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Guyana, Caribbean told to brace for aggressive US foreign policy

Guyana and the rest of the Caribbean Community (Caricom) are being warned that United States (US) foreign policy towards Cuba, Haiti and Venezuela could be rather aggressive. Political Science Professor, David Hinds said that with the likelihood of President-elect Donald Trump selecting Newt Gingrich as the next Secretary of State (foreign minister), the US could push harder for “regime change ...

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Jagdeo tells Granger it’s time for “mother of all inquiries”

Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo on Friday challenged President David Granger to bring on the mother of all inquiries into periods of violence in Guyana. “We should do the mother of all inquiries and then examine the role of individuals in that period,”  the former Guyanese leader said in debating President David Granger’s latest address to the Parliament. Quoting a section ...

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PM’s representative is Guyana Chronicle’s new chairman

The Prime Minister’s representative on the board of the Guyana National Newspapers Limited (GNNL)- publishers of the Chronicle newspaper-  has been surprisingly elevated to interim chairman of that state-owned media house. Imran Khan’s appointment was communicated by Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo to management on October 31, 2016 at a time when there are concerns about the independence of that nine-member ...

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Govt mum on funding for GECOM’s planned house to house registration

Finance Minister, Winston Jordan opted to remain mum on whether he would be prepared to consider additional funding to the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) to allow it to conduct house-to-house registration next year. Jordan merely reiterated that if the fiscal outlook improves next year =, he would be willing to consider additional requests by the constitutional bodies. That was after ...

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PPPC, govt trade sparks as consideration of estimates for constitutional bodies kicks off

The Opposition People’s Progressive Party Civic on Thursday railed against the coalition-led government for cutting the budget to the constitutional body of Parliament Office by GYD$200 million. The Finance Minister, Winston Jordan has proposed to the House that GYD$1, 519,506 billion be allocated to the Parliament Office based on revenue projections and loans. “At the end of the day when ...

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PPP replaces Charles Ramson as new MP

The People’s Progressive Party Civic’s (PPPC) Vickram Outar Bharrat on Thursday replaced Charles Ramson Jr. who recently resigned to take up a British scholarship to pursue studies in oil and gas. Bharrat took the oath of office before the Clerk of the National Assembly, Sherlock Isaacs after his name was extracted from the PPP’s list of candidates through the Guyana ...

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Govt refutes PPP-Civic claims of reduced allocations to constitutional agencies

The David Granger-led administration on Wednesday heaped scorn on the opposition People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) for falsely peddling that funding has been cut to all the constitutional agencies to curtail their scrutiny of government’s programmes. “The Government of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana rejects the baseless and false propaganda of the opposition PPP that the proposed financial allocations for constitutional ...

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Cabinet meetings being held at GDF’s Officers’ Mess

Cabinet meetings are now being held at the headquarters of the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) because it provides adequate logistics and security, while urgent repairs continue at the Ministry of the Presidency (MoTP) complex on Vlissengen Road, government said in a statement. “After consideration of a number of options it was found that the vast majority of these venues did not ...

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Opposition protests cut in budgets for several constitutional agencies

The opposition People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) was Monday up in arms over apparent reduction in funding to several constitutional agencies, charging that David Granger-led administration was stifling scrutiny of its policies, programmes and decisions. “The APNU+AFC (A Partnership for National Unity+ Alliance For Change) is seeking to avoid scrutiny and the way that they are doing is by emasculating ...

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Guyana’s immigration cleared of issuing bogus passports to Dataram, wife

Convicted drug baron, Barry Dataram and his reputed wife, Anjanie Boodnarine used authentic Guyana passports but they were not issued by the Immigration Department of the police force, acting Crime Chief  Hugh Jessamy said Wednesday. “They tampered with the bio-data pages of both passports and put in false immigration stamps to show that they left Springlands,” he told Demerara Waves ...

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