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Monthly Archives: December 2019

Four Senior Counsel appointed

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 service in the legal profession” and “confidence in their knowledge ...

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Some power company workers get 8.5 percent salary increase

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 Association of Agricultural, Commercial and Industrial Employees). Negotiations concluded amicably ...

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Georgetown’s Chief Constable fired

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 government commissioner. His services were said to have been terminated ...

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Jealous ex-partner kills man at woman’s house

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 James and Victoria Streets, Albouystown. He suffered a wound to ...

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

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 of the doubt. This is even when they themselves have ...

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

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 dangerous weapon and causing injuries. The New York Times said ...

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PPP prime ministerial candidate may be selected by weekend

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 conclude their internal discussions by this weekend, Irfaan Ali’s running ...

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

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 of revisiting them before the OLE (Original List of Electors) ...

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

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. He collapsed and later died while receiving medical attention at ...

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