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Elections Day hiccups not widespread -GECOM

The Chairman and Chief Elections Officer of the Guyana Elections Commission on Monday midday sought to give assurances that the voting process was going well despite some hiccups at a few polling stations. At three polling stations, the six digit stamp used to mark the ballot paper broke and had to be replaced. The GECOM […]

135 pounds of cocaine busted in shrimp and frozen fish at CJIA

Four persons from La Jalousie on the Essequibo Coast were taken into custody following the seizure of 135 pounds of cocaine at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport on Sunday. The cocaine was found hidden in a shipment of shrimp, fish and other seafood and was being prepared to be shipped to New York city. The bust […]

Loser should accept defeat -President Ramotar

Just after casting his ballot in the 2015 national elections, President Donald Ramotar declared that “the loser should accept defeat”, but he is sure that will not be him. The President, his wife and children cast their votes at the St. John’s College on Waterloo Street and he expressed confidence of capturing the majority when the […]

Granger declares confidence as he votes early

Presidential Candidate of the APNU+AFC coalition, David Granger and his wife Sandra were among the first group of voters at the Enterprise Primary Schoo on Elections Day, May 11. Mr. Granger told reporters just after casting his ballot that he is “very confident that the APNU+AFC coalition will win and restore democracy and good governance […]

Bystander shot on Main Street succumbs to bullet injury

A licensed firearm holder will face charges this week after he shot and killed a bystander outside the palm court night spot on Main street while shooting behind a taxi driver in the wee hours of Sunday morning. 49-year-old Nigel Isaacs died at a city hospital on Sunday afternoon while undergoing medical care for a gunshot […]

Unwell Jimmy Carter forced to leave Guyana for medical care

Former U.S President Jimmy Carter left Guyana early on Sunday morning, after complaining of feeling unwell. A senior U.S Embassy official confirmed Carter’s departure over a “medical condition”. Mr. Carter arrived in Guyana on Friday morning to lead The Carter Center’s observer mission for Monday’s regional and general elections. News Source understands that on Saturday, he was […]

Ramkarran urges citizens to resist provocation as they head to the polls

In his last “Conversation Tree” blog post before Monday’s elections, former Speaker of the National Assembly and former PPP executive member Ralph Ramkarran is appealing to the citizens to resist attempts to provoke post elections violence. Ramkarran, who persons have come to rely on for objective assessments on domestic political developments, warned of allegations that […]