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Monthly Archives: December 2021

Churches, bars, restaurants can open until 12:45 AM/ 00:45 hours on Jan 1- COVID Task Force

Last Updated on Thursday, 30 December 2021, 23:45 by Denis Chabrol The National COVID Task Force has decided to allow churches, bars and restaurants to open until 12:45 AM/ 00:45 hours New Year’s Day only. “The National COVID-19 Task Force has noted a great demand by sections of the public to celebrate the holidays in the traditional ways during the ...

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Harmon dubs replica Parliament mace a ‘fake’, insists ‘oil money’ law wasn’t passed; Teixeira says Court has no role

Last Updated on Thursday, 30 December 2021, 22:25 by Denis Chabrol Opposition Leader Joseph Harmon on Thursday rejected House Speaker Manzoor Nadir’s claim that a replica mace used during a simple majority vote in favour of the Natural Resource Fund was an authentic standby symbol of authority. “The Speaker’s statement that Guyana has two Maces is appalling and simply untrue. ...

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House Speaker says opposition parliamentarians involved in removal of mace will be punished; Harmon says action will be taken against passage of Bill

Last Updated on Thursday, 30 December 2021, 12:36 by Denis Chabrol House Speaker Manzoor Nadir says the opposition parliamentarians, who removed the mace during Wednesday’s debate on the Natural Resource Fund legislation, will be punished. Noting that in any Parliament, an attack on the mace is an attack on the authority of the Parliament, he sent a clear message that ...

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Suriname hands over Guyanese murder accused to local police; Blanhum hails cooperation

Last Updated on Thursday, 30 December 2021, 10:23 by Denis Chabrol Surinamese police have handed over a Guyanese man, who was wanted for murder, to Guyanese police, a move that was Thursday welcomed by Guyana Police Force Crime Chief, Wendell Blanhum. “The Guyana Police Force would like to take this opportunity to thank our law enforcement counterparts in Suriname who, ...

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Opposition parliamentarians remove House Speaker’s mace; claim new ‘oil money’ law not passed but Teixeira says that’s “utter nonsense”

Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 December 2021, 23:10 by Denis Chabrol The House Speaker’s mace was grabbed and taken away from the Chamber by a number of opposition A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) parliamentarians, in an effort to thwart parliamentary debate on the controversial Natural Resource Fund legislation. Recordings show that the Sergeant-at-Arms and a  number of ...

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Amid opposition disruption, defiant House Speaker proceeds with debate on ‘oil money’ legislation; Bill passed after Finance Minister’s presentation

Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 December 2021, 20:31 by Denis Chabrol Under the constant din of whistling and chanting oppo0sition parliamentarians directly in front of his face, Finance Minister Dr Ashni Singh piloted debate on the Natural Resource Fund Bill. Dr Singh was flanked by government ministers at the lectern while the opposition lawmakers remain a mere few inches from ...

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Opposition parliamentarians force suspension of debate on ‘oil money’ law

Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 December 2021, 19:22 by Denis Chabrol Opposition A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) supporters on Wednesday evening forced House Speaker Manzoor Nadir to suspend debate on the controversial Natural Resource Fund Bill. After opposition Chief Whip Christopher Jones failed to convince Mr. Manzoor Nadir to push back debate on the legislation due to ...

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Private sector organisation calls for more time for public input in new ‘oil money’ law

Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 December 2021, 12:40 by Denis Chabrol Pressure early Wednesday after continued to intensify on government to put a brake on debate and passage of the controversial Natural Resource Fund Bill so that the public can be involved in crafting the new law, less than two hours before it is due to be considered by the ...

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Civil Society groups, PNCR, ANUG worried about planned withdrawal of oil revenues

Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 December 2021, 8:34 by Denis Chabrol Four civil society organisations, People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) and A New and United Guyana (ANUG) are worried that the Irfaan Ali-led administration is setting the stage to waste Guyana’s oil revenues under the guise of emergency use. The Guyana Trades Union Congress (GTUC), the pro-inclusionary democracy non-government organisation ...

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President, civil society in tussle over new Natural Resource Fund legislation

Last Updated on Tuesday, 28 December 2021, 15:32 by Denis Chabrol President Irfaan Ali and at least three civil society organisations are at odds over provisions of the new Natural Resources Fund legislation ahead of its parliamentary debate on Thursday. The Guyana Trades Union Congress (GTUC), Transparency Institute of Guyana Inc. (TIGI) and Article 13,the Civil Society Group formed to ...

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