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Daily Archives: February 17, 2014

European Union “ready” to help Ombudsman

The European Union (EU) on Monday promised to provide assistance to the Office of the Ombudsman during a meeting with the first such office holder in eight years, Justice Winston Moore. Moore held talks with Head of Delegation of the European Union [EU] to Guyana Ambassador Robert Kopecký, Political Officer, Mr Derek Lambe, Head of Cooperation, Mr Ewout Sandker, Head ...

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Guyana-born World Bank Director dies

World Bank Economist Laurence Clarke died in Mozambique after a battle with pancreatic cancer, the Peoples National Congress Reform (PNCR) said on Monday. He was 63 years old. “Laurence had a long and distinguished banking career both locally and internationally,” the part with which he had an association said in a brief statement. The party said he died in a ...

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Ganga Persaud refuses to attend House sittings

Ganga Persaud, who recently resigned as Local Government Minister, has refused to attend sittings of the National Assembly and could soon be replaced, a top Peoples Progressive Party (PPP) official said Monday.  “The comrade has taken positions on a voluntary basis,” PPP General Secretary Clement Rohee told a news conference at the party’s headquarters, Freedom House. He also said the ...

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GECOM not ready for Local Govt elections in August- PPP

The Peoples Progressive Party’s (PPP) General Secertary , Clement Rohee on Monday saId that while his party was ready for Local Government elections, the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) was not ready to hold the polls. Rohee would not be drawn into saying whether President Donald Ramotar would sign into law an opposition-approved bill for Local Government elections to be held ...

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LEAD will not advocate constitutional reform or violate Guyana’s sovereignty

United States Ambassador, Brent Hardt on Sunday rejected government’s claim that the US$1.2 million Leadership and Democracy (LEAD) project was aimed at pushing constitutional reform. “Let me make clear what LEAD is not: LEAD will not provide any funding to political parties. It does not seek to promote any changes to the Constitution. And, it in no way threatens Guyana’s ...

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