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Updated: GECOM’S Deputy Chief Elections Officer locked up

Last Updated on Tuesday, 6 October 2020, 17:28 by Denis Chabrol Deputy Chief Elections Officer of the Guyana Elections Commission, Roxanne Myers is this evening locked up in a police cell.  Attorney-at-Law, Nigel Hughes, who accompanied her to police, says she was arrested for  obstruction of a police investigation because she exercised her right to silence. Ms. Myers is being ...

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BREAKING: Guyana’s telecoms sector formally liberalised, way cleared for lower prices for phone, Internet services

Last Updated on Monday, 5 October 2020, 23:25 by Denis Chabrol Prime  Minister Mark Phillips late Monday night announced that Guyana formally broke the Guyana Telephone and Telegraph’s 30-year old monopoly on international voice and data, paving the way for fierce competition in the telecoms market ranging from cheaper phone calls to higher quality Internet and several other related services. ...

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Govt deploys Dr. Jennifer Westford to meet with restive nurses

Last Updated on Monday, 5 October 2020, 21:26 by Denis Chabrol Executive members of the Guyana Public Service Union (GPSU), accompanied by government representative Dr. Jennifer Westford, on Monday continued to meet nurses at hospitals in a bid to resolve a bitter dispute over COVID-19 risk allowances and so stave off a strike from Wednesday, sources said. Dr. Westford, a ...

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“Political power is not a gift…It has to be earned”- PNCR Leader David Granger

Last Updated on Monday, 5 October 2020, 13:22 by Denis Chabrol People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) Leader, David Granger on Monday insisted that parliamentary representation must be “earned” instead of being exchanged if there is to be true representation of elected leaders in councils or the National Assembly. “Political power is not a gift , it is not a toy, ...

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GPHC refutes suggestion that serving nurse died from COVID-19

Last Updated on Monday, 5 October 2020, 14:20 by Denis Chabrol The Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) on Monday refuted claims by several nurses of the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) that a serving nurse died from the coronavirus, COVID-19. Several nurses and a representative of the Guyana Public Service Union (GPSU) indicated that Nurse Mark King succumbed to the ...

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James Singh reappointed CANU Head

Last Updated on Monday, 5 October 2020, 11:11 by Denis Chabrol Mr. James Singh has been reappointed Head of the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU), an agency of the Ministry of Home Affairs, and the National Anti-Narcotics Agency (NANA) has been disbanded, well-placed sources said. Well-placed sources said Mr. Singh is expected to meet with staff this week, following the decision ...

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AFC divided so far on pulling out of coalition with APNU; Patterson refuses to withdraw resignation

Last Updated on Sunday, 4 October 2020, 23:17 by Denis Chabrol Some executive members of the Alliance For Change (AFC) are pushing for their party to leave the coalition with A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) after repeated instances of bad faith negotiations, even as David Patterson remained adamant that he would not be withdrawing his resignation as AFC General ...

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West Coast Berbice road cleared of protesters’ blockage

Last Updated on Sunday, 4 October 2020, 22:01 by Denis Chabrol Police late Sunday afternoon cleared sections of the West Coast Berbice Public Road of  debris including old tyres that were set alight by protesters demanding justice for the two youths who were killed and their bodies mutilated. Guyana Police Force spokesman, Assistant Commissioner Royston Andries-Junor says the road was ...

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COVID-19 death toll now 90

Last Updated on Sunday, 4 October 2020, 21:57 by Denis Chabrol Four persons have died in one day from the coronavirus, COVID-19, pushing the death toll to 90. The Ministry of Health said last night that the latest fatality was a 56-year old man from Baramita in Region One (Barima-Waini). He reportedly died while receiving care at a government health ...

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