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Assassination plot: Police Commissioner Persaud denies instructing bail for friend, brother

Police Commissioner, Seelall Persaud denied instructing that bail be granted to a man who allegedly plotted to kill President David Granger, saying that he merely offered an “opinion” based on the investigations at that stage. Persaud said while he was on leave, he also suggested to Detective Narine instead of ordered the release of the alleged assassination plotter’s brother, Imran ...

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Prime Minister lashes back at Jagdeo over criticisms of broadcast law amendments

Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo has dismissed as totally baseless the criticisms leveled at government by Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo, about the regulations proposed for the Amended Broadcast Act. The Prime Minister, in a Department of Public Information (DPI) interview, Saturday stated that the regulations were done in accordance with the law. On July 27, the Prime Minister read the legislation, ...

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Proposed amendments to Broadcasting Act will violate free expression- Jagdeo

Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo on Friday warned that amendments to Guyana’s Broadcasting Act could result in the closure of several radio and television stations and would certainly see government taking away airtime from all stations under the guise of “public service programmes”. Jagdeo railed that government has moved to turn propaganda content into “public service programmes” and urged the private ...

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Jagdeo slams Granger assassination plot probe

Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo on Friday said the Commission of Inquiry into how well the Guyana Police Force had investigated an alleged assassination plot against President David Granger is demoralising that law enforcement agency. The former Guyanese leader said to look into and question almost the entire leadership of the police force is bad for the police force in the ...

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Guyana takes steps towards constitutional reform

The Guyana government on Thursday took a major step in triggering the constitutional reform process- one of its major election campaign promises- by tabling draft legislation in the National Assembly for establishing a 15-member “constitutional reform consultative commission”. The draft law was referred to the parliamentary standing committee on constitutional reform for consideration and report. “An act to establish a ...

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WPA says now better placed to influence govt policies through APNU

The Working People’s Alliance (WPA) on Wednesday said Dr. Rupert Roopnaraine decided on his own to stay on as a government minister despite his poor health after meeting President David Granger, but it would now be better able to influence government policies and programmes. That party believed that with improved communication and decision-making through regular meetings of A Partnership for ...

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Gina Miller on being Guyanese

by John Mair in London She is easily now the most recognised Guyanese in the UK.Gina Miller has shot to prominence in the last year by taking on-and winning against -the British government on the Brexit process. She objected to no Parliamentary discussion and won her case all the way to the Supreme Court. As a result, she has been ...

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Baroness Amos calls for end to ‘racialised politics’ in Guyana

By John Mair She was the first Black British Cabinet minister in Britain so knows  bit about race and politics.She is not one for basing political parties on race as in Guyana she told a packed meeting at the Guyana High Commission in London on Tuesday night. This,the latest in the ‘Guyanese Newsmaker’ series produced by this writer. Lady Amos ...

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Alleged assassination plot unbelievable, says Crime Chief after verbal battle with Commissioner of Inquiry

The Head of Criminal Investigations Department at the Guyana Police Force, Senior Superintendent Wendell Blanhum  on Monday said an alleged plot to kill President David Granger was impossible to believe, but not before the Crime Chief and the Commissioner of Inquiry, Retired Assistant Police Commissioner, Paul Slowe engaged in a heated verbal battle. “I would say with the greatest amount ...

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