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Special Prosecutors hired last year cost over GY$2 million, other costs

The Guyana government has been paying at least GY$2 million to each of five special prosecutors since last year June, Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs Basil Williams told the House on Monday. In response to written questions by Shadow Legal Affairs Minister, Attorney-at-Law Anil Nandlall, Williams said in a written response that the agreement signed by the special ...

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Juan Edghill unfazed by Winston Jordan’s GY$200 million “malicious prosecution” lawsuit

Opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) parliamentarian, Juan Edghill on Monday appeared far from perturbed about Finance Minister, Winston Jordan’s GY$200 million lawsuit for “malicious prosecution”, saying the case never reached the courts for a determination. “If I will lose the case? There is no case! If what you’ve reported that the Minister is suing me for malicious prosecution; the minister ...

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Haitians, Cubans not being registered to vote in Guyana; most left through porous borders- Felix

Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, Winston Felix on Monday slammed claims by the opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) that more than 20,000 Cubans and Haitians are in Guyana and are being granted citizenship to vote in the 2020 general elections. “You just don’t take people off the road and make them citizens, particularly if they are speaking a foreign language, ...

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Jagdeo will not give up PPP General Secretary post if CCJ rules in favour of presidential term limit

Ahead of Tuesday’s decision by the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) on whether presidential term limit is unconstitutional, Bharrat Jagdeo said he would not be giving up the position of General Secretary of the People’s Progressive Party. “I am moved to publicly assure that whatever the ruling is, I am and will remain the General Secretary of the PPP. In that ...

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AFC to begin local govt election campaign, no agreement yet with APNU

The Alliance For Change (AFC) on Saturday decided to begin campaigning for local government elections expected to be held during the last quarter of this year, but there is no agreement yet with A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) on contesting jointly, party sources said. “The negotiations with Coalition partner A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) with regard to contesting ...

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Region Six students, teachers and coaches educated on sexual harassment in sport

Students, teachers and coaches in Region Six were today educated on sexual harassment in sports at the New Amsterdam Town Hall, auditorium. Leading the team was Minister of Social Cohesion Dr. George Norton, Assistant Director of Sport, Melissa Dow-Richardson and Attorney-at-Law, Leslyn Charles. Charles told the audience that sexual harassment is a serious issue and most times the act is ...

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100 retrenched sugar workers to benefit from skills training; funding drawn from Natural Resources Ministry

One hundred retrenched sugar workers and young people from Berbice are the inaugural batch of the Industry Skills Training Enhancement Programme (IN-STEP). Minister of Natural Resources, Raphael Trotman, officially launched the IN-STEP programme at the GuySuCo (Guyana Sugar Cooperation) Training Centre, Port Mourant, today. “We know that many of you are afraid many of you are worried. We are here ...

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‘FESTA JUNINA’ to feature donation drive for Lethem children

This year’s annual ‘Festa Junina’ (June Festival) celebration at the Brazil-Guyana Cultural Centre will feature a special donation drive to assist children in Lethem. The ‘Friends of Lethem’ charity drive, hosted by the Brazilian Embassy aims to collect shoes, clothes and non-perishable food items that will be donated in Lethem. The embassy is open to receive contributions until June 23. The festival ...

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Earthquake rattles North-West, Essequibo Coast

A 5.1 magnitude earthquake in Venezuela also rattled parts of Guyana Friday night, residents especially in Essequibo and North West District said. “Charity, Essequibo Coast…… and yes I felt the tremor….,” said Ava Thompson on Demerara Waves’ Facebook Page (www.facebook.com/demwaves ) The quake occurred 22 kilometres, North North West of Irapa in Venezuela and also shook Trinidad heavily.  The epicenter was ...

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