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Monthly Archives: August 2020

GYD$25,000 per household COVID-19 relief- President Ali

President Irfaan Ali on Monday announced that government would be providing a GYD$25,000 in relief to each household due to the adverse impact of the coronavirus, COVID-19. In an address to the Annual General Meeting of the Private Sector Commission, he said in addition to the disbursement of funds to the health and education sectors, the household assistance would be ...

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GECOM officials granted bail on election-related offences

Information Technology Officer at the Guyana Elections Commission, Enrique Livan and Registration Officer, Sheffern February were today released on a total of GYD$450,000 bail in connection with alleged electoral offences. Attorney-at-Law Latoya Roberts told reporters that Ms. February was charged with two counts of attempting to defraud the people of Guyana by reading the wrong numbers from Statements of Poll ...

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COVID-19 relief for essential workers, vulnerable women

by Samuel Sukhnandan Government will be taking decisive action to support essential workers, victims of gender-based violence and other vulnerable groups of Guyanese facing hardship as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Minister of Human Services and Social Security Dr. Vindhya Persaud said Monday that this initiative will be piloted in the last quarter of the year and will form part ...

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Mingo on $600,000 bail

Region Four Returning Officer Clairmont Mingo was Monday morning granted a total of GYD$600,000 bail on four counts of alleged misconduct in public office. Attorneys-at-Law Darren Wade said Mr. Mingo has to return to court on September 25. Mr. Mingo was granted GYD$150,000 bail on each charge by Chief Magistrate Ann Mc Lennan. Three pro-coalition election commissioners -Vincent Alexander, Charles ...

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Civilian, police injured during police clearance of Belladrum Public Road; three GECOM officials for court today

A civilian and a policeman were early Monday morning injured when police fired rubber bullets and teargas to disperse protesters who blocked the Belladrum Public Road  all day Sunday and overnight, police said. Region Five Divisional Commander, Edmond Cooper said the injured were taken to hospital. However, he said the protests in solidarity with Region Four Returning Officer, Clairmont Mingo ...

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Paediatrician Dr. Seepersaud Chatterdeo dies

Well-known Guyanese pediatrician, Dr. Seepersaud Chatterdeo died this morning at the Balwant Singh Hospital. He was rushed there for emergency treatment. Details are sketchy, but a senior medical doctor confirmed that Dr. Chatterdeo passed away. Dr. Chatterdeo started off his career in the medical profession as a pharmacist and later went on to study medicine at the University of Guyana. ...

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Belladrum residents block West Berbice road in solidarity with Clairmont Mingo

A number of residents of Belladrum, West Coast Berbice on Sunday blocked the public road to vent their anger at the continued detention ad subsequent charging of Region Four Returning Officer Clairmont Mingo. Divisional Police Commander for  Mahaica-West Berbice, Edmond Cooper said he and a team of policemen were trying to clear the road without causing the situation to escalate. ...

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Increased fines for COVID-19 offences coming- Health Minister

Minister of Health, Dr. Frank Anthony on Saturday said government was preparing to amend the Health Ordnance to provide for higher fines, but he said ultimately the public has to heed advice if the virus is to be brought under control. “One of the things that we are right now contemplating is to look at the Ordinance and possibly now, ...

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