Hicken dismisses Police cover-up claims by Detective as “unfounded”

While there are calls for an independent investigation into the claims made by a police detective that there has been a Police cover-up of a murder investigation, the Acting Police Commissioner last evening dismissed the claims as “unfounded”. In a statement issued on Tuesday night, the Police Commissioner said Police Detective Sergeant Dion Bascom has […]

Alexander presents motion to GECOM for recommendation of use of biometrics for voting verification

Elections Commissioner Vincent Alexander has tabled a motion at the Commission calling on the electoral body to recommend to the Government that biometric be considered as it takes legislative steps to reform Guyana’s Electoral System. Biometric technology in elections is intended to prevent electoral fraud such as identity theft and multiple voting. In the motion, […]

GECOM gears up for LGE before end of year; Chairperson dismisses calls for her resignation

The Guyana Elections Commission is looking at a timeline of late November or early December to host local government elections. Local government elections were last held in 2018. Chairperson of GECOM, retired Justice Claudette Singh explained today that with the Commission set to begin a claims and objections period soon, the process will continue for […]

Opposition Leader sees great need for proper independent probe of Police investigation cover-up claims

Opposition Leader Aubrey today promised to intervene if there are attempts to stymie or influence the investigations into claims made by CID rank Dion Bascom against senior members of the Guyana Police Force. Bascom has alleged that a major Police cover-up might have hampered the investigations into the murder of popular biker, Ricardo Fagundes aka […]

GECOM to begin Claims & Objections process next Monday

The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) today announced that it will commence a Claims and Objections exercise from next Monday to produce an Official List of Electors (OLE) ahead of Local Government polls. The exercise will be conducted at all the GECOM permanent Registration Offices in the ten (10) Administrative Regions. During the Claims and Objections […]

Mother of two dies in Soesdyke-Linden highway accident

35-year-old Natoya Narine of Linden became the latest accident victim of the Soesdyke-Linden highway on Sunday when she lost control of her car as she was heading to Georgetown. Narine was driving in the Loo creek area when she reportedly lost control resulting in the car flipping over several times before it came to a […]

Dr. Janette Bulkan sees role of diaspora in raising awareness of threats to fishing industry by oil exploration

Professor at the University of British Columbia, Dr. Janette Bulkan believes that oil company ExxonMobil and other operators within the Petroleum Industry are being “given free rein” by the Guyanese Government to dominate the country’s marine space, thereby, superseding the legal and customary rights of fishers.   The situation, she said, has resulted in a […]

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