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Nomination of Professor Nigel Harris as Chancellor of the University of Guyana

(Georgetown, June 29, 2015) Minister of Education, Dr. the Honourable Rupert Roopnaraine has announced that it is the Government’s intention to have Professor E. Nigel Harris nominated through its representative on the Council to serve as Chancellor of the University of Guyana. Professor Harris served as Vice Chancellor(VC) of The University of the West Indies (UWI) from 2004 to 2015. ...

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UK considering Guyana’s request to revive Security Sector reform

Amid rampant gun crimes and ongoing drug trafficking, Britain is actively considering Guyana’s request revive the Security Sector Reform Programme (SSRP) that had been shelved by the previous government. The announcement that Guyana has already approached the UK was made by President David Granger in an address to the opening of the Private Sector Commission’s (PSC) Annual General Meeting (AGM) ...

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“Be a man, publish the information,”-Rohee challenges Harmon on PPP wrongdoings

by Zena Henry People’s Progressive Party (PPP) General Secretary Clement Rohee has issued a direct challenge to Minister of State Joseph Harmon that he should, “be a man” and expose any information he has to support government’s claims of PPP wrongdoings while in government. The General Secretary was livid during the party’s press briefing Monday June 29, where he addressed ...

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PPP identifies Jagdeo for Opposition Leader, Parliamentary list completed, Regional list with GECOM

by Zena Henry The People’s Progressive Party /Civic (PPP/C) is still unaware as to how soon they will be entering the Eleventh Parliament, but they have identified former President Bharrat Jagdeo to be Opposition Leader. The PPP’s list of members has been identified and the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) is in receipt of the party’s list of regional representatives. This ...

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Port Mourant businessman shot dead while resisting bandits

Residents of Ankerville, Port Mourant were Monday morning still coming to grips with the shooting death of a businessman at his poorly lit shop hours before. Dead is 41-year old Rampersaud Shivcharran. Police said that about 7 O’clock Sunday night, he was in his shop- Debbie’s Grocery and Liquor Shop- when two men armed with firearms entered the premises. Residents ...

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Fire destroys West Coast Berbice house

Fire of unknown origin early Monday morning destroyed an unoccupied house at Bush Lot, West Coast Berbice. Located on School Street, the wooden house was once owned by a man well-known as ‘Cow Head’. Following his death, his children took over ownership of the property. Two neighboring houses were scorched slightly. A resident ruled out the three bedroom house being ...

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Govt quells Timehri North relocation fears, says only 15 homes to be relocated

by Zena Henry Residents of Timehri North can now breathe a sigh of relief as government assured them that they would not be uprooted from their homes to facilitate the controversial Cheddi Jagan International Airport runway (CJIA) expansion project. Public Infrastructure Minister David Patterson said during his presentation in Parliament Friday June 26 that only 15 homes might have to ...

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APNU, AFC pre-election accord in trouble, could determine coalition’s electoral future

Political analyst Senior Counsel Ralph Ramkarran believes that A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) is derailing the pre-election accord with the Alliance For Change (AFC) and that the latter party appears to be complicit in duping the electorate. “The flimsy excuse of constitutional violation is an attempt at a power play by APNU. Supported by a surprisingly subservient AFC, it ...

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