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Author Archives: Denis Chabrol

OPINION: Biden out, Trump in, Jagdeo lingering

by GHK Lall President Joe Biden should go gracefully to pasture.  If he is as is today, there is no telling how he will be a year from now.  The odds of better are remote to nonexistent, even staying the same are uphill.  Former president Donald Trump was hanging by a thread, but the attempt on his life has made ...

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OPINION: Guyanese impostors, Exxon’s assassins

by GHK Lall Whenever America plants its flag in underdeveloped countries, it usually succeeds in recruiting a special kind of local, starting with a leader, to push their program.  Some of the locals are detectable immediately, others take time.  When they are found out, realization comes about how low some Guyanese have sunk, how slick Exxon is, and what this ...

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PNCR, AFC downplay vote-splitting to PPP’s advantage

The People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) and the Alliance For Change (AFC) have dismissed the likelihood that they could split the Afro-Guyanese voting block which would result in the People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) retaining power at next year’s general and regional elections. “I’m  not worried at splitting of votes. Once all the votes add up to more than the ...

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A Tribute to Ramon ‘Rambo’ Gaskin

By Nigel Westmaas The last time I saw Ramon was in August 2023. As usual, I gave him a call, and he picked me up in his aged car, which had broken side mirrors and numerous non-functioning parts, except for the engine. Yet, he still managed to drive like an “espionage” agent through the perilous traffic of the East Bank ...

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Man shot dead outside Boat House Bar

A 49-year old man was early Sunday morning shot dead outside Boat House Bar following an argument with another man inside the entertainment facility at Land of Canaan, East Bank Demerara. He has been identified as Sherwin Hamilton, a self-employed man who resided at Sarah Johanna, East Bank Demerara. Investigators were told that at about 3 AM, he was shot ...

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Fleeing bandit kills construction worker

After successfully forcing three bandits out of his house early Sunday morning, a West Bank Demerara resident was shot dead as he confronted the trio with a cutlass in his yard at 2806 Westminster Housing Scheme. The incident involving the deceased, 69-year-old Jairam Ramkishun, occurred at about 1:30 a.m., the Guyana Police Force said. According to the police based on ...

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Activist Ramon ‘Rambo’ Gaskin dies

Well-known political activist and associate of the governing People’s Progressive Party (PPP), Ramon ‘Rambo’ Gaskin died on Saturday after a prolonged illness, well-placed sources said. He succumbed at the privately-owned Woodlands Hospital at 82 years old. Gaskin first rose to national prominence shortly after the PPP won the 1992 general and regional elections and he was appointed the Chairman of ...

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Four suspected gold smugglers on money laundering charges

Four West Demerara residents have been charged with money laundering allegedly linked to the discovery of a quantity silver-plated raw gold while they were preparing to leave on a flight bound for the United States (US), the Guyana Police Force said. They are Saffee “Chillo” Ahmad, 58; Shameena Ahamad, 52, and Ashiana Salamalay, 33, of 38 Roraima Scheme, Versailles, West ...

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Rifles, ammo, cocaine seized -CANU

The Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) on Friday said its agents seized three rifles, ammunition and cocaine at two separate locations in the county of Demerara, and so far two persons were arrested. CANU agents said they found one 7.62 assault rifle and two brick-like parcels of cocaine weighing 2.3 kilogrammes in an unfinished house at Premniranjan Place, Prashad Nagar. The ...

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GPL, GWI to be made profitable, subsidies will be phased out -PNCR Leader

Leader of the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR), Aubrey Norton said if his party wins next year’s general and regional elections, efforts would be made to ensure the state-owned electricity and water companies become profitable and weaned off government subsidies. “I do believe if GPL (Guyana Power and Light) is properly managed, then we can remove the subsidy. Our approach ...

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