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Monthly Archives: October 2018

GWI spends millions to truck water to Madewini Camp; company clearing debts to major hardware stores

Last Updated on Tuesday, 30 October 2018, 17:25 by Denis Chabrol The cash-strapped Guyana Water Inc. (GWI) has been spending GYD$400,000 per month for the past three years to truck water to the Madewini Youth Camp at Soesdyke in an area where residents say they have been without potable water for almost two weeks. Residents told Demerara Waves Online News ...

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Video: President Granger confirms recent visit to Trinidad prompted visit to Cuba for medical investigation

Last Updated on Tuesday, 30 October 2018, 10:31 by Denis Chabrol President David Granger has confirmed that he went earlier this month to Trinidad for additional medical consultations following the emergence of symptoms, a move that has now prompted his decision to go to Cuba for further “investigation”. He left Tuesday and is scheduled to return on November 11, one ...

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“Unwell” President Granger goes to Cuba for medical “investigation”

Last Updated on Monday, 29 October 2018, 19:45 by Denis Chabrol President David Granger goes to Cuba on Tuesday for a medical “investigation”, a senior government minister confirmed. Coming on the heels of a terse announcement by the Guyana government with no stated reason for the trip, People’s National Congress Reform General Secretary, Amna Ally said the President is not ...

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City Commission of Inquiry “properly set up”, rules Retired Justice Kennard

Last Updated on Monday, 29 October 2018, 17:27 by Denis Chabrol Retired Chancellor of the Judiciary, Cecil Kennard Monday afternoon ruled that the Commission of Inquiry into the administration of Georgetown was legally established, paving the way for Town Clerk Royston King to take the stand. “I have come to the conclusion that this inquiry was properly set up and ...

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President, First Lady for “private visit” to Cuba

Last Updated on Monday, 29 October 2018, 15:00 by Denis Chabrol President David Granger will Tuesday depart Guyana for the Republic of Cuba, government announced An official told Demerara Waves Online News that the visit is “private”. When asked, if it is for medical, the official said “not that I know of”. The Head of State will be accompanied by ...

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Justice Kennard rules out apologising to Mayor Chase-Green for “shut up” order

Last Updated on Monday, 29 October 2018, 12:37 by Denis Chabrol Chairman of the Commission of Inquiry, Retired Chancellor of the Judiciary Cecil Kennard on Monday said he would not apologise for telling City Mayor, Patricia Chase-Green to “shut up” last week Friday. “I have no apology for making that statement,” he said. Kennard highlighted that instead of answering questions, ...

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Royston King’s lawyer challenges legality of Commission of Inquiry

Last Updated on Monday, 29 October 2018, 12:57 by Denis Chabrol Town Clerk, Royston King’s Attorney-at-Law, Maxwell Edwards has challenged the legality of the Commission of Inquiry into the administration of Georgetown. Whether the Chairman of the Commission of Inquiry, Retired Chancellor of the Judiciary Cecil Kennard will rule in favour of King will depend on counter arguments from the ...

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PPP appeals High Court’s decision not to remove AFC backers of local elections candidates in Corentyne

Last Updated on Saturday, 27 October 2018, 9:22 by Denis Chabrol Lawyers for the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) candidate in the Whim/Bloomfield Local Authority Area have appealed a High Court decision that there was no evidence to prove that the Alliance For Change (AFC) had fooled backers to endorse its candidates. “That the decision of the Learned Hearing Judge be ...

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APNU avoids key concerns at poorly attended public meeting in stronghold of Georgetown; rubbishes PPP’s promise of no increased taxes

Last Updated on Saturday, 27 October 2018, 9:03 by Denis Chabrol Despite an unusually big blaring loudspeaker and a well-illuminated Stabroek Market Square, A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) attracted a very small group of visibly attentive attendees at a Local Government Election (LGE) campaign meeting that failed to deal with many concerns. Georgetown has been traditionally recognised as a ...

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