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Daily Archives: May 30, 2015

Anglican Bishop of Guyana dies

Anglican Bishop of Guyana, Rt. Rev. Cornell Moss died on Saturday in Miami, Florida where he was recuperating from heart surgery, according to well-placed sources. Moss, who is a native of The Bahamas, died mid afternoon after suffering a relapse. Relatives and close associates are in shock at his passing because he had appeared to be recovering well from surgery ...

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PPP lashes out at govt for sending two Permanent Secretaries on leave

The People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) on Saturday confirmed that two Permanent Secretaries, who had been openly campaigning for that party for the recently held general elections, are off the job. Though no names were released by the main opposition party, Demerara Waves was reliably informed that those sent packing on leave are Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Communities ...

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Heads must roll in the State Media

by Dr. David Hinds I am opposed to any wholesale dismissal of members and supporters of the PPP from the Public Service. There should be no witch-hunting. But there are exceptions in my book–like the State media.Of all the blatant over-reach by the PPP government, the rape of the state media was among the most obscene. But the government could ...

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Hearing the Guyanese People’s Voice: The 2015 Election Results

by Nicholas Birns, Senior Research Fellow at the Council on Hemispheric Affairs Several days after the Guyanese general election on May 11, a definite vote count has finally been taken. While for a time speculation swirled regarding the outcome, it has become clear, not just by the estimation of the opposition partnership for National Unity/Alliance for Change that it has won, ...

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‘Opinions’

by Heston K. Rodrigues “Our government rests in public opinion. Whoever can change public opinion, can change the government…” (Abraham Lincoln, Chicago, December 10, 1856) Over the past few weeks, in fact much longer, I have seen what amounts to a growing intolerance for the opinions expressed on any range of subjects but in particular, the just concluded General & ...

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Three car thieves arrested

Three of four men, who hired a car and subsequently robbed the driver of the vehicle, were captured by police moments after the Friday night ordeal. “Quick response by the police to the report resulted in three of the suspects being arrested. They are in police custody assisting with the investigations,” police said in a statement. Investigators were told that ...

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Businessman robbed of gun, cash

A businessman was Friday night robbed of his gun and a quantity of cash shortly after returning home, police said. At about 1950h. yesterday Friday May 29, 2015, a businessman and a female relative had just returned to their residence in Kitty, Georgetown, when they were held at gunpoint by two men.  The perpetrators took away the businessman’s licensed revolver ...

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Three arrested for coke-in-rum bust at CJI Airport

An overseas-based Guyanese was Friday afternoon busted with more than six kilogrammes of cocaine in rum in bogus duty-free bags at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport, according to well-placed sources. Twenty-one year old Keon Brewster, who was booked to travel on a Dynamic Airways flight to New York, has since identified two air condition technicians who allegedly gave him the ...

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Jagdeo moves to High Court to quash travel restriction

Former President Bharrat Jagdeo wants the High Court to quash a temporary travel ban imposed by the Lower Court on him until the hearing and determination of private criminal charge that he allegedly uttered racially divisive remarks. Through his Attorney-at-Law, Mursalene Bacchus, Jagdeo on Friday petitioned the High Court to remove the travel restriction because of his “international obligations he ...

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