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President’s swearing in of Regional Chairmen doesn’t open doors for political dialogue with opposition

The swearing in of 10 Regional Council Chairmen and Vice Chairmen-including those from the opposition- before President Irfaan Ali do not set the stage for political dialogue with the opposition, he said Monday. The President drew a distinction between his role in swearing in the Regional Chairmen and Vice Chairmen, and  political dialogue on a new governance model that his ...

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15-year old schoolboy stabbed during COVID-19-related argument

A 15-year old schoolboy on Monday remained hospitalised in a “serious” condition after he was stabbed during an argument over claims that his mother, who is a nurse, contracted COVID-19. Injured is Riyaad Hussain, a student of Canje Secondary School and resident of St Magdalene Street, New Amsterdam Berbice. Police said they have since arrested a 41-year old man of ...

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Body of 86-year old female grocer found tied

Investigators were Monday morning continuing their probe into the death of an 86-year old grocer whose body was found with her hands and feet tied in her bedroom at La Grange, West Bank Demerara, two hours after she credited eddoes to a farmer. Police believe that Bibi Ramjit of 63 La Grange Old Road, West Bank Demerara was killed between ...

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APNU+AFC cautious about electoral reforms that may further politicise GECOM

The People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR)-led A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) is wary of electoral reforms that can risk the further politicisation of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM). Executive Director of the Leader of the Opposition’s Office, Aubrey Norton said the search in 2018 and 2019 for  a Chairman had seen the nomination of persons by then ...

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APNU+AFC warns Minister Oneidge Walrond of legal action over American citizenship

The opposition A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) Saturday afternoon called on Minister of Tourism, Industry and Commerce, Oneidge Walrond to release her loss of American citizenship certificate to prove  that when she became a parliamentarian she was not a dual citizen. “Even if she is in the right, she must release her certificate of renunciation, release it ...

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Big tree falls on eight female Success cane field squatters

Eight women were Friday injured when a big tree fell on them on a makeshift structure n which they were sitting on a dam on sugar cane field lands aback Success, East Coast Demerara. “Injuries received included serious and minor injuries to the head, feet, arm and other parts of their bodies and were subsequently assisted by law enforcement officers ...

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Continental Group’s Marketing Manager allegedly robbed

The Marketing Manager of Continental Group of Companies was Friday robbed of GYD$244,000 by a man who opened fire on her as she was driving through West Ruimveldt, Georgetown on her way to work, police said. Romona Spencer, 41, of Buddy’s Scheme, West Bank Demerara, said she was on her way to her workplace at Industrial Site, Ruimveldt at about ...

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Tourism Minister gave up American citizenship before becoming parliamentarian- Teixeira

Minister of Tourism, Industry and Commerce Oneidge Walrond is not squatting in the National Assembly as she had renounced her United States (US) citizenship before she was selected to become a parliamentarian, Minister of Parliamentary Affairs and Governance Gail Teixeira said Friday night. “She is a technocrat minister and she renounced her citizenship prior to the time when she would ...

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