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Jagdeo to take Harmon to Ethnic Relations Commission over targeting of alleged saboteurs of govt’s work

Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo on Monday announced that the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) would be complaining to the Ethnic Relations Commission (ERC) about Minister of State, Joseph Harmon’s threat against opposition supporters and councillors who sabotage government operations. Jagdeo told a news conference that he was not taking lightly Harmon’s announcement, which appeared to be an attempt to “justify the ...

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“No more Mr. Nice Time”: APNU targets PPP supporters, NDCs that sabotage government- Harmon

Minister of State, Joseph Harmon has vowed that People’s Progressive Party (PPP)-majority local development councils and PPP supporters, who work in government agencies, would no longer be allowed to undermine the administration and discriminate against coalition support bases. Addressing a Local Government Elections Thank You rally at ‘C’ Field Sophia playground, he said it was time for A Partnership for ...

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PNCR/APNU admits disenchantment caused low voter turnout; whips up death squad fears to galvanise 2020 votes

Reeling from the effects of a poor turnout at Local Government Elections, the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR)-dominated coalition Saturday night admitted for the first time that some of its supporters were disenchanted and opted to stay away. “Sophia, you know, that the PPP won this constituency. They won this constituency by a few votes because some people were very upset ...

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Drug pushers wanted for killing addict

Four males were Sunday being sought for the stabbing death of a drug addict because he stopped buying narcotics from them, the Guyana Police Force said. Dead is 45-year old ‘Buckman’  of no fixed place of abode. Investigators were told the incident occurred at about 11 O’clock Saturday night 23:00h at Leopold & Lombard Streets, Georgetown. “The victim who was ...

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Third Lusignan prison escapee recaptured

The last of the three prisoners, who recently escaped from the Lusignan Prison, was early Sunday morning captured, police said. The Guyana Police Force said Sudesh Dyal was caught at Tuschen Squatting Area ,East Bank Essequibo at about 3 AM. Acting on information received ,a police team led by Divisional Commander Senior Superintendent Edmond Cooper, “swooped down at the location and ...

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Fly Jamaica probes passenger’s death following crash-landing

Fly Jamaica on Saturday indicated it was probing whether the passenger, who died following last week’s incident involving its passenger jet, was as a result of injuries sustained aboard that aircraft. Dead is Rookia Kalloo, who was a passenger aboard Fly Jamaica flight OJ256 which the airline said “suffered a runway excursion” on Friday 9th November, 2018 at Guyana’s Cheddi Jagan ...

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Palms inmate allegedly threatens nurse with gun

A 79-year old former prison officer, who lives at the Palms, has been arrested and his licenced handgun seized after he threatened a nurse there, police said.   Police said he allegedly threatened a male nurse at the said institution about 8:15 Thursday night. Investigation revealed that the victim and the suspect had a misunderstanding in the ward and the ...

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UG announces unilateral pay hike but insists on ‘no grades, no increases’ policy

The University of Guyana (UG) has announced an increase in salaries for academic and non-academic staff for this year, saying the administration and unions failed to actually negotiate the package. Vice Chancellor, Professor Ivelaw Griffith maintained that only lecturers who have submitted grades would be receiving the increase. “The Administration maintains the principled position that performance will be a factor ...

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CH&PA ups service with GIS, drone imagery

The Central Housing and Planning Authority (CH&PA) says it has been improving the delivery of its services with the use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS). The entity’s GIS analyst, Malini Jaikarran said the use of this service, will help to improve the development, manage operations and update policies and decision-making processes. Jaikarran was delivering a presentation on Wednesday at a ...

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United States shifts position on Guyana-Venezuela border controversy

The United States (US) on Friday confirmed that it has shifted its official position on the Guyana-Venezuela border controversy by asking that a more than 100-year old award of the land boundaries between the two neighbouring South American countries be respected. Deputy Chief of Mission of the US Embassy in Guyana, Terry Steers-Gonzalez  said American Ambassador, Perry Holloway played a ...

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