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Opposition Leader awaits President’s move to select new GECOM Chairman

Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 November 2016, 18:57 by Denis Chabrol Now that the Dr Steve Surujbally is about resign from the post of Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM),  Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo said he was awaiting word from President David Granger who must trigger the constitutional provision for a replacement. The President must consult the Opposition Leader on ...

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GTUC to review position on taking govt’s grant for Critchlow Labour College

Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 November 2016, 17:32 by Denis Chabrol Newly-elected President of the Guyana Trades Union Congress (GTUC), Coretta Mc Donald on Wednesday said she and other executive members would be reviewing the reason for not taking government’s subvention for the Critchlow Labour College (CLC). “This new body will definitely have to sit, look at the proposals that ...

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Jail drug lords, strengthen democracy and vote with US- Canadian High Commissioner

Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 November 2016, 16:23 by Denis Chabrol Canada’s High Commissioner to Guyana, Pierre Giroux says Guyana needs to take several practical actions, including the arrest and conviction of drug lords, and vote with the United States (US) in international organisations to help build solidarity with the incoming Donald Trump administration. “The first thing- do arrest two ...

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RUSAL’s refusal to attend meeting angers govt; Cabinet to decide on next step

Last Updated on Saturday, 1 February 2020, 22:01 by Writer by Derwayne Wills Government must now consider another strategy for engaging Russian bauxite company, RUSAL, which was a no-show at a meeting scheduled Wednesday morning at the Labour Department between that company, the Labour Ministers and the Guyana Bauxite and General Workers Union (GB&GWU). “Upset and annoyed,” were the words ...

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Gov’t must show Hamilton Green’s special contribution to Guyana to justify PM pension

Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 November 2016, 14:48 by Denis Chabrol by Derwayne Wills Following government’s intention to grant a Prime Minister’s pension to former Prime Minister and former Georgetown Mayor, Hamilton Green; Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo said government must show special contributions to the nation made by Green to validate a Parliamentary Bill granting him alone a Prime Minister’s pension. ...

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PPP’s Dharamlall’s Facebook posts about Pres. Granger “unacceptable”- Jagdeo

Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 November 2016, 12:19 by Denis Chabrol Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo on Wednesday slammed his fellow People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) parliamentarian, Nigel Dharamlall, for several caustic posts about President David Granger on Facebook. “Unacceptable” and “reprehensible” was how Jagdeo described Dharamlall’s remarks about the Guyanese leader. They included descriptions about the President’s dental health. The ...

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Black Business Chamber to be launched

Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 November 2016, 10:24 by Denis Chabrol Guyana is set to have its first Black business chamber aimed at promoting and sustaining the development of enterprises owned by Guyanese of African descent, the organisation said in a statement. “Part of its goal is to strengthen efforts at national development and achieving surety of economic inclusion through ...

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Venezuela will not accept World Court ruling on border controversy- Canadian envoy

Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 November 2016, 9:28 by Denis Chabrol Canada predicts that Venezuela will not accept not accept a ruling by the International Court of Justice on the Guyana-Venezuela border controversy, as part of a plan to keep the issue alive. “If it goes to the International Court of Justice, Venezuela does not recognise the ruling of the ...

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