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Govt cutting ties with all privately-owned pharmaceutical bonds- Public Health Minister

Last Updated on Wednesday, 7 June 2017, 22:13 by Denis Chabrol Government is cutting ties with all privately-owned pharmaceutical bonds, even as it prepares to beef up its storage facilities- all aimed at slashing costs and more efficiently storing and distributing medical supplies to the public health sector, Minister of Public Health, Volda Lawrence said Wednesday night. “As you know, we ...

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Technician robbed of gun, other items after shooting bandit at West Demerara bar

Last Updated on Wednesday, 7 June 2017, 17:38 by Denis Chabrol One of four bandits was shot and injured by a technician during an armed robbery at Utivlugt, West Coast Demerara, but in the end they stabbed him and managed to escape with his handgun and other valuables, police said. Investigators said they are  making stringent efforts to apprehend four male suspects, ...

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No GECOM Chairman “curtailing” Commission’s work- Chief Elections Officer; Ramotar says Granger probably delaying general elections for oil cash campaigning

Last Updated on Wednesday, 7 June 2017, 17:28 by Denis Chabrol The Chief Elections Officer of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), Keith Lowenfield says the absence of a Chairman is affecting key decision-making by that elections management agency. “The absence of a Chairperson, no doubt, curtails the work of the Commission one way or the other,” Lowenfield told Demerara Waves ...

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Governing coalition party calls on Granger administration to release ExxonMobil contract

Last Updated on Wednesday, 7 June 2017, 14:28 by Denis Chabrol     The Working People’s Alliance (WPA)- one of the parties in the governing coalition- has called on the Guyana government to release the contract with the United States (US) oil-giant, ExxonMobil, in the interest of transparency and accountability. “There is no justifiable reason for not publishing this contract. ...

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Man accused of causing girlfriend’s death granted bail

Last Updated on Wednesday, 7 June 2017, 12:25 by Denis Chabrol A man was Wednesday placed on bail for causing the death of his girlfriend when he appeared in the Georgetown Magistrates Court before Magistrate Fabayo Azore. Twenty year old Kenroy London of 74 Kaneville East Bank Demerara rode allegedly motorcycle CH 9730 in a manner dangerous to the public ...

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GAWU calls for referendum on sugar industry

Last Updated on Wednesday, 7 June 2017, 10:14 by Denis Chabrol Intensifying its protests mainly in the opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) stronghold of Berbice against the closure of sugar operations there, the Guyana Agricultural and General Workers Union (GAWU) has called on government to hold a referendum on scaling down the Guyana Sugar Corporation (Guysuco). GAWU President, Komal Chand ...

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