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PPP condemns President’s rejection of GECOM list

The People’s Progressive Party today condemned President David Granger’s rejection of the list of six names to be considered for Chairman of GECOM which had been submitted by Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo.

Essequibo rice farmers tallying flood losses

- regional councillor says D&I workers need to be replaced

Rice farmers in Essequibo are now computing their losses as floodwaters have started to recede from their fields after recent rainfall.

Caricom, UN Women ink support pact for gender equality

A two-year Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) outlining areas of support to drive the achievement of gender equality goals was signed yesterday by the Caricom Secretariat and the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women).

Cops probing Club Privilege shooting to view surveillance footage

The police were up to yesterday afternoon trying to view surveillance footage which monitors the Tower Suites’ Club Privilege, as they continued to investigate a shooting incident which occurred early Sunday morning during which several patrons were reportedly injured.

Palm-oil adulterated milk from Bahrain refused entry

A shipment containing over 7,000 cases of milk imported from the Kingdom of Bahrain located in the Persian Gulf was denied entry into Guyana by the Government Analyst-Food and Drug Department (GA-FDD) after it was found that it was adulterated with vegetable oil.

Still no movement by TSC on court order

– teachers union urges dissolution of commission

Yesterday marked the first day of the new school term and teachers who were eligible for promotion two years ago returned to the same classrooms they occupied in 2015.

Man held over 13 kg ganja at wharf

A man is now in police custody assisting with investigations following the discovery of 13 kilogrammes of cannabis destined for Port Kaituma, North West District last Saturday.

October assizes in Demerara concluded with 113 cases unheard

Out of the 141 cases that were scheduled to be heard during the October Criminal Assizes, only 28 were disposed of; 15 were dealt with in the High Court of Demerara and 13 were nolle prosequi (discontinued) based on statements from the virtual complaints.

Court set to rule in prisoner wounding trial

Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan has set a date for a ruling on the wounding charge against Calvin Bailey, who is accused of injuring a fellow prison inmate at the Camp Street Prison.

President asks for new GECOM list, Jagdeo to respond

The Office of the Leader of the Opposition said it received correspondence today, Monday, January 9, 2017 from the Ministry of the Presidency in which President David Granger formally notified Leader of the Opposition, Bharrat Jagdeo that his list of nominees for the Chair of GECOM was unacceptable and asked that a new list be provided.

Englishman appointed new WICB CEO

(CMC) ST. JOHN’S, Antigua – Hoping to expand its commercial footprint, improve its management and develop a better relationship with players, the West Indies Cricket Board announced today that Englishman Johnny Grave will take up the position of chief executive officer from February.

Milk from Bahrain refused entry

The Government Analyst-Food and Drug Department (GA-FDD) has refused entry into Guyana of one 1X20 ft container with 7200 cases x 24 boxes x 125 ml of Awal Junior Milk (Strawberry, Banana and Chocolate flavours) which was imported from the Kingdom of Bahrain.