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APNU+AFC will be consulted on electoral reforms, says PPP

The governing People’s Progressive Party (PPP) says the main opposition A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) will be consulted about Guyana’s electoral reform but government will drive the process with help from organisations like the International Republican Institute (IRI). “It is downright naïve for anyone to think that such a process can be undertaken without the input of ...

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Human Services Ministry in drive to expand foster care countrywide

The Ministry of Human Services on Tuesday said it has embarked on a drive to encourage more persons to become foster parents especially in the interior. Human Services Minister, Dr. Vindhya Persaud said official figures show that from January to May, there are 118 girls, 104 boys, and 128 parents in foster care.  The statistics also indicate that 79 children ...

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Standards Bureau burns poorly labelled cigarettes in Lethem

The Guyana National Bureau of Standards (GNBS) has burned 290,000 packets of cigarettes in Lethem because they were poorly labelled, that agency said Tuesday. The regulatory agency said its Product Compliance Department ordered the destruction of 290 cases, containing 290,000 packs,  of imported cigarettes. GNBS explained that the cigarettes, which were branded US Mild 1 and imported by a city ...

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Carpenter shot at Zeelugt during a game of pools

A carpenter has been shot and seriously injured by a mechanic while they were playing a game of pools at Zeelugt Housing Scheme, East Bank Essequibo, police said. The Guyana Police Force said the suspect has not yet been arrested in connection with the incident that occurred on Monday. Police said the carpenter, who is 43-years old, has been. The ...

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Foreigner arrested in North-West District for theft from employer’s home

A 43-year old foreigner has been arrested in connection with the theft of GYD$800,000 in cash, jewellery and other items from his employer’s home at Port Kaituma, North West District , the Guyana Police Force said. The 54-year old businessman reported that GYD$560,000 worth of articles and one 22 pennyweight gold chain valued $240,000 were stolen from his home in ...

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Single-parent attempts suicide, killing of toddler after wife committed suicide

A man, who claimed that he could not cope after his wife committed suicide earlier this year, has admitted drinking poison and giving his toddler poison-laced tea to drink, the Guyana Police Force said. They are hospitalised in a stable condition. The incident occurred at an East Coast Demerara village. Investigators were informed that with the recent death of his ...

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Caribbean Federation of police associations refuses to recognise Guyana’s Police Association; Deputy Commissioner Brutus defends electoral process

The Caribbean Federation of Police Welfare Associations (CFPWA) has refused to recognise Guyana’s newly-elected Police Association, charging that the legitimately elected executive was toppled before its term was completed and a new one elected in violation of the local association’s rules. “It is on this basis the Caribbean Federation of Police Welfare Association refuse to acknowledge the illegal and illegitimate ...

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Several Rupununi villages flooded

Several villages in Region Nine (Upper Takatu-Upper Essequibo) were Monday flooded due to heavy rainfall and rising rivers in neighbouring Brazil, prompting authorities to obtain relief supplies, Regional Executive Officer Karl Singh said. “Those rivers in Brazil, including the Amazon, are flowing and pushing back the water to the Takatu River. All the communities along the Takatu River will be ...

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Guyanese Diaspora conference to discuss issues, opportunities this weekend

The Guyana government plans to address concerns and explore trade and investment opportunities that are available to overseas-based Guyanese, who are interested in participating in Guyana’s development, at this weekend’s inaugural Diaspora conference, Foreign Secretary Robert Persaud said Monday. “It is covering those broad areas but they speak to the issues of concern and relevance to members of the Diaspora,” ...

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Western Nations call on Guyana to consult on legalising same-sex relations

Major  Western Nations are Monday- “International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia” are calling on Guyana to begin discussions on legalising same-sex relations. “We encourage Guyana’s civil society and political leaders to embark on a process of engagement and change in 2021 with the aim of decriminalizing intimate same sex relations,” the envoys in Guyana said in a statement. The ...

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