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Col. Patrick West to be sworn in as next GDF Chief-of-Staff

Colonel Patrick West is Tuesday scheduled to be sworn in as the 10th Chief of Staff of the Guyana Defence Force (GDF), three months after Brigadier George Lewis took over the helm of the army. Lewis has reached retirement age. West, who currently heads the resuscitated Guyana People’s Militia (GPM), retires from the army in another four years. West will ...

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BREAKING: President asks Opposition Leader for new list of GECOM Chairman nominees

President David Granger on Monday asked Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo for another list of nominees from which to pick a new Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM). “The President urged that a new list of persons who are “not unacceptable” be sent for his consideration,” Jagdeo said in a statement. Jagdeo said he would be responding to the President  on ...

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Fly Allways to suspend operation ahead of transition to charter service

Fly Allways NV, a Surinamese registered air carrier, on Monday announced that it will be reorganizing its operations and destinations base, and as a result it will be suspending scheduled flights and return to charters for a brief period effective January 15, 2017. Chief Executive Officer of the company – Capt. Amichand Jhauw explained in a statement issued by the airline that since ...

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GECOM Chairman: Legal showdown looms over appointment ; Granger once nominated though not a judge

The opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) plans to challenge the appointment of the next Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) if President David Granger ignores the list of six names dispatched to him by Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo, former Attorney General Anil Nandlall said. “A number of options are available. Definitely, among them would be a legal challenge because ...

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Essequibo Coast phone service restored after hours-long disruption due to road accident

Thousands of Guyana Telephone and Telegraph (GT&T) cellular and landline subscribers on the Essequibo Coast were out of service for most of Sunday due to a road accident on the East Bank Essequibo road, a company spokeswoman said. GTT Public Relations Officer, Allison Parker said service was restored at about 8 PM. She said subscribers on the Essequibo Coast were ...

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Police probing shooting outside Tower hotel

Police are investigating a shooting incident outside Tower Suites, Main Street, Georgetown early Sunday morning. Police said the victim was taken to a private hospital and he was treated for a “superficial injury.” Investigators have obtained the name of the person, who was shot, but up to late Sunday was unable to contact him. No one has been detained in ...

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Granger poised to name GECOM Chairman unilaterally- PPP

Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo on Sunday declined to immediately react to President David Granger deeming the list of nominees for post of Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) “unacceptable”, but his People’s Progressive Party (PPP) believed the Guyanese leader appeared set to unilaterally name someone. “Let’s see who he picks or if he is going to ask for a ...

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BREAKING: Jagdeo’s nominees for GECOM Chairmanship “unacceptable”

​President David Granger says Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo’s list of six names for GECOM Chairman is “unacceptable.” He said the Constitution provides for the person to have been a judge. “The only thing about the list is that it comprises six names,” Granger told a media brunch. He noted that ultimately if the lists submitted by the Opposition Leader, he ...

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‘Parliament View’ vendors’ removed

Vendors, who once occupied the plot of land at the corner of Hadfield and Lombard Streets- Parliament View- were early Sunday morning removed from there. Several stalls were demolished, while most of the vendors were  present to relocate their goods to a small plot of land south east of the Stabroek Market near the K&VC restaurant. Others had no choice ...

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