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Daily Archives: May 7, 2015

Man, woman charged with abducting Bhena’s Footwear employee

Two persons charged with abducting an employee of Bhena’s Footwear were today arraigned for the offence and released on a total of GUY$1 million bail. Forty-eight year old Viola Morrison and 34-year Dexter John pleaded not guilty when the charge was read to them by Chief Magistrate Priya Sewnarine-Beharry. They have to return to court on June 1. Morrison and ...

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Peace advocacy group established for elections, gets UNDP support

by Zena Henry The question of a safe Guyana in what is being described as a critical, yet increasingly volatile election period remains fixed in the mind of some, and efforts are being made to let good sense prevail and Guyanese act lawfully regardless of the election verdict. Peace advocacy group, “Guyanese for Peace” is one such body working behind ...

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Implementation of Commonwealth recommendations responsibility of election stakeholders, pledges continued support once requested

by Zena Henry Despite the recognition that recommendations made following General and Regional Election might not be implemented, the Commonwealth Observer Group viewing the country’s 2015 election here says it will continue to fulfill their missions and continue to support the electoral process as long as they are requested. The foreign-based body held a pre-election press conference at Cara Lodge, ...

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US oil giant finds oil offshore Guyana

Esso exploration well, the Liza-1 on the Stabroek Block, using the drill-ship, Deepwater Champion located approximately 120 miles offshore Guyana, has encountered Hydrocarbons. That is according to Minister of Natural Resources and the Environment, Hon. Robert M. Persaud during an interview reflecting on the performance of natural resources and environmental sectors. However, he pointed out that it is too early ...

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UG subvention should be increased; Law School to be established- Granger

The chronically cash-strapped UG needs a quadrupling of the subvention it receives from government to adequately cover its operation but , APNU+AFC Presidential candidate David Granger told students during a presentation earlier this evening. He did not say that government, even a APNU+AFC government, could finance a four-fold increase in the subvention, though he is convinced that “it is impossible ...

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