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Civil Defence Commission on standby to provide relief to flood-hit Mahdia

As residents and businesses in Mahdia valley grapple with severe flooding, central government said the Civil Defence Commission (CDC) is on standby to provide initial relief from a warehouse in Region 8. Minister of State, Joseph Harmon confirmed that the CDC has already informed him about the flood caused by heavy overnight rainfall that has continued into Friday morning, and ...

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No plan to delay elections- Harmon, amid Donald Ramotar’s concerns

Former President Donald Ramotar’s assertion that the governing coalition has hatched a plan to delay  the next general elections was rubbished Friday by Minister of State, Joseph Harmon. “The administration of President (David) Granger has made it clear that we have no intention of either lengthening or shortening the term of office, that at the time when elections are to ...

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Mahdia hit by worst flooding in decades

Several houses in the valley of Mahdia are Friday morning flooded and road access to the airstrip has been cut off, residents and officials said. Region 8 (Potaro-Siparuni) Chairman, Bonaventure Fredericks told Demerara Waves Online News that the unprecedented flood was the result of extremely heavy overnight rainfall. He said in some areas, houses of the more than 500 residents ...

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Bar Association calls for swift appointment of GECOM Chairman

The Guyana Bar Association hopes that next Monday’s meeting between President David Granger and Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo will lead to the swift appointment of a Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), and suggested that the Guyanese leader’s decision could be challenged. “Although the issue of the interpretation of Article 161(2) is before the Chief Justice for her consideration, ...

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Georgetown Hospital CEO fired; former army chief takes over

Acting Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) Mr. Allan Johnson has been fired from the post and newly-appointed Deputy CEO, Retired Brigadier will take over from Friday. in a statement issued through the Ministry of Public Health, said Johnson was removed from the post with effect from Friday, June 9, 2017, Alves said that the ...

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Guyana: Eco (Atlantic), Tullow to survey near Exxon’s offshore find for more oil

Toronto, June 8th, 2017 – Eco (Atlantic) Oil & Gas Ltd. on Thursday announced that Eco Atlantic and its Operating Partner, Tullow Oil,  have approved an estimated 2,550 km2 seismic survey on the company’s Orinduik Block offshore Guyana. The survey is anticipated to commence in the next two weeks. The survey will be completed by Schlumberger Guyana Inc. (Western Geco) ...

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Private sector calls for “good life” promise, legislative protection of investment; govt says economy was fake

Even as the umbrella Private Sector Commission (PSC) called on government and the opposition to deliver a “good life”, Minister of State, Joseph Harmon on Thursday assured that there is no feud with the private sector but said when the coalition took office more than two years ago, it was busy dismantling a fake economy. “We have had to confront ...

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Govt cutting ties with all privately-owned pharmaceutical bonds- Public Health Minister

Government is cutting ties with all privately-owned pharmaceutical bonds, even as it prepares to beef up its storage facilities- all aimed at slashing costs and more efficiently storing and distributing medical supplies to the public health sector, Minister of Public Health, Volda Lawrence said Wednesday night. “As you know, we have had issues with private bonds. This year we are focusing ...

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Technician robbed of gun, other items after shooting bandit at West Demerara bar

One of four bandits was shot and injured by a technician during an armed robbery at Utivlugt, West Coast Demerara, but in the end they stabbed him and managed to escape with his handgun and other valuables, police said. Investigators said they are  making stringent efforts to apprehend four male suspects, one of whom is suspected to have received gunshot injuries, during ...

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No GECOM Chairman “curtailing” Commission’s work- Chief Elections Officer; Ramotar says Granger probably delaying general elections for oil cash campaigning

The Chief Elections Officer of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), Keith Lowenfield says the absence of a Chairman is affecting key decision-making by that elections management agency. “The absence of a Chairperson, no doubt, curtails the work of the Commission one way or the other,” Lowenfield told Demerara Waves Online News. The delay has also raised concerns by former President ...

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