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Daily Archives: November 18, 2016

Commissioner of Information to come under scrutiny

Guyana’s Commissioner of Information, Charles Ramson Snr. is about to be called to account for his performance, Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo said Friday. “I’m not aware that this office has done anything really so being pleased is very subjective. There is a law and the Commissioner of Information is bound by that law to carry out certain functions including receiving complaints and ...

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Appeal Judges hear case against ‘arbitrary’ cross-dressing ruling from 1893 Law

by Derwayne Wills A 2013 ruling by then-Chief Justice Ian Chang that cross-dressing is only a crime once done for an “improper purpose” has left appellants, McEwan and others, seeking confirmation of what constitutes an “improper purpose.” In the Court of Appeal this morning, Chancellor Carl Singh; Chief Justice Yonette Cummings-Edwards; and Justice Brassington Reynolds heard arguments from Attorneys Dr ...

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PM wants GYD$80 million for constitutional reform consultations; international help pledged

Guyana is preparing the legislative and budgetary groundwork for constitutional reform  to begin next year, Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo said  Friday. He told a news briefing at his Alliance For Change (AFC) headquarters  that he has asked for approximately GYD$80 million to be set aside in the 2017 National Budget to fund the establishment of a secretariat and the holding ...

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Georgetown’s garbage crisis: Step in Central Government

Eye on the Issues by GHK Lall Here we go again. Reports are that the two private contractors, Puran Brothers and Cevons Waster Management, are uttering clear warnings that they would have no choice but to discontinue garbage collection work on behalf of City Hall.  It is the usual reason, which needs no introduction: they are owed hundreds of millions, ...

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An unholy troika of Guyana’s opposition politicos

Eye on the Issues by GHK Lall I observe that the opposition has seen the light after some two decades of slackness and dullness.  Finally, it has replaced its printed media signature with not another aged uninspiring presence; but an unusual, if not unholy troika.  Their duty is to preach the party’s apocryphal gospels to the Guyanese multitude via the ...

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