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PPP writes Chief Justice as gov’t decides “on the way forward” on no-confidence motion

Even as the Guyana government continued to mull its legal options on dealing with the no-confidence motion that it lost last Friday, the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) on Thursday wrote the Chief Justice, Roxane George-Wiltshire, asking to be heard in an any one-sided case that might be filed by the government. Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo told reporters that the letter ...

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Antigua mourns passing of Guyanese jurist, Fenton Ramsahoye

St John’s, 27 December – Antigua and Barbuda’s Prime Minister Gaston Browne has expressed sorrow at the death of Guyanese Sir Fenton Ramsahoye who was made a Knight of the Order of the Nation by the State of Antigua and Barbuda in 2006. “One of our distinguished Knights has fallen, and we in Antigua and Barbuda, join his family, friends ...

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Former Guyana Attorney General Dr. Fenton Ramsahoye dies

Attorney General of Guyana, Dr. Fenton Ramsahoye died in Barbados, Thursday morning, sending shock waves throughout the legal fraternity across the Caribbean. He was 89 years old. Former Guyana House Speaker, Senior Counsel Ralph Ramkarran said he was saddened at the passing of Ramsahoye who pioneered “a great deal” of constitutional developments in the Caribbean through legal victories at the ...

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PPP’s Deputy Chairman in Linden defects to new Ramkarran-Jeffrey political party

The Deputy Chairman of the main opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) in Linden, Akanni Blair has decided to join A New United Guyana (ANUG), less than three days after it announced its existence. Blair confirmed his move in an interview with Demerara Waves Online News, saying that while the governing David Granger-led coalition was not expected to win the next ...

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Guyana Bar Association rejects unofficial calculation of no-confidence vote, calls for elections by March

The Guyana Bar Association (GBA) Wednesday night urged Guyanese to ignore Attorney-at-Law, Nigel Hughes’ calculation that 34 of the 65 votes in the National Assembly are needed to pass a no-confidence motion, even as checks in other countries show that an absolute majority is more than 50 percent after rounding up half a percent. “The Bar Council rejects as erroneous ...

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Youth dies in Boxing Day accident

A youth died in an early Wednesday-Boxing Day-morning road accident on the Corentyne Public Road when the car in which he and a young woman were travelling slammed into a refrigerator and rolled over several times, police said. Dead is the car driver Reoul Drepal-Saul, 20, while the occupant 18-year old Akesha Beaton has been hospitalized in a serious condition. ...

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Brazilian farmer killed in Rupununi; one arrested

A Brazilian farmer was killed, hours after he had been at a house at Moco Moco village, Rupununi drinking at a house on Tuesday, Christmas day, police said. He has been identified as 44-year old Elvis Aulicio, 44, a farmer of Bon Fin, Brazil. Investigators are treating the incident as “murder”. A man has been taken into custody for questioning, police said. ...

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Britain, Caricom join US in telling Venezuela to back off from Guyana’s territory

Even as Venezuela scolded the United States (US) not to push its mouth in the Guyana-Venezuela border controversy whose latest spat are over allegations of a maritime incursion by ExxonMobil contracted seismic data collection ships, Britain and the 15-nation Caribbean Community (CARICOM) backed Guyana. “The rule of law must be respected and those who have the legitimate permissions to operate ...

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New United Guyana political party pushes “inclusive governance” to manage oil-rich Guyana; promises not opportunistic coalescing

The architects of the just-formed New and United Guyana (NUG) political party have identified “inclusive governance” and constitutional reform as their priority, while vowing that they would not coalesce with either of the two major political parties to take up seats in government. At the helm of the party so far are former People’s Progressive Party (PPP) executive member, Senior ...

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Govt seeks legal opinions on no-confidence motion

The Guyana government on Monday announced that it has sought legal opinions on the implications of the defeat its suffered in the National Assembly in the opposition-sponsored no-confidence motion. In a statement issued by the Minister of State, Joseph Harmon, he said a special Cabinet meeting “examined all of the legal and constitutional aspects of the vote in the National ...

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