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Daily Archives: January 8, 2019

Civil society organisations signal to Granger, Jagdeo time for “inclusive governance”

Hours before President David Granger and Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo are due to meet on Wednesday, 13 civil society organisations met on Tuesday to address their deep concerns over the current political situation and called for their involvement in the process. In a joint statement they said the meeting noted that Article 13 of Guyana’s constitution establishes the country’s government ...

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City businessman denies accusing ANUG steering committee members of being dual citizens

In the wake of his resignation from A New and United Guyana (ANUG) political party, city businessman Terrence Campbell said Tuesday he was harshly criticised for saying three other party executive members are dual citizens and denies ever leveling such a claim. “It is a sad misinterpretation of the wording by two Counsel,” Campbell said in reference to Attorneys-at-Law, Timothy ...

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GECOM Chairman sick leave extended; Constitution provides for temporary chair

As the Guyana President and the Opposition Leader prepare to hold talks on Wednesday on the contentious no-confidence motion, the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) Chairman’s sick leave has been extended following medical advice. “Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission, Retired Justice James Patterson has informed that his medical leave has been extended following a visit to his doctor on 7th ...

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Thieves tie up guards, cart off safe from NIS Melanie Damishana office, return gun, keep bullets

Thieves early Tuesday morning tied up two guards at the National Insurance Scheme (NIS) branch at Melanie Damishana, East Coast Demerara, and carted off a safe containing GYD$600,000, police said. A Guyana Police Force officer said three men tied up the guards, took away a firearm belonging to one of the guards and then entered the building. The incident occurred ...

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