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Joe Biden names Antony Blinken to succeed Mike Pompeo as Secretary of State

Last Updated on Sunday, 22 November 2020, 23:10 by Denis Chabrol Reproduced from the Washington Post President-elect Joe Biden is planning to announce that he has selected Antony Blinken, one of his closest and longest-serving foreign policy advisers, as secretary of state. It puts Blinken in one of the highest-profile cabinet positions at a time when Biden is planning to prioritize ...

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146 now dead from COVID in Guyana

Last Updated on Sunday, 22 November 2020, 22:30 by Denis Chabrol Guyana’s coronavirus death toll has risen to 146, with three more deaths reported Sunday night. The Health Ministry says those who succumbed are a 29-year old man from Region Seven- Cuyuni/ Mazaruni, an 89-year old man from Region Six- East Berbice/ Corentyne and an 88-year-old man from Region 10 ...

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NICIL claims former CEO relying on forged document in defence

Last Updated on Sunday, 22 November 2020, 21:46 by Denis Chabrol The Guyana government’s holding company for State assets- National Industrial and Commercial Investments Limited (NICIL)- said a document that its former Chief Executive Officer Colvin Heath-London is using in his defence does not exist in its records and is alleging that it was forged. “In any event and most ...

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Success in fighting COVID-19 in Kwebanna example for rest of Guyana; govt mum on heightened police enforcement of COVID measures

Last Updated on Sunday, 22 November 2020, 20:59 by Denis Chabrol Health Minister Dr. Frank Anthony at the weekend said the success in fighting COVID-19 in Kwebanna, North-West District in Region One highlights the importance of following the measures to fight the viral disease, even as he boasted that 80 percent of the more than 5,000 infected people have recovered. ...

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Flight agent robbed in front of her Plaisance home

Last Updated on Sunday, 22 November 2020, 20:20 by Denis Chabrol Police say a female flight agent has been robbed in front of her yard on Prince William Street, Plaisance, East Coast Demerara. The 28-year old woman says two men, one of whom was armed with a gun, snatched her shoulder bag valued GYD$9,000, her cellphone valued GYD$45,000 and cash ...

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Former Head of NICIL’s Special Purpose Unit questioned about decisions taken by late CEO-lawyer; role of State Minister mentioned

Last Updated on Sunday, 22 November 2020, 17:06 by Denis Chabrol Almost one month after Colvin Heath-London was fired from the post of Head of the Special Purpose Unit of government’s holding company for State assets, he on Sunday remained in police custody for almost 72 hours concerning the lease of lands but his Attorney, Nigel Hughes, said records show ...

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OPINION: New faces on the political horizon -a primer

Last Updated on Sunday, 22 November 2020, 13:29 by Denis Chabrol by GHK Lall I note with some interest the recent announcement from a new voice about political interest for leading at the highest level.  What I offer on this and any similar future development speak not to the merits or otherwise of any such new figures, but to the ...

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More than 100 arrested in Berbice for not wearing masks; police intensifying enforcement of COVID-19 measures

Last Updated on Sunday, 22 November 2020, 13:17 by Denis Chabrol More than 100 persons in Region Six- East Berbice/ Corentyne- have been arrested for breaching the COVID-19 measures, as police in that Region prepare to intensify enforcement of the gazetted measures to combat the spread of the viral disease. Divisional Commander, Jairam Ramlakhan says  most of the 116 persons ...

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