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Daily Archives: Tuesday, 18 May 2021, 21:38

APNU+AFC will be consulted on electoral reforms, says PPP

Last Updated on Tuesday, 18 May 2021, 21:38 by Denis Chabrol The governing People’s Progressive Party (PPP) says the main opposition A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) will be consulted about Guyana’s electoral reform but government will drive the process with help from organisations like the International Republican Institute (IRI). “It is downright naïve for anyone to think ...

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Human Services Ministry in drive to expand foster care countrywide

Last Updated on Tuesday, 18 May 2021, 14:37 by Denis Chabrol The Ministry of Human Services on Tuesday said it has embarked on a drive to encourage more persons to become foster parents especially in the interior. Human Services Minister, Dr. Vindhya Persaud said official figures show that from January to May, there are 118 girls, 104 boys, and 128 ...

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Standards Bureau burns poorly labelled cigarettes in Lethem

Last Updated on Tuesday, 18 May 2021, 9:30 by Denis Chabrol The Guyana National Bureau of Standards (GNBS) has burned 290,000 packets of cigarettes in Lethem because they were poorly labelled, that agency said Tuesday. The regulatory agency said its Product Compliance Department ordered the destruction of 290 cases, containing 290,000 packs,  of imported cigarettes. GNBS explained that the cigarettes, ...

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Carpenter shot at Zeelugt during a game of pools

Last Updated on Tuesday, 18 May 2021, 9:00 by Denis Chabrol A carpenter has been shot and seriously injured by a mechanic while they were playing a game of pools at Zeelugt Housing Scheme, East Bank Essequibo, police said. The Guyana Police Force said the suspect has not yet been arrested in connection with the incident that occurred on Monday. ...

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