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Guyana urges Caribbean nations to dismiss Transparency International corruption yardsticks

Guyana on Monday suggested that sister Caribbean nations should wage a campaign against the authenticity of Transparent International’s corruption rankings, saying they were not scientific for media houses to use them to publish largely questionable stories. “The Caribbean countries keep getting notoriety in the international media for havens of corruption and the number of articles that are printed showing that ...

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IDPADA-G affiliates free to take gov’t cash “handout”; subsidy still a court matter- Alexander

The 55 affiliate Afro-Guyanese organisations of the umbrella International Decade for People of African Descent Assembly- Guyana (IDPADA-G) have not been asked to refuse an estimated GY$100 million that have been budgeted for this year’s activities as part of the decade that ends in 2024, IDPADA-G Chairman Vincent Alexander said Tuesday. “It is for them to decide, as individual organisations, ...

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PNCR disunity affecting opposition struggle against PPP, says WPA’s Ogunseye

The Working People’s Alliance (WPA) on Sunday night urged that there be a campaign of “tension” across Guyana to push for executive power sharing and an end to discrimination against Afro-Guyanese, but indicated that a lot depended on unity in the main opposition People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR). “We in the WPA are amazed that after two and a half ...

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Local Govt Elections: PPP won’t predict performance in Georgetown; APNU remains confident despite defections

General Secretary of the People’s Progressive Party (PPP), Bharrat Jagdeo on Monday refused to say categorically  whether he believed that his political organisation would for the first time  clinch a majority to control the Georgetown City Council in the June 12, 2023 Local Government Elections, although the slate of candidates is evidently not mainly traditional Indo-Guyanese supporters. “We don’t forecast ...

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BREAKING: Govt to disburse funds directly to affiliates of Afro-Guyanese umbrella organisation

In the wake of the collapse of talks between the Guyana government and the International Decade for People of African Descent- Guyana (IDPADA-G), the administration on Friday announced that it would go ahead and disburse the budgeted GY$100 million to affiliates of that organisation rather than to  the umbrella body. “Government plans to disburse the 2023 subvention to 55 organisations ...

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Talks breakdown over govt money for Afro-Guyanese organisation

  Negotiations between lawyers for the Guyana government and the International Decade for People of African Guyanese Assembly have collapsed over the continued disbursement of government funds to that organisation. IDPADA-G moved to the court earlier this year to challenge government’s decision on the grounds that over GYD$500 million disbursed so far had not reached a large number of African ...

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Jagdeo says Linden will get FIFA, ICC-approved grounds, amid APNU concerns

In the wake of claims by the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR)-led A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) that a sport facility in Linden was being reconstructed to cater for cricket rather than mainly football, Vice President Bharrat Jagdeo on Thursday assured that there would be internationally rated grounds for both games. “The fact is that Linden will have both ...

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Woman charged with hurling racial slurs, says innocent of threatening President

An Indo-Guyanese woman on Thursday pleaded guilty to attempting to excite racial hostility or ill will against Afro-Guyanese man, but denied that she threatened President Irfaan Ali. Fifty-nine year old Zalena Ali of Lot 140 Section ‘A’ Block ‘Y’ Golden Grove, East Bank Demerara, pleaded guilty to violating the Racial Hostility Act and was fined $75,000. She called Raynard Sobers ...

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DR airline begins Guyana-Canada flights in June

The Dominican Republic headquartered SkyCana airline will from June 1, 2023 serve the Guyana-Canada route, President Irfaan Ali said Wednesday. President Ali said he welcomed the news from the CEO of Sky Cana, Frank Diaz Gonzalez.The announcement was made following a meeting between President Ali and Mr Gonzalez at the Office of the President earlier today. SkyCana is a Dominican ...

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Guyana’s Ambassador to US denies contacting American lobby firm on behalf of ‘Shell’ Mohamed

Guyana’s Ambassador to the United States, Samuel Hinds on Tuesday denied that he ever played a role in hiring an American lobbying firm to assist city businessman Nazar ‘Shell’ Mohamed in clearing his name of grave allegations so that he might be considered favourably for an American visa. “I wish to categorically state that at no time did I contact ...

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