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No proof who killed Walter Rodney- Prime Minister Nagamootoo

Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo has suggested that in the absence of former Guyana Defence Force (GDF) Sergeant, Gregory Smith he does not have any clear evidence to show who was behind the killing of renowned Guyanese historian and politician, Dr. Walter Rodney. “I don’t have the answer whether Forbes Burnham or the PNC (People’s National Congress) or rogue elements in ...

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Granger defends hiring of former, current GDF officers…“I don’t discriminate against them …”

President David Granger on Thursday defended his decision to appoint a number of  current and former Guyana Defence Force officers to top government positions and head Commissions of Inquiry. He said when he was elected President in May 2015, there were already 10 officers who had been appointed by the then People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) administration. “These are human ...

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Bitter row erupts over Jagdeo’s comments “on assault on people of Indian origin”

Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo’s accusation that the welfare of Indo-Guyanese is coming under attack since the APNU+AFC coalition took office one year ago has drawn a stinging criticism from the Guyana government. Speaking recently at a social event in Queens, New York, the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) executive member said Guyana’s political, economic and social conditions were worse than in ...

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Ambassadorial appointments not for party supporters- Granger

President David Granger on Monday assured that recently appointed ambassadors have not been selected based on political patronage or partisan expectations. Addressing the closing session of an orientation session for the foreign envoys before they take up their appointments in major capitals around the world, he said the appointment of ambassadors is one for hard work instead of political affiliation. ...

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Nothing unconstitutional about special prosecutors; PPP govt used it too- Trotman

Attorney-at-Law and Minister of Natural Resources, Raphael Trotman on Friday lashed back at the People’s Progressive Party’s (PPP) Gail Teixeira over her criticism of government’s moves to hire special prosecutors to help secure convictions against suspected pilferers of state assets. “There is nothing unique about Special Prosecutors in Guyana and throughout the Commonwealth,” she said. “The previous government utilized the ...

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PPP denounces militarisation of the Guyana

The opposition People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) on Monday denounced what it said was the increasing militarization of Guyana by the administration of President David Granger, a retired high-ranking military officer. “The Granger administration has a penchant for placing retired and serving military officers in government agencies and departments and to head Commissions of Inquiry into one incident after another,” ...

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House Speaker refuses PPP’s request to sanction Trotman for “misleading statements”

by Gary Eleazar Speaker of the National Assembly, Dr Barton Scotland, on Monday threw out a motion submitted by opposition Chief Whip Gail Teixeira, to have Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo and Natural Resources Minister, Raphael Trotman committed to the Parliament’s Committee of Privileges over ‘misleading statements’ made to the House. Teixeira in April last had written to the Speaker of ...

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GECOM rebuffs PPP’s claim of plans to pad voters’ list

by Denis Chabrol and Gary Eleazar Top Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) officials on Monday dismissed People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) claims that a plan has been hatched to pad future voters’ lists by sharing the database with the Ministries of Education and Social Services. GECOM Chairman, Dr. Steve Surujbally ruled out voter-padding, saying that a completely new house-to-house registration exercise ...

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AFC not sidelining APNU; “integrity” key to preserving AFC identity- Ramjattan

Leader of Guyana’s Alliance For Change (AFC), Khemraj Ramjattan has sought to assure top party members and others working in government that they were not being sidelined by their coalition partner in government, even as he touted integrity as a main plank on which his party’s identity would be preserved. “It is maintaining the integrity of our individual leadership. That is paramount ...

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