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President Granger diagnosed with cancer; expected to “fully recover”

President David Granger has been diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma, a cancer that starts in the white blood cells, and he on Wednesday began  a second round of treatment in Cuba where he has been for the past two weeks seeking medical attention. “Subsequent to a series of medical tests, the President was diagnosed as suffering from Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma and was placed ...

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Analysts suggest improvements to proposed Sovereign Wealth Fund; Finance Minister says Fund crafted to suit Guyana

The Guyanese government needs to address underlying weaknesses in the country’s proposed Sovereign Wealth Fund’s design to maximize its effectiveness, according to a report released Wednesday by the United States-based Natural Resource Governance Institute. In the document, analysts praised government for taking a number of commendable steps in its plan to save a portion of the country’s forthcoming oil revenues in ...

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US seeks forfeiture of hotelier “Big Head” Lovell’s property; DEA trailed cocaine-smuggling plot to The Netherlands

The United States (US) has ordered Guyanese hotelier, Shervington ‘Big Head’ Lovell and other alleged co-conspirators in cocaine trafficking to forfeit a range of properties. Lovell, Agimero Zapata Castro, and Surinamese Steven Antonious have been charged with violating US maritime drug enforcement laws between April and July, 2018 in Guyana, Jamaica, Colombia , the high seas an elsewhere. In the grand ...

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APNU/PNCR; AFC shrug off impact of LGE vote loss on 2020 general elections; PPP upbeat

Chairman of the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR), Volda Lawrence Tuesday afternoon down-played A Partnership for National Unity’s (APNU) loss of several seats on the Georgetown City Council at Monday’s general elections as an unhealthy sign going into Guyana’s next general elections due in another two years. “When you speak of so many seats with a turnout of that number, ...

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Guyana’s cross-dressing law unconstitutional- CCJ rules

Port of Spain, Trinidad. The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) ruled that a law in Guyana, which makes it a criminal offence for a man or a woman to appear in a public place while dressed in clothing of the opposite sex for an “improper purpose”, is unconstitutional. The law, Section 153(1)(xlvii) of the Summary Jurisdiction (Offences) Act, is to ...

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It’s Official: PPP clinches 7 seats; APNU 21; AFC 2 in Georgetown City Council

The opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) has raked in seven seats in Georgetown,  with its closest rival,  A Partnership for National Unity (APNU),winning a total of 21 seats and the Alliance For Change  two seats, the Guyana Elections Commission said. In declaring the results for Georgetown, Returning Officer Duarte Hetsberger said PPP got four proportional and three constituency seats; APNU ...

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AFC almost demolished at Local Govt Election

The Alliance For Change (AFC) appeared to have been virtually  wiped out of the local government political landscape, leaving A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) trailing behind the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) overall in many key local authority areas. Unofficial results show the People’s National Congress Reform-backed APNU clinching almost all of the 15 constituency seats in Georgetown, Guyana’s capital. ...

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Polls close in Guyana’s local govt elections

Polls in Guyana’s Local Government Elections closed at 6 PM and counting has begun to ascertain who will control the 10 town councils and 70 neighbourhood councils. In an initial reaction, the Alliance For Change (AFC) said the polls in Georgetown and Region Four (Demerara-Mahaica) went smoothly except for some reports that A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) were at ...

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GECOM ready for Local Govt Elections on Monday; candidate’s family members removed from polling day duties

Even as the Guyana Elections Commission boasted it was ready to conduct Local Government Elections in villages and towns across the country on Monday, three polling day officials were barred from working because they are related to candidates, a commission spokeswoman said Sunday night. “Based on the feedback that I have received, we are set and ready for an early ...

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