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Norton’s shift to Department of Culture, Youth and Sport will aid political mobilisation

Minister of Social Cohesion, Dr. George Norton’s recent takeover of the Department of Culture, Youth and Sport is expected to assist in government’s political mobilisation of Amerindians, political analysts said. When a source close to the minister was asked whether the added ministerial responsibility of the Vice Chairman of the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) would be a fillip to ...

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“Significant lapse in professionalism at the high levels of the Guyana Police Force”- Granger

Even as government prepares to replace expired Police and Public Service Commissions, President David Granger on Friday said that the Commission of Inquiry (COI) into the alleged assassination plot against him has exposed serious deficiencies and weaknesses in the Guyana Police Force (GPF), which would have to be corrected. While making it clear that the COI was not meant to ...

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City Councillors agree to renegotiate metered parking contract; door open for revocation

After a heated debate and persuasive arguments across the political divide,Georgetown’s City Councillors on Thursday voted by a majority of 13 to an overall  12 to approach Smart City Solutions (SCS) to renegotiate the controversial parking meter contract. Actually,  seven of the councillors voted to await the outcome of pending court cases before deciding the next move and five voted ...

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Granger “respects” and will consider High Court ruling on GECOM Chairmanship

President David Granger will be considering a High Court ruling in determining who should be appointed the next Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) from the list of six nominees submitted by Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo, government said Thursday. “The President respects the ruling of the court in this matter and has no intention of stepping outside of the ...

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Former NCN boss Fuzzy Sattaur dies

Former Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the state-owned National Communications Network, Mohamed ‘Fuzzy’ Sattaur died on Saturday as a result of illness at a city hospital. Former President, Donald Ramotar, in paying tribute to his long-time party comrade and co-worker at the Mirror newspaper, recalled that he was one of the competent and outstanding staff members there. “He was a ...

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Jagdeo, political analyst differ on impact of sugar industry downsizing on PPP support base

Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo on Wednesday feared that closure of key operations of the state-owned Guyana Sugar Corporation (Guysuco) might be aimed at eroding the People’s Progressive Party’s (PPP) support base,  but at least one political analyst believed they would remain Guyana in anticipation of expected oil wealth. “As somebody said, the motive is to decimate the sugar industry. They ...

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Granger still studying Jagdeo’s latest nominees for GECOM Chairmanship

President David Granger on Thursday indicated that Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo’s latest list of nominees for the post of Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) could be discussed at next week’s Cabinet meeting. The list was submitted on Friday, August 25, 2017 to the Guyanese leader, but he said he has acknowledged receipt of the list and he was ...

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George Norton takes over Culture, Youth and Sport from Nicolette Henry

Minister of Education, Nicolette Henry is to relinquish responsibility for the Department of Culture, Youth and Sport from September 1, 2017 and hand it over to Minister of Social Cohesion, Dr. George Norton. “I believe that I have provided the leadership and policy direction that saw us through the two years,” she said. Henry, who has in the past been ...

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National Toshaos Council must “stretch the dollar”- Indigenous Peoples Minister ; says body has “political ambitions”

Minister of Indigenous Peoples Affairs, Sydney Allicock on Friday accused the executive of the National Toshaos Council (NTC) of politicking by refusing to cooperate fully with government, a position that drew a string denial from NTC Vice Chairman, Lenox Shuman. He said the NTC top brass was engaged in political activities aimed at bolstering the chances of the opposition at ...

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Jagdeo submits third list of GECOM nominees

Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo on Friday submitted a third list of six nominees for the post of Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) to President David Granger, saying he is hopeful that the Guyanese leader will select one of them in light of the recent High Court decision. “It is my expectation that the President will select a Chairman ...

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