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Daily Archives: September 16, 2014

Excavation works disrupt telephone service to thousands

The Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company (GT&T) on Tuesday complained bitterly that contractors and other persons involved in of civil works were repeatedly disrupting telephony and data services across the country, sometimes inadvertently, or because they refuse to call before they commence excavations.  The company said thousands of customers, including other key services, were Tuesday disrupted after B.K. International Inc. allegedly ...

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Blue CAPS wants to observe elections; pushes for media monitoring

The non-governmental pressure group, Blue CAPS, has signaled to the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) its intention to observe either local or general elections and called for the re-establishment of the Media Monitoring Unit (MMU). The organisation, also at a meeting with top officials of GECOM on Monday, September 15, said it was “convinced” that the elections management agency was geared ...

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Policeman convicted for Globe Yard shooting, illegal ammo possession

A Constable was Tuesday convicted for shooting at a man in Globe Yard, Waterloo Street, Georgetown with the aim of injuring him as well as illegal possession of ammunition. Twenty-eight year old Ocquana Dawson, who was attached to Tactical Services Unit (TSU), was sentenced to 48 months imprisonment for discharging the firearm at Phillip “Skinny” Small on February 18, 2013. ...

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Opposition intensifying agitation for local govt elections

Several persons, who turned up at the Georgetown City Hall to attend an inter-faith service and public meeting, were Tuesday morning prevented froim entering the compound. They included former Guyana Defence Force (GDF) Colonel London and other functionaries and supporters of A Partnership for National Unity (APNU). Senior City Constabulary Assistant Superintendent Gordon Langevine declined to say why the gates ...

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Opposition plans “concerted course of action” including protests for Local Govt Elections

Opposition Leader David Granger on Tuesday said now that President Donald Ramotar has refused to name a date for Local Government Elections (LGE), the opposition would be planning a series of “concerted” actions including protests. But Granger assured that Guyanese should not be fearful of protests because advocates of the long-overdue polls would not be engaging in any illegal activity. ...

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Massive improvement at Le Repentir Cemetery

The once thickly vegetated- almost forested Le Repentir Cemetery- is returning to the days when it was easy to find land for a grave or tomb or locate the place where a loved one was buried. Large areas of Guyana’s largest cemetery have been cleared of trees and other types of vegetation under a massive clean-up programme being funded by ...

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