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Guyana-born artist, Frank Bowling, awarded Knighthood in Queen’s Birthday Honours

Artist Frank Bowling OBE RA has been conferred with the honour of Knight Bachelor in the Birthday 2020 Honours List by Her Majesty The Queen. The Birthday Honours list recognises the achievements of a wide range of extraordinary people across the United Kingdom. During his six-decades long career, Bowling’s relentless pursuit of excellence in painting underpins a lifetime of service ...

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GECOM Chairman, pro-APNU+AFC election commissioners trade words over Chairman’s info to police

Amid accusations by pro-opposition A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) election commissioners that the Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) Retired Justice Claudette Singh is facilitating a police probe into officials of that election management agency, Singh on Friday upbraided them for their baseless claims and vowed to protect the staff. “As Chairperson of GECOM and a ...

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BREAKING: Guyana’s coronavirus death toll reaches 102

Guyana’s death toll from the coronavirus has now reached 102 as two more persons were reported to have died from the virus, the Ministry of Public Health reports. The latest fatalities are a 28-year-old male from Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam) and a 57-year-old male from Region Four (Demerara-Mahaica). Both persons died while receiving care at a government medical facility on Thursday ...

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Barbadian seaman fined, jailed for marijuana bust aboard Barbados-registered boat

A Barbadian seaman on Friday took the rap for his four other colleagues, who were charged in connection with the bust of 150 pounds of marijuana aboard a Barbados-registered cargo boat. Michael Forde was fined GYD$51 million and sentenced to four years imprisonment for the offence of trafficking in narcotics. Those against whom charges were dismissed were Hardatt Munilall, Trevor ...

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Deputy Chief Elections Officer charged with misconduct in public office, granted GYD$300,000 bail

Deputy Chief Elections Officer Roxanne Myers was Friday morning granted $150,000 bail on each of two counts of misconduct in public office related to the March 2, 2020 general elections. Chief Magistrate, Ann McLennan granted Ms. Myers her pretrial liberty after representation by her lawyers Nigel Hughes and Ronald Daniels. The Deputy Chief Elections Officer was arrested on October 6 ...

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Guyanese drug agents seize marijuana aboard Barbados-registered vessel

Agents of Guyana’s Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) Wednesday night seized 150 pounds of marijuana and arrested a crew of three Guyanese and three Barbadians, Head of CANU James Singh said Thursday. He said no cocaine was found aboard the vessel named CV1 which transports mostly agricultural produce. Dried coconuts were also found aboard the vessel that was moored alongside a ...

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Former PNCR leader hospitalised with COVID-19

Former leader of the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) Robert Corbin has been hospitalised with the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, well-placed sources said. The sources said he was admitted on Tuesday and his condition is listed as stable. He is warded at the Infectious Disease Hospital, Liliendaal, Greater Georgetown. He is 72 years old. Mr Corbin is a former Deputy Prime ...

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