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Daily Archives: May 10, 2015

“Demon” wanted for arms, ammo cache at city wharf

Police on Sunday issued a wanted bulletin for a man in connection with the importation of a large quantity of arms and ammunition last week, according to sources. He has been identified as Mark “Demon” Cromwell. He is wanted by the police for questioning in relation to a matter of Possession of Firearms and Ammunition that is under investigation. Police ...

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UNASUR Observers checking on implementation of previous recommendations

by Zena Henry The Union of South American Nations (UNSAUR) has joined foreign missions in the observation of Guyana’s General and Region Elections 2015 with the specific objective of eyeing the implementation of best practices during the country’s electoral process. The regional body, of which Guyana alone speaks English as the main tongue, delivered a high profile team of regional ...

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APNU+AFC member urges against wearing party colours on polling day

APNU+AFC member Kamala Persaud Saturday evening advised coalition supporters not to wear their party colours when they go out to vote on May 11th lest they be hassled at the polling stations. Persaud, who hails from Bartica, told the thousands of supporters who turned out to the coalition’s last rally before elections on Monday, that it is quite likely that ...

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APNU+AFC supports 48-hour election result window; rejects any attempts to delay

by Zena Henry The A Partnership for National Unity +Alliance for Change (APNU+AFC) Coalition has rejected any possible attempts to delay the announcement of the country’s General and Regional Election results, just hours away. The Guyana Election Commission has suggested a 48-hour time-span-at best by Wednesday morning- should be enough before citizens know who their next president is. However, with ...

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Ulele Burnham buries father and “jumbie” stories with Coalition endorsement

by Zena Henry Obviously offended by the constant resurrection of her father’s name by the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) every election period, daughter of the late Forbes Burnham, Ulele Burnham, gave her father the final burial with the endorsement of the new political buzz; the A Partnership for National Unity+ Alliance for Change (APNU+AFC) Coalition. Burnham said she is burying ...

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UPDATED: Jimmy Carter falls ill, leaves Guyana with several others

Former United States President, Jimmy Carter and several members of his delegation left Guyana suddenly on Sunday after he fell ill, the Carter Centre said in a statement. The Carter Centre said the mission would continue to observe the elections slated for May 11, 2015. “President Carter was not feeling well and has departed Guyana to return to Atlanta today.The ...

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Man shot to head outside Palm Court

A man was early Sunday morning shot to his head on Main Street, Georgetown in the vicinity of Palm Court following a traffic accident, police said. Police identified the injured man as Nigel Isaacs. He sustained a gunshot wound to the back of his head and has been admitted to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation in a critical condition.; The ...

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Opposition coalition promises to set up Special Fund for natural resources

Just days after authorities announced that an American oil giant has found hydrocarbons offshore Guyana but was yet to determine if it was in commercial quantities, the leader of the opposition coalition, David Granger announced that if he wins next Monday’s general elections government would stash away some of the earnings from the natural resources sector for future generations. “I ...

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Children of Guyana’s founding fathers endorse APNU+ AFC coalition

by Zena Henry With mere hours to go before National and Regional elections 2015, the A Partnership for National Unity +Alliance for Change (APNU+AFC) Coalition held its last lap rally Saturday May 9, with a massive turnout of several thousands to devour the Square of the Revolution and its immediate environs. The Coalition’s theme of “change” to usher in a ...

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PPPC asks observers to focus on list of potential trouble spots

The People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) Saturday night disclosed that it has asked international observers to focus on several potentially troublesome polling stations, fearful of a repeat of alleged ballot-stuffing in opposition strongholds in Monday’s general elections. Former President, Bharrat Jagdeo said the polling stations are in several places including Lichfield, Hopetown, Belladrum , New Amsterdam Multilateral School and South ...

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