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Fire destroys Raja Yoga Centre

Last Updated on Friday, 28 February 2020, 16:47 by Writer An early Friday morning fire destroyed the Brahma Kumaris Raja Yoga Centre on High Street, Kingston, Georgetown. Two women, who are members of the organisation, were in the building at the time of the fire. No one was injured. Despite initial problems with accessing sufficient water and a steady northeast ...

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United Nations calls for “dignified acceptance” of election results

Last Updated on Thursday, 27 February 2020, 22:17 by Writer United Nations (UN) Resident Coordinator in Guyana, Mikiko Tanaka has called on Guyana’s political parties to accept the results of next Monday’s general elections. “The dignified acceptance of the results by political parties will help to build confidence and trust in state institutions and create a foundation for cooperation beyond ...

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March 2 Election Day a holiday

Last Updated on Thursday, 27 February 2020, 17:46 by Writer The Guyana government has ordered that next Monday — March 2, 2020 — the date for general elections will be a national holiday, following calls by the business community and other stakeholders. Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan issued the order which has since been published in the Official Gazette. Sections ...

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Gary Best to be charged with causing death by dangerous driving

Last Updated on Thursday, 27 February 2020, 11:54 by Writer Former Chief-of-Staff of the Guyana Defence Force (GDF), Retired Rear Admiral Gary Best is to be charged with causing death by dangerous driving and driving under the influence of alcohol. The Director of Public Prosecutions Chambers recommended to police that Best be charged with the offence. The DPP received the ...

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43 soldiers, police at Eteringbang did not vote last week

Last Updated on Thursday, 27 February 2020, 6:49 by Writer The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) has confirmed that 43 members of the Joint Services located at Eteringbang near the Guyana-Venezuela border were unable to vote last week Friday along with other members of the joint services. GECOM spokeswoman, Yolanda Ward says 35 members of the police force and eight Guyana ...

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Update: GECOM decides to increase number of polling places after meeting PPP

Last Updated on Tuesday, 25 February 2020, 20:18 by Writer The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), by a majority decision on Tuesday, has instructed the Chief Elections Officer, Keith Lowenfield to establish 12 additional polling places in order to address concerns by the opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) that there would be confusion and congestion on election day. Election Commissioners Sase ...

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Police seek legal advice on Gary Best in Jude Bentley road accident

Last Updated on Tuesday, 25 February 2020, 19:57 by Denis Chabrol Seventeen days after a vehicle driven by former Chief-of-Staff of the Guyana Defence Force, Retired Rear Admiral Gary Best struck down and killed a cyclist, police on Tuesday submitted a file to the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions for legal advice, a source disclosed. Relatives, friends and ...

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Caricom mounts 14-member election observer mission to Guyana

Last Updated on Tuesday, 25 February 2020, 18:35 by Writer At the invitation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, a 14-member Caribbean Community (Caricom) observer mission has begun arriving in Guyana to monitor next Monday’s general elections. In November, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Guyana, Dr Karen Cummings officially informed the Caricom Secretariat of President David Granger’s proclamation that ...

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OPINION: Private polling places: there should be none

Last Updated on Tuesday, 25 February 2020, 14:53 by Writer by GHK Lall Are we mad? How long has this been allowed to exist? And how come nobody saw it fit to object strenuously and ceaselessly? I am talking about this matter involving private polling stations, as in the residences of individuals and families. At current count, they have been ...

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Wholly-owned Guyanese oil and gas recruitment company making major inroads; complies with international maritime labour standards

Last Updated on Monday, 24 February 2020, 20:54 by Writer The 100 percent-owned Guyanese recruitment company, Pandora Energy, says it has made significant progress in hiring Guyanese to work on vessels associated with the exploration and production of oil in Guyana and several other countries, after initially experiencing stiff foreign competition. “For some time, we found it difficult to secure ...

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