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President names 2020 election inquiry commission

]In keeping with my commitment to establish a Commission of Inquiry (COI) to inquire into the events of the 2020 General and Regional Elections, I am pleased to announce that the following persons shall be appointed to conduct this inquiry: Chairman of the Commission – Retired Justice of  Appeal Stanley John; Former Attorney General, High Court Judge and Acting Justice ...

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PPP has “nothing to fear” from 2020 elections commission of inquiry- Jagdeo

Vice President Bharrat Jagdeo on Tuesday said his governing People’s Progressive Party ((PPP) has “nothing to fear” from a Commission of Inquiry (COI) into the March 2020 General and regional elections. “We believe the Commission of Inquiry will find that (A Partnership for National Unity) sought to steal the election,” he said ahead of President Irfaan Ali’s announcement of the ...

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Organisation for the Victory of the People says insufficient evidence to support Sale of Guyana to China

The Leader of the small non-parliamentary opposition Organisation for the Victory of the People (OVP) political party, Gerald Perreira does not believe there is sufficient evidence in the American Vice News report to link Vice President Bharrat Jagdeo and Chinese businessman Su Zhi Rong to the sale of Guyana to China. “I don’t think they provided enough evidence. I don’t ...

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Col. Omar Khan is acting Chief-of-Staff; Brigadier Bess returns next week

The Guyana Defence Force (GDF) on Monday said Colonel Omar Khan is acting Chief-of-Staff because the substantive Chief of Staff Brigadier Godfrey Bess and the Colonel General Staff, Julius Skeete have been given approval to pursue training overseas. Acting Chief-of-Staff, Brigadier Godfrey Bess will return to office next Monday, 3rd July, 2022, at the end of a three-week residency of ...

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Norton rubbishes Jagdeo’s dismissal of gas subsidy

Opposition Leader Aubrey Norton on Monday said a government subsidy on gasoline was being provided by both oil and non-oil producing countries an so all that Guyana has to do is to allocate some of the extra earnings from oil exports to stabilise the price at the pumps. “It should come from the extra money. Remember, we pointed out that ...

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Opposition Leader flags suspicious aspects of Mr. Jagdeo’s interactions with foreign journalist

Opposition Leader Aubrey Norton on Monday highlighted several aspects of Vice President Bharrat Jagdeo’s interaction with a foreign journalist that raise serious questions about his alleged role in business dealings with his friend and tenant, Su Zhi Rong. “Why is it this wasn’t done in the government office that is the official office? Why is it done in the home ...

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Association of Caribbean Media Workers lodges protest note with OAS Secretary General over exclusion from media initiative

The Association of Caribbean MediaWorkers (ACM) has strenuously objected to the Organisation of American States (OAS) sidelining of the 15-nation Caribbean Community (CARICOM) in the creation of a Center for Media Integrity of the Americas that would supposedly benefit the region. In a letter of protest to the OAS Secretary General, Luis Almagro, the ACM welcomed the proposed centre but ...

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AFC calls for international audit probe into procurement of contracts

The Alliance For Change (AFC) on Sunday urged the Guyana g0vernment to hire international auditors to investigate the award of large-scale contracts, in the wake of an American news feature that cast the spotlight on alleged underhand dealings mainly with Chinese investors. The AFC’s call was triggered after news circulated earlier Sunday based on a Vice News report in which ...

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