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Monthly Archives: April 2019

Legality of Allicock acting as Prime Minister questioned

Last Updated on Monday, 15 April 2019, 5:38 by Writer The constitutionality of Vice President Sydney Allicock’s appointment as acting Prime Minister was Sunday being called into question because he is not an elected member of Parliament. Former Attorney General, Anil Nandlall reasons that Allicock’s swearing in by acting President Moses Nagamootoo is unconstitutional because according to Article 101 (1) ...

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After fire, new girls’ orphanage needs computers

Last Updated on Sunday, 14 April 2019, 16:31 by Writer Six months after the Shaheed Girls’ Orphanage rose from the ashes into a spanking new edifice, calls were Sunday made for support to equip the facility with a computer laboratory and Internet, and for caregivers to ensure the orphans’ properties are respected. After the wooden facility at Oleander Gardens, East ...

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WPA picks parliamentary replacement for Rupert Roopnaraine

Last Updated on Sunday, 14 April 2019, 7:44 by Denis Chabrol The Working People’s Alliance (WPA) has nominated Tabitha Sarabo-Halley to replace Dr. Rupert Roopnaraine who has resigned from parliament because he is a dual citizen, party sources said Saturday. The senior WPA sources said their executive unanimously reaffirmed a two-year old decision to pick the 31-year old Sarabo-Halley as ...

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OPINION: Aspire for and live the noblest ideals for integrity to prevail

Last Updated on Saturday, 13 April 2019, 20:31 by Writer By GHK Lall It seems as if conflicts of interest are a settled, acceptable way of life here. Though I detect the malicious and unfounded on occasion, there are too many other situations that raise issues of character, ethics, and personal standards. Cumulatively, it is more than ignorance, negligence, or ...

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PPPC’s Irfaan Ali: “I’m an honest candidate”…”I stand completely by all my qualifications out there”

Last Updated on Thursday, 11 April 2019, 21:42 by Writer People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) presidential candidate, Irfaan Ali continues to maintain that his academic credentials are above board, telling reporters on Thursday, “I’m an honest candidate. …I am very comfortable with my qualifications.” However, he provided few details including whether he used a suspicious paper from a virtually unheard ...

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Guyana seeks Islamic bank funding for technical-vocational training for oil sector jobs

Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 April 2019, 19:08 by Writer Guyana has asked the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) to finance the training of local persons for the emerging oil and gas sector, even as top officials said foreigners would have to be employed if there are insufficient Guyanese to fill vacancies. “A reverse linkage programme in technical and vocational training ...

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Minister Hughes “relinquished” day-to-day running of private company amid fresh concerns about conflict of interest

Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 April 2019, 7:54 by Writer Minister of Public Telecommunications Cathy Hughes’ private business links, as an elected official, have again come under sharp scrutiny, forcing her to state categorically that she has taken a back seat from her company, Videomega Productions. “In May 2015 upon my assumption of the role of Minister of Tourism I ...

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COPA Airlines says flight left Guyana safely

Last Updated on Monday, 8 April 2019, 20:42 by Writer Georgetown, Guyana, April 8, 2019 – Copa Airlines Monday night said all 127 passengers and six crew members onboard Flight 255 are safe following a false report of an explosive device aboard the aircraft earlier in the day at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (formerly Timehri). Following the alarm which ...

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