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PPP elections commissioners demand withdrawal of GECOM’s house-to-house registration ads

The three Opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP)-backed elections commissioners on Sunday called on the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) to withdraw advertisements for staff to conduct house-to-house registration. The commissioners – Bibi Shadick, Robeson Benn and Sase Gunraj – insisted that the seven-member Commission never voted to conduct house-to-house registration. “The Commission has not taken a decision to commence House to ...

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Ramjattan assures any elections violence will be quelled; smooth transition if PPP wins; Rohee warns “be careful with the guarantees you’re giving”

Public Security Minister, Khemraj Ramjattan has promised that police would not shoot any protesters and would instead do all it can to maintain peace during and after elections including a smooth change of government if the opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) is voted back into office. “We gonna try as best not to shoot protesters, as has happened in the ...

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OPINION: The constitutional crisis is really a deep political crisis rife with ethno-political implications

By David Hinds Many people are sweating over the impending “constitutional crisis” on March 19. My view is that there is already a constitutional crisis—the two political titans are interpreting the constitution differently. Since constitutions by their very nature are not as explicit as other documents, this disagreement is to be expected. That is where judicial review comes in—the judicial ...

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RUSAL suspends Guyana operations, moves equipment to warehouse for protection

Russian aluminum giant, RUSAL, has suspended bauxite production in Guyana and moved its equipment to a warehouse for protection, the Russian news agency, Sputnik, reported Sunday. “At the moment, the activities of the mining department are still suspended; equipment has been moved to a warehouse and is under protection,” the spokesperson was quoted as saying. Aggrieved workers began blocking the ...

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Killed diamond dealer bandit identified; three others arrested

A man who was shot dead Saturday while allegedly attempting to rob a diamond dealership, has been identified as Henry Johanison, a 25-year old miner, the Guyana Police Force said. Investigators were told that Johanison was shot dead inside Kay’s Diamond Enterprise Limited at Lot 288 Middle & Thomas Streets, Georgetown at about 12:10 pm. Three suspected accomplices, who were ...

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Fire leaves about 40 homeless

Fire  believed to be the work of a mentally ill man, ripped through several old wooden shacks and left at least 40 persons homeless. There were no reported injuries as a result of the fire that began shortly before 9 am at the congested area on Lombard and Broad Streets, Georgetown. The suspected arsonist was arrested and taken to a ...

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Major drugs raid at Stabroek Market

Dozens of heavily armed uniformed and plainclothes police officers on Saturday morning swooped down at Stabroek Market and arrested several persons for narcotics possession. A number of vendors selling a variety of legitimate products were arrested after police allegedly found marijuana in their stalls. “This is you drugs”, a policeman told a vendor. Assisted by a sniffer dog to ascertain ...

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GTT donates to cancer fight

  The Guyana Telephone and Telegraph (GTT) Company on Friday donated GYD$300,000 to members of the Giving Hope Foundation – Guyana at its Telephone House, Brickdam. The company said the assistance is part of GTT’s 2018 Pinktober payout to several cancer organisations. Vice-President of the Giving Hope Foundation (GHF), Kirtley Williams expressed gratitude and noted the money will go towards ...

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RUSAL-BCGI: Gov’t to consider implications of “either them closing or we closing them”- Trotman

As the Labour Department hopes to meet with the management of the Russian Aluminium (RUSAL)-controlled Bauxite Company of Guyana Incorporated (BCGI) and the Guyana Bauxite and General Workers’ Union (GB&GWU) in yet another move to reinstate 61  dismissed workers, government is considering whether to shut down the operations. Minister of Natural Resources, Raphael Trotman said “we are very disappointed and ...

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