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Daily Archives: August 5, 2014

Lisa Punch for Guyana Festival

Guyana’s Lisa Punch, who rose to international stardom after competing in ABC’s Rising Star competition will perform at the Guyana Festival Opening Concert on August 8th and the Concert Next on August 10th, the Tourism Ministry announced on Tuesday. The ministry said the songstress confirmed that she would be among the headline acts and that she would join the star ...

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General election looms as APNU decides to support AFC’s no-confidence motion

Guyanese could return to the polls in an early general election after Tuesday’s decision by the opposition A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) to support the Alliance For Change’s (AFC) no-confidence motion against the Donald Ramotar administration. “The position of the Shadow Cabinet is to give support to the AFC…we have resolved to support it and we have to discuss it ...

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Region 8 Councillor charged in connection with Mahdia road protest

The Alliance For Change’s (AFC) Councillor in Region 8, who was arrested in connection with a protest march against the extremely poor condition of roads in Mahdia, on Tuesday vowed to continue agitation moments after he was released on station bail. “I wasn’t scared because i was trying to do things to benefit the community. I am not giving up. ...

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Man douses waste-oil on departing woman at Ogle Airport

A woman, who was about to leave Guyana for Barbados, was doused with a bucket of waste-oil at the Ogle International Airport. The woman has been identified as Abigail Austin. A ma, said to be closely connected to the woman, has been taken into custody. The incident occurred shortly before 3 PM while the woman was about to check in ...

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PPP, WPA planned to topple Burnham; differed on Constitution

The People’s Progressive Party (PPP) and the Working People’s Alliance (WPA) had apparently agreed to jointly topple the then People’s National Congress (PNC)-led administration but had differed on the new Guyana constitution, based on secret police files in the 1980s. That evidence was led by Senior Superintendent, Leslie James to confirm one of the terms of reference of the Walter ...

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Police break up Mahdia road blockage

Riot squad police early Tuesday morning arrived in Mahdia where they broke up a barrier put up by residents protesting the deplorable conditions of their roads. No one else was arrested, but Region 8 Councillor for the Alliance For Change, Naieem Gafoor remained in police custody. He was arrested late Monday afternoon and was accused of carrying out an illegal ...

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