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Daily Archives: March 28, 2018

Boycott general elections, withhold funds if no political party regulation, campaign financing law- Chris Ram

Prominent political commentator, Christopher Ram on Wednesday called for a boycott of the 2020 general elections if political parties are not regulated and that they should be starved of cash if there is no campaign financing legislation. “Let the mantra be no party regulation, no vote. And no campaign financing legislation, no donation,” he said in address to open 6th ...

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AFC had nothing to do with Hinds, Lewis removal from Guyana Chronicle- Raphael Trotman

Leader of the Alliance For Change (AFC), Raphael Trotman on Wednesday bluntly rubbished claims that his party had anything to do with the removal of Professor David Hinds and trade unionist, Lincoln Lewis as columnists for the state-owned Guyana Chronicle, but at the same time he believed that more of government’s work should be reflected in that newspaprr. “Categorically, as ...

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GPL managers protest “bad faith” negotiations

Junior and senior managers of the state-owned Guyana Power and Light Inc (GPL) Wednesday afternoon picketed the Main Street commercial office, claiming that the executive of the power company breached an understanding on allowances and other benefits. At least 150 senior managers picketed the Main Street office, with backing from their Guyana Public Service Union (GPSU). Union Branch Chairman, Walter ...

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Granger denies political interference in Guyana Chronicle; Hinds says AFC did PNC’s “dirty job”

President David Granger on Wednesday distanced his administration from the decision to remove two columnists from the  state-owned Guyana Chronicle newspaper, but refused to say whether he found some of the writings of Professor David Hinds and Lincoln Lewis irresponsible. “It’s not for me to say. As I said, I  did not appoint them. I don’t know what circumstances governed ...

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Govt orders probe into police killing of three suspected bandits; DPP to pronounce on blame- President Granger

President David Granger on Wednesday said the National Security Committee has instructed that an investigation be conducted into the killing of three suspected bandits at the Georgetown Seawall Road and he also expects an inquest into the incident. “We have ordered an investigation into the circumstances under which the men came to be killed and I believe some action will ...

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OPINION: The AFC is directly responsible for the removal of the Hinds and Lewis columns from the Chronicle

By David Hinds In a recent interview with the Guyana Times (March 26, 2017), the AFC General Secretary, Marlon Williams, boasts about Guyana being a “beautiful” democracy.  But there is nothing democratically beautiful about removing independent voices from the state-owned newspaper. And Mr. Williams cannot not know of the direct and indirect role AFC leaders played in removing me and ...

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