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AFC, APNU in key talks over choosing PM candidate

The Alliance For Change (AFC) and A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) are locked in tight deliberations over whether their almost five-year old political agreement should be changed to give the President the opportunity to choose his presidential candidate this time around, well-placed sources said. Officially, representatives of APNU and AFC have refused to comment on the ongoing negotiations that ...

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Adventist medical services plane crashes in Region 1

A light aircraft being operated by the Guyana Adventist Medical Aviation Services (GAMAS) crashed on the airstrip at Bethany in Region 1 (Barima-Waini), but no one was injured, the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) said Tuesday evening. The Cessna 182 aircraft upon landing, “hit a pile of dirt and flipped” at approximately 5:37 pm on Tuesday. Reports are that there ...

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GDF officer arrested for drug, gun possession

A senior Guyana Defence Force (GDF) coast guardsman has been arrested allegedly with an illegal gun and a quantity of marijuana in his possession, police said. The GDF said¬†Lieutenant Dominique Gilpin has since been interdicted from duty and investigation has been launched. The GDF says it has launched an investigation into the arrest and detention of Gilpin. “As is procedure, ...

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Duo admit to killing elderly women in their home

Two men, Imran Khan and Stephen Andrews admitted to killing 89-year-old Constance Fraser and 77-year-old Phyllis Caesar former residents of South Road, when they appeared before Justice Sandel Kissoon on Tuesday in the High Court. They pleaded guilty to the lesser count of manslaughter. A third man, Phillip Sufferein, did not confess to the crime and he will face trial ...

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Granger constitutionally declares March 2, 2020 as general elections date

Amid mounting international pressure to end “political uncertainty”, President David Granger at midnight Monday proclaimed March 2, 2020 as the date for general and regional council elections. “The President, by the power vested in him by Article 61 of the Constitution of Guyana, to by proclamation, appoint the day for an election under Article 60 (2) appoints 2nd March 2020 ...

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GECOM revokes controversial claims and objections order and reverts to customary system

The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) on Monday backed down from a gazetted plan for all eligible electors in the country to take their records to a commission location for verification, and instead reverted to the customary Claims and Objections process. GECOM Chairman, Justice (Rtd.) Claudette Singh’s National Registration (Residents) Order of September 26 had required all 646, 625 persons, once ...

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Police operations being regionalised

The Guyana Police Force (GPF) has begun realigning its operations in accordance with the country’s 10 administrative regions. Public Security Minister, Khemraj Ramjattan on Monday disclosed that the regionalisation of the police force is being gradually rolled out and will eventually be formally launched. He says divisional headquarters and living quarters are now being built in a number of interior ...

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Gov’t “actively” considering proposed direct cash transfers of oil money to households – Foreign Minister

Foreign Affairs Minister, Karen Cummings has said the Guyana government has been actively considering the Working People’s Alliance’s (WPA) proposal of direct cash transfers of some oil revenues to Guyana’s households. “I would say it’s in progress. We are still continuing how we are going to actually do this cash transfer so I don’t want to give myself liberty right ...

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Homes, farms, livestock under high tide floods in Region 5

Release from the Civil Defence Commission: The Civil Defence Commission (CDC) received reports of flooding in the Mahaica-West Berbice Region (Region 5). The floods are as a result of above-normal high tides predicted at approximately 3.31 meters. The effects of the tides have been exacerbated by a breach in the Danzic sea defence dam. Over 200 meters of the structure ...

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MAPM’s Gaskin says no talks yet with PPP; “independence”, “change” are key

The Mass Action People’s Movement’s (MAPM) Marcel Gaskin on Sunday said he has so far not held any talks with the opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) or the Civic component but he did not rule out joining the Civic in certain conditions. Gaskin said those conditions include having a certain degree of “independence” and the PPP’s commitment to reform “If ...

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