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Ali’s “ad hoc” cash grants seek to distract Guyanese from rising cost of living, US Congressman’s criticism

Last Updated on Monday, 16 August 2021, 23:40 by Denis Chabrol Opposition Leader Joseph Harmon on Monday night castigated President Irfaan Ali for doling out another tranche of GYD$25,000 cash grants, saying it was a ploy to distract Guyanese from spiraling cost of living, no salary increases and perceived racism. “They are now trying to distract attention from what is ...

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President Ali announces “one-off” $25,000 grants to old age pensioners, disabled, public assistance recipients; one month free electricity

Last Updated on Monday, 16 August 2021, 21:21 by Denis Chabrol President Irfaan Ali on Monday night announced that Guyana’s almost 65,000 old age pensioners would get a one-off extra month pension as a “grant” and that government would pay the electricity bill for households consuming not more than 75 kilowatt hours per month. The one-off grant, he said, would ...

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PNCR stalwart Cammie Ramsaroop dies

Last Updated on Monday, 16 August 2021, 16:46 by Denis Chabrol People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) stalwart Bishwaishwar “Cammie” Ramsaroop died on Monday, the party said. He was 81 years old. “The Party recognizes and records its appreciation for his spirited campaigning and valuable contribution to its political evolution and to national development in the early days of the Republic,” ...

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Motorcyclist dies while fleeing police

Last Updated on Monday, 16 August 2021, 14:48 by Denis Chabrol A  20-year old man, who allegedly dropped into potholes on the Parfaite Harmonie Public Road, West Bank Demerara, has died, the Guyana Police Force said. “The motorcyclist ended up driving into potholes along the said road where he lost control of the motorcycle and fell onto the road surface ...

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Man held for alleged robbery, rape of woman

Last Updated on Monday, 16 August 2021, 14:34 by Denis Chabrol A 47-year old man has been arrested after a 64-year old woman alleged that he raped and robbed her at a location in Region Six (East Berbice- Corentyne), police said. The woman said the incident occurred on Monday. The Guyana Police Force said the man alleged raped the woman ...

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New CARICOM Secretary General frowns on attacks on politicians

Last Updated on Monday, 16 August 2021, 13:42 by Denis Chabrol Newly-installed Secretary-General of the 15-nation Caribbean Community (CARICOM), Dr. Carla Barnett on Monday made known her stance against attacks on political leaders. Labelling the recent head injury of St Vincent and the Grenadines Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves by  a projectile hurled by anti-vaccination protester as a “despicable attack”, she ...

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