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Daily Archives: Tuesday, 25 August 2020, 22:39

Clairmont Mingo remains in custody as lawyers call on Bar Association to condemn police abuse

Last Updated on Tuesday, 25 August 2020, 23:01 by Denis Chabrol Even as police arrested the Region Four Returning Officer Clairmont Mingo as part of a probe into alleged electoral fraud, his lawyers accused the Guyana Police Force of violating his constitutional right by refusing them to be present while he was being questioned. “He was provided with no information ...

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Region Four Returning Officer arrested in connection with electoral fraud; lawyer blocked from seeing client

Last Updated on Tuesday, 25 August 2020, 19:07 by Denis Chabrol Region Four Returning Officer Clairmont Mingo was arrested Tuesday afternoon at his  house at Mahaicony,  his Attorney-at-Law Darren Wade said. He was arrested shortly after 3 PM at his residence at Calcutta, Mahaicony. Mr. Wade has vehemently protested the refusal by police to see his client, saying it amounted ...

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Longest serving House Speaker dies

Last Updated on Tuesday, 25 August 2020, 16:33 by Denis Chabrol by Samuel Sukhnandan Former Speaker of the National Assembly of Guyana Mr. Sase Narain has passed away. He was 95. News Talk Radio Guyana 103.1FM/ Demerara Waves Online News was able to confirm this with his eldest son, Mr. Ian Narain. Narain Junior said his father passed away around 2 ...

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Current, former ministers clash over scholarship award

Last Updated on Tuesday, 25 August 2020, 16:04 by Denis Chabrol by Samuel Sukhnandan Former Minister of Public Service Ms.Tabitha Sarabo-Halley has responded to criticisms that scholarships had been “skewed to one demographic and a geographic area in Guyana” under the previous government, something she has denied. Ms. Sarabo-Halley said Monday that the new Public Service Minister Ms. Sonia Parag’s ...

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Central Housing’s CEO fired

Last Updated on Tuesday, 25 August 2020, 11:39 by Denis Chabrol by Samuel Sukhnandan Central Housing and Planning Authority (CH&PA) Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Mr.Lelon Saul has been fired with immediate effect. Mr. Saul confirmed with News Talk Radio 103.1FM/ Demerara Waves Online News that he received his termination letter today (Tuesday). “According to the letter received, my service was ...

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1 firefighter COVID-19 positive, 14 others isolated

Last Updated on Tuesday, 25 August 2020, 9:55 by Denis Chabrol Fourteen firefighters, who work at the Melanie Damishana Fire station, are in isolation after one of their colleagues tested positive for the coronavirus, COVID-19. Fire Chief Marlon Gentle says the fire fighter, who was tested positive, came into contact with colleagues. The infected firefighter is stationed at the Melanie ...

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UG classes remain Online as COVID-19 situation worsens

Last Updated on Tuesday, 25 August 2020, 9:47 by Denis Chabrol The University of Guyana (UG) on Tuesday announced that it would continue to work Online and so courses for the first semester of the new academic year would not be held in face-to-face classrooms “Due to the ongoing situation with COVID-19 thenstitution will continue to work in safe mode ...

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Parliamentary sittings will be held at the Arthur Chung Conference Centre due to COVID-19

Last Updated on Tuesday, 25 August 2020, 10:46 by Denis Chabrol Parliamentary sittings will be held at the Arthur Chung Conference Centre (ACCC) to ensure there is sufficient distance among parliamentarians and other persons  as part of the COVID-19 fight. Clerk of the National Assembly, Sherlock Isaacs says no date has been fixed for the convening of Parliament for the ...

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Goldmine worker robbed of GYD$4 million

Last Updated on Tuesday, 25 August 2020, 8:33 by Denis Chabrol Police say Detector Operator, who works in the Chi-Chi backdam goldfields, has been robbed of $4.4 million by two gunmen who invaded his home at Nismes, West Bank Demerara. Police Force spokesman, Royston Andries did not disclose the name of the robbery victim, in what appears to be a ...

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