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Few UG student loan borrowers repaying under Jubilee offer; govt turns to different payment methods

A less than satisfactory number of University of Guyana (UG) students and former students have taken advantage of the Independence Jubilee reduced tuition fee repayments, resulting in the Guyana government being still saddled with a huge number of outstanding student loans, Finance Minister Winston Jordan said Monday. Addressing the launch of the Guyana Telephone and Telegraph’s (GT&T) Mobile Money Guyana ...

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Submitting a third list of GECOM nominees almost impossible; much depends on Jagdeo- Granger meeting – Nandlall

Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo will find it virtually impossible to submit a third list of nominees for the post of Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) and much will depend on a meeting between him and President David Granger later this month, a top opposition party official said Sunday. “Finally, finding another six names in compliance with the President’s ...

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Prominent Vincentian artist showcases works in Guyana

Guyanese will have an opportunity to view the work of Vincentian multi-media artist, goldsmith and photographer Josette Norris at a one-week exhibition of paintings, conceptual art and jewelry to be mounted in Georgetown during the week of June 5-10, 2017. The exhibition will be held at 160 Waterloo Street, North Cummingsburg, Georgetown a few doors from Lamaha Street. It will ...

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Body of businessman found in his yard with gunshot wound

A man was found dead in his yard at Nandy Park, East Bank Demerara with a gunshot wound to the upper part of his body, police confirmed. He has been identified as sawmill owner, Cecil Persaud. Unconfirmed reports are that the man might have placed a gun in his mouth and  shot himself. Divisional Commander, Assistant Commissioner , Marlon Chapman ...

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Soldiers must leave Kaieteur National Park; no evidence of mining in park; time for joint ownership- Chenapau village leaders

Insisting that no one is mining within the boundary of the Kaieteur National Park, top leaders of Chenapau village on Saturday called on soldiers to leave the area because they are traumatising residents. “We need those military operations to stop because it is violating our free movement of passage right now. Currently, they are still operating in that area and ...

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“Every member of the list suggested must conform to the criteria…”- Granger, as he calls on Jagdeo to produce third list of nominees for GECOM Chairman

President David Granger said that Leader of the Opposition, Mr. Bharrat Jagdeo must submit a list that matches the criteria set out in keeping with Article 161 (2) of the Constitution of Guyana for the selection of a ‘fit and proper’ person to fill the post of Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM). The Head of State made these ...

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Granger rejects second list of GECOM nominees ; Jagdeo warns of “other consequences for which the President will be responsible”

Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo says President David Granger has rejected a second list of nominees for the post of Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission. Jagdeo reiterated his warning that legal action and other steps would be taken if Granger goes ahead and names a Chairperson unilaterally. “The Leader of the Opposition hereby assures that should the President proceed along ...

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Shake-up at CANU looms now that Commission of Inquiry Report is in

Minister of State, Joseph Harmon on Friday signaled that a major shake-up at the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) is likely, but he refused to say whether the substantive Head, James Singh would be returning to head that law enforcement entity. Harmon declined to divulge details of the report of a Commission of Inquiry into the arrival of  shipping vessel in ...

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No decision on referendum to scrap buggery law – Harmon

The Guyana government has not discussed or decided to take the scrapping of buggery laws to a referendum, a move that appears to have allayed some fears by one of Guyana’s gay rights organisations. “This is not an issue that has been ventilated at Cabinet and Cabinet has made no decision on that matter and so the question of a referendum, when ...

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