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CCJ to rule on GECOM Chair appointment

The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) will next week Tuesday hand down its decision on whether President David Granger’s unilateral appointment of James Patterson to head the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) was constitutional. “The first judgment will determine whether the appointment, or the process followed in the appointment, of Guyana’s Elections Commission Chairman breached the Constitution,” the CCJ said. The ...

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2 electrocuted, others injured at Providence Stadium

A technician and a driver were Tuesday electrocuted and two others were injured during the installation of surveillance cameras at the northern side of the Guyana National Stadium. Dead are 16-year old Krishna Chan, a technician employed with Smart Teck Solution located at Lot 11A Kersaint Park, LBI, East Coast Demerara, and a Canter driver named ‘Anthon’ of Buxton, East ...

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Ghana to help Guyana’s energy sector

Ghana’s President, Nana Akufo-Addo has agreed that his country would help Guyana’s energy sector, Director-General of the Ministry of the Presidency, Joseph Harmon said. Briefing the media after Akufo Addo was conferred with Guyana’s national award, the Order of Excellence by President David Granger, Harmon said the technical assistance cooperation would be provided free of cost. “This is very important ...

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Caribbean Court sets June 18 “tentatively” for no-confidence decision

The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) has set a tentative date of next week Tuesday for a decision on whether last December’s no-confidence motion was validly passed by Guyana’s National Assembly, lawyers for the parties confirmed. Attorney-at-Law, Sanjeev Datadin, who is representing Charrandass Persaud, and Attorney-at-Law Roysdale Forde, who is  representing Joseph Harmon, told Demerara Waves Online News that June ...

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Lax security at Georgetown Hospital despite robbery of intern

Security at a section of the Georgetown Public Hospital (GPHC), where a medical intern was robbed three weeks ago, up to Sunday night appeared slack, although management says it has sought to balance tightened vigilance with hassle-free access by patients. The issue of less than satisfactory security came to the fore after a medical intern was assaulted and robbed of ...

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Guyana, other Caribbean countries anti-corruption bodies want harmonised rules, legislation

Guyana’s Integrity Commission has joined other members of the Commonwealth Caribbean Association of Integrity Commissions and Anti-Corruption Bodies (CCAICACB) in identifying the need for a harmonised system of rules and legislation to tackle corruption. In a communiqué at the end of its fifth annual meeting held from June 3 to 7 in the Cayman Islands, the CCAICACB said the time ...

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Cellular phones seized from Georgetown-based prisoners after Facebook post

Hours after prisoners at the Georgetown Prison showed off their picture-taking skills on Facebook, prison authorities on Sunday raided several cells and seized a number of phones, Director of Prisons Gladwin Samuels said. He said all five prisoners, who featured in the Facebook picture, would be charged. Inmates are prohibited from being in possession of cell phones. Samuels said five ...

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‘No oil blocks investigator contacted me’; probe will prove deals above board – Former Natural Resources Minister

Former Minister of Natural Resources, Robert Persaud on Sunday said no government investigator has questioned him concerning the issuance of oil concessions and he and members of the then People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) administration were not worried about an independent probe. Officials of the State Assets Recovery Agency (SARA) less than one month ago caused quite a stir locally ...

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Three-year tourism fund paying dividends

A three-year-old Tourism Development Fund (TDF) has raked in almost GYD$5 million that has been used in a couple of areas to help boost Guyana’s tourism product, but large hotels are yet to clear a hurdle to begin contributing to the vital cash source, President of the Tourism and Hospitality Association of Guyana (THAG) Mitra Ramkumar said Friday. The TDF ...

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