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Rodney COI report handed over to Speaker

Attorney General Basil Williams accompanied by Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan on Wednesday morning presented the Speaker of the National Assembly Dr Barton Scotland with a copy of the Report of the Walter Rodney Commission of Inquiry which would be laid in the House for debate. This is after the report was presented to the Government in February after close ...

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“I was not lobbied” – Pres Granger as Ogle Airport renamed

Despite avid criticisms from the majority of the stakeholder at the Ogle International Airport and from the Private Sector Commission, President David Granger on Monday renamed the Airport the Eugene F Correia International Airport. The move which has been in the making since 2015, has not found favor with approximately 9 of the operators at the Airport, who have raised ...

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Benschop protests as CoI wraps up

Even as the Commission of Inquiry into the Camp Street Prison Riot concluded on Monday, political activist Mark Benschop was outside protesting the COI, saying that it was nothing more than a farce and waste of taxpayers monies. Benschop’s complaints comes after he was scheduled to testify at the COI but refused after learning that his testimony would only be ...

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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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No political interference for state media – Granger

President David Granger has made it clear that his administration is not in the business of politically interfering with the day to day operations of Guyana’s state media entities. The President made the statement on the heels of accusations of political interference being leveled against the Office of the Prime Minister. The Guyana Press Association (GPA) had written the President ...

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Environmental Tax still haunts Gov’t; more billion dollar lawsuits filed

The controversial Environmental Tax which saw the Government of Guyana having to pay millions of dollar to a beverage company is still haunting the Government as two other importers look to cash in with similar lawsuits. Minister of Legal Affairs Basil Williams at a press conference on Thursday said that two other companies – S.M Jaleel and Guyana Beverages Inc ...

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APNU, AFC for high level anniversary talks

A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) and Alliance For Change (AFC) are due for high level talks in early May to discuss developments and progress made under the coalition administration, says AFC Executive Member Raphael Trotman. The meeting will come at a time when the Government would observe one year of being in office and will review it’s performance. Trotman ...

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LBI estate slated for closure since 2011 – GuySuCo

The Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) has confirmed that it will be moving ahead with plans to shut down all operations of the LBI Sugar Estate in accordance with plans that were made in 2011. In a release on Thursday evening, the sugar company called out the unions (GAWU, NAACIE) for their contradictory positions on the closure of the estate. According ...

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