Internet Radio

Politics

President calls on AG to explain ‘court-room rant’

by Gary Eleazar Head of State President David Granger, has called on Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Basil Williams, to explain his actions over the recent reports he allegedly issued death threats to a sitting Judge—Justice Franklin Holder. President Granger made the disclosure today (March 30, 2017) during a brief engagement with media operatives at State House after ...

Read More »

‘We want no increase’ – UG student president challenges proposed 15% tuition hike

As the University of Guyana’s governing body meets today, March 30, to decide on an incremental tuition increase, students gathered outside the meeting place to protest the proposal. The governing body, which includes President of UG’s student society, Ron Glasgow, met from 1:00pm today at the university’s Education Lecture Theatre. “We want no increase,” were the sentiments of UG students, ...

Read More »

AG offers no apology over courtroom outburst

by Gary Eleazar Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs Basil Williams, today (March 29, 2017) refused to issue a public apology over an outburst be made in the court this past week, causing Justice Franklin Holder to prematurely leave the bench without adjourning the case he was hearing. Justice Holder has since written to the Chancellor of the Judiciary ...

Read More »

Judiciary to make statement on incident between AG Basil Williams, Justice Holder

A statement has been submitted by Justice Franklin Holder in the matter regarding an alleged threat, and the Judiciary will issue a statement to the press corps in a matter of days. Newly sworn-in acting Chancellor of the Judiciary, Yonette Cummings-Edwards, confirmed to Demerara Waves Online News that a statement will be made within the next few days. Cummings-Edwards would ...

Read More »

Amerindian village leaders, President Granger at odds over land rights commission

  The National Toshaos Council (NTC) and President David Granger were Tuesday at odds  over  that Indigenous People’s organisation’s claim that it was never consulted about a Commission of Inquiry into land rights. The NTC, the legally representative body of Amerindian village chiefs, said the Commission has been established by the President to “dispossess” Amerindians of their lands and that ...

Read More »

President awaits advice of new Chancellor before appointing judicial officers

A list of potential judicial appointments from the Judicial Service Commission has been forwarded to acting Chancellor, Yonette Cummings-Edwards, by President David Granger. The President said he awaits the advice of the newly sworn-in Chancellor, who is expected to resubmit a list to him, which he will act on. Acting Chancellor, Yonette Cummings-Edwards, and acting Chief Justice, Roxanne George, were ...

Read More »

City Engineer roasted for poor management of department; Council threatens to ‘sack lazy officers’

The Georgetown Mayor and City Councillors are dissatisfied with the performance of the City Engineer’s’ department, headed by Colvern Venture especially since a human resources committee report reflects a number of complaints against the department. Georgetown Mayor Patricia Chase-Green, in frustration, said she is prepared to fire officers of the department once those recommendations are brought to the council. Chase-Green ...

Read More »

‘None of them could take me on!’ – Chase Green challenges councillors, threatens legal action

Georgetown Mayor Patricia Chase-Green today, March 27, sternly warned and even threatened legal action against city councillors, whom she accused of making false accusations against her in the public. During a four-hour marathon statutory meeting, the last for this mayoral cycle, Chase-Green said, “I could challenge each and every councillor in here if y’all want and none of them could ...

Read More »

Documents show Nandlall lied about man questioned about Crum-Ewing’s murder—Attorney General

by Gary Eleazar Documents residing in the Ministry of Legal Affairs purportedly show that former Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Anil Nandlall, might have been withholding facts when he distanced himself from Rajput Narine—his one-time bodyguard who was arrested, questioned about the 2015 execution of political activist, Courtney Crum-Ewing. This was disclosed by Attorney General and Minister of ...

Read More »

Integrity laws to guard against sleaze & malfeasance in public office…as PM declares ‘Oil money not for buying votes at elections’

by Gary Eleazar Guyana’s oil money is not for vote buying come election time by any administration in office. As such, the coalition A Partnership for National Unity, Alliance for Change (APNU-AFC) government is uncompromising in “the avoidance of sleaze and malfeasance in public office,” as evidence by recent proposals to amend the country’s Integrity Commission laws. Prime Minister Moses ...

Read More »