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Dr. William Adu-Krow

Labelling among strategies in proposed alcohol control policy

Saying that proper labelling of alcoholic beverages is an effective strategy to encourage responsible drinking, Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) country representative Dr William Adu-Krow recently disclosed that this is among the recommendations listed in an alcohol control policy, which was handed over to the Public Health Ministry several months ago.

Eric Phillips

Eric Phillips resigns from SARA after conflict of interest found

Special Assistant at the State Assets Recovery Agency (SARA), Eric Phillips on Wednesday tendered his resignation after being officially informed that his private activities amounted to a “serious conflict of interest”, which, if ignored could have adverse effects on the organisation’s work.

Simon McBean

Wrongfully dismissed cop Simon McBean reinstated

By Zoisa Fraser Almost 10 years after being wrongfully dismissed from the Guyana Police Force (GPF), Simon McBean was yesterday reinstated by the Police Service Commission (PSC) and he will retain the rank of Superintendent for the time being.

GECOM Chairman’s appointment breached constitution – CCJ

Declaring the process used to unilaterally appoint Justice (Ret’d) James Patterson as Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) to be “flawed” and unconstitutional, the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) yesterday said President David Granger had no authority to introduce new eligibility requirements and should have given reasons for rejecting the 18 candidates submitted to him by Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo.

Walk to victory? Newly elected Leader of the Alliance For Change (AFC), Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan (at right) is greeted by Director of Public Information and party executive Imran Khan after his arrival for the party’s National Conference at St. Paul’s Retreat Centre, at Vryheid’s Lust, East Coast Demerara. Apart from being unanimously elected as leader, Ramjattan was also selected by party delegates to be the nominee for Prime Minister in APNU+AFC’s slate for the upcoming general and regional elections. He is to replace current Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo, who Khan zealously supported. (Photo by Terrence Thompson)

AFC picks Ramjattan to be leader, PM candidate

With overwhelming support, Khemraj Ramjattan yesterday won the leadership of the Alliance For Change (AFC) and was also endorsed as the party’s choice to be the prime ministerial candidate for governing coalition at the next general elections.

 Imran Khan

AFC’s Imran Khan says he and wife threatened by ‘thug’ allied to party official

Ahead of tomorrow’s National Executive Conference (NEC), where top positions in the Alliance For Change (AFC) are expected to be keenly contested, Executive Member Imran Khan yesterday claimed he and his wife have been threatened by a “thug” associated with a senior party official but up to press time there was no indication that a formal complaint had been lodged.

Andaiye

Andaiye, revolutionary rights activist, dies at 77

Co-founder of Red Thread Guyana and former executive member of the Working People’s Alliance (WPA) Andaiye, AA, lost her battle with cancer on Friday and was yesterday remembered as a revolutionary, who fought hard to protect the rights of citizens and particularly women and children.

Shrikant Kisoensingh

Superbet manager grilled by cops

Even as sports betting service Superbet says it has been working tirelessly for almost two years to clear the roadblocks preventing the issuance of its licence to operate, its General Manager Shrikant Kisoensingh was yesterday grilled by police about the legality of the operations.

Alberttown businessman says SOCU owes almost $2M for car rentals

Even as he denied refusing to cooperate with Guyana Police Force auditors looking into the financial records of the Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU), an Alberttown businessman yesterday said that the unit’s head, Assistant Commissioner Sydney James, still owes him for the rental of two of his vehicles.

The Special Organised Crime Unit’s headquarters

Audit of SOCU finds evidence of fraud

An audit of the financial records of the Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU) has uncovered serious irregularities, including the falsification of records, and it has recommended immediate transfers and a fraud investigation of several of the discrepancies, sources say.

Dr David Hinds

Political impasse partly due to failure to advance constitutional reform – David Hinds

The disagreements over what constitutes a majority for a no-confidence vote (NCV) and the indecisiveness over the implementation of the provision barring dual citizens from serving as Members of Parliament (MPs) are evidence of the urgent need for another round of constitutional reform, according to political analyst and executive member of the Working People’s Alliance (WPA) David Hinds.

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