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Daily Archives: July 29, 2020

President, First Lady do not have coronavirus

President David Granger and First Lady Sandra Granger have been tested negative for COVID-19 virus that has afflicted hundreds of Guyanese and killed 20 people, a presidential spokeswoman said Wednesday. Ariana Gordon told Demerara Waves Online News/ News-Talk Radio Guyana 103.1 FM that “they have both been tested negative”. The results came two days after the First Couple was tested ...

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Woman held for marijuana in tennis rolls at New Amsterdam prison

Police are now investigating a trafficking of narcotics incident which occurred at the New Amsterdam Prison on July 29, 2020, the prison service said. According to Prison Officials stationed at the location, the incident occurred about 12:00pm. The suspect has been identified as 29-year-old Hemwattie Charandeo, also known as “Heerawattie Seepersaud” of Dispensary Dam, Ankerville, Port Mourant, Berbice. At the ...

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Women Miners Association says women miners faced with economic challenges due to COVID-19

By Samuel  Sukhnandan Women miners across Guyana are facing various livelihood and economic challenges as a result of the restrictions imposed due to the deadly coronavirus (COVID-19). This is according to the President of the Guyana Women Miners Organisation (GWMO) Urica Primus who told News Talk Radio 103.1 FM/Demerara Waves Online on Wednesday that this situation is not limited to ...

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CCJ ready to sit to hear Guyana elections case if appealed

By Samuel Sukhnandan With just one more day left before the Guyana Court of Appeal hands down its decision on whether the recounted votes should be used to declare a winner of the March 2020 elections, there are concerns that the matter could be stalled because the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) will be heading into recess. But according to ...

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Criminal charges filed against GECOM Chairman

by Samuel Sukhnandan Private criminal charges were filed against Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), Retired Justice Claudette Singh on Wednesday at the Georgetown Magistrate’s Court over alleged misconduct in office.   In documents seen by New Talk Radio 103.1 FM/Demerara Waves Online, three citizens namely Lorraine Joseph, Onita Walcott and Keith Ondaan have filed three separate private criminal charges against the GECOM chair.   Ondaan alleges that between ...

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