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Former Guyana Ambassador to Venezuela, US, Kuwait dies

Guyana’s former Ambassador to Venezuela, the United States and Kuwait Odeen Ishamael CCH died on Saturday at his home in the southern United States, his brother said. “It is with deep sadness that I inform you of the death of our brother Dr. Odeen Ishmael at his home in Ocala, Florida at 3.01 pm this afternoon,” his brother, Jamaladeen Ishmael ...

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Youths to lobby political parties for greater involvement and priority

A loosely organised youth-driven forum on involvement in politics on Saturday concluded with a decision to lobby political parties on their needs, even as ideas were floated for greater parliamentary representation by youths and influencing election manifestos. “The aim is that we write to these political parties, regardless if it is a one-man party, a two-man party or three-man party, ...

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PPP says constitution preserves Canadian Charrandas Persaud’s no-confidence vote

The opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) Friday night disputed a High Court challenge to scrap former government Member of Parliament Charrandas Persaud’s vote for the opposition-sponsored no-confidence motion because he is a Canadian. The PPP contended that the Guyana Constitution also provides for the preservation of all acts by parliamentarians although he or she might have been ineligible to sit ...

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High Court asked to quash no-confidence motion; says Charrandas Persaud was Canadian since 1998

The High Court was Friday asked to quash a no-confidence motion against the Guyana Government on the grounds that former government parliamentarian, Charrandas Persaud, who sided with the opposition to pass the motion had falsely declared that he was a Guyanese citizen, but immigration records show that he has been a Canadian citizen since 1998. In the complaint filed by ...

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As Jagdeo, Granger prepare for crucial meeting, Nandlall says court can’t extend election deadline after House approves no-confidence motion; Charrandas Persaud’s ‘Yes’ vote irreversible

Shadow Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Anil Nandlall on Thursday rubbished Attorney General Basil Williams’ announcement that the government would ask the High Court to delay the holding of general elections within 90 days after the House approved an opposition no-confidence motion of 33 to 32. “The court has no jurisdiction to entertain this matter so as to ...

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Protection key to return of ExxonMobil’s seismic research vessel; Guyana protests fake claim; demands scrapping of decree – Foreign Minister

Even as Guyana awaits the United Nations General Assembly’s consideration of a complaint about Venezuela’s latest military aggression against an oil company exploring for oil offshore the Essequibo Coast, Foreign Minister Carl Greenidge said protection would be vital for the return of the ExxonMobil-hired seismic research vessel. “We have to try and ensure that they can secure some guarantee or ...

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Gov’t to ask High Court to extend 90-day general election deadline pending legal challenge of no-confidence motion passed by 33 votes

Attorney General Basil Williams on Thursday said government would ask the High Court to extend the 90-day period within which general elections must be held to allow a ruling on the constitutionality of the opposition-sponsored no-confidence motion. “I don’t see how we could go to court and not preserve the status quo so we have to preserve the status quo ...

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House Speaker: Let the court decide on no-confidence motion

House Speaker Dr. Barton Scotland on Thursday ruled that the controversy over the validity of the recently passed no-confidence motion should be settled by the court. While stating more than once in a statement to the sitting, which was boycotted by the opposition People’s Progressive Party, that the no-confidence motion was voted by 33 to 32, he said the issues ...

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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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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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