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Granger rules out foreigner for GECOM Chairman

President David Granger on Thursday ruled out the picking of a foreigner to become the next Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM). Speaking on his latest edition of the ‘Public Interest’ television programme, the Guyanese leader said, “I don’t think it’s necessary. I don’t think it’s possible. I don’t think it’s desirable.” Prime Minister …

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Guyanese youths get GYD$2.5 million support to participate in First Global Robotic Challenge

A team of youths, who will be representing Guyana in the First Global Robotic Challenge in the United States (US) next month, has received support amounting to GYD$2.5 million, the Ministry of the Presidency announced Thursday. The group is part of the Science, Technology, and Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Guyana Project received the cheque from …

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Suspected robber, held for traffic accident, identified at police station

A suspected armed robber was Wednesday night eventually arrested by community policemen after he fled the scene of a vehicle accident, police said. The 21 year old suspect, who resides at Tuschen, East Bank Essequibo and Mon Repos, East Coast Demerara, was identified by the robbery victim who was at the Beterverwagting Police station making …

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Evaluators of multi-million dollar tenders to get more than GYD$3,000

Evaluators of multi-million dollar bids are likely to be paid more than GYD$3,000 per bid, even as government moves to hire more such personnel, Chairman of the National Procurement and Tender Administration Board (NPTAB), Berkley Wickham said. “I have spoken to the Minister (of Finance) about it and we are actively dealing with that,” he …

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PPP taking former PNCR, current govt parliamentarians to court over filing of assets

The opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) is preparing to take several former People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) and current government parliamentarians to court for allegedly failing to file their assets with the Integrity Commission from as far back as 2001. The Opposition Leader’s office said PPP parliamentarian, Juan Edghill, in his capacity as a private …

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PPP taking former PNCR, current govt parliamentarians to court over filing of assets

The opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) is preparing to take several former People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) and current government parliamentarians to court for allegedly failing to file their assets with the Integrity Commission from as far back as 2001. The Opposition Leader’s office said PPP parliamentarian, Juan Edghill, in his capacity as a private …

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Updated: Woman beaten, chopped to death by ex husband

One month after a man was deported from neighbouring Suriname, he killed his ex wife after she rejected his overtures, a family member of the woman said. Forty-year old Minty Karamchand, a mother of five,  was beaten and chopped to death by her ex- husband at theor home located at Lot 19 Sheet Anchor Village, …

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Updated: Woman beaten, chopped to death by ex husband

One month after a man was deported from neighbouring Suriname, he killed his ex wife after she rejected his overtures, a family member of the woman said. Forty-year old Minty Karamchand, a mother of five,  was beaten and chopped to death by her ex- husband at theor home located at Lot 19 Sheet Anchor Village, …

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Granger denies WPA was sidelined; upset party raised concerns in public

President David Granger on Wednesday denied that the Working People’s Alliance (WPA) has been sidelined over the last two years and he expressed veiled concerns about that party taking its concerns to the public. “Every party in the APNU is  represented so there has been no side-lining of any one of the parties,” he said. …

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Govt housing units to cost GYD$6.8 million to GYD$7 million

  All the government duplexes, be it single or flat, concrete or wooden, will cost $6.8 million, Minister within the Ministry of Communities, Valerie Adams- Patterson said Wednesday. The CH&PA constructed six duplexes at the Perseverance Housing Scheme, East Bank Demerara (EBD,) which were on display and for sale at the recently concluded Housing Solution …

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