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AFC submits name to Granger for GECOM Commissioner

The Alliance For Change (AFC) on Tuesday announced that one of its representatives could soon be appointed an elections commissioner, following the death earlier this week of A Partnership for National Unity’s (APNU) representative on that body. “Upon his request, the party has submitted a name to His Excellency President David Granger for consideration in …

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Mostly Chinese companies interested in building new Demerara River bridge

Several Chinese companies on Tuesday dominated the contest to be selected as the top three to be invited to build the US$170 million bridge across the Demerara River. Minister of Public Infrastructure, David Patterson told Demerara Waves Online News that the 11 submissions would be “rated and assessed and the top ones will be asked …

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Authorities probe Bishops’ High School teacher’s alleged sexual misconduct; he admits to relationships with former students

Alleged sexual misconduct by a Bishop’s High School (BHS) by a male teacher is being investigated by the Ministries of Social Protection and Education, even as the alleged perpetrator vehemently denied having sexual relations with the females while they were students or below the age of consent. Business teacher at Bishops’ High School, Coene Blaine …

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Guyana seeks offshore oil wealth in a green economy – Mongabay.com


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Guyana seeks offshore oil wealth in a green economy
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GEORGETOWN, Guyana – Venezuela may have the world's largest oil reserves according to OPEC, but oil experts are looking to its bordering neighbor Guyana as the next big thing. Widely known as an eco-tourist's heaven, Guyana lays claim to indigenous ...

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Two-year plan underway to reduce pressure on Georgetown Public Hospital

The Diamond Diagnostic Centre and C.C. Nicholson Hospital at Nabaclis, East Coast Demerara will be upgraded to Regional Hospitals under a two-year plan to lighten the current burden on the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) the country’s sole referral hospital. The improvement plan will be backed by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the Pan American …

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AFC pushes for revised political agreement with APNU by early 2018 ahead of next local govt elections

The Alliance For Change (AFC) wants a revised political pact with A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) before next year’s Valentine’s Day- February 14- the third anniversary of that agreement known as the Cummingsburg Accord. Following a meeting of its National Executive Committee (NEC) at the weekend, the AFC said it wants the revised accord …

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“Political mischief” by “political opponents”- AFC on leaked email about GECOM Chairmanship

The Alliance For Change (AFC) headquarters in Guyana on Monday stopped short of openly criticising its chapter in Canada, only saying that the circulation of internal email on the appointment of the Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) was the work of “political opponents”. “The Alliance For Change notes the circulation of documents on …

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State Assets Recovery Unit intensifies training

Even as the State Assets Recovery Agency (SARA) is working to recover stolen assets, which is estimated to be valued at more than US$400M, the organisation Monday morning opened a Law Enforcement Training Series on Assets Recovery and Financial Investigations. More than 70 persons are participating in the 18-day workshop being conducted in collaboration with …

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Man freed of child rape, sexual activity with a child charges

…in first case at new Sexual Offences Court A West Demerara man, who resided at the Camp Street jail awaiting trial, will now be able to spend his days as a free man following an acquittal by a jury at the High Court in Georgetown on Monday. The former accused, Sunil Dindial was indicted on one count of rape of ...

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Man freed of child rape, sexual activity with a child charges

…in first case at new Sexual Offences Court A West Demerara man, who resided at the Camp Street jail awaiting trial, will now be able to spend his days as a free man following an acquittal by a jury at the High Court in Georgetown on Monday. The former accused, Sunil Dindial was indicted on one count of rape of ...

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