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Monthly Archives: February 2019

OPINION: Age of the Guyanese antihero

Last Updated on Sunday, 3 February 2019, 9:46 by Writer by GHK Lall This is increasingly seeming to be the Age of the Antihero. The many who thought it died in the late 1970s are due another contemplation. That was the era of drugs, sex, and rock ‘n’ roll in mainly decadent America. Today, comes the arrival, fifty years later, ...

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Guyana’s oil spill response gets joint venture boost

Last Updated on Sunday, 3 February 2019, 14:15 by Writer The GAICO Construction Incorporated has signed a joint venture partnership with Corena Group, to develop and provide oil spill response and waste management services in light of the Guyana’s developing oil and gas industry. The partnership will enable the provision of oil spill response packages, oil spill emergency and Host ...

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Guyana’s self-harm mental health programme expands to Region 5

Last Updated on Sunday, 3 February 2019, 9:05 by Writer The Ministry of Public Health department in Region 5, Mahaica-Berbice, is gearing up to provide stigma-free mental health care services relating to self-harm and suicide at its 18 primary health care institutions. The initial step was taken two weeks ago with the launching of the Self-Harm Surveillance Programme, according to ...

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OPINION: Events in Guyana are moving at auto-race speed

Last Updated on Saturday, 2 February 2019, 20:27 by Writer by GHK Lall I usually like to think that I am ahead of the curve, but I must confess that politically-related matters in this country move with the acceleration of a Formula 1 contest. Before a nice relaxing breath can be drawn, there is this frenetic rush of events that ...

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GECOM disagrees with PPP commissioner on work plan submission deadline

Last Updated on Saturday, 2 February 2019, 19:54 by Writer Differences over when the optional general election work plans prepared by the Guyana Elections Commission’s (GECOM) should be submitted to an operations sub-committee emerged on Saturday. Opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPPC) elections commissioner, Sase Gunraj, who co-chairs the operations sub-committee, claimed that the seven-member Commission agreed on Friday that the ...

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School of the Nations’ parents, administration want face-to-face answers from police

Last Updated on Friday, 1 February 2019, 21:57 by Writer Despite strenuous efforts by the School of the Nations to tighten security measures in the face of ongoing violent threats, the parents and school’s administration Friday afternoon called on the Guyana Police Force (GPF) to face them and provide satisfactory information about the probe. Head of the Criminal Investigations Department, ...

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GRA asks Court to clear tax cases backlog including GTT’s

Last Updated on Saturday, 2 February 2019, 5:36 by Denis Chabrol While the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) raked in almost GYD$200 billion in taxes last year, it wants the court system to hear a more than 20-year backlog of cases, including one against the Guyana Telephone and Telegraph (GTT) company, GRA Commissioner-General Godfrey Statia said. Government officials have said GTT ...

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Gail Teixeira likely to give up Canadian citizenship

Last Updated on Friday, 1 February 2019, 13:18 by Writer Long-time People’s Progressive Party (PPP) parliamentarian Gail Teixeira could soon renounce her Canadian citizenship, Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo said Friday. This in wake of Thursday’s High Court ruling that Guyana parliamentarians holding dual citizenship is unconstitutional. “I spoke with Gail Teixeira and she said to me she is prepared to give ...

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PPP threatens court action for GECOM to hold elections

Last Updated on Friday, 1 February 2019, 12:49 by Writer Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo, on the heels of a favourable High Court ruling on last month’s no-confidence motion, has threatened to move to the court to force the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) to hold elections with the present voters’ list by March 19. “We are exploring now whether we can ...

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