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Daily Archives: April 15, 2015

OAS, GECOM ink agreement to observer general elections

GECOM, Georgetown, April 15, 2015 –An agreement was signed Wednesday by the Organization of American States (OAS) and the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) on the Electoral Observation Process of the 2015 General and Regional Elections. This agreement was compiled by the OAS. The signing took place when the OAS Chief of Mission, Ms. Lisa Shoman visited GECOM. The agreement, clearly ...

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Rehabilitation of fibre optic cable begins

Rehabilitation of Guyana’s state-owned fibre-optic cable, which was first laid improperly,  has begun and should be completed before year-end, according to a senior official of the company that has been contracted to do the job. The official of Dax Engineering told Demerara Waves Online News that work began two weeks ago. Government intends to use the Internet service for its ...

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Public funds used to finance electioneering outreach to US, Canada

The Guyana government on Thursday skirted questions about why public funds amounting to US$13,100 (GY$2.7 million) were used to finance an overseas trip under the guise of a Diaspora Outreach that apparently turned out to be an electioneering mission. Asked why Cabinet had granted approval for the trip to Canada and the United States by several persons, Head of the ...

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No govt minister linked to cash-jet, says Luncheon

The Guyana government on Thursday scoffed at reports that outgoing Human Services Minister, Jennifer Webster resigned because she was linked to the discovery of a large amount of cash aboard an executive jet in Puerto Rico. “Neither am I nor cabinet nor the government aware that a minister of the government of Guyana been associated with Mr. (Khamraj) Lall, the ...

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OAS Electoral Observation Mission pays preliminary visit to Guyana

Preliminary Visit of the OAS Electoral Observation Mission to Guyana  The Electoral Observation Mission of the Organization of American States (EOM/OAS), headed by the former Foreign Minister of Belize Lisa Shoman, arrived Wednesday in Guyana to learn about the preparations for the May 11 general and regional elections, the OAS said in a statement. During her visit to Guyana, the ...

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Granny caught in US with cocaine near groin, buttocks

The 70-year old Guyanese woman, who was caught with 1.92 kilogramme of cocaine on arrival at the John F. Kennedy International Airport, first raised alarm bells by her body language leadingl federal agents found a hard object near her groin. A United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agent states in court documents that Olive Fowler, travelling on a tourist ...

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