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Cabinet shakeup: Broomes, Yearwood reassigned from Natural Resources, Housing

Guyana’s President David Granger on Thursday announced a cabinet reshuffle in keeping with a High Court ruling that lawmakers with dual citizenship is unconstitutional. Simona Broomes has been removed from the Ministry of Natural Resources and Valerie Patterson-Yearwood, from the Ministry of Housing. Annette Ferguson is no longer Junior Minister of Public Infrastructure. She has been shifted to the Ministry ...

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BREAKING: Governing coalition names replacements for dual citizenship MPs

The governing A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) has identified four candidates to replace the four ministers whose parliamentary role is unconstitutional because they hold dual citizenship. Party sources, however, say it is unclear whether any of the new lawmakers will be appointed ministers. Those expected to he sworn in on Friday when the National Assembly meets again ...

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Roger Khan wants early release from US prison based on “good-conduct credit”

Convicted Guyanese drug lord, Shaheed ‘Roger’ Khan wants to be released earlier than July on the grounds that he racked up good credits under a recent Trump-approved law, but the Federal Correctional Institution on Tuesday asked the court to reject his petition, according to court documents filed in a Florida Court. Khan is banking his chances on US President Donald ...

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Two arrested for shooting death of driver-mechanic

Police on Wednesday said they arrested two suspects in connection with the gunning down of  a driver-mechanic at Kuribrong Trail, Potaro River, on Easter Monday. “Two suspects are in custody assisting with the investigation. The autopsy is scheduled for tomorrow (Wednesday),” police said. A gold miner, Elon Thomas, who the assailants believed had witnessed the shooting incident, fled from his ...

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IATA protests Guyana formula, increased airline fees

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) on Tuesday publicly protested the refusal of the management of the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) to hold talks about the adverse impact of increased departure fees on airlines and passengers. The global air transport body says CJIA’s continued refusal to cooperate with IATA on both the proper calculation and implementation of such fees ...

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Miner held for allegedly raping girl

A 27-year old miner has been arrested for allegedly raping a child under 16 years old. The miner of Potaro River was also detained in connection with alleged illegal possession of a firearm and ammunition. Investigators said a “search of his person revealed an unlicensed pistol with six live rounds.” The suspect, who was arrested at Garraway Stream, Potaro River, ...

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