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Monthly Archives: February 2019

Former PPP gov’t minister Jennifer Webster loses Canadian residency status

Last Updated on Wednesday, 6 February 2019, 5:51 by Writer Former government minister in the People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) administration, Jennifer Webster, who sold all her properties and moved out her cash to Canada, has lost her bid to retain her Canadian residency. Records show that after she obtained the status in 2009, she resided in that North American country ...

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Attorney General appeals Chief Justice ruling on no-confidence motion; private sector demands elections now

Last Updated on Wednesday, 6 February 2019, 5:52 by Writer Attorney General Basil Williams has filed an appeal against Chief Justice Roxane George-Wiltshire’s decisions in which she found that the no-confidence motion was validly passed and the President and Cabinet ought to have resigned immediately. Williams, who named House Speaker Dr. Barton Scotland and Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo as the ...

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Venezuelans in makeshift houses on East Coast Demerara seashore to be removed

Last Updated on Monday, 4 February 2019, 18:34 by Denis Chabrol Guyanese authorities were Monday preparing to relocate a number of persons believed to be Venezuelans who have set up makeshift houses along the seashore at Non Pariel, East Coast Demerara. The Ministry of the Presidency said the Civil Defence Commission (CDC) and the International Organisation of Migration (IOM) were “standing by ...

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International pressure mounts on Guyana over no-confidence motion

Last Updated on Monday, 4 February 2019, 17:40 by Writer A day after the Guyana Government deemed the United Nations (UN) position on the no-confidence motion “premature”, the European Union on Monday called for the swift filing and hearing of an appeal to the High Court’s decision that the motion was validly passed. “The Delegation of the European Union welcomes ...

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General elections could be held earliest in July – GECOM technical experts

Last Updated on Monday, 4 February 2019, 17:25 by Writer The Guyana Elections Commission’s (GECOM) technical experts have advised the seven-member commissioners that the earliest general elections could be held is July 2019, with the other option being in another four to six months after house-to-house registration is completed. Chief Elections Officer, Keith Lowenfield told reporters Monday that he presented ...

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Granger praises Harmon’s “energy and vision”

Last Updated on Monday, 4 February 2019, 9:36 by Writer President David Granger on Sunday sought to dispel talk that he has not been on the best of terms with Minister of State Joseph Harmon over the past several months. Addressing supporters at the official opening of the brand new Region 3 headquarters of the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR), the ...

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Khemraj Ramjattan available for Prime Ministerial candidacy

Last Updated on Sunday, 3 February 2019, 20:46 by Writer Chairman of the Alliance For Change (AFC), Khemraj Ramjattan on Sunday said he would accept the nomination for the prime ministerial candidate for the incumbent APNU+AFC coalition to contest the next general elections. “I would certainly accept the nomination,” he told reporters briefly at the official opening of the People’s National ...

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No plan to resign, will exhaust appeals – Granger; Harmon deems UN official’s position against gov’t “premature”

Last Updated on Sunday, 3 February 2019, 21:46 by Denis Chabrol President David Granger on Sunday vowed not to resign and that government would remain in office while the controversial no-confidence motion case is appealed right up to the Caribbean Court of Justice and after the next general elections are held. Addressing the official commissioning of his People’s National Congress’ ...

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“Significant reduction” in gas prices from Monday – Finance Ministry

Last Updated on Sunday, 3 February 2019, 20:09 by Denis Chabrol The Ministry of Finance and The Guyana Oil Company Limited on Sunday announced a “significant reduction” in prices for gasoline and diesel fuel because they are being purchased cheaper. Starting tomorrow February 4th, Super 95 gasoline will be wholesaled at $208.00 per litre or 4% less, and gasoil (diesel ...

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APNU+AFC on election campaign trail in Linden

Last Updated on Sunday, 3 February 2019, 9:44 by Writer Several government ministers were on a fan-out exercise in several communities across Linden, making promises and highlighting achievements as the three-year-old coalition gears up to seek a second straight term in what could very well be early general elections. Decked out in their parties’ political colours of gold for the ...

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