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Daily Archives: January 23, 2014

Ministry didn’t approve slaughter of goats at Sports Hall – Dr. Anthony

Minister of Culture Youth and Sport Dr. Frank Anthony says his ministry never gave permission to anyone to slaughter animals at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall. He was responding to questions from APNU MP Christopher Jones during Thursday’s sitting of the National Assembly. The questions pertained to media reports in November that several individuals were slaughtering goats at the national ...

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Minister Persaud did a lot of damage – Granger

Leader of the Opposition David Granger says departing Minister of Local Government Ganga Persaud has done a lot of damage. He made the comment to the media in response to the minister’s announcement on Thursday that he had resigned from the post with effect from January 31. I’m quite clueless, I don’t understand his sudden removal.  We know that  the ...

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Jamaican man wanted in connection with woman’s death

A Jamaican man is wanted in connection with the discovery of the body his fellow countrywoman in a city hotel early Wednesday morning. Police said they were looking for 36-year old Anthony Lloyd Neville Morrison for questioning in relation to the death of Beverley Anesta Gardner. Her body was found in a room at the New York Car Wash & ...

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Harding suffered a hernia in prison, no evidence of sodomy

Guyana Prison Service sources Monday afternoon corroborated that Colwyn Harding suffered a hernia after jumping off a stairs in the prison compound where he had been incarcerated. Harding has already told Demerara Waves Online News that he has never had hernia before. However, the symptoms he described were those of that condition. He has also said that he was ashamed ...

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BREAKING: Local Gov’t Minister Ganga Persaud resigns

Minister of Local Government and Regional Development, Ganga Persaud on Thursday announced his resignation from the post, citing personal reasons. “My resignation as Minister of local Government and Regional Development is based on personal issues presently engaging my attention as well as some additional responsibilities to which I am committed,” he said in a prepared statement. Persaud confirmed issuing the ...

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GDF beefing up Air Corps

Chinese experts are here assisting the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) in extending the life of the Chinese-built Y-12 airplane and the large Bell 412 helicopter that is suitable for search and rescue operations is undergoing repairs, a top military official said Thursday. “We have a team from China now that is conducting some checks on the Y-12 and the maintenance ...

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GECOM considers electronic vote-tabulation system but electoral law needs amending

The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) on Wednesday announced that it was considering a pilot project to speedily and accurately produce election results but the country’s electoral laws would first have to be amended. “Guyana’s election laws do not currently provide for the use of electronic voting systems.  Hence, the laws would have to be amended accordingly, should there be agreement ...

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Five homeless in West Coast Berbice fire

Fire Wednesday morning destroyed a house at D’ Edward Village, West Coast Berbice, leaving in its wake millions of dollars in losses and at least five persons homeless. The concrete and wooden building was the home of a liquor restaurant and dwelling on the lower flat and a dwelling on the upper flat. Those homeless include 68-year old Vadoomatie Sitaram, ...

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