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Daily Archives: July 13, 2020

Several transferred after Lusignan prison fire

by Samuel Sukhnandan A fire at Lusignan prison on Sunday has led to several prisoners being transferred to other prisons across the country, while 156 of them remain at the holding bay at that penitentiary. This is according to Prison Service Director Gladwin Samuel, who briefed the press on the situation earlier Monday saying that other alternative arrangements are now ...

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CXC exams kick off in Guyana, despite COVID-19

by Samuel Sukhnandan With many countries having already moved to cancel all written examinations for students at  various educational levels, Guyana and the rest of the Caribbean have instead taken the other route. As such, students commenced their written examinations for the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) and the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examinations (CAPE) Monday. However, Education Minister Nicolette Henry ...

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$2.7 worth of LED street lights stolen

The Ministry of Public Infrastructure has suffered over $2.7 million in losses after  37 Light-Emitting Diode (LED) lights were stolen at various locations across the country. The Ministry’s Infrastructure’s Electrical Engineering Department says 11 were stolen from  Eccles Industrial Site Road and seven from Farm Housing Scheme, East Bank Demerara. Another seven from Schoonard Access Road, West Bank Demerara; five from Linden/Soesdyke  Highway; three from Lombard Street, ...

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GECOM sets aside 10 district declarations; orders CEO to use recount data

The Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), Retired Justice Claudette Singh on Monday set aside the 10 district declarations and ordered that Chief Elections Officer, Mr. Keith Lowenfield a third time to submit a report using figures from the national vote recount- the only figures now available. GECOM spokeswoman, Yolanda Ward confirmed that this decision was made, although two ...

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GECOM Chairman silent on dismissing Lowenfield, accepting results report

The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) was Monday morning divided on whether to accept the Chief Elections Officer, Keith Lowenfield’s report that includes bloated regional four results or to fire him for disobeying the instructions of the Chairman, Claudette Singh. Sources said the three pro-APNU+AFC commissioners- Vincent Alexander, Desmond Trotman and Charles Corbin-endorsed the report that shows a win for the ...

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