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Daily Archives: July 12, 2014

Local govt elections machinery rusty – PPP Commissioners on GECOM

In the wake of repeated calls by Western Diplomats for the Donald Ramotar administration to call long-delayed Local Government Elections, three Election Commissioners affilated to the ruling party on Saturday said the electoral machinery is not well-oiled. That is in stark contrast to a GECOM source saying earlier this week that the electoral management body needs 180 days to prepare ...

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Guyana-registered cargo ship intercepted with ganja in int’l waters

A Guyanese-registered cargo vessel, which was returning to Guyana from Jamaica, was intercepted with more than 5,000 pounds of compressed marijuana as well as illegal weapons, sources said Saturday. The vessel named MV An-Nur usually transports rice from the Essequibo Coast to neighbouring countries as well as other Caribbean countries including Jamaica. Five Guyanese crew members were arrested during the ...

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PNCR names five-member Disciplinary Committee to probe Kissoon-Clarke altercation

The People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) has established a five-member Disciplinary Committee to investigate a recent altercation between the party’s General Secretary, Oscar Clarke and Vanessa Kissoon. While Clarke is expected to appear before the committee, from the tone of Kissoon and her allies in Linden/ Region 10, she is not expected to appear before the committee due to concerns ...

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US$4 million more needed to fix Skeldon Sugar factory- officials

The troubled Skeldon Sugar Factory needs another US$4 million in modifications before it can grind at its maximum as was envisaged when it was commissioned five years ago, top officials said Friday. Chief Executive Officer of the Guyana Sugar Corporation (Guysuco) Dr. Raj Singh said that due to existing deficiencies the throughput was a mere 200 tons of cane per ...

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Region 10 PNCR members threaten “political action” over Kissoon’s suspension

A number of People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) members and leaders have warned their party leader, David Granger that they would be forced to take “political action” if Vanessa Kissoon’s matter is not handled to their satisfaction. Kissoon has since publicly protested what she regarded as Granger’s unilateral decision to suspend her over an altercation on June 20 at Congress ...

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