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Commonwealth says Guyana in unconstitutional rule; urges President to set “early election date” “without delay”

Commonwealth Secretary-General, Patricia Scotland on Monday indicated that Guyana has entered a period of unconstitutional rule and the only way to reverse that is for President David Granger to “immediately” name an elections date for Guyanese to go to the polls “without further delay”. “The rule of law and constitutional governance are fundamental Commonwealth values to which Guyana has subscribed,” ...

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More Cabinet talks this week on election date -Granger

President David Granger says he will this week hold another round of consultations with his Cabinet and hopes that the outcome of those deliberations will lead to his announcement of a date for general elections. “The full Cabinet will meet again on Tuesday…,” he said. He described the issue of naming an election date as “urgent”. He said Tuesday’s Cabinet ...

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Granger pushing high quality education; no room for “handouts”

President David Granger says his administration’s priority is ensuring that Guyanese have access to high-quality, free education across the country instead of doling out “handouts” to the population. “It does not speak about gifts, it does not speak about handouts, it does not speak about vouchers. It speaks about education…if you follow me,” he said in reference to the United ...

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President chides former European colonisers for attempting to “correct other people”

President David Granger on Sunday chided descendants of former European colonisers for attempting to “correct” instead of apologising and compensating for African slavery, at an address to the 2nd annual general assembly of the International Decade for People of African Descent Assembly – Guyana (IDPADA-G). “Some of the authors of that crime against humanity have never apologised, have never paid ...

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WPA calls on coalition to include direct oil money transfers to poor people in election promises

The Working People’s Alliance (WPA) appeared set to intensify its agitation for direct transfers of oil money to the poor and needy to be included in the manifesto of the incumbent APNU+AFC coalition, but refused to say what would be its next move if its idea is not taken on board. Already, Finance Minister Winston Jordan and former Finance Minister, ...

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BREAKING: Deported convicted drug lord, Roger Khan held immediately for Ronald Waddell, Donald Allison murders

Guyanese Shaheed ‘ Roger’ Khan, who was deported from the United States (US) Friday night, was immediately taken into custody for the murder of African rights activist, Ronald Waddell and former boxing coach, Donald Allison, his lawyer Glen Hanoman said early Saturday. “He is going to be kept in custody. The police are investigating two matters…I was informed that allegations ...

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Roger Khan lands in Guyana

Convicted Guyanese drug lord, Shaheed ‘Roger’ Khan was Friday night deported to Guyana. One of his Attorneys-at-law, who was at the airport, said he was “cautiously optimistic” that Khan, 47, would not be charged with any offence locally because legal advice indicates that there is nothing on which to hold him. He was escorted from the Cheddi Jagan International Airport ...

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AFC, WPA divided on asking PPP for parliamentary extension

The Alliance For Change (AFC) and the Working People’s Alliance (WPA) were Friday divided on whether overtures should be made to the opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) to extend the life of the government now that the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) says it will be ready to conduct elections any time after late February, 2020. AFC Leader, Khemraj Ramjattan cautioned ...

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Private sector organisation apologises to President for “unruly” protest; Juan Edghill labels Granger “petty”

The Guyana Manufacturers and Services Association (GMSA) on Friday apologised to President David Granger for the “bad manners” protest by opposition People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) supporters while he was addressing that business organisation’s luncheon. “Our Executive Board wishes to express its sincerest apology to you for the distressing public display of bad manners exhibited, with the obvious intention of ...

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