The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) has chosen acting Deputy Chief Election Officer Keith Lowenfield as the new Chief Election Officer.
Lowenfield takes the position which became vacant when the contract of the previous holder Goccool Boodoo was not renewed by Gecom. Lowenfield was chosen ahead of three others: acting Chief Election Officer Calvin Benn, former Jamaica Elections Director Danville Walker and overseas-based Guyanese Savitri Singh.
Over 100 passport applications are being received from New York alone on a weekly basis and this has placed pressure on the Central Immigration and Passport Office, Minister of Citizenship Winston Felix says.
A co-worker of murdered Gafoor’s manager Terry Lackhan was yesterday remanded to prison after being charged with killing him.
In a city courtroom that was packed with Lackhan’s relatives and police, David Outar, 24, of 369 Foulis, East Coast Demerara, was not required to plead to the charge, which stated that on July 21, at Herstelling, East Bank Demerara, he murdered Lackhan during the course or furtherance of a robbery.
A shortage of nurses at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) has been confirmed by Public Health Minister, Dr. George Norton who told GINA that the government and his ministry are working towards solving the problem.