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Tough time for gov’t to prove 34 votes needed for no-confidence motion – Attorney-at-law; Norwegian political scientist also says it’s 33

As legal and procedural uncertainty surrounds whether the opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP)-sponsored no-confidence motion was passed, a Norwegian Political Scientist is the latest expert to point out that the motion secured 33 votes – an “absolute majority” of the 65 seats in the House. Attorney General Basil Williams has said that regardless of the House Speaker, Dr. Barton Scotland’s ...

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Corentyne brothers killed by armed robbers

Two brothers were killed Old Year’s Night 2018 when they resisted three armed robbers at their Bush Lot Farm, Corentyne residence, the Guyana Police Force said. Dead are 45-year old Premchand Samaroo and Harricharran Samaroo, who were labourers. “Investigations revealed that the victims were together under the house conversing when the suspects with weapons brandished, pounced and demanded cash and other ...

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706 Guyana Defence Force soldiers promoted

The Guyana Defence Force on Tuesday – New Year’s Day 2019 – announced that 706 other ranks were promoted. Heading the list of promotions is 17130 Substantive Warrant Officer Class Two Marvin Pilgrim who has been elevated in rank to Acting Warrant Officer Class One. The full list of promotions is below

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Republic Bank’s ‘Right Start’ account for GPHC’s first New Year’s baby

A baby boy was warmly welcomed at the Georgetown Public Hospital at 1:05 am on New Year’s Day, this being the first delivery at the institution for 2019, the government’s Department of Public Information (DPI) reported. A girl and two other boys were subsequently delivered during the morning hours. The lucky mother, Serena Gordon, who resides in Albouystown, went to ...

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Updated: Toshao beheaded by son-in-law while intervening in domestic dispute

A Toshao in western Guyana was early New Year’s Day 2019 killed by his son-in-law when he intervened in a domestic dispute between his daughter and her husband, police aid. Interior Police Divisional Commander, Senior Superintendent Kevin Adonis  confirmed the incident and said that a team has been dispatched to the area. Dead is Toshao Solomon Lewis. “Initial investigations revealed ...

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Guyana Police Force announces promotions for 2019

Three Senior Superintendents of Police were promoted to Assistant Commissioners, topping the 2019 promotions list of the Guyana Police Force. They are Edgar Thomas, Royston Andries-Junor, and Paul Langevine. Police Commissioner, Leslie James told the senior and junior members of the force, who were promoted,  that “promotions cause the recipients to exude feelings of joy, satisfaction and of course a ...

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Granger, Jagdeo enter New Year talking up “political cooperation”

President David Granger greeted 2019 with a pledge to work with the opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) and its Leader Bharrat Jagdeo has gone as far as remarking that the two sides might unite to run Guyana. “Recent developments in the National Assembly have created opportunities for enhanced political cooperation. Meetings between the government and opposition will take place in ...

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Wind stations being installed to explore wind generation potential on Guyana’s coast

The Ministry of Public Infrastructure (MOPI) has begun installing four wind measurement stations along the Atlantic Coast at a cost of more than GYD$33.5 million (US$160,000) to determine the potential of this natural resource for the generation of sustainable renewable energy, the government’s Department of Public Information said. The stations, which are being mounted on towers with a height of ...

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Political Scientists, Mathematician insist that 33 is “absolute majority”; Attorney General shrugs off foreign citizenship questions

Attorney General Basil Williams on Monday insisted that all percentages of parliamentary votes must be rounded up, in stark contrast to what experts in the United States and Norway have stated. He also believes that challenging the 33 to 32 vote in favour of the opposition-sponsored no-confidence motion on the constitutional grounds that then government parliamentarian Charrandas Persaud is a ...

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DPP Shalimar Ali-Hack among five named Senior Counsel

President David Granger has conferred the honour of Senior Counsel on five legal practitioners who have displayed a high quality of service in the legal profession and in their knowledge of the law, with effect from January 1, 2019, the Ministry of the Presidency said Monday. The long-serving legal practitioners are Mrs. Shalimar Ali-Hack, Mr. Stephen Fraser, Mrs. Carole James-Boston, Mr. Robert Ramcharran ...

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