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Extradition case for Guyanese murder accused wanted in US drags on…Lower Court to await High Court’s decision

The Guyanese man, who is fighting extradition to the United States (US) to face a murder charge, would later this month know whether the process would be quashed or he would continue to face the proceedings in the Magistrates Court. Troy Anthony Thomas was arrested on March 14, 2018 at Liliendaal, East Coast Demerara in connection with the gunning down ...

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Guyana “watching” situation in recolonised Dutch Caribbean islands

Guyana’s Foreign Affairs Minister, Carl Greenidge on Tuesday indicated that his country would be paying guarded attention to the political situation in the former Netherlands Antilles- Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba- where residents complain that they have been recolonised eight years ago by The Netherlands. They want to be replaced on the United Nations list of non-self governing territories. “That ...

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Basil Williams vs Joseph Harmon for PNCR Chairmanship?

Chairman of the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR), Basil Williams on Monday said the members of his party will determine whether he returns to the number two spot of that political party. Party sources have indicated that Joseph Harmon is interested in the number two post of that party. Harmon has already declined to comment on his availability for the ...

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Guyana has not borrowed from Islamic Bank, but US$900 million is available– Finance Ministry, following Jagdeo’s criticism

The Ministry of Finance on Saturday said Guyana has not borrowed any money from the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB), but could potentially tap into a total of US$900 million in loans and grants “Guyana has not received any loans from the Islamic Development Bank,” the Finance Ministry said after Opposition Leader  Bharrat Jagdeo criticised government for borrowing US$900 million from ...

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PM Nagamootoo returns after heart surgery in US

A prayer breakfast Thursday morning brought together President David Granger, several ministers of government and well-wishers, government’s Department of Public Information (DPI) reported. The aim was to welcome home Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo who returned today after recuperating in the United States (US) following a successful heart bypass surgery. PM Nagamootoo, accompanied by his wife, Mrs. Sita Nagamootoo and his eldest daughter, Maria ...

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City Council approves bylaws for controversial parking meters

Despite strong objections by a vocal minority of three Georgetown City councillors- two from the People’s Progressive Party and one from Team Legacy- the bylaws were approved  Wednesday afternoon by a majority vote. At 2:45 PM, the vote announced was 13 yes, 2-no, 2 abstentions. The bylaws are to be posted up at several places across the City for 14 ...

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APNU, AFC relationship “tremendously cordial” despite problems at City Hall- Ramjattan

Despite an apparent schism in the Georgetown City Council between the Alliance For Change (AFC) and A Partnership for National Unity (APNU), the relationship between the coalition partners at the leadership of central government is “cordial”, AFC Chairman, Khemraj Ramjattan said Wednesday. “Absolutely not! We have tremendously cordial relationship at that highest of level. I have a very good relationship ...

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Kwayana, Pan African Movement knock govt on withdrawal of Hinds, Lewis from Guyana Chronicle

Guyanese elder statesman, Eusi Kwayana and the Pan African Movement (Guyana branch) have slammed the decision to revoke the contracts of Professor David Hinds and trade unionist, Lincoln Lewis as columnists of the State-owned Guyana Chronicle newspaper. Kwayana, a long-serving executive member of the Working People’s Alliance (WPA), contended that the removal of those columnists from newspaper columns is an act ...

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