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Former Guyana Attorney General Dr. Fenton Ramsahoye dies

Attorney General of Guyana, Dr. Fenton Ramsahoye died in Barbados, Thursday morning, sending shock waves throughout the legal fraternity across the Caribbean. He was 89 years old. Former Guyana House Speaker, Senior Counsel Ralph Ramkarran said he was saddened at the passing of Ramsahoye who pioneered “a great deal” of constitutional developments in the Caribbean through legal victories at the ...

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PPP’s Deputy Chairman in Linden defects to new Ramkarran-Jeffrey political party

The Deputy Chairman of the main opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) in Linden, Akanni Blair has decided to join A New United Guyana (ANUG), less than three days after it announced its existence. Blair confirmed his move in an interview with Demerara Waves Online News, saying that while the governing David Granger-led coalition was not expected to win the next ...

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Guyana Bar Association rejects unofficial calculation of no-confidence vote, calls for elections by March

The Guyana Bar Association (GBA) Wednesday night urged Guyanese to ignore Attorney-at-Law, Nigel Hughes’ calculation that 34 of the 65 votes in the National Assembly are needed to pass a no-confidence motion, even as checks in other countries show that an absolute majority is more than 50 percent after rounding up half a percent. “The Bar Council rejects as erroneous ...

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Britain, Caricom join US in telling Venezuela to back off from Guyana’s territory

Even as Venezuela scolded the United States (US) not to push its mouth in the Guyana-Venezuela border controversy whose latest spat are over allegations of a maritime incursion by ExxonMobil contracted seismic data collection ships, Britain and the 15-nation Caribbean Community (CARICOM) backed Guyana. “The rule of law must be respected and those who have the legitimate permissions to operate ...

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New United Guyana political party pushes “inclusive governance” to manage oil-rich Guyana; promises not opportunistic coalescing

The architects of the just-formed New and United Guyana (NUG) political party have identified “inclusive governance” and constitutional reform as their priority, while vowing that they would not coalesce with either of the two major political parties to take up seats in government. At the helm of the party so far are former People’s Progressive Party (PPP) executive member, Senior ...

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Govt seeks legal opinions on no-confidence motion

The Guyana government on Monday announced that it has sought legal opinions on the implications of the defeat its suffered in the National Assembly in the opposition-sponsored no-confidence motion. In a statement issued by the Minister of State, Joseph Harmon, he said a special Cabinet meeting “examined all of the legal and constitutional aspects of the vote in the National ...

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No “newbies” for PPP presidential candidate; Jagdeo prepared to publicly criticise a PPP president

General Secretary of the People’s Progressive Party (PPP), Bharrat Jagdeo says he would be a member of the government if his party wins the next general elections, and if the President does not carry out an agreed programme for the benefit of all Guyanese, he would publicly criticise him. “The choice is you can’t kill the president or do anything ...

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PPP open to “any arrangement of the future” that includes PPP, PNC, AFC in governing Guyana

Even as the Guyana government examines the legal implications of last Friday’s no-confidence motion, Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo said “anything could happen in the future” when it comes to the opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) and the People’s National Congress Reform running the country. “We have a receptive ear and  receptive tone now to any arrangement of the future that ...

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Jagdeo-Granger meeting in early January on post no-confidence issues; govt should perform only “routine functions”- Jagdeo

Opposition Leader Bharrat  Jagdeo on Monday announced that President David Granger has agreed with him early next month after the Guyanese leader returns from Cuba from another round of cancer treatment. Jagdeo said Minister of State, Joseph Harmon has since written him, stating that the President would be willing to meet with him at a date to be set in ...

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Guyana, Venezuela differ on locations, number of seismic research vessels in alleged incursions ; US backs Guyana against Venezuela

Guyana and Venezuela complained to the United Nations (UN) about alleged incursions into their maritime territory offshore Essequibo, but they provided different locations and the number of vessels, according to the neighbouring countries’ foreign ministries. While Venezuela claimed that the vessels were clearly in its waters where it has “unquestionable sovereignty,” the United States (US) made it clear that it ...

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