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Director of Sport says allegations of financial irregularities “politically motivated”; welcomes probe

Less than one day after allegations of financial irregularities were levelled against Director of Sport, Christopher Jones, he denied the claims and deemed them “politically” motivated and jealousy of his achievements in promoting and developing sport. “I have every reason to believe that this article is part of a naked attack on my person, character and integrity which is politically motivated. ...

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Judiciary must not bow to political pressure because Attorney General unlikely to apologise to Judge- Nandlall

Former Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Anil Nandlall Saturday night called on the judiciary not to bow to political pressure by assigning a case to another judge because Attorney General, Basil Williams does not want to apologise to High Court Judge, Franklin Holder. “In short, they now want to choose their own judge to hear their own case. A ...

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Granger asks Jagdeo for CVs of GECOM’s nominees

President David Granger said he first wants to see the qualifications and experience of the six persons nominated by Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo to be  the next Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM). “I wouldn’t make a choice until I see the CVs (Curriculum Vitae),” he said very briefly when asked by Demerara Waves Online News after the conclusion ...

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ACDA calls on Amerindians to unite for land rights, not pander to PPP’s divisive calls

In the face of threats by Amerindian village chiefs that their peoples will vote against the Black-dominated coalition government if a lands Commission of Inquiry is not scrapped, the African Cultural and Development Association (ACDA) has appealed for unity between the two races in addressing land rights. “ACDA calls on the First Nation Indians in Guyana to unite with African ...

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Harmon tells Toshaos only President authorized to issue land titles ; govt accuses several Toshaos of stoking racial tension

The National Toshaos Council (NTC)—a constitutional body of elected representative for the more than 20,000 Amerindians in Guyana–is up in arms over the appointment of a Commission of Inquiry (CoI) to look into outstanding issues, related to lands belonging to Amerindians and freed African slaves but government insists it is within the President’s prerogative to address land matters, in a ...

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“The purchase of the law reports using public funds for personal use is a flagrant misuse of public funds” ; Auditor General’s report was rejected – Attorney General Williams tells Court in libel case

Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Basil Williams says  the Auditor General’s findings concerning the purchase of several Commonwealth Law Reports by then Attorney General, Anil Nandlall are flawed. In denying in court papers that he had libelled Nandlall, the Attorney General relied on “fair comment” based on available information that he says shoes his predecessor had violated the Stores ...

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Yarde declared winner of GPSU elections; Gaspar calls results “robbery” and mulls legal action

Incumbent President of the Guyana Public Service Union, Patrick Yarde was late Tuesday afternoon declared winner of the union’s elections, five days after members went to the polls across the country last Thursday. In results released by GPSU Elections Officer, Herman De Souza, Yarde clinched 1,024 votes to retain the presidency. His lone rival, Gregory Gaspar, received 842 votes. Gaspar ...

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Retired judges among second batch of GECOM Chairman nominees

Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeon on Friday submitted  to President David Granger a second batch of six nominees for the post of Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission. They are Retired Justice of Appeal B.S Roy,  Retired Justice William Ramlall;  Attorney-at-law and a former Magistrate, Ms. Oneidge Walrond-Allicock; Attorney-at-Law, Kashir Khan;  Attorney-at-law, Nadia Sagar and businessman, Gerald Gouveia. He said Retired Judges Desiree Bernard, Claudette ...

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Gasper denies political involvement despite APNU’s push

Gregory Gasper, the man leading Team Change to challenge Patrick Yarde for the GPSU’s Presidency Tuesday (May 2, 2017) distanced himself from a Ministry of the Presidency’s social media missive which labeled him newly elected President of the Guyana Public Service Union (GPSU). Gasper, in an invited comment, told Demerara Waves, he is unsure as to where the Ministry of the ...

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