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Guyanese workers must be respected and labour laws upheld – Minister of State at RUSAL meeting

Minister of State, Joseph Harmon Thursday morning made it clear that Guyanese workers must be treated in a respectful manner and at all times the country’s labour laws must be upheld at a meeting with the executive members of the Russian Aluminium (RUSAL) company. The meeting aimed to identify ways in which the ongoing strike by workers and their subsequent ...

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PPP mulls legal action against GECOM for delaying March poll date; wants personal sanctions

Guyana’s main opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) is exploring options for legal action against the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) for allegedly contributing to delaying holding general elections. PPP Leader and General Secretary Bharrat Jagdeo announced Thursday he was awaiting some legal opinions noting that “I’ve not explored it in great deal to see… its likelihood of success, whether you can ...

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Solicitor General never resigned, still on the job – source

Guyana’s Solicitor General, Nigel Hawke has not resigned and is still very much at his desk, a well-placed source at the Attorney General’s Chambers said Thursday. The source vehemently denied that Hawke even submitted a resignation to the Ministry of Legal Affairs Permanent Secretary but conceded there were “loud discussions” about what transpired at the Court of Appeal on Wednesday. ...

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Guyanese man accused of killing 11-year old daughter dies in Canadian hospital

Reproduced from City News Toronto Guyanese Roopesh Rajkumar, charged with first-degree murder in the death of his 11-year-old daughter, has died, sources tell CityNews. The 41-year-old had been in hospital since suffering a self-inflicted gunshot wound on the night his daughter, Riya, was found dead in his Brampton, Ontario home after she went missing. Rajkumar was arrested by Provincial Police ...

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Dual citizen gov’t ministers unlikely to be removed – Attorney General

Guyana’s Attorney General Basil Williams on Wednesday suggested that the four government ministers, who are dual citizens, would not be removed from the National Assembly. He referred to several references by Chief Justice Roxane George-Wiltshire in her decision on the no-confidence motion that dual citizen parliamentarians could only be removed from the House by an elections petition. The 28-days window within ...

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Attorney General ordered to correct documents before Court of Appeal hears stay, conservatory order on High Court no-confidence decisions

Court of Appeal Judge, Rishi Persaud did not begin hearing Attorney General Basil Williams’ application for a stay of the High Court’s decision and a conservatory order to preserve the President and Cabinet office beyond 90 days because mistakes were made in the appeal documents filed. Justice Persaud, in “house-keeping” matters noted that in the matter involving Christopher Ram, the original ...

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More police officers, other top gov’t officials required to declare assets to Integrity Commission

More senior police officers and other top public officials may soon be asked to declare their assets to the Integrity Commission, even as it requires more money and investigators to go after those who already refuse to submit declarations, officials announced Wednesday. Integrity Commission Chairman, Kumar Duraisami said approval would be sought to add the Deputy Police Commissioner,  Assistant Commissioner, Divisional ...

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Stena drillship to spud Jethro-Lobe offshore Guyana

Reproduced from Upstream by Josh Lewis Tullow Oil has contracted a drillship to spud an exploration well on the Jethro-Lobe prospect on the Orinduik Block, off Guyana. Block partner Eco (Atlantic) Oil & Gas confirmed Wednesday the joint venture had secured the drillship Stena Forth for the upcoming exploration well. Eco confirmed the contract secured the drillship for transport at ...

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PPP denies house-to-house registration voted on at GECOM meeting

In the wake of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) saying that the seven-member commission by majority agreed to go ahead with house-to-house registration, the opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) said that was not voted on at Tuesday’s meeting. “The Opposition-nominated GECOM Commissioners have communicated clearly that the specific issue of house-to-house registration was not discussed and voted on at today’s ...

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No commitment that RUSAL bauxite workers would be reinstated

Top officials of United Company Russian Aluminium (UC RUSAL) and government’s Labour Department on Tuesday gave no clear indication on whether 60 workers, who were fired on Monday, would be reinstated. A number of angry persons blocked a road which leads to the mines at Kwakwani. Chief Labour Officer, Charles Ogle did not address claims by RUSAL’s Representative, Vladimir Permyakov that the ...

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