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TV journalist shoots bottle-hurling labourer

A labourer was Sunday morning shot and injured after he allegedly lobbed several bottles at well-known television journalist outside his girlfriend’s home, police said. Twenty-eight year old Jimmy Ramgobin was shot in his lower right leg and taken to hospital for medical attention. Police said they have since seized the licensed firearm as part of the investigations. The Guyana Police ...

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Volda Lawrence’s remarks unhelpful to coalition winning the 2020 general elections- political scientists

Chairman of the People’s National Congress Reform, Volda Lawrence’s recently stated preference for giving jobs to her party’s supporters seemed a feeble response to its defeat at last month’s local government elections due to its own neglect of its Afro-Guyanese support base, but now the coalition risks losing the 2020 general elections as a result of her utterance. “As reassuring ...

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Pedestrian knocked dead by lorry

A woman lost her life in the vicinity of the Demerara Harbour Bridge on Saturday when a lorry struck her down as she was crossing a road, police said. Dead is 45-year old Shondell Nero Sparrock of Peter’s Hall, East Bank Demerara. Police said at about 6:30 PM on the Bagotstown Public Road, East Bank Demerara she was crossing a ...

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Shortage of drug-resistant tuberculosis medications ends

The Ministry of Public Health on Saturday said it has brought to end a shortage of drug-resistant tuberculosis (TB) medications Director of Pharmacy Oneil Atkins on  said there is no need to panic. “All TB patients would be adequately treated,” Mr. Atkins was quoted as saying in a Public Health Ministry statement. There was a recent shortage of Ethionamide, part ...

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Commission of Inquiry recommends disciplinary action against Town Clerk

Chairman of the Commission of Inquiry into the operations of the Georgetown City Council, Retired Justice Cecil Kennard on Friday said the probe has recommended disciplinary action against Town Clerk, Royston King for the lease of land that does not belong to the City and for conducting such a transaction without  Council’s approval. “The Town Clerk (ag) interpretation of the ...

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President Granger returns to Cuba next week for more treatment

President David Granger is scheduled to return to Cuba next Tuesday for continued treatment for non-Hodgkins Lymphoma, a type of cancer, Minister of State Joseph Harmon announced Friday. Having concluded the first round of chemotherapy in Cuba,he is due to return to the Spanish-speaking nation. According to Minister Harmon, President Granger heeded advice by his Cuban medical specialists to scale ...

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It’s Mayor Ubraj Narine, Deputy Mayor Alfred Mentore; Chase-Green, Oscar Clarke on Finance Committee

Georgetown’s new Mayor is Pandit Ubraj Narine and his deputy is Alfred Mentore. Before they were elected the People’s Progressive Party and the Alliance For Change councillors of Georgetown united in their failed bid for secret balloting to elect the Mayor and Deputy Mayor of the city. Eight councillors voted for the motion and 21 by APNU against. Ivelaw Henry ...

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Politically impartial new public service needed- Harmon

A day after news broke that People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) Chairman, Volda Lawrence indicated that party supporters should not be deprived of jobs and contracts and that she would be employing her friends who are all party supporters, the Minister of State Joseph Harmon said the public service must be politically neutral. “The new public service, therefore, has to ...

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Jagdeo weighs in on Volda Lawrence’s remarks on employment preference

Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo on Thursday frowned on People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) General Secretary, Volda Lawrence’s remarks that there should be no fear in giving contracts and jobs to her party members. Speaking at a news conference, he suggested there might be scope for Lawrence to be prosecuted on the grounds of discrimination on the basis of nepotism and ...

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Volda Lawrence sticks to position on jobs but avoids controversial remarks on preference for supporters; upset about little political work in PPP strongholds

Chairwoman of the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR),Volda Lawrence on Thursday stood by her position on the need to create jobs, but stayed clear of reiterating that preference would be given to supporters of her party. “Cde. Volda Lawrence Chairman of the People’s National Congress Reform stands by her views on the issue of jobs and unemployment that measures are ...

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