Retired army brigadier David Granger tonight confirmed a report on Capitol News that he had been nominated by a PNCR group to be the party’s presidential candidate at the 2011 general elections and he has accepted the nomination.
He told Stabroek News that if the party agreed to this nomination he would be its candidate.
There has been rampant speculation about who would be the PNCR’s candidate after intense pressure on present party leader Robert Corbin to stand down. Corbin has since said he would not be the candidate and the PNCR had embarked on a series of meetings to select the candidate. (More later)
One day after saying that there was not enough evidence for the administration to act, Town Clerk Royston King yesterday dismissed the constabulary officer who is accused of sexually abusing a juvenile in the custody of City Constabulary for misconduct.
Recaptured prison escapee Mark Royden Williams, called ‘Smallie,’ and Sherwin Nero, called ‘Catty,’ were yesterday both indicted for the 2007 murder of Kumar Singh, called ‘Mango Man,’ but their attorney, Nigel Hughes, urged that they be discharged due to the “long time” they have had to wait for a trial.
The National Agricultural Research and Extension Institute (NAREI) yesterday signed a contract with S&K Construction Services for $19.2M to improve river defences on the Essequibo coast.
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