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Daily Archives: May 6, 2015

PPP registers concerns about security forces’ voting; tight-lipped on stopping declaration of results

The People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) on Wednesday complained bitterly about alleged irregularities during voting by the security forces last weekend, and left the door wide open on whether it would move to the High Court to block the declaration of Election results if it feels cheated. PPP General Secretary, Clement Rohee did not rule out if that was an ...

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Error in distribution, not political affiliation caused repossession of solar panels in Port Kaituma

The Prime Minister’s office has refuted claims that solar panels issued to residents of Citrus Grove, Port Kaituma were repossessed because of the community’s political affiliation. A statement by the Hinterland Electrification Company Inc. which oversees the distribution of the energy apparatus, said that residents “inadvertently” received the device since they were already getting some amount of electricity. According to ...

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Fire fighters injured in mishap on CJI Airport runway

Three fire fighters were Wednesday afternoon injured after a fire tender toppled on its side on the runway at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport, Fire Chief Marlon Gentle said. No departing or arriving flights were affected by the accident, according to usually reliable sources at the country’s major airport. The incident was caused by a tyre blowout as the vehicle ...

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GPSU investigating alleged dismissal of Bheri Ramsaran’s “loyal” secretarial staff

by Zena Henry The Guyana Public Service Union (GPSU) is investigating the alleged dismissal of six secretarial staff once attached to the dismissed Health Minister, Bheri Ramsaran after they allegedly refused to take orders from his substitute replacement, Public Service Minister, Jennifer Westford. The employees are being described as loyalists to the former Minister who got the boot for threatening ...

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Private security agencies beef up training ahead of E-Day

by Zena Henry Members of private security agencies are taking no changes as they too have embarked on hightened service training ahead of Election Day, five days away. Meanwhile, the fire tenders and the water cannon on Wednesday underwent a routine “output-test” at the Square of the Revolution. The test is usually done on the National Park tarmac but the ...

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Bail for driver who allegedly killed Andrew ‘Sixhead’ Lewis

by Zena Henry Thirty-two-year-old Mannex Powers of Lot 102 Campbellville Housing Scheme, Georgetown, was Wednesday May 6 placed on GUY$250,000 bail for allegedly causing the death of former world champion, Andrew “Six Head” Lewis who died two days ago in a vehicular accident on the East Bank Demerara Public Road. The Guyanese born boxing champ was killed after he reportedly ...

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Robbery accused shot dead in War Lock

A man charged with several offences was Wednesday morning shot dead in War Lock, East Ruimveldt less than one month after he was released from prison on bail, police said. Dead is 21-year old Trevor Barrow of Agricola, East bank Demerara. A senior police officer said Barrow and other members of a criminal group had an altercation and he was ...

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