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“Harmon is wrong”- says Jagdeo on presidential immunity from prosecution

Former President, Bharrat Jagdeo on Tuesday railed against government’s suggestion that he could be stripped of constitutional immunity because he has re-entered active politics. Now Opposition Leader and General Secretary of his People’s Progressive Party (PPP),  Jagdeo objected to Minister of State, Joseph Harmon’s view that the former Guyanese leader’s constitutional protection from prosecution in civil and criminal courts for ...

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No political intervention in SOCU probe of former PPP cabinet members- Ramjattan

Public Security Minister, Khemraj Ramjattan has denied that there has been any political direction in the work of the Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU) of the Guyana Police Force. “I want to here and now state this fact,and believe me it is not an alternative fact … there has been no Government,Ministerial or political intervention whatsoever!,” Ramjattan said. Addressing Transparency ...

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Sunken vessel had been reported in distress earlier this month- MARAD official

A Venezuela-flagged vessel  had been seen listing offshore Essequibo since earlier this month, but apparently it had not been located by Guyanese officials Director General of the Maritime Administration, Claudette Rogers told Demerara Waves Online News that her entity was notified on March 9 that the MV Dona Marta was listing (leaning) and contact was made with the Guyana Defence ...

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Finance Minister, businessmen differ on foreign exchange availability

Finance Minister, Winston Jordan on Monday maintained that sufficient foreign exchange is available, although businessmen continue to complain that they cannot readily make overseas payments by draft or wire transfer for supplies. “I have heard that complaint and every time I hear that complaint the Governor (of the Bank of Guyana,  Dr, Gobin Ganga) has assured me that he doesn’t ...

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Eye on the Issues: The opposition miscalculations will hurt its visions

by GHK Lall The happenings at that recent commemoration event at Babu John made me sit up and take notice.  When I place those developments in Berbice next to the results from the Congress in Essequibo, it becomes clear that the opposition made a terrible miscalculation; in fact, several huge miscalculations for which there will be reckoning. First, and taking ...

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Police Corporal detained, gun lodged following armed robbery

A police corporal was Sunday detained and his licensed firearm lodged, after police received different accounts about a shooting incident that resulted in the injury of a taxi driver on Sussex Street, Charlestown, Georgetown. “As a result of the circumstances, including that the victim who was shot, has indicated to the detectives an incidental narrative of event, which conflicts with that ...

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Former PNCR leader overseas for treatment

Former Leader of the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR), Robert Corbin has travelled overseas for medical attention,  PNCR General Secretary, Oscar Clarke said Sunday. He could not say whether his former party leader has travelled to Cuba where the expertise is available at a lower cost. Corbin, 73, also a former Opposition Leader, has over the years  had a serious back ailment ...

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Land Rights Commission sworn in -President urges Commissioners to take mandate seriously

President David Granger on Friday established a Commission of Inquiry (COI) to examine and make recommendations to resolve issues and uncertainties surrounding the individual, joint or communal ownership of lands, along with Amerindian land titling issues. The Ministry of the Presidency said in a statement that the Commission signals the importance of resolving land rights issues. Rev. George Chuck-A-Sang has been ...

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Junior Culture Minister calls Phagwah Festival of Lights

Junior Minister of Education, Culture, Youth and Sport, Nicolette Henry on Friday said Diwali-the Festival of Lights- instead of Phagwah, would be celebrated next Sunday “On Sunday, March 12, here in Guyana and around the world, Hindus will be celebrating Diwali- the Festival of Lights- and today, my Department of Culture, Youth and Sport is holding this its annual Phagwah celebrations ...

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President appoints oil and gas expert as Advisor on Petroleum

The Government of Guyana has appointed Dr. Jan Mangal, an expert in offshore and civil engineering, as Petroleum Advisor in the Ministry of the Presidency. A Guyanese by birth, Dr. Mangal brings with him a wealth of technical expertise and experiences in the area of oil and gas development. This announcement was made this afternoon at State House, where President ...

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