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OPINION: Queen Elizabeth fired her own son; nobody getting fired here

by GHK Lall “Step back from public duties for the foreseeable future.” That’s what His Royal Highness, Prince Andrew announced that he was going to do. In these politically disinfected and perfumed times, that’s the sweet syrupy version of what went down last week. I believe this royal rogue was “fired” by his mother. I really have little patience and ...

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Guyana’s newest political party rules out coalescing with “giants” ; identifies campaign financing, constitutional reform as big ticket issues

Guyana’s newest political party, Citizenship Initiative (CI), has vowed never to join either of the two big political parties and to strive for constitutional reform. Speaking during an interactive session at the party’s launch at Herdmanston Lodge, executive member Ruel Johnson ruled out the Citizenship Initiative teaming up with the either the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) or the People’s National ...

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Ganja penalty at centre of fresh political controversy; gov’t says possession still illegal

Government on Tuesday appeared to have back-pedaled from its position hours earlier that persons caught with small amounts of marijuana would not be jailed even as steps were being taken to amend the legislation, instead now saying that possession is still an offence until the law is amended. “Possession is still illegal. The Government only proposes to remove custodial sentences ...

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Jagdeo open to President suggesting instead of submitting names for GECOM Chairman

The Opposition Leader on Saturday dismissed the President’s position that he is also entitled to submit nominees for the post of Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), but says he is flexible on unofficially discussing names that may be submitted by the Guyanese leader. “Notwithstanding and in an effort to find consensus, the Leader of the Opposition is not ...

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After CCJ ruling gov’t, opposition in fresh squabble over procedure for appointing GECOM Chairman

The Guyana government and the opposition on Saturday appeared to be on a collision course again over the appointment of a Chairman of the elections commission. Government says President David Granger can also submit six nominees for the post of Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM). In a letter to the Opposition Leader’s Office, Director-General of the Ministry of ...

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APNU+AFC to ask Facebook to block Opposition political ads calculated to rig elections

Fearing that the opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) has hired an American firm to post customised messages to Guyanese Facebook users’ accounts, Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan has announced that the governing APNU+AFC coalition would ask that social media giant to block such messages that are calculated to rig Guyana’s next general election. “That is why we are in the ...

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PPP condemns gov’t for Abdul Kadir parliamentary motion

The opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) has roasted government for passing a tribute motion in the National Assembly for former lawmaker, Abdul Kadir, who was convicted by the United States (US) for terrorism-related charges and later died in a US prison. “The use of the National Assembly, Guyana’s highest decision-making body, to honor the People’s National Congress (PNC) former Member ...

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Jagdeo hints at welcoming back Robert Persaud into PPP

Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo on Wednesday hinted that he would be willing to consider the return of his former Minister of Natural Resources, Robert Persaud into the People’s Progressive Party’s (PPP) fold. While Jagdeo said the PPP would have to decide Persaud’s future in that political party, the former Guyanese leader suggested that it would be a contradiction to welcome ...

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