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GDF will support democratically elected govt

The newly-appointed Chief-of-Staff of the Guyana Defence Force (GDF), Brigadier Godfrey Bess on Wednesday said the military would support the government once it is elected constitutionally. “We are trained to support the democratically elected government of the day based on our constitution and that we will continue to do,” he told reporters shortly after he was promoted from Colonel to ...

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CCJ judges raise key questions at Jagdeo-Ally “valid votes” appeal

Two judges of the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) on Wednesday morning raised questions about whether Guyana’s constitution and election law can be amended by subsidiary legislation. CCJ President , Justice Adrian Saunders posed the question to Attorney-at-Law John Jeremie, for the respondent Eslyn David. “Does that sound right to you?,” Saunders said. That question was asked at the juncture ...

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Brazilian mine worker crushed to death in underground tunnel

A Brazilian man has died in a gold mining tunnel at Puruni where a huge rock smashed his head. Police identified him as 55-year old Jose Cicero Ferreira Perera called “Garapal”. He was a Maintenance worker employed with Hard Rock Mining Company, Puruni Mines. Investigators were told that he and another man were in an 80 foot deep underground tunnel. ...

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Berbician charged with Enmore hit-and-run teenager’s death

A 28-year old man was Tuesday arraigned on three charges in connection with the hit-and-run death of a 16-year old boy  and injury to his brother on the Enmore Public Road, East Coast Demerara. Police charged Steven Pierre of 26  Sea Field Village, West Coast Berbice with causing the death of 16-year old Sheldon Major by dangerous driving. Pierre, who ...

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Guyana tells World Court it has jurisdiction to hear border controversy case; Venezuela submits memo

The International Court of Justice (ICJ), also known as the World Court, on Tuesday gave Guyana time to answer a question after hearing hours of submissions on why it believes that court has a legal right to hear a case to settle the border controversy with Venezuela. After Guyana’s co-agent, Sir Shridath Ramphal, wrapped up arguments to the court, Judge ...

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Mayors of APNU+AFC stronghold towns call for Granger to be sworn in

The Mayors of four towns that are strongholds of A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) are calling for President David Granger to be sworn in for a second straight term based on the Chief Election Officer’s report. In a joint statement, the Mayors of Mahdia, New Amsterdam, Bartica and Linden say they are concerned that after more than ...

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Chief Elections Officer faces private criminal charges for alleged electoral fraud, misconduct

The Chief Election Officer of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), Keith Lowenfield is facing two private criminal charges- alleged electoral fraud and misconduct in public office- by activists of the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) and a small political party, The New Movement (TNM). Through informant, Desmond Morian, Lowenfield is charged with misconduct in public office contrary to common law.  TNM’s  ...

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17 Cancer patients receive treatment through GTT’s Pinktober grants

GTT continues to give grants every month. Seventeen cancer patients have been able to access treatment locally through a $2.2M grant from GTT’s Pinktober Funds. According to GTT’s Pinktober Coordinator, Diana Gittens, of the 17 cases, 50 percent were diagnosed with breast cancer, 33 percent with cervical cancer, and six percent with eye, colon, and anorectal cancers respectively. “We are ...

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109 coronavirus patients isolated

The Public Health Ministry says 109 persons are now hospitalised with the coronavirus, COVID-19. One of them is in the Intensive Care Unit. Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Shamdeo Persaud says that’s the latest figure with the addition of five new  cases over the last 24 hours. Overall, Guyana has recorded 235 coronavirus cases since the first case was reported in ...

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GDF gets new Chief-of-Staff

President David Granger has granted approval to Chief of Staff of the Guyana Defence Force (GDF), Brigadier Patrick West to proceed on accumulated leave with effect from Wednesday, 1st July 2020. Brigadier West’s accumulated leave will conclude in March 2021, the Ministry of the Presidency said. President Granger has, as a result, approved the appointments of Colonel Godfrey Bess to ...

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