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Culpable City Hall officers won’t be fired; no documents handed over to Auditor General

Even as the Local Government Commission (LGC) prepares to decide the fate of several Georgetown City Council officers against whom disciplinary action had been recommended by an inquiry, the administration is yet to hand over records to allow the Auditor General to conduct an audit into the financial dealings. LGC Deputy Chairman, Andrew Garnett told Demerara Waves Online News that ...

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House to house registration to begin in three weeks

A top administrative official of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) late Thursday afternoon disputed claims that there was a delay in the commencement of house-to-house registration due to procurement hiccups, and said that process is set to begin in another three weeks. The official explained that now that training of staff has been completed, an evaluation would be done before ...

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Start of house-to-house registration delayed

The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) has pushed back its house-to-house registration exercise that was scheduled to begin this week, officials said Thursday. A senior official of the electoral management authority told Demerara Waves Online News that the delay was due to the procurement of materials not being finalised. Another source added, “all the elements did not flow in accordance with ...

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Senior Counsel Poonai files GYD$45m libel suit against Kaieteur News

Senior Counsel Rajendra Nath Poonai has sued the privately-owned Kaieteur News newspaper for GYD$45 million for defaming him in an article that he was convicted of fraud in Canada. Already, the High Court has granted an injunction restraining the National Media and Publishing Company, which publishes the Kaieteur News, its owner Glen Lall and Editor-in-Chief, Adam Harris from continuing to ...

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Free university education mooted as gov’t rolls out pro-youth election campaign

The incumbent David Granger-led administration appeared increasingly poised to target, again, youths in its bid to be reelected at general elections likely to be held later this year. The campaign by the governing A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) coalition to target youths, Guyana’s single largest voting block, took aim at the education sector where the majority of ...

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Ghana President to visit Guyana next month

Ghana’s President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo is expected to visit Guyana next month and he and his Guyanese counterpart, David Granger, are due to discuss energy cooperation, among several other areas. Granger announced, in a speech at the accreditation of Ghana’s non-resident High Commissioner, Professor Abena Pokua Adompim Busia, that Akufo-Addo would visit Guyana from June 11th to 12th. “We ...

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Power restored after trips in Demerara-Berbice system

The Guyana Power and Light Inc. (GPL) on Tuesday said an almost-three-hour-blackout in Demerara and Berbice was initially triggered by an “abrupt” loss of a total of 16.5 megawatts (MWs) of generation capacity at the Kingston and Vreed-en-Hoop power plants. “Remedial system restoration commenced within minutes of the shutdown which resulted in power restoration in both Counties. Our Company remains ...

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European techniques for improving Georgetown

Guyana’s capital, Georgetown, is poised to learn a few strategies from northern Europe, under the auspices of an Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)-sponsored seminar, “Urban Workshop: Learning from the Nordic Experience” taking place this week in Copenhagen, Denmark and Malm√∂, Sweden, City Hall said Tuesday. Deputy Mayor, Alfred Mentore, along with other Latin American and the Caribbean mayors and municipal technical ...

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Update: GTT landline service restored

The Guyana Telephone and Telegraph’s (GTT) landline service was restored after a more-than-one-hour outage that also affected mobile Internet data system, officials said. The reason for the early Tuesday morning outage was not immediately clear, but technicians and engineers were continuing their probe. The company was expected to provide an official update later Tuesday morning. During the outage, subscribers could ...

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