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ANUG political party pledges balance of power role to prevent oil money political bribery, improve governance

A New and United Guyana (ANUG), at its official launch Friday evening, vowed not to coalesce with any of the political parties to form the government and promised to hold the balance of power in the 65-seat National Assembly to improve governance before oil production whose earnings could be used for political bribery. “We will not join either of the ...

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PNC, APNU to address dual citizenship after Court decision

Minister of State, Joseph Harmon on Friday said his political organisations would address the implications for dual citizens being parliamentarians. “I would reserve any comments on this matter until the court has made its ruling at which time I believe the party of which I’m a member, the partnership of which I’m a member and the coalition of which I’m ...

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Pres. Granger reissues “The Rupununi Rebellion” book on 50-year old attempt to establish breakaway republic

President David Granger has reissued his book, The Rupununi Rebellion to mark the 50th anniversary of the quelling of the Rupununi rebellion which broke out on January 2, 1969, less than three years after Guyana achieved Independence. The President was serving as Adjutant of the 2nd Battalion of the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) which had operational responsibility for restoring peace ...

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PPP will review all gov’t contracts signed after no-confidence passage

Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo on Thursday warned that all contracts inked by government after December 21, 2018 – the date when the no-confidence motion was passed – would be reviewed if the People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) wins the next general elections. Jagdeo contended that the¬†David Granger administration is now in a caretaker mode and even the recent passage of the ...

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PPP presidential candidate pick within days but “I am not taking no back seat” – Jagdeo

General Secretary of the opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP), Bharrat Jagdeo on Thursday vowed to be in the forefront of the election campaign even after the party elects a presidential candidate in the coming days. “I am not taking no [sic] back seat until we win the elections,” Jagdeo told a news conference at his party office, Church Street, Georgetown. ...

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Guyana needs to be ready for any emergency in mass gathering – Civil Defence Commission Dir. General

As the government moves to ensure the safety of all Guyanese, the Civil Defence Commission (CDC) completed a national policy on Mass Casualty Management (MCM) and Incident Command Systems (ICS). the CDC will be taking steps to implement the policy countrywide. Acting Director General of the CDC, Lieutenant Colonel Kester Craig said that Guyana, like any other country, is vulnerable ...

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All AFC candidates had declared they weren’t dual citizens

The Alliance For Change (AFC) on Wednesday said the party had asked expelled parliamentarian, Charrandas Persaud and other candidates whether they were foreign citizens, but Persaud never admitted to being a Canadian. “My predecessor and the other persons that were asked have confirmed that at a point in time the party did ask about citizenship and part of that is ...

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GDF frowns on report of general elections in June; says training document taken “out of context”

The Guyana Defence Force (GDF) says someone misinterpreted a leaked training document that states that the army must be prepared for general and regional elections in June. “Someone has taken our training documents out of context,” the senior GDF officer told Demerara Waves Online News. Asked to respond to the timeframe of June 2019 that the GDF document, as quoted ...

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Local gov’t minister calls for accountability at City Hall, effective constituency representation

Local Government Minister, Ronald Bulkan on Monday called on the newly-elected councillors of Georgetown to guard against a repeat of alleged mismanagement, and instead, ensure transparency and accountability in managing the City’s affairs. In an apparent reference to recommendations that City Hall’s financial records be audited each year and concerns by the Retired Justice Cecil Kennard Commission of Inquiry into ...

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