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Four Senior Counsel appointed

Last Updated on Tuesday, 31 December 2019, 18:40 by Writer President David Granger has appointed four attorneys-at-law to Senior Counsel from January 1, 2020. According to a Ministry of the Presidency, the lawyers are Ms. Jamela Ayesha Ali, Mr. Mursaline Bacchus, Mr. Roysdale Alton Forde and Mr. Stanley Moore. The President reportedly made the decision, citing their “high quality of ...

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Some power company workers get 8.5 percent salary increase

Last Updated on Tuesday, 31 December 2019, 18:33 by Writer Junior and senior employees of the Guyana Power and Light Inc. (GPL) would be getting an 8.5 percent increase in salaries retroactive to January 2019, based on an accord signed between the union and management. “The agreement follows negotiations that commenced in early December between GPL’s management and NAACIE (National ...

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Georgetown’s Chief Constable fired

Last Updated on Tuesday, 31 December 2019, 18:25 by Writer The Chief Constable of Guyana’s capital, Georgetown, Andrew Foo, was Tuesday – Old Year’s Day – fired by the Local Government Commission, multiple sources disclosed. Superintendent Andrew Livingstone, who is acting Deputy Chief Constable, is now expected succeed Foo. Sources said Foo was handed his letter by a senior local ...

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Jealous ex-partner kills man at woman’s house

Last Updated on Tuesday, 31 December 2019, 16:10 by Writer A woman’s “enraged” ex-partner stabbed to death her male friend with whom she was playing cards at her home Monday night, police said. The victim has been identified as 23-year-old Kyle Chase of Lot 234 McAllen Street, South Ruimveldt, Georgetown. Police said the alleged killer is a 24-year-old man of ...

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OPINION: I am not a puppet. Really? Sez who?

Last Updated on Tuesday, 31 December 2019, 16:36 by Writer by GHK Lall I refer to the headline article titled, “Ali maintains he’s no Jagdeo puppet” (SN December 31). I thought for a moment that Stabroek News mixed up its calendar in mistaking Old Year’s Day for All Fools’ Day. Oh well, here I go. Everybody is due the benefit ...

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Suspect in stabbing of Orthodox Jews in New York is of Guyanese parentage

Last Updated on Tuesday, 31 December 2019, 7:14 by Writer The man accused of stabbing five Orthodox Jews in Monsey, New York is of Guyanese parentage, according to acting director of United States Citizenship and Immigration Services Ken Cuccinelli. Grafton Thomas was arraigned on five counts of obstructing the free exercise of religious beliefs by attempting to kill with a ...

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PPP prime ministerial candidate may be selected by weekend

Last Updated on Tuesday, 31 December 2019, 0:31 by Writer The opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) was Monday expected to begin high-level meetings to consider its pick from among at least three nominees for the post of prime ministerial candidate, the party’s General Secretary Bharrat Jagdeo said. He told a news conference that if the PPP’s parliamentarians and Central Committee ...

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PPP wants second round of house-to-house verification of ‘not-found’ new registrants

Last Updated on Monday, 30 December 2019, 17:05 by Writer General Secretary of the opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP), Bharrat Jagdeo on Monday said his party wants the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) to conduct another round of house-to-house verification in a last ditch effort to find 6,534 registrants before the final voters’ list is prepared. “There could be a process ...

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BREAKING: Occupant collapses, dies as fire engulfs house on Princes Street, Wortmanville

Last Updated on Monday, 30 December 2019, 16:53 by Writer A tenant collapsed and subsequently died as he saw fire destroying the house in which he lived on Princes Street, Wortmanville, Georgetown. Dead is Garvin Northe. He is reportedly a driver at the Ministry of Indigenous Affairs. Eyewitnesses said Northe was returning home when he saw the house on fire. ...

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December 2019