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Guyana Parliament hails late US terrorism convict, Abdul Kadir, for “dedicated service” as lawmaker

The National Assembly on Friday hailed the contributions of former People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) lawmaker, Abdul Kadir, who died in a US prison where he had been serving life imprisonment for conspiracy to commit acts of terrorism. Junior Minister of Agriculture, Valerie Patterson-Yearwood, in paying tribute, credited Kadir with providing “dedicated service” to the Parliament from April 17, 2001 ...

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Parliament to sit on April 26; no request for elections funds

The 65-seat National Assembly will be meeting on April 26, almost four months after the last sitting. However, according to the agenda released by Parliament Building on Wednesday, there is no request to finance General and Regional Elections. The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) Chairman, James Patterson, almost two months ago, formally told President David Granger that the Commission would need ...

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Dual citizen gov’t ministers unlikely to be removed – Attorney General

Guyana’s Attorney General Basil Williams on Wednesday suggested that the four government ministers, who are dual citizens, would not be removed from the National Assembly. He referred to several references by Chief Justice Roxane George-Wiltshire in her decision on the no-confidence motion that dual citizen parliamentarians could only be removed from the House by an elections petition. The 28-days window within ...

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Probe parliamentarians’ citizenship declarations – Chris Ram asks Police Commissioner

Political commentator, Attorney-at-Law Christopher Ram on Monday complained to Police Commissioner, Leslie James about the possible violation of Guyana’s constitution and other laws by seven government and opposition parliamentarians who are dual citizens. “I therefore look forward to your commencing immediate investigation, such as was conducted in respect of Mr. Charrandass Persaud, into whether the persons named earlier are guilty ...

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