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Daily Archives: December 30, 2018

“Quarters” arrested for gunning down man near City Hotel

A suspect in the early Sunday morning gunning down of a Suriname-born Guyanese man in Georgetown was arrested hours later, police sources said. The suspect has been identified as 26-year old Winston “Quarters” Wade of 59 Stanleytown, New Amsterdam, Berbice. ‘A’ Division Commander, Assistant Commissioner Marlon Chapman confirmed the arrest. Sources said Wade was arrested at Springlands, Corentyne, near the Guyana-Suriname border. ...

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Charrandas Persaud hints at supporting PPP

Less than two weeks after voting in favour of a People’s Progressive Party (PPP)-sponsored no-confidence motion, then government parliamentarian Charrandas Persaud stopped short of saying that he was now backing the country’s opposition party. In an interaction with a pandit (a Hindu priest) before Hindu congregants in North America, he called on overseas-based PPP supporters to encourage their families and ...

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Attorney General’s “absolute majority” of 34 votes differs from globally accepted practice

Attorney General Basil Williams has interpreted Guyana’s constitution as stating that an “absolute majority” of 34 votes are required to successfully pass a no-confidence motion against the Guyana Government. “The Constitutional requirement for voting on a motion of no-confidence is distinct from voting on the passage of legislation and ordinary motions in Parliament. The framers of the Constitution by requiring ...

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