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Pro-PPP radio, TV stations take GNBA to court over alleged freedom of expression violations

Two radio and television stations closely associated with the opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) want the High Court to find that their constitutional right to freedom of expression has been violated by a hearing committee of the Guyana National Broadcasting Authority (GNBA) which they say has not been legally constituted. Through their lawyers – Mohabir A. Nandlall, Marcia Nadir-Sharma, Manoj ...

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Granger woos Linden to vote for PNCR-led coalition

President David Granger Saturday evening appealed to residents of Linden to again vote solidly for his People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR)-dominated coalition, citing a number of achievements including an end to drugs-related killings. “We deserve another five years to conduct, to carry on the work we have started,” he told about 1,500 supporters at the PNCR’s 62nd anniversary rally outside ...

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Magistrates’ Court tout shot dead during home invasion

A 53-year old man, who was a tout outside the Georgetown Magistrate’s Court, was early Saturday morning shot dead during a home invasion and robbery, relatives said. He has been identified as Darrell Breedy. Relatives said he was shot to his abdomen when he resisted armed bandits inside his home at 2037 Hummingbird Street, Festival City, North Ruimveldt, Georgetown. The ...

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Recent voter registrants to be posted for claims/objections

The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) has decided that a list of persons whose fingerprints were captured in the July-August house-to-house registration exercise will be posted up at a later date during the claims and objections period, an elections commissioner said Friday. The claims and objections period began on October 1 and will last for 49 days. The fingerprints of 370,000 ...

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PPP virtually endorses WPA’s cash transfers to poor, needy; Hinds warns APNU of losing votes

The opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) on Thursday virtually endorsed the Working People’s Alliance’s (WPA) proposal of direct cash transfer of some projected oil revenues, but preferring to target the poor and needy instead of all just over 200,000 households across Guyana. “In fact, in our manifesto, we are going to be talking about conditional transfers, targeted transfers to vulnerable ...

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BREAKING: Ramjattan as PM pick not automatic – Granger

President David Granger on Thursday said the selection of his prime ministerial running mate was not automatic, and depends on the outcome of negotiations between A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) and the Alliance For Change (AFC) on a review of their political agreement, the 2015 Valentine’s Day Cummingsburg Accord. “I cannot say now, who I would be running with, ...

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Foreign Minister rails against international calls for Guyana to abide by constitution

US. Congressman Gregory W. Meeks welcomes Granger’s setting of elections date Foreign Affairs Minister, Dr. Karen Cummings on Wednesday rubbished calls by intergovernmental organisations – the Commonwealth of Nations, the Organisation of American States (OAS) and the European Union – as well as the United States and United Kingdom for President David Granger to abide by Guyana’s constitution. “All this ...

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Guyana to implement new standards by February 2020 against inferior electrical items

The Guyana government on Wednesday unveiled 31 new standards to regulate the importation and sale of electrical installation items and equipment. During the launch hosted at the Umana Yana in Kingston, Georgetown the participants were told that the new standards will be used as a threshold to commence monitoring of the importation of electrical equipment. The equipment which will now ...

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