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Pro-PPP radio, TV stations take GNBA to court over alleged freedom of expression violations

Two radio and television stations closely associated with the opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) want the High Court to find that their constitutional right to freedom of expression has been violated by a hearing committee of the Guyana National Broadcasting Authority (GNBA) which they say has not been legally constituted. Through their lawyers – Mohabir A. Nandlall, Marcia Nadir-Sharma, Manoj ...

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OPINION: Even good news means nothing, only election news does

By GHK Lall Guyanese have neither time nor interest for any news, other than elections news. Good news, encouraging news, is wasted on us. Place it before them and heads and backs turn away. Even the government has lost focus (and its marbles) in the hysterias of a most scorching elections season. Good news, promising news, gets swallowed up, trampled ...

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Former GDF reservist arrested for questioning into Kaieteur News grenade attack

A former Guyana Defence Force (GDF) reservist, who was wanted in connection with a grenade attack outside Kaieteur News several years ago, was arrested Tuesday night, police sources said. The police officer said Shemar Wilson was taken into custody shortly after he deplaned a Surinane Airways flight at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA). He was deported from French Guiana, ...

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WPA urges new GECOM Chair to resist “pressures” to scrap house-to-house registration

The Working People’s Alliance (WPA) on Sunday called on the new Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) Chairperson to resist pressure for halting house-to-house registration, amidst incessant calls by the opposition for elections to be held swiftly with a claims and objections period to update the existing voters’ list. “Justice (Claudette) Singh’s first task has to do with the contentious issue of ...

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Minister Broomes not being restricted – President’s Ministry

The Ministry of the Presidency says Minister Simona Broomes is not being restricted in doing her work in the areas of youth unemployment and training, following a meeting between her and President David Granger. The Ministry of the Presidency refutes any suggestions that Minister Broomes is being curtailed from executing her workplan as outlined by the President. “The two met ...

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OPINION: What was feared already coming to a head

By GHK Lall What was feared is already coming to pass and in the worst way possible. What has been written about, and predicted about, and gone against the grain about, in more than one public forum, has unfolded in less than 24 hours since the CCJ went public. To refresh memories, the questions posed repeatedly in the last seven ...

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Duncan back at Chronicle; staff to petition President; Jagdeo cites AFC internal politics for reinstatement

Sherod Duncan on Thursday resumed duties as General Manager of the Guyana National Newspapers Limited (GNNL), publisher of the Guyana Chronicle, a move that apparently prompted several staff members to sick out and craft a petition to President David Granger urging him to reverse Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo’s decision. Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo also on Thursday accused the Alliance For ...

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Top AFC official frowns on PM instruction to withdraw Chronicle GM dismissal

A senior official in the leadership of the Alliance For Change (AFC) Wednesday night poured cold water on Prime Minister Nagamootoo’s instruction to the Guyana Chronicle’s Board of Directors to withdraw its decision to sack Sherod Duncan from the post of General Manager over alleged financial mismanagement. The official told Demerara Waves Online News on condition of anonymity that Duncan’s ...

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Outgoing Guyana Chronicle Board Chairperson slams PM over reversal of Sherod Duncan’s dismissal

The outgoing Chairperson of the Board of Directors of the Guyana National Newspapers Limited (GNNL), publisher of the Guyana Chronicle state newspaper, Geeta Chandan-Edmond Tuesday evening insisted to Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo that a vote was taken to fire just reinstated Sherod Duncan from the post of General Manager. She said the evidence in the files show that she cast ...

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PM reinstates Sherod Duncan as Chronicle General Manager; 3 Board members resign

Sherod Duncan, the man who an audit found engaged in unnecessary spending without following procedures, is returning to the post of General Manager of the state-owned Guyana National Newspapers Limited (GNNL), publisher of the Guyana Chronicle newspaper, well-placed sources said. Demerara Waves Online News has since seen a copy of Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo’s letter to the Chairperson of the ...

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