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Daily Archives: May 4, 2015

Rohee divorces PPP/C from government following alleged solar panels repossession

by Zena Henry General Secretary of the People’s Progressive Party /Civic (PPP/C), Clement Rohee has refuted the organisation’s involvement or consent in the Port Kaituma matter which alleges that residents had their government-issued solar panels taken away because they were believed to be supporting opposition party, A Partnership for National Unity +Alliance for Change (APNU+AFC) Coalition. Rohee during his regular ...

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Only GECOM’s results are official; exit polls possibly “dubious, possibly inaccurate”

In the wake of a controversy that erupted at the weekend over the posting of purported results on Saturday’s voting by the soldiers, police and prison service personnel, the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) on Monday urged Guyanese to regard only its announcements as official. Opposition coalition candidate, Attorney-at-Law James Bond has defended his Facebook posts, saying they were the results ...

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Joey Jagan endorses APNU+AFC; says Jagdeo is the ‘coolie bully of politics’ ; welcomes ex-military in politics

by Zena Henry With seven days left to General polls son of former President Dr. Cheddi Jagan has come out in full support of A Partnership for National Unity+ Alliance for Change (APNU +AFC) Coalition, and has urged all Guyanese to vote for the opposition party. Addressing media operatives at his dental office located at Charlotte Street, Jagan endorsed the ...

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General Election Day declared a National Holiday

In light of the upcoming General Elections, some seven days away, the country’s Home Affairs Ministry has declared May 11 a public holiday to facilitate voting activities. In a public missive by the Home Affairs Ministry, it wished to “inform the general public that in pursuance of the powers conferred on the Honourable Minister of Home Affairs by Section 6 ...

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Andrew “Six Head” Lewis dies in accident

Former Guyanese and international boxing champion, Andrew “Six Head” Lewis died in a crash Monday on the East Bank Demerara Public Road, police confirmed. A senior police officer said he was informed that Lewis was riding a bike when he veered into the path of a car. Lewis, 44,  was rushed to the Diamond Diagnostic Centre where he was pronounced ...

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Bhena’s Footwear employee abducted

by Zena Henry A 27-year-old Grove man employed at Bhena’s Footwear on Regent Street is believed to have been abducted after three armed men tossed him into a tinted vehicle before speeding away. The East Bank Demerara resident who is a sales clerk at the popular shoe establishment was standing in front of his work place with another employee when ...

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BREAKING: Prominent Berbice businessman dies in fire; furniture factory destroyed

Fire Monday morning destroyed a furniture factory and prominent Berbice businessman was burnt to death, eyewitnesses said. Dead is Ayube Hamid, the proprietor of Home Line (Ayube) Furniture Factory. His wife managed to escape the inferno, but he re-entered the blazing building and never returned. At least 20 persons employed at the factory are now jobless, at least for the ...

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PPP accuses APNU+AFC of planning to steal elections

Facing its toughest electoral battle in 23 years, Guyana’s People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) Sunday night accused the opposition of plotting to create confusion and steal next week’s general and regional elections. Addressing thousands of persons at a rally at Bath Settlement, West Coast Berbice, President Donald Ramotar urged vigilance against the stuffing of ballot boxes near the end of ...

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