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Opposition to mount campaign for election law reforms- Harmon

The opposition A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) has indicated that it would be mounting a campaign for constitutional reform or reform of  certain electoral laws in a bill that could be jointly drafted with government, Opposition Leader Joseph Harmon said at the weekend. He was at the time contributing to the debate on the 2020 National Budget ...

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APNU+AFC files questions again concerning US Secretary of State’s visit after House Speaker disallows first batch

The opposition A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) on Tuesday filed questions again on the visit by United States (US) Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, hours after House Speaker Manzoor Nadir refused to entertain several questions without notice on the same issue. Mr Nadir told the House that the questions by frontbencher Amanza Walton-Desir to Foreign Affairs Minister ...

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Opposition Leader condemns President’s “rape”accusations

Opposition Leader Joseph Harmon on Thursday condemned President Irfaan Ali’s claims that protesters against the killing of three youths had also raped innocent people. “There are no known police reports of any rape associated with recent protest actions. Yet Mr. Ali, in his statement, among other charges said ‘raping people’s children has nothing to do with justice.’ What rape Mr. ...

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Hindus, Muslims, Christians condemn killings…. Govt blames Granger, Harmon for worsening security situation

Even as Hindu, Muslim and Christian religions condemned the killing of the  two West Berbice youths last weekend, Home Affairs Minister Robeson Benn on Wednesday blamed former President David Granger and Opposition Leader  Joseph Harmon for the increasing spread of unrest. “Unfortunately, Messrs Granger and Harmon descended on the communities and in their statements and rhetoric created an atmosphere engendering ...

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Pro-African organisations float solutions to deteriorating political race relations

The African Cultural and Development Association (ACDA), Society for African Guyanese Empowerment (SAGE) and International Decade for People of African Descent Assembly-Guyana (IDPADA-G) are urging Guyanese leaders, security forces and the Ethnic Relations Commission (ERC) to help the country grapple with political race relations worsened by the recent killing of three Afro-Guyanese. ACDA said the “callous race-driven” murders of Orlando ...

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APNU+AFC walked out of House to protest Lenox Shuman’s election as Deputy Speaker

The opposition A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) on Tuesday railed against the government using its 33-seat majority to hand the post of Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly to a politician whose party got just over 2,000 seats at the March 2, 2020 general and regional elections. APNU+AFC front-bencher Cathy Hughes said the decision by the 31 ...

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Manzoor Nadir is new House Speaker, Lenox Shuman is Deputy

Well-known Guyanese politician Manzoor Nadir on Tuesday became the Speaker of the 65-seat National Assembly. There was no ceremonial opening of the Parliament which would include an address by the President.  The parliamentarians took the oath of office. The Deputy House Speaker is Lenox Shuman, leader of the Liberty and Justice Party by a vote of 34 for, 31 against. He ...

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GECOM officials granted bail on election-related offences

Information Technology Officer at the Guyana Elections Commission, Enrique Livan and Registration Officer, Sheffern February were today released on a total of GYD$450,000 bail in connection with alleged electoral offences. Attorney-at-Law Latoya Roberts told reporters that Ms. February was charged with two counts of attempting to defraud the people of Guyana by reading the wrong numbers from Statements of Poll ...

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Belladrum residents block West Berbice road in solidarity with Clairmont Mingo

A number of residents of Belladrum, West Coast Berbice on Sunday blocked the public road to vent their anger at the continued detention ad subsequent charging of Region Four Returning Officer Clairmont Mingo. Divisional Police Commander for  Mahaica-West Berbice, Edmond Cooper said he and a team of policemen were trying to clear the road without causing the situation to escalate. ...

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