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Daily Archives: April 25, 2020

Husband commits suicide after stabbing wife

A man committed suicide after stabbing his wife several times at their North-East La Penitence, Georgetown residence on Saturday, police said. Region Four Divisional Commander, Senior Superintendent Phillip Azore said the incident occurred at about 4:45 PM at the couple’s residence on Calabash Alley. He said the woman, who was speaking with investigators, was hospitalised in a stable condition with ...

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Harmon no longer Director-General of the Ministry of the Presidency

Joseph Harmon is no longer Director-General of the Ministry of the Presidency and a successor has not been named, the president’s spokeswoman, Ariana Gordon confirmed Saturday evening. “Ministry of the Presidency wishes to clarify that Mr. Joseph Harmon is no longer performing the functions of Director General of the Ministry of the Presidency,” the Ministry later said in a statement. ...

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Govt prepares to rush relief to vulnerable households, farmers, businesses, students

Director General, Ministry of the Presidency and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the National COVID-19 Task Force (NCTF) Permanent Secretariat, Mr. Joseph Harmon on Saturday said the Government is focused on implementing a multi-faceted approach to bring relief to citizens in the wake of emergency measures put in place to mitigate the COVID-19 pandemic. In an invited comment during a ...

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OPINION: A coalescing of foreign positions, with Americans in front

by GHK Lall As I read of different utterings at different times from the foreigners, my sense is that there is a continuing shift in the wind.  It is steadily stronger in one direction only.  I would advise all, especially coalition leaders, to pay attention, to read carefully the messages being transmitted, within the limited confines of diplomatic speak.  There ...

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OPINION: Notes on race, power sharing and the 2020 elections

by Nigel Westmaas  Guyana’s recent general elections, held on March 2, remains mired in an implausible and very suspicious delay that is hardly transparent. It is already one of the most contentious and potentially dangerous elections since independence. The country now awaits a formal supervised recount but at certain moments it seemed as if the society would erupt into chaos ...

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Link between unresolved general elections and international COVID-19 aid “inaccurate” – Min of Presidency

Two days after Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo said Guyana’s unresolved political situation was stymieing international assistance to fight the coronavirus, COVID-19, the Ministry of the Presidency deemed that assertion “inaccurate.” President David Granger has since restructured the National COVID-19 Task Force and appointed Joseph Harmon as its Chief Executive Officer to, among other things, provide “accurate information with regard to ...

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Granger removes Nagamootoo from day-to-day operations of COVID-19 Task Force

President David Granger has removed day-to-day operations of the COVID-19 Task Force from Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo and handed them to Director-General of the Ministry of the Presidency, Joseph Harmon. Among Harmon’s new responsibilities will be keeping Guyanese abreast with information  on the virus that has so far afflicted 70 persons including 8 who died. Harmon is designated Chief Executive ...

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