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Daily Archives: February 1, 2019

School of the Nations’ parents, administration want face-to-face answers from police

Despite strenuous efforts by the School of the Nations to tighten security measures in the face of ongoing violent threats, the parents and school’s administration Friday afternoon called on the Guyana Police Force (GPF) to face them and provide satisfactory information about the probe. Head of the Criminal Investigations Department, Deputy Commissioner Lyndon Alves told Demerara Waves Online News that ...

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GRA asks Court to clear tax cases backlog including GTT’s

While the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) raked in almost GYD$200 billion in taxes last year, it wants the court system to hear a more than 20-year backlog of cases, including one against the Guyana Telephone and Telegraph (GTT) company, GRA Commissioner-General Godfrey Statia said. Government officials have said GTT wants a US$44 million claim settled before agreeing to formal liberalisation ...

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Gail Teixeira likely to give up Canadian citizenship

Long-time People’s Progressive Party (PPP) parliamentarian Gail Teixeira could soon renounce her Canadian citizenship, Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo said Friday. This in wake of Thursday’s High Court ruling that Guyana parliamentarians holding dual citizenship is unconstitutional. “I spoke with Gail Teixeira and she said to me she is prepared to give up her Canadian citizenship so clearly this ruling has implications ...

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PPP threatens court action for GECOM to hold elections

Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo, on the heels of a favourable High Court ruling on last month’s no-confidence motion, has threatened to move to the court to force the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) to hold elections with the present voters’ list by March 19. “We are exploring now whether we can go to the courts to direct GECOM to fulfill its ...

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