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Monthly Archives: December 2022

Match strong anti-corruption laws with tough action to go after corrupt persons- Western Nations tell Guyana

Last Updated on Thursday, 8 December 2022, 16:11 by Denis Chabrol Major Western Nations on the occasion of International Anti-Corruption Day, to be observed on December 9, urged the Guyana government to demonstrate that it is serious about fighting corruption by not only holding workshops and passing legislation. In a joint statement, United States Ambassador Sarah-Ann Lynch;  British High Commissioner, ...

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Nominations Day cancelled

Last Updated on Thursday, 8 December 2022, 15:53 by Denis Chabrol The seven-member Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) on Thursday effectively decided to push back the holding of Local Government Elections (LGE), commissioners said. Nominations Day was scheduled for December 12 and the elections for the neighbourhood an  town councils were slated for March 13, 2023. However, GECOM Commissioners Vincent Alexander ...

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Mingo did not use Statements of Poll, despite GECOM’s decision- GECOM Chairman

Last Updated on Thursday, 8 December 2022, 20:55 by Denis Chabrol Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) Retired Justice Claudette Singh said the seven-member commission had decided that only statements of poll were to be used to tally elections results and she had even insisted to Region Four Returning Officer Clairmont Mingo that no spreadsheets were to be used. ...

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Pilot, who voiced concern about unsafe helicopter, dismissed; GCAA confirms chopper grounded

Last Updated on Wednesday, 7 December 2022, 20:45 by Denis Chabrol An Air Services Limited (ASL) pilot said he was dismissed because he raised concerns that the main rotor blades on the company’s helicopter was unsafe as they had caused the aircraft to vibrate heavily while airborne, forcing him to make an emergency landing. While Captain Akeem Stoll said he ...

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Rural TeleMedicine Clinic launched in Rupununi

Last Updated on Wednesday, 7 December 2022, 19:03 by Denis Chabrol Health Minister Dr Frank Anthony on Wednesday officially launched the Rural TeleMedicine Clinic in Masakenari (Gunns Village), South Rupununi, Region Nine, government’s Department of Public Information said. Through this initiative, community health workers will gain access to expertise from doctors and specialists in Georgetown via tablets and other electronic ...

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Iwokrama hails Guyana’s carbon credit deal

Last Updated on Wednesday, 7 December 2022, 18:54 by Denis Chabrol The Iwokrama International Centre for Rain Forest Conservation and Development  on Wednesday welcomed Guyana’s securing of an innovative carbon credit agreement with Hess Corporation. The new agreement is the world’s first under the Architecture for REDD+ Transactions (ART) initiative, and The REDD+ Environmental Excellence Standard (TREES) system. “It is ...

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GECOM official instructed to call 2020 election results from spreadsheet

Last Updated on Wednesday, 7 December 2022, 18:25 by Denis Chabrol Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) Assistant Registration Officer, Alexandra Bowman on Wednesday told a Commission of Inquiry that she had been instructed to read 2020 election results from a spreadsheet but the numbers had triggered objections from People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) party representatives. “When it was my turn to ...

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Bandit shoots money changer in busy Water Street, Georgetown

Last Updated on Wednesday, 7 December 2022, 7:23 by Denis Chabrol A money changer has been shot and robbed in the busy Stabroek Market area, after his colleague attempted to defend himself with a knife, police said.  “During the confrontation, the suspect who was armed with a firearm, relieved one of the victims of his money. While attempting to rob ...

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AFC parliamentarians won’t be sent packing after split from APNU- Forde

Last Updated on Tuesday, 6 December 2022, 22:02 by Denis Chabrol The nine Alliance For Change (AFC) parliamentarians would not lose their seats after that party officially walks away from the coalition with the People’s National Congress Reform-led A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) at month-end, coalition front-bencher Attorney-at-Law Roysdale Forde said Tuesday. “The list is one indivisible list for ...

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Chief Election Officer presses for correction of of LGE voters lists

Last Updated on Tuesday, 6 December 2022, 16:27 by Denis Chabrol The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) on Tuesday decided to push back discussions on correcting the register of voters for Local Government Elections and the power of the Minister of Local Government to demarcate constituency boundaries. If GECOM’s Chief Elections Officer Vishnu Persaud’s proposal for a 14-day corrections exercise is ...

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December 2022