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Minister Patterson cleared of allegations in new Demerara Bridge project

The Guyana Police Force on Friday indicated that Minister of Public Infrastructure, David Patterson has been cleared of corruption and other allegations concerning the hiring of a Netherlands-based company that conducted a feasibility study for a new Demerara River bridge. The police force’s Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU) received legal advice that there was no misuse of funds, no evidence ...

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Guyana gov’t will “honour and obey” CCJ judgments on no-confidence motion, GECOM Chairman appointment

Director-General of the Ministry of the Presidency, Joseph Harmon said Friday that the Guyana government would abide by next week Tuesday’s judgments on whether last December’s no-confidence motion is valid and if President David Granger’s unilateral appointment of James Patterson as Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) is unconstitutional. “Whatever decision the court arrives at, it is a decision, ...

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Probe into alleged dismissal of 3 public service officials set for next week

An investigation into the purported dismissal of three employees of the Ministry of the Presidency’s Department of the Public Service is set to begin on Monday, Director-General of the Ministry of the Presidency Joseph Harmon said Friday. He said the three employees are contracted by the Guyana government. They were fired by recently-appointed Public Service Minister, Tabita Sarabo-Halley. According to ...

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Jagdeo shreds coalition-sponsored opinion poll as “fake”; challenges APNU+AFC to call elections now

Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo on Thursday sought to shred a governing coalition-sponsored opinion poll that shows President David Granger is more popular and credible than the opposition People’s Progressive Party Civic’s (PPPC) presidential candidate, Irfaan Ali. “This is a fake poll with fake results that APNU paid for and this intended to talk up their chances at the elections,” Jagdeo ...

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Roger Luncheon rushed to hospital

Former Head of the Presidential Secretariat, Dr. Roger Luncheon was Thursday morning rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital, well-placed sources said. Luncheon has not been seen at Freedom House, the opposition People’s Progressive Party’s headquarters, and the Opposition Leader’s Office for several weeks now during which he has been extremely ill. He was last seen at a public event at ...

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CCJ to rule on GECOM Chair appointment

The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) will next week Tuesday hand down its decision on whether President David Granger’s unilateral appointment of James Patterson to head the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) was constitutional. “The first judgment will determine whether the appointment, or the process followed in the appointment, of Guyana’s Elections Commission Chairman breached the Constitution,” the CCJ said. The ...

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Ghana to help Guyana’s energy sector

Ghana’s President, Nana Akufo-Addo has agreed that his country would help Guyana’s energy sector, Director-General of the Ministry of the Presidency, Joseph Harmon said. Briefing the media after Akufo Addo was conferred with Guyana’s national award, the Order of Excellence by President David Granger, Harmon said the technical assistance cooperation would be provided free of cost. “This is very important ...

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Caribbean Court sets June 18 “tentatively” for no-confidence decision

The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) has set a tentative date of next week Tuesday for a decision on whether last December’s no-confidence motion was validly passed by Guyana’s National Assembly, lawyers for the parties confirmed. Attorney-at-Law, Sanjeev Datadin, who is representing Charrandass Persaud, and Attorney-at-Law Roysdale Forde, who is  representing Joseph Harmon, told Demerara Waves Online News that June ...

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‘No oil blocks investigator contacted me’; probe will prove deals above board – Former Natural Resources Minister

Former Minister of Natural Resources, Robert Persaud on Sunday said no government investigator has questioned him concerning the issuance of oil concessions and he and members of the then People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) administration were not worried about an independent probe. Officials of the State Assets Recovery Agency (SARA) less than one month ago caused quite a stir locally ...

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