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‘Burning bottle lamps’ hurled at Lusignan Prison by inmates kept in now-flooded field

Some of the prisoners being moved from the Camp Street jail

After last night’s rains, the walled open field, adjacent to the Lusignan Prison, has been flooded and there has been an attempt to set fire to the Lusignan Prison.

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Camp Street jailbreak: Three escape, two dead, fire raging at prison

Flames engulf the Camp Street Prison

Ranks of the Guyana Police Force (GPF) are currently working to maintain order in sections of the City near the Camp Street Prison, after a jailbreak earlier today.

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US revokes visas of two PPP/C Parliamentarians, others after ‘receiving information’

The former GRDB directors

Two Members of Parliament representing the People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPP/C), Dharamkumar Seeraj and Nigel Dharamlall, have recently received letters from the Consular Section of the Embassy of the United States of America, Georgetown, informing them that their non-immigrant visas have been revoked.

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Jagdeo, Granger meeting on GECOM: Third set of names to be submitted, high-level team to be assembled in face of another rejection

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President David Granger, today, met with Leader of the Opposition, Dr Bharrat Jagdeo, and his team comprising of Mr. Anil Nandlall and Irfaan Ali to consult on the way forward on the selection and appointment of a Chairperson of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) in accordance with Article 161 (2) ...

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Mahdia under flood water, some 500 homes affected

mahdia flood

Heavy rainfall over the last 24 hours and Friday morning resulted in Mahdia in Region Eight, (Potaro-Siparuni) being flooded.

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Second rejection: Granger says no to Jagdeo’s nominees for post of GECOM Chairperson

Jagdeo Granger

The Leader of the Opposition received a letter from President David Granger, this afternoon, informing him that the second set of six nominees, which was submitted on May 2, 2017, for the post of Guyana Election Commission (GECOM) Chairperson has been rejected.

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Granger pardons five more prisoners to mark independence anniversary


President David Granger, has granted Presidential Pardons to five (5) more prisoners whom he considered fit and proper to receive such pardons.

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Two PPP/C MPs, four supporters charged over ‘clerical error’ they were not responsible for


—court told that prosecution’s statements not ready, raising questions on grounds for charges Two People’s Progressive Party/ Civic (PPP/C) Parliamentarians – Dharamkumar Seeraj and Nigel Dharamlall – as well as four party supporters –Ricky Ramraj, Badrie Persaud, Jagnarine Singh and Prema Roopnarine, were arraigned today after being charged by the ...

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Boat captain’s body washes up at Rose Hall foreshore after pirate attack

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The body of Mahadeo Ramdial, 45, was found at the Rose Hall foreshore today, a day after his boat he captained was attacked by pirates.

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Update: Petition likely to be filed after release of controversial GPSU election results

Gregory Gapar

Charging that there has been no official release of the results from last Thursday (April 27, 2017) elections for a new Executive Council of the Guyana Public Service Union (GPSU), presidential contender, Gregory Gaspar, has indicated that an elections petition is likely to be advanced.

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