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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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GPSU, gov’t make progress in resolving some nurses’ concerns -Dr. Westford

Government advisor, Dr. Jennifer Westford on Wednesday night said a joint committee with the Guyana Public Service Union (GPSU) has been making progress in resolving several issues that are facing nurses but she acknowledged that the demand for COVID-19 risk allowances to be paid to all nurses has not been resolved. “The real issues they were complaining of, I have ...

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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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Several reasons surface for Deputy Chief Elections Officer’s arrest, detention

At least three reasons were Wednesday cited by her lawyers and police for the arrest and detention of Deputy Chief Elections Officer Roxanne Myers, after the Guyana Police Force disputed an account by one of her lawyers for locking her up overnight Tuesday. Attorney-at-Law Nigel Hughes said he was standing by his position that Ms. Myers was arrested for alleged ...

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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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Investigation into alleged electoral fraud politically motivated, as Deputy Chief Elections Officer remains in custody – pro-coalition Elections Commissioner

Pro A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) Elections Commissioner, Vincent Alexander said he and his two colleague opposition commissioners have not been contacted by police as part of an investigation into alleged electoral fraud, a clear indication of a politically motivated probe. Speaking outside the Beterverwagting Police Station where Deputy Chief Elections Officer Roxanne Myers was confined to ...

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Govt, GPSU agree to suspend nurses’ industrial unrest

The Guyana Public Service Union (GPSU) and the Guyana government on Wednesday agreed to suspend industrial unrest by nurses to pave the way for negotiations between the two sides over the next two weeks, according to well-placed sources. The agreement was inked by GPSU Vice President Dawn Gardener and government representative, Dr. Jennifer Westford. Details of the accord were not ...

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