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Norwegian diplomat named to mediate in Guyana-Venezuela border controversy

Last Updated on Tuesday, 28 February 2017, 5:26 by Denis Chabrol UNITED NATIONS — U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday appointed a Norwegian diplomat who dealt with the Colombian peace process to try to settle the longstanding border controversy between Venezuela and Guyana by the end of the year, the Associated Press reported. U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric announced the appointment of ...

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President likely to soon name new GECOM Chairman

Last Updated on Monday, 27 February 2017, 21:22 by Denis Chabrol President David Granger may soon name a new Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM). Major developments have emerged in less than 24 hours that the seven-member elections management body could in the near future have a new Chairman. Outgoing Chairman, Dr. Steve Surujbally will hold a farewell news ...

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Guyana’s telecoms sector to be fully liberalised before mid-year–Telecoms Minister

Last Updated on Monday, 27 February 2017, 19:31 by Denis Chabrol …Minister promises full liberalization by May by Gary Eleazar   Minister with responsibility for Telecommunications in Guyana, Catherine Hughes, promises that the sector will be fully liberalized by the end of May, complete with the accompanying regulations and the establishment of the Telecommunications Agency. Hughes was at the time ...

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Parking meter fees helping to fund PNCR- Jagdeo

Last Updated on Monday, 27 February 2017, 16:25 by Denis Chabrol Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo on Monday accused the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR)- the single largest party in the governing coalition- of sticking with the controversial parking meter deal to fund its operations. “This is a corrupt deal and it leads all the way to Congress Place. This has ...

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Jagdeo shies away from stating interest in third term but lists qualities of candidate

Last Updated on Monday, 27 February 2017, 15:35 by Denis Chabrol General Secretary of the Opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP), Bharrat Jagdeo on Monday refused to say whether he would be interested in running again as his party’s presidential candidate, but he identified several qualities the candidate should possess. “I don’t have to give yes or no answers. I just ...

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Magistrate reportedly instructs transgender woman return to court dressed ‘like a man’

Last Updated on Monday, 27 February 2017, 21:12 by Denis Chabrol City Magistrate Dylon Bess, this morning, made an unconventional move clearing out his court before dealing with the assault matter of transgender woman, Ronnel Trotman, known as Petronella, although the matter was neither a sexual offense, domestic violence, nor a matter regarding minors. The move by Bess was called ...

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GTT switches on faster Internet service at Essequibo Coast ahead of schedule

Last Updated on Monday, 27 February 2017, 16:52 by Denis Chabrol by Gary Eleazar The Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company (GTT) Monday (February 27, 2017) rolled out its fixed Long Term Evolution (LTE) ‘lightening fast’  internet service on the Essequibo Coast—four months ahead of schedule—with a promise to revolutionize the way business is conducted between Charity and Supenaam. GTT’s Chief Executive ...

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BREAKING: Guyana’s Court of Appeal dismisses ‘cross dressing’ appeal

Last Updated on Thursday, 2 March 2017, 15:29 by Derwayne Wills Guyana’s Court of Appeal on Monday dismissed an appeal by several members of the lesbian and gay community seeking clarification on a ruling made by former Chief Justice Ian Chang on cross-dressing. The appeal was unanimously dismissed by retired acting Chancellor Carl Singh, acting Chief Justice Yonette Cummings-Edwards and, ...

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Fire destroys bakery in Buxton; arson suspected

Last Updated on Monday, 27 February 2017, 12:15 by Denis Chabrol Fire early Monday morning destroyed the recently reconstructed and equipped Bejamin’s Bakery at Buxton Middle Walk/ Church of God Road, East Coast Demerara- and the owner suspects the blaze stemmed from a land dispute. “We suspect it is arson. Someone broke the back of the building and set the ...

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Royston King challenges High Court jurisdiction to move ahead with parking meter challenge

Last Updated on Monday, 27 February 2017, 11:46 by Derwayne Wills Georgetown Town Clerk Royston King has made an application questioning the jurisdiction of the High Court, under the new Civil Procedures rules, to deal with the parking meter legal challenge. King’s lawyer, Roger Yearwood, told the court today that the application, under Rule 9:01 of the 2016 Civil Procedure ...

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