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Guyana’s High Commissioner to India recently summoned home– Foreign Minister

Guyana’s High Commissioner to India, David Pollard was recently recalled to Georgetown for consultations and he has since returned to Delhi, Foreign Affairs Minister Carl Greenidge said Saturday. “It is not unusual to ask Ambassadors to come and consult…If you call an Ambassador to come and speak to you, normally there will be something specific. Sometimes, it’s a crisis; it ...

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Govt poised to clear Shamir Ally for Kuwait Ambassadorship

The way is almost clear for Guyana’s Ambassador-designate to Kuwait, Dr. Shamir Ally to present his credentials to authorities there, now that Georgetown has almost finished its probe into his past legal troubles in the United States (US). Foreign Affairs Minister, Carl Greenidge said Saturday that the probe into Ally’s past legal woes with the United States Securities and Exchange ...

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Granger, Jagdeo mourn passing of Cuba’s Fidel Castro

President David Granger and Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo on Saturday joined world leaders in mourning the passing of Cuba’s former President, Fidel Castro. “We are deeply saddened by the passing of President Castro. His life was of significance not only to Guyana and the friendship that he had with Guyanese leaders but also to the entire Western Hemisphere and to ...

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Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro dies at 90

REUTERS: Fidel Castro, the Cuban revolutionary leader who built a communist state on the doorstep of the United States and for five decades defied U.S. efforts to topple him, died on Friday, his younger brother announced to the nation. He was 90. (Guyana and Cuba established diplomatic relations in 1972. Since then, that Spanish-speaking nation has provided thousands of scholarships to ...

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Juan Edghill presents salary calculations to parliamentary disciplinary committee

Shadow Junior Finance Minister, Juan Edghill on Friday sought to convince the parliamentary disciplinary committee that he did not mislead the National Assembly when he said the increase in ministerial and other salaries would cost the Treasury an almost GYD$1 billion dollars over government’s five-year term. The committee decided to consider his calculations and then summon him, if necessary, to ...

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Govt must go after money launderers to pass next FATF test – Jagdeo

Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo is not buying the position of Attorney General Basil Williams that Guyana is in the green zone for compliance with the global push for anti-money laundering regimes. “If we lull ourselves into a sense of false security, then we are going to repeat a lot of the mistakes made by the Attorney General, and we are ...

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Nothing secret about D’urban Park project – company formed to fast-track completion because no cash was allocated – Granger

President David Granger Thursday said Homestretch Development Incorporated (HDI) was established solely to facilitate completion of the D’urban Park Development Project in time for Guyana’s 50thIndependence Anniversary celebration in the absence of budgetary allocations, following the May 2015 elections.  The Head of State, in a statement issued by his ministry  admitted that while this may have been an unusual course ...

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Pay police, soldiers, public servants a one-month bonus- Jagdeo

Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo on Thursday called on government to pay members of the Disciplined Services and public servants a one-month bonus because there is sufficient money in the treasury. The former Guyanese leader was unabashed about his motives for the suggestion- political support and economic stimulation. “If we get the political sympathy, that’s a bonus but who would not want political ...

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Govt vetting Local Govt Commission nominees

Government is currently considering a list of nominees put forward by Communities Minister Ronald Bulkan for the Local Government Commission, according to State Minister Joseph Harmon. “The persons must be of high integrity. That of course is a challenge in itself,” Harmon told the press corps today at a post-cabinet press briefing where he pointed out that the law requires ...

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