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Daily Archives: January 20, 2015

Opposition parties formally agree to negotiate pro-democracy alliance; welcome election date

Less than one hour after news broke that President Donald Ramotar announced that Monday, May 11, 2015 will be Election Day, Guyana’s two major political parties not only declared that they were ready for balloting but that they have made signficant headway for negotiations for a pre-electoral alliance. A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) and the Alliance For Change (AFC) ...

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BREAKING NEWS: Guyana’s General Elections Day is May 11, 2015

President Donald Ramotar Tuesday evening announced that Guyanese would be going to the polls to elect a new government of their choice on May 11, 2015.’ Following is the full text of his address to the nation. My fellow Guyanese, as you will recall I prorogued Parliament on November 10, 2014.  In doing so, I indicated that I was opting ...

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Guyana asks UNASUR for election observers

As Guyana’s President, Donald Ramotar prepares to call general elections Tuesday evening, the Secretary General of the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR), Ernesto Samper says he sees no problem with the suspension of Guyana’s Parliament. That’s in contrast to Britain saying that the continued suspension of Parliament with no valid reason violates the Commonwealth Charter Samper told reporters in ...

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Breakthrough in malaria drug resistance

(BBC).-The genetics underpinning resistance to a frontline malaria drug, artemisinin, have been revealed, scientists say. In South East Asia, malaria parasites have developed tolerance to the treatment, and there are fears that this will spread. Now, in the largest genetic study to date, scientists have identified mutations in the parasite genome that are linked to resistance. The study is published ...

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Minibus Union opposes drop in fares; favours some free riders

The United Minibus Union (UMU) on Monday virtually ruled out a reduction in fares, despite an appeal by government on grounds that the price of fuel being sold by the Guyana Oil Company (GuyOil) has been reduced significantly. UMU President, Eon Andrews said that he might be more in favour of school children under 12 years old travelling free during ...

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