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GECOM has not considered voting by disabled in 2020

The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) has not discussed voting by the estimated 30,000 disabled and visually impaired persons at next March’s general elections, although provision had been made for physically challenged persons to vote on the kerb of polling stations in 2015. Concerns were also raised about the confidentiality of balloting by visually impaired persons who have to vote by ...

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Guyana’s tourism sector forecasts big returns from Condé Nast Traveler’s listing

Tourism executives are banking on Guyana’s listing by Condé Nast Traveler, a premier travel magazine, as one of the top 20 places to visit next year to further boost the sector which has so far raked in more than GYD$60 billion dollars annually. Director-General of Tourism, Donald Sinclair told a domestic Regional Tourism Committee Forum that many of the ecotourism ...

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Fire destroys several houses in Georgetown

Fire early Friday morning destroyed four houses on Bent Street, Wortmanville, Georgetown, leaving many persons homeless. The fire started at about 5:53 a.m., and one hour later firefighters contained the blaze from spreading to other houses in that congested residential area of mostly wooden houses. The fire started at Lot EE Bent Street near the window of one of the ...

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Too much rum-drinking at regional festivals -Tourism Director-General

The Director-General of the Department of Tourism, Donald Sinclair on Thursday called for less rum-drinking and a greater focus on culture at festivals across Guyana’s ten administrative regions. He issued the call at a regional tourism forum at which regional tourism committee representatives presented their reviews for 2019 and were informed about plans for 2020. “Too many festivals are just ...

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Corentyne sisters charged with assaulting policewoman

Two women, who were seen on a Facebook video allegedly assaulting police and behaving disorderly at a police outpost, pleaded not guilty to several charges and were placed on a total of GYD$100,000 bail. Yasminie ‘Tina’ Ramsew was granted $30,000 bail for dangerous driving, and $10,000 bail each for assaulting a peace officer, and resisting a peace officer. New Amsterdam ...

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GECOM poised to scrap supplementary voters list of persons who haven’t collected ID cards

The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) seemed set to scrap its plan to have a supplementary list of thousands of voters who do not collect their national identification cards to prove that they are alive and in the country, but there is no decision yet on the new method that will be used to heighten security, an elections commissioner says. Government-backed ...

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East Canje man caught allegedly fetching marijuana to Georgetown location

An East Canje, Berbice resident has been arrested in Georgetown with 46 kilogrammes of suspected marijuana in a car trunk. The Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) says Jairam Lalman of 757 Fort Ordnance Housing Scheme was intercepted by anti-drug agents on Mandela Avenue behind the Botanical Gardens. CANU says the 35-year old man was transporting the suspected narcotic in the car ...

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