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Gov’t takes aim at Roger Khan ahead of his return

The Guyana government has signaled that it has taken aim at convicted drug lord, Roger Khan, who is yet to be deported from the United States where he had served 10 years for trafficking cocaine. Attorney General Basil Williams, in Tuesday night rejecting opposition concerns that he had allegedly threatened post-elections violence if there was no house-to-house registration to create ...

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Giftland, GPL at odds over no power purchase agreement

Giftland on Tuesday called on Guyana Power and Light Inc. (GPL) to disclose the reasons for so far failing to ink a deal for purchasing at least 3 megawatts (MW) of electricity, but the utility company said it was surprised at the private power producer’s stance because proposals have been dispatched and some technical work has been done. “We look ...

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Caribbean Court upholds trade ministerial decision on cement classification

The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) on Tuesday delivered a judgement which upholds the classification decision of the CARICOM Council for Trade and Economic Development (COTED) on cement, known as Rock Hard Cement, imported and/or distributed within CARICOM by Rock Hard Cement (Rock Hard Distributors Limited) and, Mootilal Ramhit and Sons Contracting Limited. These proceedings in the CCJ’s Original Jurisdiction ...

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Ticket sold for non-existent seat at Providence stadium

At least one spectator of the West Indies v India 20/20 match was sold a ticket for a non-existent seat at the Guyana National Stadium, Providence, East Bank Demerara. An Attorney-at-Law and rights activist said his ticket had designated him to occupy seat 28, but when he turned up there was no such seat as row 21 only has seats ...

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OPINION: There must be softening across the political battlefield

by GHK Lall Compliments of a Demerara Waves article (July 31) it was reported that coalition commissioners appear “softer on house-to-house-registration.” Softer is not a sign of weakness; it is of commonsense wisdom. The same must come from across the floor, since none holds any clear upper hand, nor would be able to claim any powerful position beyond an election. ...

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President remains in office until next elections if no PPP support for House extension -AG

Attorney General Basil Williams Monday night said President David Granger would remain in office and call elections if the opposition People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) refuses to give its parliamentary support to extend the timeframe within which general elections must be held following last December’s no-confidence motion. “Let’s assume they don’t go and get the two-thirds extension…We have always argued ...

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AG Williams, Nandlall, Ramkarran differ on economic impact of no-confidence motion

Attorney General, Basil Williams on Monday sought to downplay the fallout from the now eight-month old no-confidence motion on Guyana’s business climate, even as two prominent opposition-aligned lawyers forecast a rough period. Speaking during a panel discussion organised by the American Chamber of Commerce Guyana (AMCHAM-G) on the topic “The implication of the CCJ (Caribbean Court if Justice) Consequential Orders ...

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Chief Justice to rule on house-to-house registration next week

Guyana’s Chief Justice, Roxane George-Wiltshire is next week expected to rule on whether the house-to-house registration exercise should be halted to make way for general elections following the Caribbean Court of Justice’s (CCJ) validation of last year’s no-confidence motion. Attorney-at-Law, Anil Nandlall, who is representing political commentator Christopher Ram, said George-Wiltshire would on August 14 rule on whether the registration ...

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ExxonMobil supports job readiness programme in Guyana

ExxonMobil Guyana has provided some GYD$15 million to Specialists in Sustained Youth Development and Research (SSYDR Inc.), a not-for-profit organization, to roll out a job readiness programme in several communities across the country. Employment Attack 102, is a summer camp geared at preparing young persons including early school leavers for the job market. Speaking at a press conference at the ...

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Pro-coalition election commissioners appear softer on house-to-house registration

Pro-coalition election commissioners on Wednesday afternoon emerged from a three-hour meeting, gagged by their new Chairperson, Retired Justice Claudette Singh, and seemingly softer on their demand for house-to-house registration. Charles Corbin told reporters that he and colleague commissioners Vincent Alexander and Desmond Trotman responded to Justice Singh’s questions and “any further comment on these discussions could only be made by ...

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