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Daily Archives: July 19, 2018

Revived Guyana People’s Militia more than 1,500 strong

The resuscitated Guyana People’s Militia, the reserve arm of the Guyana Defence Force, has recruited and trained 1,608 persons, Minister of State Joseph Harmon said The minister, who was responding to a question posed by the Opposition, said those persons were recruited at various levels and are between the ages of 18-35 and are physically and mentally stable for entry. ...

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Police, Public Service Commissions cleared in Granger-Jagdeo talks, despite objection to Paul Slowe

President David Granger on Thursday met with Leader of the Opposition, Mr. Bharrat Jagdeo to discuss the¬†appointment of the Public Service Commission and the Police Service Commission, but Jagdeo said he registered his objection to the appointment of former Assistant Police Commissioner, Paul Slowe. “I expressed my concerns over a particular nominee, Mr. Paul Slowe, about how partisan he has ...

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Former US President Jimmy Carter seeks to jump-start political talks in Guyana

Head of the Carter Center, former United States President Jimmy Carter has made overtures to Guyana’s two top political leaders to get on with long-indicated talks, Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo said Thursday. Carter last week called Jagdeo to enquire why the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) was, by President David Granger’s account, unwilling to meet with a government delegation to be ...

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Local Govt Elections date is Nov 12; PPP to name presidential candidate within three months

Local Government Elections will be held on November 12, 2018, Minister of Local Government, Ronald Bulkan announced Thursday. Addressing Toshaos from across the country in Georgetown for the National Toshaos Conference, Bulkan said the order would be gazetted by the end of Thursday. Guyana’s Parliament has already approved GY$2.1 billion in the 2018 National Budget for the holding of the ...

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