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Daily Archives: December 6, 2019

Dominica PM wins elections, promises to start electoral reform within first 100 days

Incumbent Prime Minister, Roosevelt Skerrit Friday night claimed victory for his Dominica Labour Party (DLP) and he immediately announced that an electoral reform commission would be appointed within the first 100 days of his new five-year term. “The people of the Commonwealth of Dominica have spoken and I want to thank them for giving the Dominica Labour Party a resounding ...

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GTT offers GYD$5 million reward for information on vandals

The Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company (GTT) on Friday offered a GYD$5 million reward for information leading to the arrest of anyone involved in the vandalisation of its fibre optic cables on the Linden Highway recently. The illegal act resulted in widespread service disruptions, the company said. On November 30, GTT said it received numerous reports of loss of services ...

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General elections timetable on track -GECOM commissioners

The March 2020 general and regional council elections are unlikely to be postponed as preparations are on track, according to two election commissioners. “I have no reason to think we can’t,” governing coalition-backed elections commissioner, Vincent Alexander said when asked whether the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) would meet the March 2, 2020 general elections. “There is no indication that the ...

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GECOM has not considered voting by disabled in 2020

The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) has not discussed voting by the estimated 30,000 disabled and visually-impaired persons at next March’s general elections, although provision had been made for physically challenged persons to vote on the kerb of polling stations in 2015. Concerns were also raised about the confidentiality of balloting by visually-impaired persons who have to vote by proxy with ...

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Guyana’s tourism sector forecasts big returns from Condé Nast Traveler’s listing

Tourism executives are banking on Guyana’s listing by Condé Nast Traveler, a premier travel magazine, as one of the top 20 places to visit next year to further boost the sector which has so far raked in more than GYD$60 billion dollars annually. Director-General of Tourism, Donald Sinclair told a domestic Regional Tourism Committee Forum that many of the ecotourism ...

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Fire destroys several houses in Georgetown

Fire early Friday morning destroyed four houses on Bent Street, Wortmanville, Georgetown, leaving many persons homeless. The fire started at about 5:53 a.m., and one hour later firefighters contained the blaze from spreading to other houses in that congested residential area of mostly wooden houses. The fire started at Lot EE Bent Street near the window of one of the ...

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