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Govt announces tabling of constitutional reform legislation ahead of pressure group’s call

The Guyana government on Tuesday announced that constitutional reform legislation would be tabled in the National Assembly before Parliament goes into its two-month recess. The announcement came one day before a group calling itself “Rise” plans to hold an event titled “Citizens Call for Constitutional Reform.” Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo, who is performing the duties of President, said Cabinet on ...

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WPA not worried about outspoken criticism of coalition

The Working People’s Alliance (WPA) on Tuesday dismissed suggestions that its outspoken posture on relations in the governing coalition could poison the environment going into talks with the rest of A Partnership for National Unity (APNU). Executive member, Tacuma Ogunseye argued that his party must be speak out frankly, privately and publicly if anything tangible is to be achieved from ...

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Commission of Inquiry to probe alleged assassination plot against President Granger

President David Granger has decided to order a Commission of Inquiry (COI) into the alleged assassination plot against him. Minister of State Joseph Harmon made the announcement during a post Cabinet press briefing at the Ministry of the Presidency. The Minister said that, within two weeks’ government will make public those who will conduct the Commission of Inquiry. The President ...

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Anil Nandlall to ask High Court to quash search warrant for law books

Opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) parliamentarian, Attorney-at-Law Anil Nandlall on Friday announced that he would next week ask the High Court to scrap a search warrant because there is an existing order blocking the search of his premises and seizure of several Commonwealth Law books. “I can file proceedings to quash the warrant…I am going to do that. It’s invalid ...

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Oscar Clarke steps down as PNCR General Secretary; Amna Ally takes over

Long-serving General Secretary of the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR), Oscar Clarke on Friday retired from that position, paving the way for the appointment of another veteran party member, Amna Ally to take over that chief executive officer position. “The Leader of the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR), His Excellency David Granger, has appointed Ms. Amna Ally MP to serve ...

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Civil society increasingly concerned about Granger’s rejection of GECOM nominees – Jagdeo

Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo on Tuesday said civil society actors are increasingly fed up with searching for nominees for the position of Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) in keeping with President David Granger’s criteria. He said a third list would be submitted after he receives nominees from civil society and discusses them internally. Speaking with reporters after his ...

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Racing car drivers, charged in connection with GYD$500 million cocaine bust, granted bail

Racing car drivers, Stephen Vieria and Nazim Gafoor, who have been charged in connection with GYD$500 million cocaine-in-lumber bust, have been granted GYD$5 million bail each by the High Court. Chief Justice, Roxanne George granted them bail last Friday, but they were not expected to be out of the Georgetown Prison until Monday after all the administrative procedures have been ...

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Govt leaders failing to talk with sugar workers to counteract PPP; time for emergency national sugar conversation- Hinds

Politician and academic, Professor David Hinds on Saturday called on top government leaders to fan out across the sugar belt to talk with sugar workers about the future of the industry because both sides have valuable arguments. Hinds criticised government leaders for failing to mount outreaches among ordinary sugar workers to discuss with them the realities of the sugar industry ...

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Booklets launched targeting adults and youths about Guyana’s parliamentary functions

  Parliament on Friday launched two informative booklets, one of which targets youths and another for adults along with online versions titled, “Our House, an Introduction to the Parliament of Guyana.” The booklets are aimed to help inform the public about their rights and how Parliament functions, amongst other areas. In brief remarks, Speaker of the House, Dr. Barton Scotland ...

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“We have started down a very, very progressive path”- says National Toshaos Council Chairman on Lands Commission of Inquiry talks with President

Chairman of the National Toshaos Council (NTC), Lenox Shuman Friday night said he was pleased with the outcome of talks with President David Granger about the controversial Lands Commission of Inquiry, but the Amerindian leader declined to say whether the Council has changed its original position. “I am not in a position to answer that question unfortunately,” Shuman said. The ...

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