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Venezuela rejects World Court settlement hopes in Guyana controversy

Caracas, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News-31st Mar, 2018 Venezuela on Friday rejected the possibility of a “judicial settlement” being brokered at the International Court of Justice over its borderdispute with Guyana. “Resorting to a judicial settlement to settle the dispute is unacceptable, sterile and inapplicable,” Venezuela’s foreign ministry warned in a statement after Guyana formally asked the ICJ to resolve the conflict. Guyana raised the request ...

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Boycott general elections, withhold funds if no political party regulation, campaign financing law- Chris Ram

Prominent political commentator, Christopher Ram on Wednesday called for a boycott of the 2020 general elections if political parties are not regulated and that they should be starved of cash if there is no campaign financing legislation. “Let the mantra be no party regulation, no vote. And no campaign financing legislation, no donation,” he said in address to open 6th ...

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AFC had nothing to do with Hinds, Lewis removal from Guyana Chronicle- Raphael Trotman

Leader of the Alliance For Change (AFC), Raphael Trotman on Wednesday bluntly rubbished claims that his party had anything to do with the removal of Professor David Hinds and trade unionist, Lincoln Lewis as columnists for the state-owned Guyana Chronicle, but at the same time he believed that more of government’s work should be reflected in that newspaprr. “Categorically, as ...

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Granger denies political interference in Guyana Chronicle; Hinds says AFC did PNC’s “dirty job”

President David Granger on Wednesday distanced his administration from the decision to remove two columnists from the  state-owned Guyana Chronicle newspaper, but refused to say whether he found some of the writings of Professor David Hinds and Lincoln Lewis irresponsible. “It’s not for me to say. As I said, I  did not appoint them. I don’t know what circumstances governed ...

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Guyana Chronicle Board members resign in protest over removal of David Hinds, Lincoln Lewis columns

Several board members of the Guyana National Newspapers Limited-publishers of the Guyana Chronicle newspapers- on Tuesday resigned, weeks after the controversial to oust two columnists  from that government-controlled newspaper, sources said. Those who resigned one day before the company’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) were Tabita Sarabo-Halley, Bert Wilkinson, and Karen Davis. Ruel Johnson said he plans to submit his resignation ...

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WPA sidelined from shaping govt policies- David Hinds

Working People’s Alliance (WPA) executive member, David Hinds says his party is better inside the governing coalition, but at the same time should consider leaving because it is not having a say in shaping government policies. “This is not just a WPA matter, but a national one. My personal view is that if our exclusion from influencing and framing government ...

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Nigel Hughes not surprised at government’s silence on police killing of three suspected bandits

Prominent Attorney-at-Law, Nigel Hughes, who campaigned for the APNU+AFC coalition to come to power, indicated that he was not surprised that government was silent about the police gunning down of three suspected bank-related robbers. “At the end of the day, governments  tend to want to protect their State agents so whenever they get into office, despite whatever protestations are before ...

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Guyanese should not expect huge salary increases from oil money; national agreement needed for wealth-management laws- Chilean SWF expert

Former Manager of Chile’s Sovereign Wealth Fund, Eric Parrdo on Friday said Guyanese should not expect huge salary increases when the country begins earning loads of cash from oil exports, and there needs to be broad-based national consensus on wealth-management laws. His words of caution were issued at an interaction session with journalists and other interested persons at The Theatre Guild, ...

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PPP’s Local Govt Commissioner’s cash-starved claims disputed; request is with Finance Ministry

People’s Progressive Party (PPP)-nominated members of the Local Government Commission (LGC) on Friday said their five-month old constitutional body is being starved of cash, but the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Communities, Emil Mc Garrel has bluntly rejected claims that the monies were deliberately held back Mc Garrel said the LGC last year obtained GY$20 million “to a bank ...

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David Hinds takes on Amna Ally over “little issue” of freedom of expression

Working People’s Alliance (WPA) executive member, Professor David Hinds, who was recently sacked by the state-owned and government-controlled Guyana Chronicle newspaper on Monday objected strongly to People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) General Secretary, Amna Ally calling the spat over freedom of expression a “little issue” “First, the statement betrays a cavalier attitude to a pivotal aspect of good governance—government’s respect ...

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