” according to a joint statement by SCS, City Hall ...

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