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Drugs shortages will lead to unconscionable raping of the treasury in parliament recess—PPP

The People’s Progressive Party (PPP) Thursday (May 11, 2017) warned that when government breaks for a parliamentary recess in August, the administration will embark on an unconscionable raping of the treasury in order to facilitate drug purchases through manufactured emergencies. The prediction was made by the former Junior Finance Minister, Bishop Juan Edghill during a press engagement held at the ...

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Police fear terrorist assault on Parliament Building

Fearful of a terrorist assault on Parliament Building while the 65-seat National Assembly is in session, the Guyana Police Force says it has extended its cordon to include several streets nearby. “The Guyana Police Force wishes the Public to know that the barriers were directly related to the security of Parliament. This enhanced security arrangement has a nexus to terrorists ...

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Eusi Kwayana’s wife dies… An “irreplaceable loss”, says WPA

Following is the Working People’s Alliance’s tribute to late Tchaiko Kwayana The Working People’s Alliance (WPA) is deeply pained and saddened at the death of Sister Tchaiko Kawayana, who, after a struggle with cancer, departed the world of the living to join her ancestors on the morning of Saturday May 6th 2017 in the USA. Sister Tchaiko was the wife ...

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Alarming discrepancies unearthed at Indigenous Peoples Ministry—PS

Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs (MOIPA), Alfred King, has disclosed an alarming state of affairs at the government agency, unearthed in a review of the Ministry’s compliance with legislative and accounting standards. King was at the time addressing the opening of now quarterly meetings of Community Development Officers attached to the Ministry and posted across the ...

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Director of Sport says allegations of financial irregularities “politically motivated”; welcomes probe

Less than one day after allegations of financial irregularities were levelled against Director of Sport, Christopher Jones, he denied the claims and deemed them “politically” motivated and jealousy of his achievements in promoting and developing sport. “I have every reason to believe that this article is part of a naked attack on my person, character and integrity which is politically motivated. ...

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Judiciary must not bow to political pressure because Attorney General unlikely to apologise to Judge- Nandlall

Former Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Anil Nandlall Saturday night called on the judiciary not to bow to political pressure by assigning a case to another judge because Attorney General, Basil Williams does not want to apologise to High Court Judge, Franklin Holder. “In short, they now want to choose their own judge to hear their own case. A ...

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Granger asks Jagdeo for CVs of GECOM’s nominees

President David Granger said he first wants to see the qualifications and experience of the six persons nominated by Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo to be  the next Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM). “I wouldn’t make a choice until I see the CVs (Curriculum Vitae),” he said very briefly when asked by Demerara Waves Online News after the conclusion ...

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ACDA calls on Amerindians to unite for land rights, not pander to PPP’s divisive calls

In the face of threats by Amerindian village chiefs that their peoples will vote against the Black-dominated coalition government if a lands Commission of Inquiry is not scrapped, the African Cultural and Development Association (ACDA) has appealed for unity between the two races in addressing land rights. “ACDA calls on the First Nation Indians in Guyana to unite with African ...

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Harmon tells Toshaos only President authorized to issue land titles ; govt accuses several Toshaos of stoking racial tension

The National Toshaos Council (NTC)—a constitutional body of elected representative for the more than 20,000 Amerindians in Guyana–is up in arms over the appointment of a Commission of Inquiry (CoI) to look into outstanding issues, related to lands belonging to Amerindians and freed African slaves but government insists it is within the President’s prerogative to address land matters, in a ...

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