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Daily Archives: June 1, 2015

AC technicians at CJI Airport, passenger charged with coke-in-rum offence

Two air conditioning technicians, contracted to work at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport,  and a passenger were Monday arraigned on charges of being in possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking. The passenger, 21 year old Keon Brewster of ‘B’ Field, Sophia and air condition technicians- Lorrick Williams of 51 Prospect, East Bank Demerara and Chris Douglas of Timehri- ...

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GUY$325 million spent on Rodney Commission of Inquiry; State media reporter paid US$7,000 per month to cover hearings

The duration of the International Commission of Inquiry (ICoI) into the death Dr. Walter Rodney is uncertain as Legal Affairs Minister, Basil Williams, says the inquiry has cost Guyanese taxpayers GUY$325,194,226 to date, GUY$16 million of which was paid to a state-media operative for his coverage of sittings. Williams, who made the disclosure to reporters during an interview today, said ...

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APNU+AFC submits MPs list; GECOM to decide on publishing results minus PPPC’s MPs

The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) will decide on Tuesday whether it will publish the results of Elections 2015 without the Peoples Progressive Party Civic’s (PPP/C’s) list of Members of the Parliament for the 11th Parliament, says GECOM Chief Elections Officer (CEO), Keith Lowenfield. Section 99 of the Representation of the People Act requires that the results be publicly declared and ...

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Several Public Schools to remain closed on June 2

(Georgetown, June 1, 2015) The Ministry of Education wishes to advise parents and guardians that some schools will remain closed on Tuesday, June 2, 2015. The following schools are expected to be closed: Georgetown: 1. South Road Nursery 2. Headstart Nursery 3. Albouystown Nursery 4. St. Agnes Primary 5. *Gacestock Primary 6. *Queenstown Secondary 7. *Sophia PIC East Coast Demerara: ...

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One-man protest angers PPP protesters outside GECOM

People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) activists protesting outside the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) were Monday ruffled by a one-man protest staged nearby by a young lawyer. Gino Persaud, who is a founding director of Transparency Institute of Guyana Inc (TIGI), emerged from his office with a huge placard stating “The back of PPP Corruption is broken.” “I think that is ...

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PPP uncertain about occupying parliamentary seats

by Zena Henry The main opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) is yet to decide whether it will occupying its 32 seats in National Assembly following their defeat at the 2015 General and Regional Elections. “One has to make a distinction between determining who goes to Parliament, who goes on the regional democratic councils, who goes as chairman and vice chairman; ...

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