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Fireworks explosion that injured soldiers “completely unexpected” -Granger

Last Updated on Sunday, 23 February 2020, 8:53 by Writer President David Granger Saturday afternoon said a fireworks explosion that injured nine soldiers was not expected as they are highly trained and safety measures were used. “The Defence Board and the Defence Force will ensure that every possible measure [is in place] for the recovery of the injured soldiers. I ...

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National Awards announced

Last Updated on Saturday, 22 February 2020, 21:01 by Writer On the occasion of the 5oth Republic Anniversary of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana, His Excellency David Granger, MSS, President of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces and Chancellor of the Orders of Guyana is pleased to make the following appointments under the Order of Roraima ...

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GDF cancels fireworks display after explosion injures several soldiers, damage pyrotechnics

Last Updated on Saturday, 22 February 2020, 18:29 by Writer The Guyana Defence Force (GDF) late Saturday afternoon announced that the fireworks display to usher in the country’s 50th Republic anniversary has been cancelled due to shock and injuries that several soldiers sustained during an explosion of the pyrotechnic devices that were to be used for the fireworks display. “This ...

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Soldiers injured in fireworks explosion

Last Updated on Saturday, 22 February 2020, 18:29 by Writer Guyana’s 50th Republic Anniversary observance was marred by the injury of several soldiers on Saturday when pyrotechnic devices exploded while they were being offloaded at the Coast Guard headquarters of the Guyana Defence Force (GDF), a source confirmed. At least one of the soldiers was hospitalised in critical condition, a ...

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Republic Arch recommissioned

Last Updated on Saturday, 22 February 2020, 10:10 by Writer As Guyana prepares to celebrate its 50th anniversary on February 23 as a Republic, the Republic Arch in the capital city, Georgetown, was recommissioned. The Ministry of the Presidency’s Department of Social Cohesion recently rehabilitated the landmark. Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo on Friday noted that the arch – a symbol ...

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OPINION: How I plan to vote and why

Last Updated on Saturday, 22 February 2020, 18:30 by Writer by GHK Lall As I prepare to exercise the franchise in the fast approaching elections, I share with fellow Guyanese for which group my vote is to be cast and why. I do this publicly, before all, whether those of like electoral mind, those who stand on either side of ...

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82 percent of Disciplined Services members voted in general elections

Last Updated on Saturday, 22 February 2020, 9:45 by Writer The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) says 81.8 percent of eligible members of the Disciplined Services cast their ballots in early general elections on Friday. In an early Saturday morning release of statistics, GECOM spokeswoman Yolanda Ward said 8,369 of the 10,226 police, soldiers and prison service personnel voted at 86 ...

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