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Jagdeo dismisses Nagamootoo’s talk of national unity govt

Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo on Tuesday poured cold water on Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo’s announcement that he has been appointed to lead the administration to enter ‘government of national unity’ talks with the People’s Progressive Party (PPP). Jagdeo accused Nagamootoo of politicking at the Whim Cricket Ground last Saturday, September 5, 2015 when he addressed a community meeting. “I don’t ...

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PPPC-nominated commissioners resign, replacements identified

Two People’s Progressive Party Civic-nominated election commissioners have resigned and their replacements have been identified. Those who have resigned are Mahmood Shaw and Athmaran Mangar. Replacing them are Robeson Benn and Bibi Shaddick. Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo says the PPPC has already advised government of the two replacements and they are to be sworn in by President David Granger.

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City Clean-up appears farcical

The City’s rehabilitation exercise being spearheaded by the Georgetown Municipality appears to be turning out to be a huge farce because action is being taken against selected vendors and silt removed from Regent Street drains has been left on the parapet to be washed back in the drainage system. Despite assurances by City Mayor Hamilton Green, mounds and open bags ...

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Kamla loses; Rowley is new Trinidad and Tobago PM

(TRINIDAD GUARDIAN).-The People’s National Movement’s fourth leader, Dr Keith Rowley, now Prime Minister-elect, will be T&T’s second Tobago-born Prime Minister following yesterday’s 2015 general election victory. Rowley follows Tobago-born late Prime Minister Arthur NR Robinson into history in this regard. Mammoth cheers from supporters went up at PNM’s Balisier House headquarters at 11.40 pm last night when PNM chairman Franklin ...

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Political fallout likely from City Council’s demolition of stalls; Mayor denies betrayal

City Mayor Hamilton Green Monday night denied that he betrayed several Bourda Market vendors whose stalls were demolished during a pre-dawn operation that authorities said was necessary so that the heavily clogged drains could be cleaned and a derelict building could be torn down. “May say this to those who say I betrayed them: From the time I became Mayor ...

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Alleged cocaine-in-vagina trafficker remanded to prison

A woman, who allegedly attempted to smuggle cocaine in her vagina to Barbados, was Monday refused bail and remanded to prison. She 20-year-old Oshanda Nicasie Nicholas of 36 Sussex Street, Georgetown. She was arrested on September 4, 2015 unemployed woman of Lot 36 Sussex Street, Georgetown at Ogle International Airport, East Coast Demerara. Anti-drug agents said they found 460 grammes of ...

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Soldier, civilian charged with armed robbery

A Guyana Defence Force (GDF) soldier and another man were Monday remanded to prison after they pleaded not guilty to a joint armed robbery charge. Anthony Ralph and Corwin Wright of 83 Duke Street, Kingston, Georgetown are accused of being armed an ice pick robbing Andel Park of one Samsung Galaxy S5 Cellular phone, one wallet, one haversack, one pair ...

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Man who assisted robbery victims shot to chest

At about 0820h. today Monday September 07, 2015, Karim Shivratan, 17 years, was shot to his chest as he went to the assistance of two persons who were being robbed at gunpoint by two men, one of whom was armed, at Agricola Public Road. The two perpetrators had joined a mini-bus at Diamond, EBD, and requested to get off at ...

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Jump-start for long delayed IDB-funded GPL project

Less than one month after Bharat Dindyal was fired from the post of Chief Executive Officer of the Guyana Power and Light Inc (GPL), the power company is about to a revive a US$45 million Inter American Development (IDB)-funded project that is geared at improving efficiency. Minister of Public Infrastructure, David Patterson announced that Colin Forsythe has been appointed Project ...

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Guyana donates rice to storm-ravaged Dominica

Guyana is donating a large quantity of rice to Dominica which is slowly recovering from the ravages of Tropical Storm Erika. The Ministry of the Presidency said rice was identified as one of the needs following an assessment by Guyana’s Civil Defence Commission (CDC) and the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Response Agency (CDEMA). Minister of State Joseph Harrmon announced that Guyana ...

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