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Daily Archives: January 21, 2020

GECOM removes Shuman, Bandhu, Leung as candidates because of dual citizenship

Three candidates, found to be dual citizens on Nominations Day, will be removed from the list of candidates for the March 2, 2020 general and regional elections. Elections Commissioner, Bibi Shadick and Vincent Alexander say that’s one of the decisions by the seven-member Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) at its meeting held on Tuesday. “I understand that the lists were gazetted ...

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Granger in “good health” -latest evaluation in Cuba

After being diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a type of blood cancer, more than a year ago, President David Granger’s doctors in Cuba say he is in good health and there is no sign of cancer. The President completed a follow-up medical evaluation in Havana, Cuba, on January 20, following a previous evaluation in October, 2019 which revealed that his cancer was ...

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72-year-old badly beaten man dies in hospital

A 72-year-old pensioner, who was badly beaten during a home-invasion by four men, succumbed to his injuries Tuesday morning. He is Deochand Ramsai of 109 Pump Road, Strathspey, East Coast Demerara, The suspects have since been arrested in connection with the incident, including damage to property. Relatives say the four men invaded the house after the man’s son, 32-year-old Rajwant ...

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Education ministry removes loitering, late school children from Stabroek Market

The Ministry of Education’s Schools Welfare Department is clamping down on students loitering at the bus parks in the vicinity of the Stabroek Market. Chief Schools Welfare Officer (CSWO), Gillian Vyphuis says that the welfare department has noticed that on most mornings many children have been arriving at school late due to lingering at city bus parks. She says several ...

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