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Transparency Institute assails politicians, justice system for low marks on corruption, transparency, public confidence

President of the Transparency Institute of Guyana Inc. (TIGI), Dr. Troy Thomas wants asset declarations by the President and Opposition Leader to the Integrity Commission to be published. “We have discussed at some point that at least the declarations by the President and the Leader of the Opposition should be made public. We can discuss and argue about the others ...

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Dual citizens should resign – Ramjattan; gov’t should take the lead – Edghill

Chairman of the Alliance For Change (AFC), Khemraj Ramjattan prefers dual citizens to resign in keeping with decisions by Guyana’s Court of Appeal that they ought not to have been there in the first place, and People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) parliamentarian Juan Edghill hopes the government will first replace its dual citizens. The issue surfaced in December 2018 when ...

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OPINION: Where to after the CCJ? Especially for the losing

by GHK Lall There is an anticlimactic feel to the court decision(s). Now there is breathing space for re-strategizing and repositioning, and none more so than for an opposition, which prematurely overreached. Oil does make for madness. Also, GECOM gets some much-needed space to operate; and a government with a second lease on life is provided an opportunity to shake ...

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The hot sauce lady who did not give up

by Gwen Evelyn GEORGETOWN, Guyana – March 19, 2019 — Not all problems have solutions, but thankfully some do. Think of this. You hurriedly prepare a meal and before you turn off the stove, you know it won’t make the grade. A vision of long faces around your dining table pops into your head. You have a problem—a big one. ...

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President Granger successfully completes chemotherapy; to begin radiotherapy next month

President David Granger has successfully completed several rounds of chemotherapy for non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a type of blood cancer, and he is now due to undergo radiation therapy, Halim Majeed, Guyana’s Ambassador to Cuba said in a statement. The President is expected to commence radiotherapy in early April 2019, the diplomatic envoy said. The President, who is accompanied by First Lady ...

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Parliament restored by Appeal Court scrapping no-confidence motion – Vice President Greenidge

Guyana’s Acting President Carl Greenidge Friday night announced that Parliament has been reactivated and the 65-seat National Assembly would soon meet, following the Court of Appeal’s ruling that the no-confidence motion was not validly passed by 33 votes. “Henceforth, the situation as regards Parliament is restored to the position as at 21st of December prior to the vote. Arrangements will ...

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Jagdeo tones down call for polling date after Court of Appeal invalidates no-confidence vote

Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo Friday night appeared to tone down calls for President David Granger to announce an early election date after Guyana’s Court of Appeal ruled that the no-confidence motion was not validly passed. He, however, said his People’s Progressive Party (PPP) would continue to demand that the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) be in a state of readiness for  ...

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Court of Appeal rules no-confidence motion was not validly passed with 33 votes

Guyana’s Court of Appeal by a majority on Friday struck down Chief Justice Roxane George-Wiltshire’s decision that the no-confidence motion was validly passed by 33 to 32 votes, instead ruling that an “absolute majority” of 34 votes was required to pass a no-confidence motion. Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo’s Attorney-at-Law, Anil Nandlall said, based on the Court of Appeal’s decision the ...

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More than 100 residents draw mining land lottery

Mining lands were distributed to over 100 applicants at the first in a series of lotteries held on Friday in Georgetown. But the recipients must by April 22 submit proof of identity through a Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) certificate, address and other relevant documents or forfeit their opportunity, officials declared. The Ministry of Natural Resources said the lottery is “part ...

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PPP stages countrywide protests

The People’s Progressive Party (PPP) on Friday began staging countrywide protests against what it says is an illegal government now that the 90 days have expired since the passage of the no-confidence motion and no elections have been held. “The protests will go on sporadically because we want to target the President, Prime Minister and the ministers,” Opposition Leader Bharrat ...

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