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Daily Archives: Wednesday, 19 August 2020, 22:43

PPP cuts back on ‘old guard’ faces in parliament

Last Updated on Thursday, 20 August 2020, 9:30 by Writer The People’s Progressive Party (PPP) on Wednesday cut back on the ‘old guard’ faces to become parliamentarians, a day after A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) also announced that it has dropped several of its older seasoned politicians from its parliamentary line-up. Notably absent from the PPP’s line-up ...

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Severe flood at Grove, East Bank Demerara

Last Updated on Thursday, 20 August 2020, 9:37 by Writer Homes, businesses and yards in a section of Grove, East Bank Demerara, were Wednesday night inundated by flood waters from the nearby Demerara River as a result of a damaged koker (sluice), authorities said. The Civil Defence Commission (CDC) said the Diamond Secondary School has been identified as a temporary ...

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Swifter COVID-19 testing, distance education delivery, loan repayment relief -President Ali

Last Updated on Thursday, 20 August 2020, 9:53 by Writer President Irfaan Ali on Wednesday night unveiled a package of measures to ease the cash strain on thousands of Guyanese due to the economic downturn caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, even as he announced plans to increase testing countrywide and acquire results in a short time and clear a backlog ...

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Another sea defence breach at Dantzig

Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 August 2020, 16:54 by Denis Chabrol by Samuel Sukhnandan Government is now working to address another sea defence breach at Dantzig, Mahaicony Region Five (Mahaica-Berbice) which has led to massive flooding in the community. This was revealed by Minister of Public Works Mr. Juan Edghill who said Wednesday that he has engaged the permanent secretary ...

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Small parties needed at least 7,000 votes to get a parliamentary seat- APNU

Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 August 2020, 15:53 by Denis Chabrol The People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR)-controlled A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) on Wednesday said the small political parties needed to demonstrate that they could garner at least 7,000 votes to secure a seat in the National Assembly. APNU is denying that there was discrimination or preferential treatment in ...

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No interest in resuming commercial flights to Guyana – Minister Edghill

Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 August 2020, 15:16 by Denis Chabrol by Samuel Sukhnandan With many international air carriers still not back in operation, the new government through the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) is currently engaged in reviewing applications for limited inbound and outbound flights out of Guyana. Minister of Public Works Mr. Juan Edghill said Tuesday during a press ...

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De Sinco Trading on fire

Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 August 2020, 14:15 by Denis Chabrol Fire on Wednesday afternoon destroyed the southern section of De Sinco Trading’s premises on Sheriff Street, Campbellville, Georgetown. That section is largely made of wood. De Sinco is a major distributor of a range of consumer products. A News-Talk Radio Guyana/ Demerara Waves Online News reporter on the scene ...

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Coronavirus death toll increases to 26

Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 August 2020, 12:08 by Denis Chabrol The Ministry of Health  is reporting COVID-19 death number 26. The deceased is a 43- year-old woman and was a patient of the transitional ward at the GPHC. The ministry says the patient was tested and upon admission at the Georgetown Hospital  following her death, the results came back ...

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