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September reopening of schools postponed

Minister of Education Priya Manickchand on Friday announced that the scheduled reopening of schools on September 7 has been postponed due the increased cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19). No new date has been fixed. The minister made this announcement on Friday through the Department of Public Information (DPI) explaining that the decision was made after wide consultations were held with ...

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Fraud charges against Irfaan Ali withdrawn because he is now President

The Guyana Police Force’s Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU) Friday morning withdrew the 19 fraud charges against Irfaan Ali because he is now President and is automatically immune from prosecution, Special Prosecutor Patrice Henry said. “The case was withdrawn because SOCU is no longer interested in pursuing the matter because of the office he now holds,” Mr. Henry told News-Talk ...

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Lowenfield’s fate now depends on DPP

Chief Elections Officer Keith Lowenfield has to return to court on August 24 to know his fate concerning the three private criminal charges connected to the results of the March 2, 2020 general elections. Magistrate Faith Mc Gusty Hope’s that by that time the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Shalimar Hack will decide whether to take over the three private ...

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Man stabbed to death, 3 children and 2 sisters injured

A man has been stabbed to death and  two sisters and three young children, including a one-year old, have been injured Police say they are investigating an alleged murder committed on 55-year old Ramdat Singh called Shami, a labourer of Bat Creek, Upper Pomeroon River and formerly of Aberdeen, Essequibo Coast, which occurred in Thursday, August 13 at 3 PM ...

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Harmon fired because he cannot work with new President

Mr. Joseph Harmon has been fired from his post as Director-General of the Office of the President because the public service does not have such a position in its structure and he cannot take instructions from the new President, Irfaan Ali. Attorney General, Anil Nandlall made this known to Mr. Harmon in his letter of dismissal dated August 13, 2020. ...

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Tourism Minister COVID-19 positive; President, other ministers negative

Tourism Minister Oneidge Waldrond-Allicock has tested positive for the coronavirus, COVID-19, but President Irfaan Ali and other cabinet ministers have been tested negative, Health Minister Dr. Frank Anthony said in a statement late Thursday night. “Minister Allicock has been placed in self-isolation and will be monitored in accordance with the public health guidelines,” he said. In disclosing that the Tourism ...

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Robust COVID-19 awareness campaign for indigenous villages -Amerindian Affairs Minister

by Samuel Sukhnandan As part of efforts to tackle the spread of the deadly coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in indigenous communities across Guyana, focus will be placed on starting a robust education campaign and providing economic relief and support to affected villages. This is according to Minister of Amerindian Affairs Pauline Sukhai, who told News Talk Radio 103.1 FM/Demerara Waves Online ...

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Millions in damage to public infrastructure due to accidents recorded

by Samuel Sukhnandan Government has recorded over GYD$22 million in damage to public infrastructure due to accidents with a large portion of that sum falling directly within the East Coast Demerara Public Road Widening Improvement Project. Technical Services Manager of the Ministry of Public Infrastructure Nigel Erskine told News Talk Radio 103.1 FM/Demerara Waves Online News Online that over $19 ...

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Shake-up in state media continues

The shake-up in the management of Guyana’s state media continues with the removal of persons who appeared connected to the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR)-led coalition, the latest being at the National Communications Network (NCN) and the Guyana National Newspapers Limited (GGNL). Broadcaster and middle-level manager, Michella Abraham-Ali has been elevated to the post of acting Chief Executive Officer. She ...

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President Ali, ministers expect COVID-19 test results today

by Samuel Sukhnandan President Irfaan Ali, several government ministers and other top government officials are late Thursday expected to get results of their COVID-19 tests, even as Suriname’s President Chandrikapersad Santokhi and his top officials who held talks in Guyana have been cleared of the viral disease. Senior Guyana government sources told News-Talk Radio Guyana 103.1 FM/Demerara Waves Online News ...

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