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Curfew back to 6 PM to 6 AM, as positive cases, deaths increase

by Samuel Sukhnandan Two weeks after relaxing the daily curfew time by two hours, the government has now decided to revert to implementing the old curfew from 6 P.M. to 6 A.M, as the coronavirus death toll increased to 41. This new measure takes effect from September 1 and ends on September 30, 2020, according to the order published in ...

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Mingo on $600,000 bail

Region Four Returning Officer Clairmont Mingo was Monday morning granted a total of GYD$600,000 bail on four counts of alleged misconduct in public office. Attorneys-at-Law Darren Wade said Mr. Mingo has to return to court on September 25. Mr. Mingo was granted GYD$150,000 bail on each charge by Chief Magistrate Ann Mc Lennan. Three pro-coalition election commissioners -Vincent Alexander, Charles ...

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Civilian, police injured during police clearance of Belladrum Public Road; three GECOM officials for court today

A civilian and a policeman were early Monday morning injured when police fired rubber bullets and teargas to disperse protesters who blocked the Belladrum Public Road  all day Sunday and overnight, police said. Region Five Divisional Commander, Edmond Cooper said the injured were taken to hospital. However, he said the protests in solidarity with Region Four Returning Officer, Clairmont Mingo ...

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Paediatrician Dr. Seepersaud Chatterdeo dies

Well-known Guyanese pediatrician, Dr. Seepersaud Chatterdeo died this morning at the Balwant Singh Hospital. He was rushed there for emergency treatment. Details are sketchy, but a senior medical doctor confirmed that Dr. Chatterdeo passed away. Dr. Chatterdeo started off his career in the medical profession as a pharmacist and later went on to study medicine at the University of Guyana. ...

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Belladrum residents block West Berbice road in solidarity with Clairmont Mingo

A number of residents of Belladrum, West Coast Berbice on Sunday blocked the public road to vent their anger at the continued detention ad subsequent charging of Region Four Returning Officer Clairmont Mingo. Divisional Police Commander for  Mahaica-West Berbice, Edmond Cooper said he and a team of policemen were trying to clear the road without causing the situation to escalate. ...

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Increased fines for COVID-19 offences coming- Health Minister

Minister of Health, Dr. Frank Anthony on Saturday said government was preparing to amend the Health Ordnance to provide for higher fines, but he said ultimately the public has to heed advice if the virus is to be brought under control. “One of the things that we are right now contemplating is to look at the Ordinance and possibly now, ...

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Police rubbish Harmon’s claim of inciting Belladrum residents

Police Saturday night denied claims by incoming Opposition Leader Joseph Harmon that the law enforcement agency was inciting the residents of Belladrum, West Coast Berbice. Region Five (Mahaica-West Berbice) Divisional Commander, Edmond Cooper said he personally was on the ground with other members of the force interacting with residents and building positive relations with the community. “I am a very ...

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Clairmont Mingo charged; police refuse to release him

Region Four Returning Officer, Clairmont Mingo has been charged and he remains in police custody, his lawyer said Saturday. Acting Chief Justice Rishi Persaud on Friday ordered that after the expiration of his extended 24 hour detention on Saturday at 2:20 PM, he must report to police everyday from 9 AM. Mr. Mingo was also required to lodge his passport. ...

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Gary Beaton now GDF Brigadier; four other Colonels appointed

The Guyana Defence Force (GDF) on Saturday announced that Gary Beaton has been promoted to the rank of substantive Brigadier, and four others have been promoted to the rank of substantive Colonel. They are Lieutenant Colonels Ronald Hercules, Julius Skeete, Omar Khan and Kenlloyd Roberts, The promotions were announced by acting Chief-of-Staff, Godfrey Bess after they were approved by Commander-in-Chief ...

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