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PNCR Executive member resigns over lack of consultations

Last Updated on Thursday, 15 October 2020, 13:06 by Denis Chabrol A key close political ally of the leader of  People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR), David Granger, has resigned from the executive of that party. Mr. Basil Blackman confirmed that he resigned from the Central Executive in a letter to the General Secretary of the PNCR, Amna Ally. “Everything is ...

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US govt bank ready to invest in high quality infrastructural projects; touts open competitive bidding

Last Updated on Tuesday, 13 October 2020, 21:59 by Denis Chabrol The United States government-run bank, the International Development Finance Corporation (DFC), is confident that American businesses would win bids to build energy and other major infrastructural projects in Guyana and Suriname, despite competition from China, its Chief Executive Officer Adam Boehler said Tuesday. He was confident that American companies ...

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PNCR Chairman released on station bail as allegedelectoral fraud probe continues

Last Updated on Tuesday, 13 October 2020, 16:57 by Denis Chabrol Chairman of the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR), Volda Lawrence was Tuesday questioned by police and released on GYD$100,000 bail. Attorneys-at-Law Nigel Hughes said she was asked by investigators about whether she signed a Statement of Poll with Region Four Returning Officer, Clairmont Mingo, her handwriting and whether she ...

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State Assets Recovery Agency workers sent home

Last Updated on Tuesday, 13 October 2020, 15:56 by Denis Chabrol All 42 members of staff of the State Assets Recovery Agency (SARA) were Tuesday served with letters terminating their services, according to well-placed sources. The letters were signed by Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Anil Nandlall. This moves makes good on the People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPP) ...

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Guyana, Suriname presidents to sign agreement for Corentyne River Bridge construction

Last Updated on Sunday, 11 October 2020, 14:02 by Writer Guyana and Suriname will next month sign an agreement to build a bridge across the Corentyne River. Officials say the signing will take place when President Irfaan Ali visits Suriname for that country’s Independence Anniversary on November 25. Guyana’s Public Works Minister Juan Edghill and Suriname’s Public Works Minister Dr ...

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Police want to question PNCR Chairman Volda Lawrence

Last Updated on Saturday, 10 October 2020, 21:24 by Writer Chairman of the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) Volda Lawrence has been asked to report to the Criminal Investigation Department next Monday at 10am, the opposition coalition said Saturday. Initially, she was asked to do so Saturday afternoon, but an A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) spokesman said ...

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GDF Coast Guardsman arrested for allegedly assaulting policeman on duty

Last Updated on Saturday, 10 October 2020, 13:04 by Writer A Guyana Defence Force Coast Guardsman has been arrested for allegedly assaulting a policeman on duty at the western end of the Demerara Harbour Bridge, police said. Police say the incident occurred at about 8 o’clock Friday night when Constable Wilson, who was on anti-crime patrol, approached a car that ...

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Guyana-born artist, Frank Bowling, awarded Knighthood in Queen’s Birthday Honours

Last Updated on Saturday, 10 October 2020, 13:12 by Writer Artist Frank Bowling OBE RA has been conferred with the honour of Knight Bachelor in the Birthday 2020 Honours List by Her Majesty The Queen. The Birthday Honours list recognises the achievements of a wide range of extraordinary people across the United Kingdom. During his six-decades long career, Bowling’s relentless ...

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GECOM Chairman, pro-APNU+AFC election commissioners trade words over Chairman’s info to police

Last Updated on Saturday, 10 October 2020, 13:18 by Writer Amid accusations by pro-opposition A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) election commissioners that the Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) Retired Justice Claudette Singh is facilitating a police probe into officials of that election management agency, Singh on Friday upbraided them for their baseless claims and vowed ...

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BREAKING: Guyana’s coronavirus death toll reaches 102

Last Updated on Friday, 9 October 2020, 21:31 by Writer Guyana’s death toll from the coronavirus has now reached 102 as two more persons were reported to have died from the virus, the Ministry of Public Health reports. The latest fatalities are a 28-year-old male from Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam) and a 57-year-old male from Region Four (Demerara-Mahaica). Both persons died ...

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October 2020