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Letter: Rohee slams ‘disrespectful’ Police Commissioner

Dear Editor, The sitting Commissioner of Police, Mr. Seelall Persaud, in a recent interview published by “Demerara Waves” sought to do the following: Disrespect a Cabinet decision of the PPP/C administration. Besmirch the character of the then Minister of Home Affairs; Clement J. Rohee. Denigrate the efficacy of the Strategic Management Department at the Guyana Police Force. For the benefit ...

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AFC Chairman, Nigel Hughes puts resignation on hold

The Alliance For Change (AFC) on Wednesday announced that Attorney-at-Law, Nigel Hughes has put his resignation as party Chairman on hold until a review is conducted, following a meeting with party leader, Khemraj Ramjattan. “After a most productive working session it was agreed that Chairman Hughes’s resignation will not take effect at this time and he will instead proceed on ...

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Public Security Minister expresses confidence in Police Commissioner

Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan on Wednesday dismissed stakeholder concerns pertaining to “strange” administrative recommendations made by Police Commissioner Seelall Persaud- virtually stating his confidence in the Police Chief. “He (Commissioner) is not abusing  anything,” Ramjattan insisted when asked his opinion on the scrapping of the Strategic Management Department (SMD). “I thought it (SMD) outlived its time and I personally said ...

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Ministerial Code of Conduct, Integrity Commission Act to be merged

The Guyana government is exploring the possibility of twinning the proposed ministerial Code of Conduct with the Integrity Commission Act, according to Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo. “We are looking how to merge the Code of Conduct with the Integrity legislation so that you don’t have different standards for the Integrity legislation…and the Code of Conduct is setting either a higher ...

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AFC Chairman post became “difficult & untenable” – Nigel Hughes

Hours after it was revealed that the Chairman of the Alliance For Change had tendered his resignation, Nigel Hughes has spoken out on his decision to resign saying it became “difficult.” Hughes in a statement on Social Media confirmed that he had tendered his resignation after serving as Party Chairman for several years. “My continuing to act as Chairman of ...

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Nigel Hughes announces resignation from AFC Chairmanship; meeting with Ramjattan planned

Attorney-at-Law, Nigel Hughes has decided to step down as Chairman of the Alliance For Change (AFC), but party leader Khemraj Ramjattan hopes to get him to change his mind. Ramjattan, who was present at the meeting, subsequently spoke with Mr. Hughes and a meeting is arranged for Tuesday, April 12th. The party sought to scotch reports that Hughes’ decision was apparently ...

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Harmon is an “honest person”- Nagamootoo; President, Prime Minister differ on stripping Harmon’s powers

Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo Monday night declared that Minister of State, Joseph Harmon is an “honest person” but he and President David Granger differ on whether Harmon’s powers should be reduced. “This has nothing to do with an indictment of anyone in particular Minister Harmon. I subscribe to the view also that he is an honest person. I have worked with him. ...

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GTUC, FITUG uniting on common issues, one May Day rally

The country’s fractured trade union movement does not appear to be in a hurry to re-unite under one umbrella of the Guyana Trades Union Congress (GTUC), although the two federations are planning to collaborate on a range of issues and hold one May Day rally. GTUC General Secretary, Lincoln Lewis side-stepped questions about whether his organisation and the breakaway Federation ...

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