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Speaker to discuss frequency of Parliamentary sittings with Parties

Speaker of the National Assembly Dr Barton Scotland has signaled his intention to consult with the APNU+AFC and the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) over the gaps between parliamentary meetings. Dr Scotland at the 36th sitting of the Eleventh Parliament on Wednesday made the statement as the house convened. This sitting of the National Assembly is the first in 8 weeks ...

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Scotland to school Parliamentarians over breach of privileges

The manner in which some members of Guyana’s National Assembly conduct themselves in the House is under scrutiny as House Speaker Dr Barton Scotland will be looking to take action against offenders. Dr Scotland at a sitting on Wednesday noted that in the past months he has received several complains that warrant his sanctioning. He said he intends to “review ...

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Gov’t flies ahead with renaming of Ogle airport despite concerns

Concerns raised by operators at the Ogle International Airport and the Private Sector Commission (PSC) are being shoved under the bus as the Government forges ahead with plans to rename the Ogle International Airport. Public Infrastructure Minister David Patterson on Wednesday said that if all goes as planned, the official renaming ceremony would be held on May 9. This is ...

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Imran Khan resigns from NCN Board over appointment of new CEO

  One of the Directors on the National Communications Network (NCN) Board of Directors, Imran Khan has resigned from the board given a decision to move ahead with the appointment of Lennox Cornette as the CEO of the state owned-company. Khan has raised strenuous objections to Cornette’s appointment in the past given that he allegedly forged the signature of a ...

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Mixed reactions about Stabroek Market area restoration

Stalls around the Stabroek Market area were Sunday morning demolished and badly clogged drains cleaned, leaving the more than 100 vendors divided with some saying they feel politically betrayed by a government they voted for. A vendor was heard telling her colleagues that she had collected the identification cards of all her children and had escorted them to the polling ...

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PM receives final report on constitutional reform; to take it to Cabinet soon

The final report on proposed constitutional reform, that will guide a new political culture in Guyana, has been completed, the state-run Government Information Agency (GINA) reported Saturday. The report was handed over to Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo on Saturday, April 30, 2016, by the steering committee that was established to define the scope of the actual reform process, and formulate ...

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