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Daily Archives: Sunday, 15 January 2017, 22:09

Ministry of Presidency’s scholarship award to CH&PA official raises serious questions

Last Updated on Sunday, 15 January 2017, 22:09 by Denis Chabrol The Ministry of the Presidency has granted a scholarship for a senior official of the Central Housing and Planning Authority (CH&PA) to study in Korea at a time when there is a probe into alleged payroll fraud, according to official documents. Board members and the management team have been ...

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Pres. Granger calls on banking sector to address deficiencies; touts mobile banking for remote communities

Last Updated on Sunday, 15 January 2017, 19:03 by Denis Chabrol President David Granger on Sunday called on the banking sector to address several deficiencies that have been identified by the World Bank and singled out mobile banking as a major tool that could decentralize banking services to persons especially in remote parts of Guyana. “Guyana, despite the increase in ...

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President not above the Law – Fmr. Attorney General Anil Nandlall

Last Updated on Sunday, 15 January 2017, 17:37 by Denis Chabrol I observe a nicely written piece by Mr. Vivian Williams, Attorney-at-Law on the issue of the appointment of the Chairman of Gecom. Among the arguments advanced by Mr. Williams is that the President’s powers and discretion under Article 161(2) of the Constitution are absolute and non-justiciable and therefore beyond ...

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Gold miner dies as a result of stabbing; suspect arrested

Last Updated on Sunday, 15 January 2017, 13:53 by Denis Chabrol A pork-knocker (small gold miner)  early Sunday died a short while after he was stabbed following an argument, and the suspected perpetrator has since been arrested, police said Dead is 38-year old Robert ‘Bobby’ Perreira of Kumaka, Moruca, North West District. Divisional Commander, Senior Superintendent Ravindradat Budhram said the homicide ...

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Dancing on Black Ice: That Legal Threat Over a Nonjusticiable Constitutional Provision

Dancing on Black Ice: That Legal Threat Over a Non-justiciable Constitutional Provision by Vivian Williams It is hard to think of a more flawed interpretation of an expressed constitutional provision than what we are currently witnessing in the feud over the selection of a Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM). Current President David Granger offers a baffling interpretation of the ...

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