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Govt, opposition wary of possible infiltration by Venezuelan security agents

President Irfaan Ali and Opposition Leader Aubrey Norton are concerned that Venezuelan state security personnel might be infiltrating Guyana under the guise of being migrants fleeing harsh economic and political conditions in their homeland. Mr Norton, at the weekend, told supporters of his People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) in Maryland, United States (US) that he was unsure that government was ...

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Chinese Landing appeals to National Toshaos Council for support on long-running mining issue

The Chinese Landing community in Region One (Barima-Waini) appealed to the National Toshaos (NTC) Conference to support its demand for a permanent ban on gold mining by Wayne Vieira and all outside miners, removal of all guns by outside miners, and a resumption of mining by villagers, Chinese Landing Toshao, Orin Fernandes said Monday. “We call on the NTC to ...

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PNCR says risky to depend on donations from “a few” big businesses

Leader of the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR), Aubrey Norton on Saturday said his party was wary of taking donations from big businesses to stave off pressure to award contracts to them should his party win the 2025 general and regional elections. “I’m very much interested in us getting small contributions across so that we remove the vulnerability that comes ...

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PNCR to hire international public relations company

The People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR), the major party in the opposition coalition, plans to recruit an international public relations company for the next general and regional elections scheduled in 2025, party leader Aubrey Norton said on Saturday. “We have to recognise that there is a a strong PR machinery out there which we will have to challenge with, I ...

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OPINION: The Guyana Insurgency

Dr Randolph Persaud Professor Emeritus, American University, Washington DC Twice during the funeral proceedings for Dr. Roger Luncheon, PPPC Vice President Dr Bharrat Jagdeo expressed frustration he and the former HPS faced during what used to be routinely labelled as the “crime spree” that followed the February 2002 Jail Break. The PPP General Secretary, however, went beyond the familiar “crime spree” construction. ...

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Eight die in accidents

Eight persons died in three separate accidents on Saturday and Sunday at Canal Number 2, West Bank Demerara; Unity, East Coast Demerara and Number 11 Village, East Berbice, police said. Police said at about 1:30 Sunday morning, four teenagers died in an accident on the Resource Public Road, Canal Number 2 Polder, West Bank Demerara when the speeding car they ...

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UG insisted on hosting descendants of British slave owner’s descendants’ apology for slavery, indentureship on campus

The descendants of a British slave owner on Friday came to Guyana and offered their “sincerest apologies” for the role he played in enslaving Africans on sugar and coffee plantations in Demerara, but this significant national event failed to attract top cabinet officials in person. “Slavery was a crime against humanity and its damaging impact continues to be felt across ...

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British slaveowner’s descendants apologise for slavery in Guyana

Apology read by family representative Charles Gladstone To the People of Guyana. We, the undersigned, are descendants of Sir John Gladstone, 1″ Baronet of Fasque and Balfour, and wish to offer our sincerest apologies for his actions in holding your ancestors in slavery in Demerara, now Guyana. We are deeply honoured to be in Guyana at the invitation of The ...

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Norton warns 2025 election results will be rejected if no biometrics; gives reason for meeting in Queens, New York

Opposition Leader Aubrey Norton on Thursday night said he was fairly optimistic that the government would give in to demands for biometric screening of voters to avoid electoral fraud but signaled that if not was not done the results could be rejected. “I’m saying this to you: once there is a clean voters list, once there is biometrics, the outcome ...

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No disclosures on those who provided info to govt after army, police leadership sanitised intel reports- Jagdeo

Vice President Bharrat Jagdeo on Thursday ruled out disclosing the names of persons he said knew alleged attempts to mislead his government about a six-year long “insurgency” whose aim had been to “dislodge” his People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC)-led administration. He said they included villagers in “those communities” and soldiers who helped to expose the sterilise versions of the documents ...

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December 2023