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Monthly Archives: December 2019

Parliament’s dissolution seems closer

Last Updated on Wednesday, 4 December 2019, 18:09 by Writer The dissolution of Parliament now appears sooner as the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) says it does not need any more money from government to conduct general elections next March. The Ministry of the Presidency has said that Parliament did not dissolve on December 2, 2019 – three months before general ...

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Drunken Pomeroon farmer drowned

Last Updated on Monday, 2 December 2019, 22:17 by Writer Police say the body of a farmer was recovered while it was floating down the Pomeroon River, two days after he was reported missing. Investigators believe that 53-year-old Winston ‘Jim’ Alberta of Akawini Creek, Pomeroon River, probably drowned some time between November 30 and December 2. His sister, Renitta English, ...

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Jardine-Waddell removed as Foreign Ministry Director-General; several ambassadors to be recalled

Last Updated on Monday, 2 December 2019, 21:36 by Writer The Guyana government on Monday announced that Audrey Jardine-Waddell has been removed from the post of Director-General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and that the post is scrapped and replaced by a Permanent Secretary. The new Permanent Secretary of the Foreign Ministry is Charlene Phoenix who has been appointed ...

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Second prison officer held for alleged marijuana possession

Last Updated on Sunday, 1 December 2019, 20:34 by Writer A prison officer attached to the Lusignan Prison was found with a quantity of suspected marijuana when he was searched upon reporting for duty. Director of Prisons Gladwin Samuels says the alleged marijuana was hidden in the officer’s underwear. The police have since been called in to investigate the matter. ...

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UPDATE: Names of dead, injured in West Demerara accident released

Last Updated on Sunday, 1 December 2019, 10:04 by Writer At least four persons were killed and 16 others injured on Saturday night in an accident between a minibus and a car on the Nismes Public Road on West Bank Demerara, police said. Police Commander for Region 3 (West Demerara-Essequibo Islands), Assistant Commissioner Simon McBean said three of the deceased ...

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OPINION: ExxonMobil contract, from the horse’s mouth: Guyana held to ransom

Last Updated on Sunday, 1 December 2019, 10:56 by Writer by GHK Lall The Hon. Minister of Natural Resources, Mr. Raphael Trotman, MP, has now spoken a little more about what could have—perhaps, should have—been negotiated, finalized, and executed at the time with the now standing, sacrosanct ExxonMobil contract, and all of its troubling terms. Mr. Trotman is on the ...

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OPINION: Manifestos: exhibitions in political pornography 

Last Updated on Sunday, 1 December 2019, 10:40 by Writer by GHK Lall What is a manifesto, other than a collection of words and a rush of marketing messages? What is a manifesto, besides being a piece of paper made to mean something, especially that which the circumstances demand? Give the people what they want to hear, what sells, and ...

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OPINION: No longer about the lesser of two evils, just the plainness of two evils

Last Updated on Sunday, 1 December 2019, 10:29 by Writer by GHK Lall The opposition should be delighted with where it is positioned today, how it is well-poised for that decisive burst of perverse brilliance as the electoral finish line appears in sight. I would, too, given the circumstances of the competition, in view of its twisting and turning airlessness ...

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December 2019