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Daily Archives: December 26, 2019

OPINION: A look at the 2020 landscape

by GHK Lall I must be optimistic; I have to be, or there is nothing. So what do I say and share with my fellow Guyanese, countrymen and countrywomen all? To be blunt, as we put the holidays behind us, I really don’t know. Or more precisely, I am at a loss as to where to start. But again, I ...

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PM office for strengthening under constitutional reform, “robust” legislative agenda -Granger

President David Granger has announced that the Prime Minister’s office is to be strengthened, if the coalition wins the March 2, 2020 general elections, to definitely oversee reform of Guyana’s constitution and ensure government’s promises are kept, among other things. “He’ll also be in charge of a robust legislative agenda to make sure that the promises that will be embedded ...

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Orphanages, indigent homes to pay less for water

Orphanages and homes for the poor and needy have been granted water tariff concessions by the Guyana Water Incorporated (GWI), the utility company announced. GWI says it has assigned a minimum daily per capita consumption of 220 litres (0.220m3). The concession is 50 percent of the expected daily per capita consumption of 110 litres per day to all qualifying institutions. ...

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Man stabbed to death early Boxing Day

A man, who was earlier seen staggering in La Penitence, Georgetown, was early Boxing Day – Thursday – stabbed to death by two males who fled the scene, police said. He is 32-year-old Israel McKenzie, a labourer, of 74 Middle Road, La Penitence. No one has been arrested. Guyana Police Force homicide detectives were told that the man was attacked ...

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Fire destroys fishermen’s outboard engines, gear

Fire of unknown origin Christmas afternoon – Wednesday – destroyed outboard engines and fishing gear that were in several shacks near the Ogle seawall, police said. The fire occurred at about 5:45 p.m. at Ogle Street in one of the shacks used by fishermen and boat owners to store their engines and other items. Investigators were told that at about ...

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