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Daily Archives: Monday, 7 March 2016, 21:02

Police, soldiers, prison service personnel to vote in Local Govt elections Tuesday

Last Updated on Monday, 7 March 2016, 21:02 by Denis Chabrol Almost 7,000 members of Guyana’s security forces are eligible to vote in Local Government Elections on Tuesday- March 8, 2016- ahead of the rest of the population to elect councilors to the 72 local authorities across the country. The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) said the 4,693 members of the ...

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Accused in Health Ministry fire arrested

Last Updated on Monday, 7 March 2016, 20:44 by Denis Chabrol A man charged with the burning down of the Ministry of Health seven years ago was caught Monday after he returned from neighbouring Venezuela where he had been hiding, police said. Head of the Criminal Investigations Department of the Guyana Police Force, Senior Superintendent Wendell Blanhum told Demerara Waves Online ...

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Prison unrest probe team sworn in, given more time

Last Updated on Monday, 7 March 2016, 18:22 by Denis Chabrol The time-frame for the Commission of Inquiry into the recent prison riot that claimed the lives of 17 inmates and left several others injured would now be given one month to complete its work instead of the initial two weeks that had been envisaged, Minister of State Joseph Harmon ...

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Achieving Women’s Rights Still an Uphill Battle- Guyana Human Rights Association

Last Updated on Monday, 7 March 2016, 17:37 by Denis Chabrol While women’s rights remain the most urgent human rights priority, they remain  subordinated to broader gender concerns as reflected, not least, in the UN International Women’s Day 2016 theme of “Planet 50-50 by 2030 – step It Up For Gender Equality” – a complacent time-frame seemingly unperturbed  by the ...

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Monitor, account, evaluate gender equity progress-Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women, PhumzileMlambo-Ngcuka

Last Updated on Monday, 7 March 2016, 17:33 by Denis Chabrol This year’s celebration of International Women’s Day is the first within the new 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls are confidently asserted in that Agenda as intrinsic to progress. The new Agenda’s Sustainable Development Goals include a specific goal to achieve ...

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Step It Up for Gender Equality- UNFPA’s Executive Director, Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin

Last Updated on Monday, 7 March 2016, 17:30 by Denis Chabrol For millions of women and girls around the world, gender equality and the full enjoyment of human rights remain elusive. For instance, nearly 14 million children are forced into marriage every year; that is 37,000 girls being denied their fundamental human rights every single day!Every day, 7.3 million babies ...

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Op-Ed: Celebrating International Women’s Day by US Embassy Charge D’Affaires, Bryan Hunt

Last Updated on Monday, 7 March 2016, 17:20 by Denis Chabrol As we near local government elections on March 18th and Guyana’s 50th anniversary of independence on May 26th, this year’s International Women’s Day takes on added significance.   The contributions of women to Guyana’s rich history are too many to list. The influence of leaders like former President Janet Jagan, ...

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Surinamese drug mule jailed in Guyana

Last Updated on Monday, 7 March 2016, 17:08 by Denis Chabrol A Surinamese woman, who attempted to smuggle cocaine from Guyana to Barbados, was Monday jailed for three years. Damario Cheslie was found guilty for being in possession of 526 grammes of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking. She was found guilty of the offence that was committed on May ...

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