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Parliament dissolves on Monday to pave way for general elections

President David Granger has issued the proclamations for the dissolution of Parliament and the ten Regional Democratic Councils on December 30, 2019. The Ministry of the Presidency says this will pave the way for General and Regional Elections on March 2, 2020. The Proclamations were issued Friday, December 27. Article 70 (2) of the Constitution of Guyana states that the ...

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PM office for strengthening under constitutional reform, “robust” legislative agenda -Granger

President David Granger has announced that the Prime Minister’s office is to be strengthened, if the coalition wins the March 2, 2020 general elections, to definitely oversee reform of Guyana’s constitution and ensure government’s promises are kept, among other things. “He’ll also be in charge of a robust legislative agenda to make sure that the promises that will be embedded ...

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Orphanages, indigent homes to pay less for water

Orphanages and homes for the poor and needy have been granted water tariff concessions by the Guyana Water Incorporated (GWI), the utility company announced. GWI says it has assigned a minimum daily per capita consumption of 220 litres (0.220m3). The concession is 50 percent of the expected daily per capita consumption of 110 litres per day to all qualifying institutions. ...

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Man stabbed to death early Boxing Day

A man, who was earlier seen staggering in La Penitence, Georgetown, was early Boxing Day – Thursday – stabbed to death by two males who fled the scene, police said. He is 32-year-old Israel McKenzie, a labourer, of 74 Middle Road, La Penitence. No one has been arrested. Guyana Police Force homicide detectives were told that the man was attacked ...

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Fire destroys fishermen’s outboard engines, gear

Fire of unknown origin Christmas afternoon – Wednesday – destroyed outboard engines and fishing gear that were in several shacks near the Ogle seawall, police said. The fire occurred at about 5:45 p.m. at Ogle Street in one of the shacks used by fishermen and boat owners to store their engines and other items. Investigators were told that at about ...

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6 Christmas Day newborns at Georgetown Public Hospital

There were six Christmas Day 2019 newborns at the Georgetown Public Hospital, Guyana’s major public health institution. The Department of Public Information says four of the babies were brought into the world by natural birth while the remaining two were birthed via cesarean section. The first mother to give birth on Christmas Day was Sarah Beckharry to a son at ...

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Gold miner slashed to death, companion injured

A young gold miner was Christmas Eve night stabbed to death and a male companion has been seriously injured. Police say they have arrested a “person of interest”. The dead man has been identified as 19-year-old Neville Moonsammy of Four Miles Main Access Road, Port Kaituma, North West District. He succumbed to knife wounds to his left hand. Investigators say ...

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Cane harvester arrested for Christmas Eve killing

A Christmas Eve night gambling game in Corentyne turned deadly when a 27-year-old was killed at about 10 o’clock. Police reported that Steven ‘Shabba’ Lewis of 29 Portuguese Quarters succumbed to head and mouth injuries during an incident at the Rose Hall Town Public Road, Corentyne. A cane harvester of Sir David Rose Street, Rose Hall Town, Corentyne, Berbice is ...

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