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Granger praises Harmon’s “energy and vision”

President David Granger on Sunday sought to dispel talk that he has not been on the best of terms with Minister of State Joseph Harmon over the past several months. Addressing supporters at the official opening of the brand new Region 3 headquarters of the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR), the party leader repeatedly lauded Harmon for his “energy and vision”. ...

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Khemraj Ramjattan available for Prime Ministerial candidacy

Chairman of the Alliance For Change (AFC), Khemraj Ramjattan on Sunday said he would accept the nomination for the prime ministerial candidate for the incumbent APNU+AFC coalition to contest the next general elections. “I would certainly accept the nomination,” he told reporters briefly at the official opening of the People’s National Congress Reform’s (PNCR) new West Demerara regional headquarters. The PNCR ...

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No plan to resign, will exhaust appeals – Granger; Harmon deems UN official’s position against gov’t “premature”

President David Granger on Sunday vowed not to resign and that government would remain in office while the controversial no-confidence motion case is appealed right up to the Caribbean Court of Justice and after the next general elections are held. Addressing the official commissioning of his People’s National Congress’ Region 3 (West Demerara) headquarters at Vreed-en-Hoop, Granger promised that government ...

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APNU+AFC on election campaign trail in Linden

Several government ministers were on a fan-out exercise in several communities across Linden, making promises and highlighting achievements as the three-year-old coalition gears up to seek a second straight term in what could very well be early general elections. Decked out in their parties’ political colours of gold for the Alliance For Change (AFC) and green for the People’s National ...

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Guyana’s self-harm mental health programme expands to Region 5

The Ministry of Public Health department in Region 5, Mahaica-Berbice, is gearing up to provide stigma-free mental health care services relating to self-harm and suicide at its 18 primary health care institutions. The initial step was taken two weeks ago with the launching of the Self-Harm Surveillance Programme, according to the Regional Health Officer, Dr. Desmond Nicholson. Self-harming cases, he ...

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GECOM disagrees with PPP commissioner on work plan submission deadline

Differences over when the optional general election work plans prepared by the Guyana Elections Commission’s (GECOM) should be submitted to an operations sub-committee emerged on Saturday. Opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPPC) elections commissioner, Sase Gunraj, who co-chairs the operations sub-committee, claimed that the seven-member Commission agreed on Friday that the work plan would have been presented to the elections commissioners ...

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GRA asks Court to clear tax cases backlog including GTT’s

While the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) raked in almost GYD$200 billion in taxes last year, it wants the court system to hear a more than 20-year backlog of cases, including one against the Guyana Telephone and Telegraph (GTT) company, GRA Commissioner-General Godfrey Statia said. Government officials have said GTT wants a US$44 million claim settled before agreeing to formal liberalisation ...

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Gail Teixeira likely to give up Canadian citizenship

Long-time People’s Progressive Party (PPP) parliamentarian Gail Teixeira could soon renounce her Canadian citizenship, Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo said Friday. This in wake of Thursday’s High Court ruling that Guyana parliamentarians holding dual citizenship is unconstitutional. “I spoke with Gail Teixeira and she said to me she is prepared to give up her Canadian citizenship so clearly this ruling has implications ...

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PPP threatens court action for GECOM to hold elections

Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo, on the heels of a favourable High Court ruling on last month’s no-confidence motion, has threatened to move to the court to force the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) to hold elections with the present voters’ list by March 19. “We are exploring now whether we can go to the courts to direct GECOM to fulfill its ...

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High Court rules no-confidence motion valid; Attorney General applies for stay

Chief Justice Roxane George-Wiltshire on Thursday ruled that the no-confidence motion was validly passed. “The ruling of the Speaker that the no-confidence debated in the National Assembly on December 21st, 2018 was carried by a vote of a majority of all of the elected members of the National Assembly is thus lawful and valid, being in accordance with the requirements” ...

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