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Trade unionist Kenneth Joseph dies

Kenneth Joseph, the long-serving General Secretary of the National Association of Agricultural, Commercial and Industrial Employees (NAACIE),  died yesterday at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation, where he was being treated for a stroke he suffered three weeks ago.

Bleak start to Mash Day

Rain made it a bleak start to Mashramani today. On a day when hundreds would be out and about preparing floats for today’s procession, persistent rain from early this morning – accompanied by thunder and lightning –  has caused flooding in some places and could affect the readiness of some floats.

Third term case for CCJ

-after Court of Appeal upholds Justice Chang’s ruling in split decision

The Guyana Court of Appeal by a majority decision yesterday upheld the ruling made in 2015 by former Acting Chief Justice Ian Chang that the two-term presidential limit is unconstitutional and the matter will now be taken to the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ).

Man, 54, dies in Timehri fire

A man was burnt to death in his son’s house early yesterday morning at Timehri. According to reports reaching Stabroek News, 54-year-old Adam Shaw was trapped in the house at Lot 118 Timehri Public Road when it went up in flames around 2:45 am.

President pardons nine women prisoners

In observance of the 47th Anniversary of the Republic, President David Granger has pardoned nine women prisoners. A release from the Ministry of Public Security yesterday said that the President issued the pardons pursuant to powers under article 188(2) of the Constitution of the Co-operative Republic of Guyana.

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