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APNU+AFC, govt trade words over Rickford Burke wanted bulletin

Last Updated on Friday, 30 September 2022, 20:39 by Denis Chabrol The opposition A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) on Friday accused the government of attempting to silence New York-based Guyanese political activist Rickford Burke with trumped up allegations of extortion. “The PPP (People’s Progressive Party) , therefore, is waging a campaign to silence him through acts of ...

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BV-Triumph Council vows to defend BV villagers’ land rights

Last Updated on Friday, 30 September 2022, 18:30 by Denis Chabrol The Beterverwagting -Triumph Neighbourhood Democratic Council (NDC) on Friday vowed to ensure that 143. 10 acres of lands aback the East Coast Demerara village of Beterverwagting (BV) are not lost to a private company they believe is fronting for John Fernandes Limited (JFL) that has since publicly abandoned interest ...

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High Court orders Guyana Public Service Cooperative Credit Union to hold Special Members meeting

Last Updated on Friday, 30 September 2022, 12:35 by Denis Chabrol High Court Judge Navindra Singh on Friday ordered the Guyana Public Service Cooperative Credit Union Limited  to hold a special members meeting by October 24, 2022 and pay GY$100,000 in cost. Justice Singh granted the orders that were sought by Mehalai Mc Almont, Keith Marks and Natasha Duran. Attorney-at-Law ...

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FAO PERSPECTIVE: Spoiler alert: Minimizing food loss is easier than you think

Last Updated on Friday, 30 September 2022, 5:35 by Denis Chabrol by the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) Food. It is grown, harvested, processed, packaged, transported, distributed, traded, bought, prepared and then… thrown out. Each year, approximately 14 percent of the food we produce is lost between when it is harvested and before it reaches the shops. A ...

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Rickford Burke wanted for extortion; accused releases explanation, recording of conversation with businessman

Last Updated on Thursday, 29 September 2022, 21:43 by Denis Chabrol Well-known New York-based Guyanese political activist, Rickford Burke is wanted by Guyanese police for questioning about his alleged role in the publication of defamatory libel in order to extort money, according to a bulletin issued late Thursday hours after he released a statement and a recording of part of ...

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GECOM yields to APNU+AFC request for more info on absent voters to be sent for verification

Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 September 2022, 17:22 by Denis Chabrol Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) Retired Justice Claudette Singh on Wednesday told Election Commissioners that she has handed over more names of persons who the opposition A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) said were either dead or absent from Guyana on voting day- March 2, ...

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IMF recommends consumers pay real prices for commodities; urges social safety system

Last Updated on Tuesday, 27 September 2022, 22:59 by Denis Chabrol As Guyanese continue to be faced with high prices of goods and services, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Tuesday recommended that the Guyana government gradually reverse tax reductions and allow Guyanese to pay the real prices for goods and services. “Since tax measures are poorly targeted tools, staff ...

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Media workers plead not guilty to extortion charges

Last Updated on Tuesday, 27 September 2022, 18:38 by Denis Chabrol Two media workers, who police have accused of defamatory libel, were Tuesday charged and and granted GY$100,000 bail each, police said. Alex Wayne,49, of Huntley village, Mahaicony, East Coast Demerara and 41-year old Marlon Gary Eleazar of 159 Da Silva Street, Newtown, Georgetown were charged jointly on September 27, ...

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Updated: Murder accused juveniles escape from Sophia Holding Centre; teacher fired; Home Affairs Ministry silent

Last Updated on Tuesday, 27 September 2022, 16:38 by Denis Chabrol Three juveniles, who are accused of murder, have escaped from the Sophia Holding Centre and are yet to be recaptured but a teacher at that facility has been fired in connection with that occurrence, sources said Tuesday. The Guyana Police Force late Monday afternoon confirmed that on September 21, 2022 ...

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Guyana-backed Republican nominee for IDB Presidency fired

Last Updated on Monday, 26 September 2022, 18:41 by Denis Chabrol The then United States (US) Republican-led administration nominee for the Presidency of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), Mauricio Claver-Carone,  who had been unequivocally supported by Guyana, has been removed from office, the hemispheric financial institution announced Monday. “The Board of Governors of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), following the ...

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