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Daily Archives: August 18, 2020

Bartica Mayor among 14 Ethnic Relations Commission wants to meet

Mayor of Bartica Mr. Gifford Marshall has made a list of 14 people who have been asked to meet with the Ethnic Relations Commission (ERC) to discuss pending matters with regards to alleged racially insensitive comments they may have made. The ERC said Tuesday that Marshall and three others, Dennis Emanuel, Chaitram Goberdhan and Balmikie Lallbeharry were previously contacted and asked to visit ...

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Guyana’s coronavirus death toll rises to 25

Guyana’s coronavirus death toll has jumped to 25 after three persons succumbed to the deadly virus. The Ministry of Health has reported that three persons died today. Two of them were hospitalised at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC).  A third person, who was tested COVID-19 positive,  died while receiving care at the Bartica Regional Hospital. The Health Ministry says ...

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Lusignan Prisoner chopped to death; four suspects identified

An inmate of the Lusignan Prison was chopped to death by four other prisoners at the Lusignan Prison during an argument. Director of Prisons, Gladwin Samuels said one of the suspects was positively identified and he has since assisted investigators in identifying the three others. Mr. Samuels said the weapon has been retrieved and police to statements from the co-accused. ...

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Govt wants to buy power for national grid

by Samuel Sukhnandan In light of the recent blackouts , the Guyana Power and Light Inc (GPL), through the Ministry of Public Works will be moving to put out an Expression of Interest (EOI) to source additional power to add to the national electricity grid. Junior Minister of Public Works Mr. Deodat Indar made this announcement on Tuesday following a ...

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PNCR/APNU parliamentarians are “face of the future”; countrywide fan-out planned

The People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) on Tuesday released the coalition’s list of persons to serve as parliamentarians, and in an apparent push-back against critics who are protesting against the exclusion of veterans like party Chairman Volda Lawrence and executive member Aubrey Norton, said the new legislators reflect  youth and “the face of the future.” PNCR Leader, David Granger will ...

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PNCR in crisis over Volda Lawrence, Aubrey Norton, others not picked for Parliament

The People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR)- the largest party in the opposition coalition- on Tuesday appeared to be falling into a crisis over the omission of several key figures from the list of parliamentarians. Attorney-at-Law, James Bond decried the absence of PNCR Chairman Volda Lawrence and executive members Aubrey Norton, Gary Best and Ryan Belgrave as well as himself and ...

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