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APNU+AFC targets 40-seat victory in March polls on record of achievements

City Mayor, Ubraj Narine Monday night said the governing A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) wants to win the upcoming general elections by 40 seats, even as other coalition speakers listed a series of achievements to justify their party’s re-election. Addressing about 100 persons in Tiger Bay/West End, a depressed Georgetown community nestled in between Rosemary Lane and ...

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Free education, other promises will be phased in because Granger administration is “splurging” funds -Jagdeo

General Secretary of the opposition People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC), Bharrat Jagdeo said Thursday that if his party wins the March 2020 general elections, it would be hard-pressed to deliver swiftly on all of its promises because the Granger administration has been spending billions of dollars hoping to win votes. He added that if the Granger administration regains power, Guyanese ...

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Former PPP lawmaker charged with sexual assault, maintains innocence

Former People’s Progressive Party (PPP) parliamentarian, Alister Charlie has been slapped with a sexual assault charge stemming from an alleged incident that occurred last year July in Lethem, Rupununi. Charlie has not yet appeared before a Magistrate, but he said police have informed him that the Director of Public Prosecutions Chambers have advised that he be charged with sexual assault ...

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Poverty fight, oil industry governance feature in politicians’ New Year messages

Politicians in Guyana broke the New Year promising to use Guyana’s expectedoil wealth to fight poverty, while ensuring the emerging petroleum sector is properly governed. Incumbent President, David Granger assured that oil revenues, estimated to begin at US$300 million per year in 2020 from the Liza Phase 1 oil field, would be used to combat poverty among all Guyanese regardless ...

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Fighting Richard Ishmael students apologise to each other

Minister of Education Dr Nicolette Henry on Thursday met with the entire student population of Richard Ishmael Secondary School along with the teachers in connection with a recent beating of a schoolgirl by a schoolboy at that school. “In addition, the students that were involved in the fight met with the Minister of Education were made to apologize to each ...

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Long-distance minibus routes may be divided – National Road Safety Council

The Guyana National Road Safety Council (GNRSC) on Sunday suggested that long-distance minibus routes would have to be divided to ease traffic congestion along major roadways and in the capital city, Georgetown. GNRSC Coordinator, Ramona Doergen assured that the cost of transportation would not be increased when all the fares on long-distance routes are added up to commuters’ final destinations ...

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UG Chancellor floats ideas to improve quality of lecturers

Chancellor of the University of Guyana (UG), Professor Edward Greene said the publicly funded institution would be focussing heavily on training of its academic staff while at the same time possibly get top-notch foreign professors. Speaking with reporters after the signing of a memorandum of understanding between the international oil field services company, Halliburton and UG, he said the staff ...

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Guyanese dominate Digicel Youth Pan Caribbean Film Competition

Two Guyanese earn the top prizes for the Digicel Youth Pan Caribbean Film Competition at the Turks & Caicos International Film Festival Sunday, 17 November 2019, Castries, St. Lucia – The Digicel Youth Pan Caribbean Film Competition, as part of the inaugural Turks & Caicos International Film Festival, announced the winners of the competition. Open to amateur filmmakers across the Caribbean, ...

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No place for lip-service against corruption, time for action -UG best graduating student

University of Guyana (UG) 2019 valedictorian, Shane Rampertab Saturday morning issued a stirring appeal for graduates to play a major role to fight corruption as the country prepares for the start of commercial oil production next month. Addressing the first of two graduation ceremonies at the Turkeyen Campus, he said his call for an end to corruption was in the ...

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