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Monthly Archives: July 2020

CCJ ready to sit to hear Guyana elections case if appealed

Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 July 2020, 15:34 by Denis Chabrol 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 ...

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Criminal charges filed against GECOM Chairman

Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 July 2020, 16:48 by Denis Chabrol 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 ...

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President, First Lady take COVID-19 test based on doctor’s “advice”

Last Updated on Tuesday, 28 July 2020, 16:53 by Denis Chabrol President David Granger and First Lady Sandra Granger  have been tested for the potentially deadly coronavirus, COVID-19 based on medical advice. “COVID-19 tests were administered to The President and First Lady out of an abundance of caution and based on the advice of their doctor,” presidential spokeswoman, Arianna Gordon ...

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GAWU rejects claims that strikes played role in missed sugar target

Last Updated on Tuesday, 28 July 2020, 15:45 by Denis Chabrol by Samuel Sukhnandan The Guyana Agricultural and General Workers Union (GAWU), the larger of the sugar workers unions, has rejected claims that the Guyana Sugar Corporation’s (GuySuCo) failure to meet its first crop production target was mainly due to multiple strike action taken by workers. General Secretary of GAWU, ...

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Veteran trade unionist Komal Chand cremated

Last Updated on Tuesday, 28 July 2020, 15:33 by Denis Chabrol Veteran trade unionist Komal Chand was cremated on Tuesday at the Ruimzeight Cremation Site, West Coast Demerara at 12 noon. He died on April 8, 2020 at the age of 75, while while receiving medical treatment in Havana, Cuba for pneumonia. His funeral was held three months after his ...

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Involve Amerindian village leaders, educate communities to fight COVID-19, says APA

Last Updated on Tuesday, 28 July 2020, 15:05 by Denis Chabrol by Samuel Sukhnandan Even as officials of the Public Health Ministry appealed to hinterland communities to do all they can to prevent the spread of the deadly coronavirus (COVID-19), the Amerindian People’s Association (APA), a leading indigenous rights organisation, says there is greater need for inclusivity and education awareness. ...

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43 reported cases of people trafficking in Guyana

Last Updated on Tuesday, 28 July 2020, 14:51 by Denis Chabrol by Samuel Sukhnandan A total of 43 people have been trafficked so far this year, according to the Ministry of Social Protection’s Counter-Trafficking in Persons Unit (C-TIP). This information was revealed by the ministry ahead of World Day Against TIP which is commemorated annually on July 30. According to the ...

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Former British soldier dies in southern Guyana

Last Updated on Monday, 27 July 2020, 22:14 by Denis Chabrol The body of a former British soldier, who usually jogged around the southern Guyanese town of Lethem, was late Monday afternoon found on a roadway, police said. He has been identified as Ian Craddock. The ex serviceman has been living in Guyana for 25 years ago during which time ...

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Sugar workers, GUYSUCO lose GYD$millions, tonnes of sugar to strikes

Last Updated on Monday, 27 July 2020, 21:35 by Denis Chabrol The Guyana Sugar Corporation Inc. on Monday  said it managed to reach 80 percent of its production target for the 2020 first crop but 50 strikes across the three estates cost  workers GYD$37.9 million and  the cash-strapped entity lost 2,307 metric tonnes of the sweetener. At the end of ...

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Govt condemns Chutney singer for “spit in deh face” incitement against Nagamootoo, Ramjattan

Last Updated on Monday, 27 July 2020, 21:03 by Denis Chabrol The Ministry of the Presidency’s Department of Social Cohesion today condemned well-known Guyanese chutney singer, Mahendra Ramkellawan for encouraging people to spit on two top government ministers. The Social Cohesion Department says in a recent Social Media video, Mr. Ramkellawan called for acts of violence against Prime Minister Moses ...

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