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Monthly Archives: May 2021

Harmon, PPP trade barbs over political interference in police force appointments

Last Updated on Monday, 31 May 2021, 21:30 by Denis Chabrol Opposition Leader Joseph Harmon on Monday called on President Irfaan Ali to resign for allegedly interfering in the work of the Police Service Commission (PSC), but the governing People’s Progressive Party (PPP) accused him of double-standards. “The attempt to influence the work of the Police Service Commission is reprehensible ...

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Single-dose vaccines being imported mainly for hinterland areas

Last Updated on Monday, 31 May 2021, 19:48 by Denis Chabrol Health Minister Dr. Frank Anthony on Monday announced that Guyana has purchased 150,000 of the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine to be administered to persons mainly in the interior regions, as part of the overall plan to build up resistance to the coronavirus by most Guyanese. “I think once ...

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Occupants to be removed from Graham’s Hall Primary School in time for exams

Last Updated on Monday, 31 May 2021, 17:06 by Denis Chabrol The Civil Defence Commission (CDC) is preparing to relocate at least 14 persons from the Graham’s Primary School, East Coast Demerara so that the building could be sanitised in time for students to write mock Grade Six examinations in early June,  CDC Director-General Lt. Col. Kester Craig said Monday. ...

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President Ali says Slowe spews a “total lie” about influencing Police Service Commission

Last Updated on Monday, 31 May 2021, 14:58 by Denis Chabrol President Irfaan Ali Monday denied claims by the Chairman of the Police Service Commission (PSC), Retired Assistant Police Commissioner Paul Slowe that he sought to influence who should be promoted. “It is therefore not only opportunistic but a total lie that my meeting with Mr Slowe was to exercise ...

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President intervened to get his “people” promoted as top police officers- Police Service Commission Chairman

Last Updated on Monday, 31 May 2021, 14:00 by Denis Chabrol The Chairman of the Police Service Commission (PSC), Retired Assistant Commissioner Paul Slowe on Monday alleged that President Irfaan Ali sought to politically influence that body that is responsible for disciplinary action and promotion of police officers. President Ali was said to be awaiting a transcript of Mr. Slowe’s ...

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West Bank Demerara sluice operators face punishment for flood

Last Updated on Sunday, 30 May 2021, 20:38 by Denis Chabrol Two West Bank Demerara sluice operators, who did not turn up for duty to close a sluice door at Vreed-en-Hoop are to be punished if they are found guilty of negligence, officials said Sunday. Top Region Three administrators said residents and businesses located at Vreed-en-Hoop/ Plantain Walk area, West ...

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Iconic culturalist, educator, administrator Daphne Rogers dies

Last Updated on Sunday, 30 May 2021, 20:08 by Denis Chabrol Well-known Guyanese cultural icon, teacher, musician and administrator, Daphne Rogers died  on Sunday after a period of prolonged illness, a close colleague said. Up to her retirement from government service a few years ago, Ms. Rogers had been a long-serving Administrator of the National Cultural Centre. She was 92 ...

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Civil Defence Commission gets GYD$10 million to boost flood relief

Last Updated on Sunday, 30 May 2021, 12:42 by Denis Chabrol The Civil Defence Commission (CDC) on Sunday received a GYD$10 million donation from Mid-Atlantic Oil and Gas to be spent on flood relief operations countrywide, officials said. The cheque was handed over by Mid-Atlantic’s Corporate Secretary, Glenn Low-a-Chee to the Director-General of the CDC, Lt.Col. Kester Craig. “Obviously,  we ...

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BREAKING: Montrose fire leaves several homeless

Last Updated on Saturday, 29 May 2021, 5:39 by Denis Chabrol An early Saturday morning fire destroyed a wooden house at Montrose, East Coast Demerara, leaving several persons homeless, Home Affairs Minister Robeson Benn said. The cause of the blaze on Third Street on the northern side of the village is unknown. He said three persons occupied the house.  There ...

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