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AG Williams denies making death threats …to sue K/News, Guyana Times over libelous reports

  by Gary Eleazar Attorney General and Minster of Legal Affairs, Basil Williams, has denied ever threatening to kill a sitting Judge—Justice Franklin Holder—and has threatened to sue daily newspapers Guyana Times and Kaieteur News for ‘grievous libel,’ over the reports. Williams made the charges today (March 24, 2017) when he appeared for an impromptu press conference billed as urgent, ...

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High Court rules it can hear Red House lease revocation case

The High Court on Friday ruled against Attorney General, Basil Williams and said it has jurisdiction to hear a constitutional case about the revocation of a lease of Red House by the Cheddi Jagan Research Centre Inc. The decision was made in chambers by acting Chief Justice, Yonette Cummings-Edwards against Williams and the Guyana Lands and Surveys Commission. “The court ...

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Communities Minister sacks Linden Town Clerk with immediate effect

by Gary Eleazar Linden Town Clerk, Jonellor Bowen, was today (March 23, 2017) fired with immediate effect by Minister of Communities, Ronald Bulkan, having already been cleared of any wrong-doing recently as documented in the conclusion of a recent Commission of Inquiry (COI). A visibly distraught Bowen, spoke with media  today while at Freedom House—where she had met with and ...

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Govt announces Board of Directors for new state agency to assist GPL

Cabinet has approved a new Board of Directors for a fresh state agency, the Power Producers & Distributors Incorporated, which is now tasked with operating and maintain Guyana’s power generational facilities, after the contract with Wärtsilä expired some time ago. The new Board includes Mark Bender, Aaron Fraser, Attorney-at-law Ronald Burch-Smith, Chartered Accountant Harriram Parmesar, Attorney-at-Law Stephen Fraser, a member ...

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Five persons nominated to take on Yarde for GPSU’s presidency …as Executive Council calls picketers “misguided, disgruntled, nuisance’

by Gary Eleazar Five persons have been nominated to run against incumbent Patrick Yarde, for the presidency of the Guyana Public Service Union (GPSU) when its election is held on April 24, 2017. GPSU’s first vice-president, Mortimer Livan made the disclosure today (March 22, 2017) when he led a delegation to face members of the media, to complain about recent ...

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Businessman asks court to review Granger’s eligibility criteria for GECOM Chairmanship

Businessman, Marcel Gaskin has moved to the High Court to challenge the constitutionality of President David Granger’s rejection of Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo’s list of nominees for the post of Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM. In court papers filed by Attorney-at-Law, Glenn Hanoman, the businessman wants the High Court to declare whether the list of nominees to be ...

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Govt calls in police to prevent City Hall from clamping vehicles ; new suspension order is “done deal”

Government has formally suspended the bylaws governing the parking meter project and has called in national police to prevent the Georgetown City Council and operatives of Smart City Solutions (SCS) from booting/clamping vehicles “The Minister of Public Security, Mr. Khemraj Ramjattan was also instructed to advise the Commissioner of Police to ensure that as of Wednesday, March 22, 2017 citizens ...

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Granger’s qualities of a GECOM Chairman can backfire on him- GTUC President

The Guyana Trades Union Congress (GTUC) on Tuesday confirmed that it is among several organisations that are deeply concerned that President David Granger has barred activists from being eligible to become  the next Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM). General Secretary of the GTUC, Coretta Mc Donald warned that Granger’s conditionality could backfire on him if he has to ...

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Vehicle clamping heightens as Gov’t suspension yet to take effect

Vehicle clamping was visibly heightened in the capital city today, March 21, as central government’s recent order to suspend the parking meter regime is yet to take effect. Despite an expectation that the parking meter by-laws would be suspended at an extraordinary statutory meeting of city council on Monday, the Council instead voted to consider the position made by Communities ...

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GECOM Chairman must not be an activist or associated with any political party- Granger

President David Granger said a Chairman of the  Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) must preferably not only be a judge or eligible to be judge but must not be an activist or member of any political party. The Opposition Leader’s Office said, despite the concerns about the characteristics, Jagdeo urged representatives of Civil society organisations on Tuesday to respond by March 27, ...

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