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Former PPP lawmaker charged with sexual assault, maintains innocence

Former People’s Progressive Party (PPP) parliamentarian, Alister Charlie has been slapped with a sexual assault charge stemming from an alleged incident that occurred last year July in Lethem, Rupununi. Charlie has not yet appeared before a Magistrate, but he said police have informed him that the Director of Public Prosecutions Chambers have advised that he be charged with sexual assault ...

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Venezuela remains one of Guyana’s biggest rice buyers, despite no PetroCaribe deal

Venezuela is Guyana’s biggest rice market, accounting for 34 percent or 177,682 tonnes of all that grain exported to several Latin American countries the Guyana Rice Development Board (GRDB) said in a statement. This means that despite Venezuela stopping the rice for oil PetroCaribe agreement with Guyana in 2016, a number of private exporters are still selling rice to that ...

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Shop owner killed over alleged thieving monkey

Guyanese police say they are investigating the murder of a shopkeeper, identified as 54-year-old Sharon Burnette of 47 Graham Street, Plaisance, East Coast Demerara. The suspected killer has since been arrested. Police said the incident occurred Monday morning at 12:30 allegedly by a 57-year-old male neighbour who has since been arrested and is assisting with the investigation. Investigations revealed that ...

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PPP’s anti-crime strategy to create jobs, reduce poverty -Retired Brigadier Mark Phillips

Former Chief of Staff of the Guyana Defence Force, retired Brigadier Mark Phillips on Sunday night said an integrated anti-crime and security strategy would be put in place to fight the scourge and create jobs. “This anti-crime and security strategy will be linked to other strategies for employment creation and poverty alleviation throughout our society and it will help to ...

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No place for incompetent, corrupt ministers in law-abiding PPP gov’t -Irfaan Ali

People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) presidential candidate, Irfaan Ali on Sunday night vowed that if he wins the general elections in March, he would not tolerate incompetent and corrupt ministers and that his administration would obey the laws and Guyana’s constitution. “I know that I will not be a president that surrounds himself by ministers who are incompetent and corrupt. ...

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PPP rejects Granger’s plan to deal with no-confidence motion in constitutional reform

People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) presidential candidate, Irfaan Ali and its General Secretary, Bharrat Jagdeo Sunday night rejected incumbent President, David Granger’s desire to amend no-confidence motion provisions of Guyana’s constitution. Addressing the launch of the PPPC’s 2020 electoral campaign at the Kitty Market Square, Ali made it clear that his party’s constitutional reform agenda would not include removing the ...

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No APNU+AFC prime ministerial candidate announced at campaign launch

The incumbent A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) on Friday did not announce its prime ministerial candidate, although the only indication was AFC Leader Khemraj Ramjattan was the second senior politician addressing the thousands of attendees at the launch of the coalition’s 2020 general elections. The two MCs for the event stayed clear on several occasions of saying ...

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Constitutional reform will target no-confidence motion provision -Granger at APNU+AFC campaign launch

A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) presidential candidate, David Granger on Friday night disclosed that constitutional reform would seek to alter the no-confidence motion provisions that the opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) invoked one year ago. “We are going to reform the constitution so that that nonsense they tried for us in the last twelve months doesn’t happen ...

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Podcast: Highlights of launch of A Partnership for National Unity+ Alliance For Change 2020 election campaign

Guyana’s ruling coalition, A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC), on Friday launched its 2020 general elections campaign. In this podcast, you can hear addresses by Juretha Fernandes, Dawn Hastings-Williams, AFC Leader Khemraj Ramjattan and APNU Chairman and incumbent President, David Granger. The event was held at D’urban Park, Georgetown, and was attended by thousands of persons from Linden, ...

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