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“No guarantee” PPP will regain power; better to fight for constitutional reform, executive power sharing- Bisram

A New York-based  Guyanese teacher and political commentator, who has constantly predicted a People’s Progressive Party (PPP) victory, on Saturday said the incumbent David Granger-led coalition would be in power for the foreseeable future. “There is no guarantee they would return to government. It is my analysis that those in government would remain in office for decades to come,” Bisram ...

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Granger cancels Caricom Summit attendance

President David Granger will not be attending the upcoming summit of Caribbean Community (Caricom) leaders. “The Guyanese Head of State regrets his absence at the meeting but has opted to remain in Guyana to focus on domestic issues at this time,” the Ministry of the Presidency said Saturday. The Inter-sessional meeting is being hosted in Haiti from Monday, February 26 ...

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BREAKING: Plaisance fire leaves at least 40 homeless

About 40 persons were rendered homeless Friday – Republic Day- when fire ripped through several buildings at Plaisance, East Coast Demerara. Eyewitnesses said the fire started at a decades-old “Abiola Hotel” on Victoria Road just over the Plaisance Railway Embankment Road. An estimated 30 persons  lived at the hotel permanently. The blaze also spread to two buildings in the same yard ...

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Guyana’s President signals need for foreign help for GDF

President David Granger Thursday midnight- on the eve of Guyana’s 48th Republic anniversary- ratcheted up talk of heightened border security and said he hoped international aid would be provided to the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) to execute a number of tasks including territorial protection. “Guyana looks forward to the intensification of cooperation with friendly, foreign states, especially in building capacity ...

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Deported to Guyana, man went back to Canada and returned to life of crime; convicted and faces second deportation

Reproduced from The Record KITCHENER — A man from Guyana deported from Canada 21 years ago after racking up several criminal convictions — including one for robbery — sneaked back into this country and returned to crime. Sheikh Ally, 47, was sentenced on Thursday to a little more than six years in prison, minus enhanced pretrial custody, afterpleading guilty to a slew ...

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Senior Caricom official shot, robbed outside home

A senior official of the Guyana-based Caribbean Community (Caricom) headquarters was Thursday shot and robbed, shortly after leaving the East Coast Demerara branch of Republic Bank. This is said to be third time in recent weeks that customers leaving that bank’s branch at Triumph have been robbed of large sums of cash Shot and injured is Lionel Persaud, a senior ...

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ExxonMobil was not entitled to CGX-like contract- Jagdeo; “We are not going back on it”- govt

The Guyana government on Thursday said definitively that it would not be revising the Production Sharing Agreement with ExxonMobil, the same day that Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo questioned why government did not negotiate better contracts than those signed by former Presidents Janet Jagan and Donald Ramotar. The 2016 agreement between government and ExxonMobil contains a number of contentious clauses that ...

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Efforts made to ensure Ethnic Relations Commission is not politically compromised

Chairman of Parliament’s Appointments Committee, Dr. George Norton on Thursday said the protracted delay in the appointment of new members of the Ethnic Relations Commission (ERC) was due to efforts to ensure the commission was not unduly influenced by politics. “Both sides of the political divide were feverishly working towards it (Commissioners’ appointment) but yet you had to be careful ...

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Teaching Service Commission’s appointment paves way for teachers’ promotions, appointments

The way is now clear for the appointment of senior teachers for 2016 and 2017 as well as the appointment of junior teachers, with the appointment of the Teaching Service Commission, a senior official of the Guyana Teachers Union (GTU) said. Field Secretary of the GTU, Lance Baptiste’s comments came shortly after the swearing in of TSC members before President ...

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