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Daily Archives: January 18, 2018

Whistle-blower legislation covers complaints over 10 years old; prohibits malicious reporting- Ramjattan

Minister of Public Security, Khemraj Ramjattan Thursday night assured that the whistle blower legislation, which was passed by the National Assembly, prohibits malicious reporting and will allow for reporting corruption and other wrongdoings in the private and public sector dating back to 12 years. “It is important that we understand that it is not only prospective but retrospective,” he told ...

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PPP worried about “malicious reporting”, protection of party faithful in whistle blower law

The opposition People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) on Thursday  urged government to deal with “malicious reporting” in the whistle blower legislation and called on government not to punish those who complain about malpractices by their party faithful. Contributing to the debate in the Protected Disclosures Bill, opposition lawmaker Joseph Hamilton said the draft Bill does not guard against malicious reporting ...

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MAPM likely to resume protest against parking meters

The Movement Against Parking Meters (MAPM) has not ruled out reviving weekly picketing demonstrations following Georgetown’s Mayor and City Councillors voting to amend rather than scrap the contract with Smart City Solutions (SCS). “I am saying that at some point if this is forced upon us, yes, we will resume protest,” MAPM executive member, Don Singh told Demerara Waves Online News. ...

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AFC’s position on Cummingsburg Accord hinges on decision on Local Govt elections; political future hangs in balance

The Alliance For Change (AFC) will next month formally decide whether it will be contesting this year’s Local Government Elections (LGE) on its own and such a move will influence if it will engage A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) in a revised political agreement, a top AFC official said. AFC General Secretary, Marlon Williams said while his party has ...

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