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High Court orders State to pay former High Commissioner to Canada GY$24.7 million for wrongful dismissal

The High Court on Monday ordered the State to pay former Guyana High Commissioner to Canada, Harry Narine Nawbatt GY$24.2 million dollars in salaries and GY$500 thousand for breach of contract. Justice Diana Insanally agreed with arguments by the former envoy’s lawyer, Anil Nandlall that Nawbatt was constructively dismissed. Nawbatt’s arguments were that he had been recalled from Ontario in ...

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High Court dismisses Attorney General’s ‘no-jurisdiction’ arguments on local govt boundaries case

High Court Judge, Gino Persaud on Monday dismissed Attorney General, Basil Williams’ argument that the High Court had no jurisdiction to hear a case on changes to local government constituency boundaries and a legal challenge could only be mounted after the polls. Justice Persaud rejected Williams’ argument on the ground that the case brought by People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC)-nominated ...

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Stabroek News ‘attacked’ me in conflict of interest report- Cathy Hughes; Editor-in-Chief says “smokescreen” for “unanswered” questions

Even as the Minister of Public Telecommunication, Cathy Hughes on Monday fended off claims of potential conflict of interest as a result of her husband’s legal services in the oil and gas sector, the privately-owned Stabroek News newspaper said the Hugheses had sufficient time to allay fears and concerns. Editor-in-Chief, Anand Persaud said his newspaper did not contact the Hugheses before ...

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Cathy Hughes informed Cabinet of links to oil and gas sector — husband’s law firm following conflict of interest concerns

The well-known Guyanese law firm- Hughes, Fields and Stoby- that recently opened offices in the United States ‘oil capital’ of Houston, Texas on Monday said Minister of Public Telecommunications, Cathy Hughes had briefed Cabinet on her “interests”, in the wake of concerns potential conflict of interest by government minister, Cathy Hughes. “We believe that the Minister has declared her interests ...

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“I had to practically bully Granger to meet with the teachers”- Jagdeo; GTU General Secretary says “quite disappointed” with pay deal

Even as an internal controversy among teachers brews over the pending salary increases, Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo on Saturday claimed credit for pushing President David Granger to meet with the Guyana Teachers’ Union  (GTU) to stave off another strike. “I had to practically bully Granger to meet with the teachers; finally he did. I had to practically bully him,” Jagdeo ...

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Guyana sees export growth in rice, other commodities to Cuba

Guyana is moving to increase trade with Cuba to which millions of dollars in goods have been exported, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said Friday. Guyana’s Ambassador to Cuba, Halim Majeed, disclosed that the amount of rice exported in 2018, for instance, has more than quadrupled when compared to last year. “In 2017, we sold 15,500 tonnes of rice to ...

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Court of Appeal pushes back decision on constitutionality of GECOM Chairman’s appointment

The Guyana Court of Appeal on Friday pushed back delivering its decision on the constitutionality of  President David Granger’s unilateral appointment of the Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM). The Justices of Appeal are Chancellor of the Judiciary, Yonette Cummings-Edwards, Rishi Persaud and Dawn Gregory. After a more than 10-minute in-chambers discussion with Attorney General, Basil Williams,  Solicitor General, ...

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GECOM Chairman not ruling out resigning; maintains “quality trumps race” in hiring workers

Seemingly frustrated with racially motivated political bickering at the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), the Chairman of the country’s elections management authority, Retired Justice James Patterson on Friday did not rule out resigning from the post if those state of affairs continue. “It is even more sad to see that the default position of our politicians seems to be to play ...

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