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GECOM DCEO says voter education systems adequate

The Deputy Chief Elections Officer (DCEO) of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) Vishnu Persaud says that the current civic voter education strategies being employed by the elections body are adequate. This comes after concerns would have been raised that the voter education program may be lacking in some areas and not reaching the widest cross section of Guyanese. These concerns ...

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Trotman, Broomes to meet with miners over duty free concerns

There will be no more US$3,000 signatures for Duty Free Concessions, says Natural Resources Minister Raphael Trotman who said that government would now be looking to engage miners bi-monthly to address some of their concerns. The Minister at a press conference today stated that he was made aware that some persons would pay as much as US$3000, for him to sign ...

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FBI gets involved as 15,000 ounces of illegal gold leave Guyana weekly – Trotman

Some 15,000 ounces of raw gold are being transported out of Guyana weekly, says Natural Resources Minister Raphael Trotman who disclosed that the Federal Bureau of Investigation and United States (US) Homeland Security are looking into the issue. Trotman made the disclosure at a press conference on Wednesday detailing that while some of the gold comes directly from Guyana, some ...

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No politician gives direction to Police, GDF – President Granger

With some concerns that there may be political interference in the work of the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) and the Guyana Police Force (GPF), President Granger has made it pellucid that no politician gives operational direction to the two agencies. A GDF officer and two others were recently killed in an accident after a high speed chase went the wrong ...

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“The police has to answer, the GDF has to answer” – Teixeira weighs in on “sinister” recon mission

Guyana Defence Officer (GDF) Robert Pyle who was recently killed in an accident on Carifesta Avenue was on a “sinister” mission says Chief Whip of the Opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) Gail Teixeira. The GDF has confirmed that Pyle was on a legitimate mission at the time that he was killed. That mission was intended to be a surveillance of ...

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APNU+AFC dissolves Tourism Ministry; “serious backward step”- says stakeholder

Consequent to the appointment of Cathy Hughes as Minister of Public Telecommunications, the APNU+AFC has taken a decision to dissolve Guyana’s Ministry of Tourism and have its functions usurped by the new Telecommunications Ministry. According to a release from the Department of Public Information, cabinet took the decision to make the switch. The switch comes along with the transfer and reappointment ...

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PSC wants “minor amendments” to Coroners and Law Reform Bills

The Private Sector Commission (PSC) says that after a consultation meeting with the Attorney General over Coroners Amendment Bill and the Law Reform Commission Bill, it has recommended some minor amendments. In a release to the media on Tuesday, the PSC noted that the discussion centered primarily on the provisions for appointment of Commissioners and agreement was reached with the ...

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