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Race for PNCR top brass officially kicks off

Nominations were Tuesday being submitted for top party and central executive positions of the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR). Party General Secretary, Amna Ally told reporters that so far Joseph Harmon, Volda Lawrence and Basil Williams were nominated for the post of Chairman, based on submissions Regions 1, 2, 9 and the North American Region. She said so far, no ...

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Guyana strengthens immigration dept presence at Venezuela border; refugees receiving support

Guyana is increasing its immigration department presence near the border with Venezuela and providing material support to refugees who are fleeing from the political and economic crisis in that Spanish-speaking country. Minister of Citizenship, Winston Felix said that was one of the decisions taken at the first in a series of engagements on the influx of Venezuela“I can say for ...

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Govt denies NTC Chairman’s claim of broken promises

President David Granger and Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo rebuffed claims of broken promises by the Chairman of the National Toshaos Council (NTC), Joel Fredericks. “I don’t know any promise has been broken. They asked for a plot of land, I went there, turned the sod myself and it’s being processed. I didn’t break any promises,” Granger said as he entered ...

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National Toshaos Council Chairman slams govt over broken promises

Chairman of the National Toshaos Council, Joel Fredericks on Monday slammed the Guyana government for failing to keep several promises including addressing land rights and constitutional reform over the past three years. “Every time we break promises, we erode the trust that people have in us and our integrity,” he told the opening of National Toshaos Council Conference. Among the ...

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“Who is mixed and who determines who is mixed?” ERC Chairman on PPP’s claim of almost 100 percent Afro-Guyanese at GECOM

The Ethnic Relations Commission (ERC) is next week expected to begin probing allegations by the opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) that mostly Afro-Guyanese are being employed at the Guyana Elections Commission, but already the question is who is a pure race. “If the pie chart that I saw is authentic, we really have a problem. Who is mixed and who ...

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GECOM Chairman stresses importance of free and fair elections

Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), James Patterson on  Saturday underscored the importance of trained polling day staff to deliver free and fair elections. “One of the functions that must permeate GECOM and those who function in it, as for example you, is that you have to see that elections are run free and fair,” he told the opening ...

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Bank of Guyana gets stronger legal teeth to deal with weak, failing financial institutions

Finance Minister, Winston Jordan has dismissed opposition claims that the strengthening of a raft of Guyana’s financial institutions laws is in exchange for a US$35 million soft loan from the World Bank. “We don’t have to pass these Bills today to get thirty-five million. We already get it. It’s already been approved. We don’t have to pass these Bills today ...

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Broomes refuses to speak on parking lot fracas; “We didn’t come into government for issues like this. We came into make changes”- Volda Lawrence

Even as Junior Minister of Natural Resources, Simona Broomes refused to say whether she would apologise to two security guards with whom she had a now almost one week old fracas, Vice Chairperson of the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR), Volda Lawrence said she was taken aback by one of the personnel’s account of the incident. While Broomes was on ...

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Simona Broomes – security guards altercation “very unfortunate” if reports are accurate- Amna Ally

General Secretary of the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR), Amna Ally on Wednesday said if the reported account of an altercation between Junior Minister of Natural Resources and two security guards at an East Bank Demerara restaurant’s parking lot is factual, then the incident is “unfortunate”. “Of course, if it is that something took place as is reported, it’s unfortunate, ...

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