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Min. of Education Rupert Roopnaraine hospitalised

Guyana’s Minister of Education, Dr. Rupert Roopnaraine has been hospitalised, but he is scheduled to be discharged on Thursday, usually reliable sources said. Since his admission, he has been showing signs of recovery, according to the sources. Roopnaraine  was absent from the consideration of 2016 budgetary estimates of expenditure for his ministry on Monday, February 22. Instead, Junior Minister of ...

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President Granger seeks to discredit Walter Rodney Commission Report; says Commission relied on hearsay evidence from convict

Guyana’s President, David Granger Wednesday sought to discredit the Walter Rodney Commission of Inquiry Report, saying that the three commissioners had relied on hearsay evidence from a convict. “I would like to say that the report is very badly flawed in many respects. From the start we realised that the Commission was paying a lot of attention to hearsay evidence ...

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No-confidence motion moved against Linden Town Clerk

Linden Town Councillors Wednesday moved a no-confidence motion against the Town Clerk, Jenella Bowen, saying that she disobeyed repeated requests to rescind disciplinary letters that she had issued to two senior municipal officers while she was on leave. Chairman of Linden’s Interim Management Committee, Orrin Gordon told Demerara Waves Online News that the no-confidence motion would be sent to Minister ...

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Brazil’s Foreign Minister to visit Guyana next week

Brazil’s Foreign Minister, Mauro Vieira is due to visit Guyana  next week to hold talks with top officials here on a wide range of cooperation, the Ministry of the Presidency announced Wednesday. Brazil’s Ambassador to Guyana, Lineu Pupo De Paula Wednesday paid a courtesy call to President David Granger to update him on the arrangements for the visit of Brazil’s Foreign Minister, ...

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Republic Day: President urges unity to fight social ills, secure political cooperation

President David Granger Tuesday- Republic Day- urged Guyanese to unite in their fight against several social ills including drug abuse and violence, even as he called for greater cooperation by political parties. “We must, in 2016, narrow the differences and divisions between our political parties through the promotion of dialogue and the intensification of political cooperation and consensus-based decision-making,” he ...

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No 20 percent salary hike, 50K bonus for police in 2016 budget

Public Security Minister, Khemraj Ramjattan said the 2016 budget does not cater for another GYD$50,000 bonus or a 20 percent increase in salaries. An estimated GYD$4.1 billion have been set aside for the payment of emoluments. Ramjattan was at the time responding to questions from Shadow Public Security Minister, Clement Rohee and People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) parliamentarian, Joseph Hamilton ...

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High Court ruling forces ministers Scott, Felix absence from National Assembly

Government Ministers, Keith Scott and Winston Felix were absent from the National Assembly on Monday in keeping with a High Court ruling that found that they were elected members and could not sit in the House as un-elected/ technocratic members. House Speaker, Dr. Barton Scotland told the House that Minister of Immigration and Citizenship, Winston Felix and Junior Minister of ...

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“I will abide by it”- Felix on Chief Justice’s ruling

Days after Chief Justice Ian Chang ruled that Minister of Government Keith Scott and Winston Felix should not sit in Guyana’s National Assembly, Felix has declared he will abide by the decision handed down by the Chief Justice. Chang had ruled that the two government ministers could not be non-elected members of the National Assembly because they were on the ...

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Govt to appeal decision against Scott, Felix

Attorney General, Basil Williams has signaled that government would be appealing a High Court decision that two government ministers could not be non-elected members of the National Assembly because they were on the APNU+AFC’s list of candidates. “We totally reject that decision as being erroneous in point of law and we are going to challenge that decision,” he said in ...

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Burnham conspired to assassinate Walter Rodney- Commission of Inquiry

Thirty-six years after co-founder of the Working People’s Alliance, Dr. Walter Rodney was killed in a bomb-blast death at the height of calls to dislodge the then People’s National Congress (PNC) from government, a Commission of Inquiry has found that then Prime Minister Forbes Burnham was part of the plot. “Further, given the manner in which the country was run ...

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