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Daily Archives: August 10, 2020

Lowenfield’s lawyer asks DPP to drop charges

By Samuel Sukhnandan Attorney-at-Law Mr. Nigel Hughes has written Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) Mrs. Shalimar Ali-Hack asking her to drop all criminal charges that were filed against Chief Election Officer of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) Mr. Keith Lowenfield. Mr. Lowenfield was charged with misconduct in public office, alleged electoral fraud, and conspiracy to alter results that had been declared in the ...

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Director of Sport fired- Minister Ramson confirms

by Samuel Sukhnandan Government has moved to terminate the contract of Director of Sport Mr. Christopher Jones with immediate effect. This was confirmed with Minister of Culture, Youth & Sport Charles Ramson Junior who told News Talk Radio 103.1 FM/Demerara Waves Online on Monday that Mr. Jones was formally let go Monday based on a clause of his contract. The ...

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PPPC govt must keep African Assembly – Vincent Alexander

by Samuel Sukhnandan As panelists for the Cuffy (Kofi) 250 Committee eight annual forum on the state of African Guyanese met to discuss critical issues on Sunday evening, Chairman of the International Decade for People of African Descent Assembly – Guyana (IDPADA-G) Vincent Alexander issued an appeal for the new government to retain the forum. Alexander said the decade is an important opportunity ...

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Ministry of Communities paid 56 contracted workers $800 million in five years- govt

by Samuel Sukhnandan Minister of Local Government and Regional Development Mr. Nigel Dharamlall said since assuming office earlier this month, he has found that there were 56 contract workers hired by the previous government as advisors and paid hefty sums totalling over $800 million in the past five years. In his first official engagement with the local media at the ...

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UNDP provides nutritional support to HIV+, gay community due to COVID-19 measures

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) on Monday said it has provided $5.6 million worth of food items to make available nutritional support to Persons Living with HIV (PLHIV) and members of the Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual and Transgender plus (LGBT+) community in Guyana. “PLHIV and LGBT+ persons are among the most vulnerable and marginalized in any society. At the time ...

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