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Daily Archives: April 13, 2015

Carter Centre to deploy 40 observers to monitor Guyana’s elections

The Carter Centre is preparing to gradually deploy a 40-member mission to observe next month’s general and regional elections, according to the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM). GECOM said in a statement that this was indicated by a precursor team of medium term observers from the Atlanta, Georgia-headquartered Carter Centre during last Friday’s meeting with GECOM Chairman, Dr. Steve Surujbally, when they ...

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GPL explains widespread blackout

The Guyana Power and Light Inc. (GPL) Monday afternoon explained the cause of a major shutdown Sunday night that affected the city and several villages in Demerara and Berbice. The com-pany said that at approximately 8:18 Monday night,  a canter while en route east along the railway embankment crashed and broke a pole at Mon Repos supporting a primary 69 kv ...

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PPP defends “family and friends” list of candidates

The incumbent People’s Progressive Party (PPP)  and the opposition coalition have locked horns over the ruling party including several families on its list of candidates for next month’s general and regional elections. The coaition of a A Partnership for National Unity+ Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) has labeled the PPP-Civic’s list as “nepotistic” in the face of President Donald Ramotar and ...

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GT&T rejects PUC’s denial of domestic phone rates

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Guyana Telephone and Telegraph (GT&T) Radha Krishna Sharma is dissapointed by  issued the Public Utility Commission’s (PUC) rejection of the company’s recent request for an increase in domestic rates for the first time in 10 years, saying the country has lost an opportunity for lower international rates and improved quality of service. “We are ...

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Guns, ammo seized; two arrested

Two guns and several rounds of ammunition were seized in just over five hours by police at separate locations. In the first instance, at about 8PM Sunday April 12, 2015, while conducting investigations into a report of threats, the police recovered an unlicensed .32 pistol along with 17 rounds at 4 Miles, Arakaka, North West District. A man has been ...

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Lethem businessman reportedly beaten by army men

By Janelle Persaud  A trader in Lethem is hospitalised after he was allegedly beaten by a group of persons believed to be members of the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) stationed in the border community. The man, identified as Melvin Shewprasad, says he is himself a former member of the defence force. Demwaves understands that the incident stemmed from an argument ...

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