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Former Health Minister Blackman released from US prison, returns to Guyana

Last Updated on Monday, 30 December 2019, 11:41 by Writer Former Guyana Minister of Health. Dr. Noel Blackman has been released from a United States (US) prison and had returned to his home country ahead of the completion of his 50-month sentence for conspiracy to distribute oxycodone, a controlled substance. He was sighted leaving a popular Main Street, Georgetown cafeteria ...

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Suspected bandit who attacked policeman with cutlass, accomplice arrested -police

Last Updated on Sunday, 29 December 2019, 17:19 by Writer Police Sunday morning arrested two men who allegedly robbed two foreigners of their mobile phones. One of the suspects also allegedly attacked a policeman with a cutlass while efforts were being made to arrest him. The incident occurred on Longden Street, Georgetown shortly before 10 o’clock Sunday morning. Police said ...

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Charrandass Persaud endorses PPP’s Irfaan Ali for presidency

Last Updated on Sunday, 29 December 2019, 13:43 by Writer Charrandass Persaud,  the former government parliamentarian who voted for an opposition-sponsored no-confidence motion to remove the David Granger-led administration, has one year later openly endorsed People’s Progressive Party (PPP) presidential candidate, Irfaan Ali. “I am telling you now that I will support Irfaan in his bid for President of the ...

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Blackout-weary Bartica gets new power station; solar farm plans moving ahead

Last Updated on Saturday, 28 December 2019, 21:19 by Writer President David Granger Saturday morning commissioned a US$3.4 million power station at Dogg Point, Agatash in Bartica, Cuyuni-Mazaruni (Region 7), where he noted that it will bring unprecedented relief to residents who have experienced severe power outages over the years. The President in his address at a simple ceremony, said ...

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Updated: Water supply restored to Georgetown

Last Updated on Sunday, 29 December 2019, 6:43 by Denis Chabrol Several areas of Georgetown are again receiving potable water from Saturday night, after workers spent several hours repairing a major pipe breakage on Church Street, Queenstown, Georgetown. “Following nonstop works since earlier today  (Saturday), the broken 16-inch transmission main at Church Street has been repaired as seen in the ...

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Two nabbed at Bartica stelling with gold, cash, other items allegedly stolen from mining camp

Last Updated on Saturday, 28 December 2019, 20:33 by Writer Guyanese police on Saturday said two men admitted to stealing more than GYD$1.1 million in cash, raw gold and other items from a Brazilian gold miner at his mining camp near the Cuyuni River. The Guyana Police Force said the bandits were intercepted one day later at the Bartica Ferry ...

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Parliament dissolves on Monday to pave way for general elections

Last Updated on Friday, 27 December 2019, 18:10 by Writer President David Granger has issued the proclamations for the dissolution of Parliament and the ten Regional Democratic Councils on December 30, 2019. The Ministry of the Presidency says this will pave the way for General and Regional Elections on March 2, 2020. The Proclamations were issued Friday, December 27. Article ...

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OPINION: A look at the 2020 landscape

Last Updated on Thursday, 26 December 2019, 15:38 by Writer 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 ...

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

Last Updated on Thursday, 26 December 2019, 19:42 by Writer 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 ...

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December 2019