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Former Chancellor denies Attorney General’s claim of blocking Guyana law school

Former Chancellor of the Judiciary, Justice Carl Singh Monday night distanced himself from a pronouncement by Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Basil Williams that he helped block Guyana’s planned establishment of a local law school. “I was never part of any  Review Committee discussion on a proposed Law School for Guyana  nor have I ever contributed in any ...

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Police probing parliamentary disorder; PPPC’s Edghill says “I haven’t committed a crime”

As parliamentarians were up to 6PM Monday awaiting the resumption of the Sitting after a fracas involving opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) parliamentarian Juan Edghill when he was refused an opportunity to speak, Police Commissioner David Ramnarine said a probe would be launched. “There is some preliminary work being done, yes,” Ramnarine told Demerara Waves Online News but he could ...

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Private criminal charges loom over ExxonMobil’s multi-million US dollar signing bonus

Chartered Accountant and Attorney-at-Law, Christopher Ram on Saturday signaled that private criminal charges might be laid against several top Guyana government ministers and officials for allegedly failing to deposit a multi-million United States (US) dollar signing bonus from ExxonMobil into the Consolidated Fund. Ram said he did not regard taking the matter to the police, but indicated that it was ...

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Govt receives ExxonMobil funds to help fight Guyana-Venezuela border controversy; some contract details disclosed

Minister of Natural Resources, Raphael Trotman on Friday confirmed that United States (US) oil giant, ExxonMobil, will help fund Guyana’s legal fees to settle the border controversy with Venezuela. “Yes, Mr. Speaker, there is a sum and yes it is reserved to safeguard this country,” he said the same day that two local newspapers published a September 2016 letter by ...

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AFC says severance pay for sugar workers not sufficient

As details emerge in the National Assembly about plans to pay severance to sacked sugar workers and lease them land, the Alliance For Change (AFC) Thursday night called for much more than that. “The AFC looks forward to an amicable resolution to this issue, but insists that as the Yuletide season is upon us, workers must not be adversely affected ...

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Layoffs, appointments show racial discrimination, not social cohesion- Gail Teixeira

Opposition People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) parliamentarian, Gail Teixeira lampooned the David Granger-led coalition administration for alleged racial discrimination by replacing many Indo-Guyanese with Afro-Guyanese. “Only conclusion can be a State-instituted ethnic political discrimination exclusion,” she told the House on Day 3 of Guyana’s  2018 National Budget Debate. Teixeira said  that her analysis shows that the lack of inclusion and ...

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Govt ministers differ on laying off of sugar workers now

Minister of State, Joseph Harmon and Agriculture Minister, Noel Holder were Tuesday at odds over whether sugar workers should have been told now that they would be laid off at month-end. Harmon said the decision by the state-owned Guyana Sugar Corporation (Guysuco) to send home thousands of workers was not communicated to Cabinet and he was taken by surprise by ...

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Govt rakes up PPPC’s old age pension track record

The Guyana government on Tuesday lashed back at criticisms of its GY$500 monthly old age pension increase by the opposition People’s Progressive Party Civic, saying that the books show that it had provided less than GY$100 per month for several years. Public Telecommunications Minister, Cathy Hughes told the House during debate on the 2018 National Budget that the records lay ...

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“Good life” promise is a “good lie” -PPPC’s Irfan Ali shows statistics

The opposition People’s Progressive Party Civic’s (PPPC) Shadow Finance Minister, Irfan Ali on Monday charged that the David Granger-led coalition’s promise of a “good life” amounts to a “good lie” based on his mid-term review of Guyana’e economic performance. “It’s not OK. It cannot be OK for us when the people of this country are suffering. It cannot be OK ...

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PPP says ease of doing business now harder; govt announces IDB-funded fix

The opposition People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) on Monday said evidence shows that Guyana has slipped on the World Bank’s ‘Ease of Doing Business’ ranking, a situation government hopes to remedy with a multi-million dollar project to be funded by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). PPP Shadow Finance Minister, Irfan Ali, in kicking off debate on the 2018 National Debate, ...

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