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Monthly Archives: May 2021

BREAKING: High Court rules release of Statements of Poll to Police, DPP for criminal probe

Last Updated on Thursday, 27 May 2021, 9:59 by Denis Chabrol Chief Justice Roxane George-Wiltshire on Thursday ruled that the  Registrar of the Supreme Court release copies of the Statements of Poll and Statements of Recount to assist in a criminal probe into alleged electoral fraud. She said the Chief Elections Officer, Keith Lowenfield cannot be a party to block ...

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Bartica severely flooded due to heavy rain; bracing for high tide

Last Updated on Wednesday, 26 May 2021, 16:45 by Denis Chabrol Businesses and homes in the the south-western Guyanese town of Bartica in Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni) were Wednesday under several inches of  flood waters, officials said. Mayor Gifford Marshall said the situation was forecast to worsen by extremely high tides. “As a consequence of the intense rainfall, we have noticed ...

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CXC pushes back 2021 exams by two weeks

Last Updated on Wednesday, 26 May 2021, 14:16 by Denis Chabrol The Registrar of the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC)  Wayne Wesley on Wednesday announced that its Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE), Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) and the Caribbean Secondary Level Competency examinations by two weeks due to the coronavirus. He said the examinations would start on June 28 with ...

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Four arrested for alleged possession of two guns

Last Updated on Wednesday, 26 May 2021, 10:54 by Denis Chabrol Four men  were early Wednesday morning  arrested in connection with the alleged discovery of two handguns , the Guyana Police Force said. Police said they first searched a driver of Joseph Pollydore Street (formerly D’urban Street), Lodge while he was in the vicinity of Tower Suites, Main Street, Georgetown ...

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Harmon, Ali talk up investment, benefits and rights on Guyana’s 55th Independence anniversary

Last Updated on Wednesday, 26 May 2021, 10:01 by Denis Chabrol Even as President Irfaan Ali announced- to mark Guyana’s 55th Independence Anniversary- that “every” Guyanese are poised to benefit from the country’s immense oil wealth, Opposition Leader Joseph Harmon warned against the oil sector being used as a tool of oppression. In an address to mark the occasion at ...

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President, Opposition Leader encourage Guyanese to get vaccinated

Last Updated on Wednesday, 26 May 2021, 9:02 by Denis Chabrol President Irfaan Ali and Opposition Leader Joseph Harmon- as Guyana celebrates its 55th independence anniversary- have urged people to get vaccinated against the coronavirus that has killed more than 360 persons so far. “We of the APNU+AFC coalition are redoubling our efforts and encouraging others to join our national ...

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Guyana denies banning Haitians

Last Updated on Tuesday, 25 May 2021, 17:10 by Denis Chabrol Guyana on Tuesday denied that it has banned Haitians seeking to  enter this oil-rich sister Caribbean Community (CARICOM) member nation. The assurance was given by the Guyana Police Force  in the wake of unconfirmed information that has been circulating in sections of Social Media. The Police Force states that ...

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UNICEF calls on CXC, Caribbean education ministers to adjust CAPE, CSEC exams due to COVID-19

Last Updated on Tuesday, 25 May 2021, 7:17 by Denis Chabrol The United Nations children’s agency  (UNICEF)  is urging the Caribbean Examination Council (CXC) not to proceed with this year’s Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) and Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examinations in their current form. Following is the full text of a statement issued by the UNICEF representatives including Nicolas Pron, ...

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Executive member of A New and United Guyana resigns over failure to hold elections, suspend former GUYOIL Board member

Last Updated on Monday, 24 May 2021, 20:57 by Denis Chabrol Mr. Jonathan Yearwood on Monday resigned from the executive member of A New and United Guyana (ANUG) over the failure of his party to hold long overdue internal elections. Mr.  Yearwood says also that he has resigned because of the ANUG executive has refused to suspend Akanni Blair from ...

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