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Daily Archives: January 9, 2015

Deadly attack on French newspaper seeks to silence free press- Caricom Chief

The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has extended its deepest condolences to the Government and people of France following the ‘despicable attack’ on the French newspaper Charlie Hebdo which resulted in the deaths of journalists and policemen. CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin  LaRocque, in his message, said the savage attack on one of the pillars of democracy, freedom of expression, is a blatant ...

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No discrimination against disabled voters- GECOM

The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) has promised the National Commission of Disability (NCD) to ensure that persons with disabilities are not discriminated against at general and regional elections widely expected to be held during the second quarter of this year. “GECOM recognizes that all registered electors have equal rights to vote regardless of whether or not they are disabled. Consequently, ...

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Controversy over Phillip Mozart Thomas’ debt to Guyana Int’l Conference Centre

Controversy has erupted over exactly how civil society activist Phillip Mozart Thomas owes the government-owned Guyana International Conference Centre (GICC) for hosting the Civil Society Summit there last month, after a bank refused to honour his cheque. Government claims that Thomas owes GYD$4 million for use of the facility at Liliendaal, East Coast Demerara on December 17 and that “appropriate ...

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APNU to resuscitate moves for Local Govt elections whether in or out of Executive

A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) plans to revive its thrust for local government elections immediately following what seems to be imminent general elections in 2015, whether or not it wins the Executive. General elections in 2015, as opposed to next year when it is constitutionally required, became imminent after President Donald Ramotar announced last December that he will dissolve ...

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Caribbean News Desk radio prog for Fri Jan 9, 2014… stories include China and LatAm form alliance modeled on cooperation

by Rafael Cañas Beijing, Jan 9 (EFE).- China and the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States, CELAC, cemented a new alliance for multilateral cooperation on Friday, opening a new era of joint action for Latin America. The forum that concluded Friday in Beijing with a resolution to construct a community of Latin American and Caribbean nations sharing common objectives, represents a new ...

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