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Jagdeo will not give up PPP General Secretary post if CCJ rules in favour of presidential term limit

Last Updated on Saturday, 23 June 2018, 19:09 by Denis Chabrol Ahead of Tuesday’s decision by the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) on whether presidential term limit is unconstitutional, Bharrat Jagdeo said he would not be giving up the position of General Secretary of the People’s Progressive Party. “I am moved to publicly assure that whatever the ruling is, I am ...

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AFC to begin local govt election campaign, no agreement yet with APNU

Last Updated on Saturday, 23 June 2018, 20:19 by Denis Chabrol The Alliance For Change (AFC) on Saturday decided to begin campaigning for local government elections expected to be held during the last quarter of this year, but there is no agreement yet with A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) on contesting jointly, party sources said. “The negotiations with Coalition ...

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Region Six students, teachers and coaches educated on sexual harassment in sport

Last Updated on Saturday, 23 June 2018, 9:23 by Denis Chabrol Students, teachers and coaches in Region Six were today educated on sexual harassment in sports at the New Amsterdam Town Hall, auditorium. Leading the team was Minister of Social Cohesion Dr. George Norton, Assistant Director of Sport, Melissa Dow-Richardson and Attorney-at-Law, Leslyn Charles. Charles told the audience that sexual ...

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100 retrenched sugar workers to benefit from skills training; funding drawn from Natural Resources Ministry

Last Updated on Saturday, 23 June 2018, 9:16 by Denis Chabrol One hundred retrenched sugar workers and young people from Berbice are the inaugural batch of the Industry Skills Training Enhancement Programme (IN-STEP). Minister of Natural Resources, Raphael Trotman, officially launched the IN-STEP programme at the GuySuCo (Guyana Sugar Cooperation) Training Centre, Port Mourant, today. “We know that many of ...

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‘FESTA JUNINA’ to feature donation drive for Lethem children

Last Updated on Saturday, 23 June 2018, 9:09 by Denis Chabrol This year’s annual ‘Festa Junina’ (June Festival) celebration at the Brazil-Guyana Cultural Centre will feature a special donation drive to assist children in Lethem. The ‘Friends of Lethem’ charity drive, hosted by the Brazilian Embassy aims to collect shoes, clothes and non-perishable food items that will be donated in Lethem. The ...

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Earthquake rattles North-West, Essequibo Coast

Last Updated on Saturday, 23 June 2018, 9:03 by Denis Chabrol A 5.1 magnitude earthquake in Venezuela also rattled parts of Guyana Friday night, residents especially in Essequibo and North West District said. “Charity, Essequibo Coast…… and yes I felt the tremor….,” said Ava Thompson on Demerara Waves’ Facebook Page ( ) The quake occurred 22 kilometres, North North West of ...

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Bartica housewife caught with cocaine, marijuana- police

Last Updated on Saturday, 23 June 2018, 8:38 by Denis Chabrol A 59-year old woman, who was allegedly in possession of almost four kilogrammes of marijuana and cocaine, was early Saturday morning arrested. Members of the Guyana Police Force swooped down on a house at 36 Old Housing Scheme and arrested Roxanne Carrington, a housewife. Lawmen said they found 2.555 kilogrammes ...

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