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Jagdeo will not give up PPP General Secretary post if CCJ rules in favour of presidential term limit

Ahead of Tuesday’s decision by the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) on whether presidential term limit is unconstitutional, Bharrat Jagdeo said he would not be giving up the position of General Secretary of the People’s Progressive Party. “I am moved to publicly assure that whatever the ruling is, I am and will remain the General Secretary of the PPP. In that ...

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AFC to begin local govt election campaign, no agreement yet with APNU

The Alliance For Change (AFC) on Saturday decided to begin campaigning for local government elections expected to be held during the last quarter of this year, but there is no agreement yet with A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) on contesting jointly, party sources said. “The negotiations with Coalition partner A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) with regard to contesting ...

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Region Six students, teachers and coaches educated on sexual harassment in sport

Students, teachers and coaches in Region Six were today educated on sexual harassment in sports at the New Amsterdam Town Hall, auditorium. Leading the team was Minister of Social Cohesion Dr. George Norton, Assistant Director of Sport, Melissa Dow-Richardson and Attorney-at-Law, Leslyn Charles. Charles told the audience that sexual harassment is a serious issue and most times the act is ...

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100 retrenched sugar workers to benefit from skills training; funding drawn from Natural Resources Ministry

One hundred retrenched sugar workers and young people from Berbice are the inaugural batch of the Industry Skills Training Enhancement Programme (IN-STEP). Minister of Natural Resources, Raphael Trotman, officially launched the IN-STEP programme at the GuySuCo (Guyana Sugar Cooperation) Training Centre, Port Mourant, today. “We know that many of you are afraid many of you are worried. We are here ...

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‘FESTA JUNINA’ to feature donation drive for Lethem children

This year’s annual ‘Festa Junina’ (June Festival) celebration at the Brazil-Guyana Cultural Centre will feature a special donation drive to assist children in Lethem. The ‘Friends of Lethem’ charity drive, hosted by the Brazilian Embassy aims to collect shoes, clothes and non-perishable food items that will be donated in Lethem. The embassy is open to receive contributions until June 23. The festival ...

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Earthquake rattles North-West, Essequibo Coast

A 5.1 magnitude earthquake in Venezuela also rattled parts of Guyana Friday night, residents especially in Essequibo and North West District said. “Charity, Essequibo Coast…… and yes I felt the tremor….,” said Ava Thompson on Demerara Waves’ Facebook Page (www.facebook.com/demwaves ) The quake occurred 22 kilometres, North North West of Irapa in Venezuela and also shook Trinidad heavily.  The epicenter was ...

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Bartica housewife caught with cocaine, marijuana- police

A 59-year old woman, who was allegedly in possession of almost four kilogrammes of marijuana and cocaine, was early Saturday morning arrested. Members of the Guyana Police Force swooped down on a house at 36 Old Housing Scheme and arrested Roxanne Carrington, a housewife. Lawmen said they found 2.555 kilogrammes and 1.451 grammes of cocaine in a brown carton and a ...

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Finance Minister wary of losing revenue if gasoline price is lowered

Finance Minister, Winston Jordan says he is wary of losing revenue, including much needed foreign exchange, if government gives into calls for fuel prices to lowered. Government’s Department of Public Information (DPI) quoted Jordan as saying that government is considering “creative solutions” to avoid adverse impacts on Guyana’s balance of payments. Among his concerns are the impact that lowering the ...

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Prime suspects arrested for missing Corentyne businessman, charred remains found

Berbice police have unearth what they believe are the burnt remains of a Corentyne businessman who went missing two months ago and two suspects remained in custody on Saturday, Divisional Commander, Assistant Commissioner, Lyndon Alves said. “We have what are the charred remains,” he told Demerara Waves Online News. Missing since April 18, 2018 and feared dead is Saeed “Sayo” Hamid ...

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