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Daily Archives: June 24, 2020

Hundreds call for London primary school ‘named after slaver’ to be renamed after first black Guyanese headteacher

REPRODUCED FROM Evening Standard ( ) by NAOMI ACKERMAN Hundreds of north London parents and former pupils are calling for a primary school named after an 18th century slave owner to be rechristened in honour of one of London’s first black headteachers. Beckford School in West Hampstead is believed to have been named in the 1920s after William Beckford, a former Lord Mayor ...

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Western Nations call on GECOM to constitutionally declare results

The United States, Britain, Canada and the European Union on Wednesday called on the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) to declare general and regional election results that reflect all of the votes that were cast on March 2, 2020, even as the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) prepares to hear an appeal on the question of valid votes. “Pending the outcome ...

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CARICOM Chairman calls Guyana’s political crisis “gamesmanship”, roasts Chief Elections Officer for subtracting 115,000 votes

The Chairman of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), Barbados’ Prime Minister Mia Mottley on Wednesday called the political situation in Guyana over the long-delayed declaration of  general and regional elections “gamesmanship” that has tarnished the image of the regional integration movement. “Regrettably we have seen a level of gamesmanship that has left much to be desired and has definitely not portrayed ...

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Two year old girl drowns in Region 7/ Cuyuni-Mazaruni

A two-year old girl drowned in the Kukui River, Phillipai Village in Region 7 (Cuyuni-Mazaruni) after the canoe they were travelling in capsized, police said. The incident occurred at about 4:30 PM Tuesday, June 23, 2020. Police were informed that the girl, Nandra Alban, her father, Ram Alban, and his wife, Carolina Alban, and five other persons were going to ...

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Suspected ganja trafficker tosses policeman into Canje creek

A policeman was rescued by his colleague after a suspected marijuana trafficker tossed him overboard into the Canje Creek but three others were arrested, the Guyana Police Force. “While in the vicinity of New Forest, West Canje, one of the suspects (captain) suddenly held on to one of the ranks and plunged overboard with him; the policeman was quickly rescued ...

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