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President, opposition welcome Guyana’s election to UN Security Council

President Irfaan Ali  and the parliamentary opposition A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) welcomed Guyana’s election to a non-permanent seat of the United Nations Security Council. Under the UN Charter, the Council is tasked with promoting international peace and security, a task the Guyanese leader promised that the South American nation would execute under the theme of ‘Partnering ...

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“Whiteboy” from Punt Trench Dam killed after attacking two men

Two men were Tuesday hospitalised under police guard in connection with the stabbing death of a 31-year old man from Independence Boulevard ‘Punt Trench Dam’, Georgetown, police said on Tuesday. The first suspect received injuries to his upper chest, left and right index finger and right arm, while the second suspect received injuries to his right knuckles.=,” the Guyana Police ...

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Boundary gerrymandering will impact on APNU at local govt elections

The People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR)-led A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) said it would not win a majority of the Neighbourhood Democratic Councils (NDCs) in the June 12 Local Government Elections (LGE) because several constituency boundaries have been merged to its disadvantage. “We will not a get an overall victory in terms of the number of NDCs but we ...

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Teachers union considering govt proposals

The Guyana Teachers’ Union (GTU) has said that it would be meeting with teachers over the next weeks to consider a number of proposals by the Ministry of Education including salaries, licensing of teachers and a housing revolving fund. “Given the areas mention, the Union will within the next two weeks engage you our members with a view to have ...

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PPP banking on cash grants, housing, new bridge to wrest Linden from PNC-APNU

President Irfaan Ali on Saturday night indicated that his People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) was depending on the now GY$40,000 cash-grant per child to take away control of the Linden Town Council from the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) for the first time at the June 12 Local Government Elections. “If those parents whose children benefit from this policy of ...

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Jagdeo, Norton tussle over “structured” cash grants

Vice President Bharrat Jagdeo has dismissed Opposition Leader Aubrey Norton’s call for each Guyanese household to be provided US$5,000 every year from the oil revenues. By Mr Jagdeo’s estimates, that would cost US$1.7 billion. “Now, since we started producing oil, we have not received $1.7 billion as yet but he wants to give out $1.7 billion a year. That is ...

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Digicel Guyana appoints new CEO; Dean remains as advisor

Digicel Guyana on Saturday announced Deonarine Gopaul as its new Chief Executive Officer, and his predecessor Gregory Dean would remain as an advisor.  Gopaul, brings extensive experience in the telecom industry, most recently serving as CEO of Digicel Suriname which he will continue to serve. Gopaul, who is Guyanese, made his initial entry into Telecoms with Celstar and the early ...

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‘C Island Hotel’ legally sold, signature of seller was not forged- High Coirt

Guyana’s High Court on Friday ruled that the once well-known ‘C Island Hotel’ was legally sold for GY$50 million after a majority of fingerprint experts testified that the then owner’s signature on the sufficiently crafted agreement of sale was not forged, paving the way for the transport to be passed to the new owner. The court found that ‘C Island ...

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Boys confess to burning girls’ hostel at Karasabai

Four boys on Thursday confessed to burning down part of  the St Angela’s Girls’ Hostel at Karasabai, South Pakaraimas, Rupununi earlier in the day after they were chased away by the caretaker, police said. None of the 19 students between the ages of 11 years and 16 years old was injured. “All the female students were able to make it ...

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Police confirm prison escapee Royden “Smallie” Williams, Odel Roberts shot dead

Death-row mass murder convict, Royden ‘Smallie’ Williams and his accomplice, Odel “Gully” Roberts” were shot dead in Bartica, police said. Head of the  the Guyana Police Force’s Criminal Investigations Department , Assistant Commissioner Wendell Blanhum said they were shot dead during a confrontation with members of the Joint Services at 33 Miles Bartica. Earlier Thursday, police had confirmed that one ...

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September 2023