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Attorney General says parking meter contract can be “frustrated” ; govt suspended metered parking over transparency concerns

The Guyana government ordered a halt  metered parking in Georgetown over concerns about a lack of transparency in the deal between City Hall and Smart City Solutions (SCS), and Attorney General, Basil Williams has gone as far as saying the company could be frustrated and no court would award compensation. “The Attorney General stated that if the company is playing ...

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Guyana, other Caricom countries should register arriving Venezuelan refugees- Guyanese group

The Anglican and Catholic Churches in Guyana have joined several rights-based and other non-governmental organisations in calling on the Guyana and other Caribbean countries to stop treating Venezuelan refugees  fleeing political and economic turmoil in their homeland, as illegal migrants but register them on arrival. “A collaborative approach to governance encompassing relevant civic, business and Government agencies might begin by ...

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Oil companies may finance Guyana’s elections campaign, warns Nigel Hughes

Former Chairman of the Alliance For Change and a Director of the Guyana Oil and Gas Association (GOGA) has warned that oil companies could fund election campaigns in exercising leverage over the country’s political landscape. Attorney-at-Law, Nigel Hughes, who was a panelist at a session on the oil and gas sector at the just concluded 5th conference of the pro-Afro-Guyanese ...

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National Toshao Council Chairman openly slam govt’s “third class” treatment ; govt questions Toshaos’ involvement in decisions

The Chairman of the National Toshaos Council (NTC), Joel Fredericks on Monday slammed the David Granger-led administration for shoddy treatment of Amerindians, prompting government to question whether his views reflected those of the entire council. Addressing the opening of the 2017 National Toshaos Council Conference, Fredericks expressed grave concern that Amerindians were being discriminated to the extent of being “treated ...

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Constitutionality of Pres. Granger’s directive to the Police Service Commission challenged in Court

  The constititionality of President David Granger’s decision to ask the Police Service Commission (PSC) to delay the promotion of officers is being challenged in the High Court. An applicant named Rajendra R. Jaigobin has filed legal proceedings against to declare that i) the Police Service Commission, a Commission established by the Constitution of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana, in the ...

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AFC’s Ramjattan doubts mining syndicate protests part of campaign to undercut Raphael Trotman

Chairman of the Alliance For Change (AFC), Khemraj Ramjattan on Thursday dismissed suggestions that the People’s National Congress Reform-dominated A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) has been orchestrating protests against his party leader, Raphael Trotman. “I do not at this stage have any evidence that it is something being arranged by APNU against an AFC minister…I am absolutely unaware of ...

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Guyana can use decade-old National Development Strategy as “skeleton” for new action plan

Britain has signaled its willingness to help Guyana craft a plan of action to use massive oil revenues that are expected to flow from 2020 and has suggested that the more decade-old National Development Strategy (NDS) be used a skeleton, the top British envoy here said Thursday. British High Commissioner, Greg Quinn said “there is interest in  the UK (United ...

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Granger defends decision to put brake on police promotions

President David Granger said that there have been many legitimate complaints by members of the Police Service Commission (PSC) and aggrieved police officers of abuse and malpractice in the Guyana Police Force (GPF) and it is precisely for this reason that he has asked for the promotion of police officers to be delayed. “We are investigating the complaints, which have ...

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“I did not mislead the President”- Acting Top Cop at Commission of Inquiry into Granger assassination plot

Acting Police Commissioner, David Ramnarine on Friday denied that he misled President David Granger about the status of a probe into an alleged assassination plot, and said he had been told that of only one statement just before briefing the Guyanese leader. “I did not mislead the President,” Ramnarine told the Commission of Inquiry into how well the Guyana Police Force ...

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Late Guyana Attorney General’s daughter fears acid attack in UK for anti-Brexit campaign

(PRESS TRUST OF INDIA).- LONDON: An Indian-origin campaigner, who had mounted a successful legal challenge to prevent British Prime Minister Theresa May from triggering Brexit without Parliament’s approval, has spoken out of fears that she may be the target of an acid attack on the streets of London. Gina Miller, who has been targeted by Brexiters on social media for her stance against Britain’s exit ...

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