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Daily Archives: December 26, 2018

PPP’s Deputy Chairman in Linden defects to new Ramkarran-Jeffrey political party

The Deputy Chairman of the main opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) in Linden, Akanni Blair has decided to join A New United Guyana (ANUG), less than three days after it announced its existence. Blair confirmed his move in an interview with Demerara Waves Online News, saying that while the governing David Granger-led coalition was not expected to win the next ...

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Guyana Bar Association rejects unofficial calculation of no-confidence vote, calls for elections by March

The Guyana Bar Association (GBA) Wednesday night urged Guyanese to ignore Attorney-at-Law, Nigel Hughes’ calculation that 34 of the 65 votes in the National Assembly are needed to pass a no-confidence motion, even as checks in other countries show that an absolute majority is more than 50 percent after rounding up half a percent. “The Bar Council rejects as erroneous ...

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Youth dies in Boxing Day accident

A youth died in an early Wednesday-Boxing Day-morning road accident on the Corentyne Public Road when the car in which he and a young woman were travelling slammed into a refrigerator and rolled over several times, police said. Dead is the car driver Reoul Drepal-Saul, 20, while the occupant 18-year old Akesha Beaton has been hospitalized in a serious condition. ...

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Brazilian farmer killed in Rupununi; one arrested

A Brazilian farmer was killed, hours after he had been at a house at Moco Moco village, Rupununi drinking at a house on Tuesday, Christmas day, police said. He has been identified as 44-year old Elvis Aulicio, 44, a farmer of Bon Fin, Brazil. Investigators are treating the incident as “murder”. A man has been taken into custody for questioning, police said. ...

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OP-Ed: Frank Anthony is PPP’s best choice for presidential candidacy

by Frantz Bollers The opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) is at a historic period of picking a presidential candidate who will be his ‘own man’ and not be a puppet of its maximum leader, Bharrat Jagdeo. That process begins on Thursday, 27-December-2018. Yes, Mr. Jagdeo is the PPP’s princeps maximam. He was gerrymandered and catapulted into the presidency, general secretary and ...

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