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Irfan Ali is PPP’s presidential candidate

Embattled People’s Progressive Party (PPP) Central Committee member, Irfan Ali was Saturday elected to be his party’s presidential candidate, party sources said. Ali, a Bharrat Jagdeo favourite, beat Anil Nandlall 24-11, sources said. Insiders said Gail Teixeira, Frank Anthony and Vindhya Persaud withdrew from the race.   Anthony, left in the company of fellow Central Committee …

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Anil Nandlall, Frank Anthony key to PPP victory at next general elections

Top front-runners for the People’s Progressive Party’s (PPP) presidential candidacy – lawyer Anil Nandlall and Dr. Frank Anthony – will Saturday hold sway on whether they would stay in the race and risk their party being defeated at the next general elections with Irfan Ali at the helm, party insiders said. The top party executives …

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Venezuelans, Guyanese arrested with grenades, gun, narcotic

Three Venezuelans and two Guyanese were over the last two days arrested after grenades, a handgun, marijuana and ammunition were allegedly found in their possession, police said. The Guyana Police Force said police and soldiers at Blackwater Creek, Cuyuni River during last Wednesday and Thursday, have arrested three Venezuelans and two Guyanese with the illegal items. …

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ANUG political party pledges balance of power role to prevent oil money political bribery, improve governance

A New and United Guyana (ANUG), at its official launch Friday evening, vowed not to coalesce with any of the political parties to form the government and promised to hold the balance of power in the 65-seat National Assembly to improve governance before oil production whose earnings could be used for political bribery. “We will …

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GTC/GT&T pensioners to take legal action, protest for correct pension

About 184 telecommunication industry pensioners on Friday slammed the Guyana Government for failing to ensure they are paid their correct pensions, in keeping with a 1990 agreement for the sale of the state-owned Guyana Telecommunications Corporation (GTC) to Atlantic Tele-Network (ATN). The Guyana Postal and Telecommunications Workers Union (GPTWU)  said it would now be staging …

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GCAA says all Cessna Caravan planes declared “safe for use”

The Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) on Friday declared all Cessna Caravan aircraft “safe for use” after Airworthiness inspectors completed their investigation and inspections of all their planes at the Eugene F. Correia International Airport at Ogle, East Coast Demerara. “Following the submission of their findings, the Director General of the GCAA, Lt. Col. (Ret’d) …

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PNC, APNU to address dual citizenship after Court decision

Minister of State, Joseph Harmon on Friday said his political organisations would address the implications for dual citizens being parliamentarians. “I would reserve any comments on this matter until the court has made its ruling at which time I believe the party of which I’m a member, the partnership of which I’m a member and …

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Guyana, other Caribbean countries put on alert for dengue outbreak

Guyana and other Caribbean countries were Thursday urged to push back against a possible major outbreak of dengue across the region in view of disease forecasts and a recent upsurge of the mosquito-borne illness. “Disease modelling, however, predicts that another regional outbreak of Dengue may occur in the near future,” the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) …

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Pres. Granger reissues “The Rupununi Rebellion” book on 50-year old attempt to establish breakaway republic

President David Granger has reissued his book, The Rupununi Rebellion to mark the 50th anniversary of the quelling of the Rupununi rebellion which broke out on January 2, 1969, less than three years after Guyana achieved Independence. The President was serving as Adjutant of the 2nd Battalion of the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) which had …

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Local airlines’ caravan planes grounded for inspections after undercarriage collapses

All caravan planes being operated out of the Eugene F. Correia ‘Ogle’ Airport by domestic airlines have been ordered grounded for inspections after one of their undercarriages collapsed, the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) said Thursday. GCAA Director-General, Retired Lt. Col. Egbert Field said the “cease-fly operation” order for the 16 planes based at Ogle …

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