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Quindon Bacchus police killing: Protesters surge past riot police, soldiers without incident

Hundreds of protesters surged past riot police and soldiers who stood outside the Vigilance Police Stati0n, East Coast Demerara without incident, as they headed further west in a journey that started at Golden Grove, East Coast Demerara. As they walked down, they continued to block several parts of the East Coast Demerara Public Road to vent their anger at what ...

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Golden Grove residents block East Coast public road, chase police to protest killing of Quindon Bacchus

Golden Grove, East Coast Demerara residents on Tuesday morning blocked the public road and chased police who went to enquire the reason for the protest, apparently sparked off by reports of the release of a policeman who allegedly shot and killed a resident days ago. Despite assurances by the Guyana Police Force that the Special Branch (Secret Police) agent, Kristoff ...

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Public Works Ministry to remove roadway encumbrances from Monday

Public Works Minister Juan Edghill on Friday warned that the time is up for the voluntary removal of encumbrances and derelict vehicles nearby roads and gave notice that from Monday an operation would begin to remove them. Addressing the turning-of-the sod ceremony for the construction of a 7.8 kilometre road from Ogle, East Coast Demerara to Haags-Bosch, East Bank Demerara, ...

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No “rent-a-citizen” fronting for local content must be tolerated- Georgetown Chamber

The Georgetown Chamber of Commerce & Industry (GCCI) on Thursday urged the Guyana government to take steps to block companies from using Guyanese to conveniently obtain a 51 percent stake to merely satisfy the provisions of the Local Content Act. “This phenomenon – commonly referred to as ‘fronting’ or ‘rent-a-citizen’ – has the potential to reduce the amount of value ...

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RAMPS Logistics Guyana, govt differ on reasons for refusing local content certification

The Guyana government’s Local Content Secretariat and RAMPS Logistics Guyana Inc. are at odds over whether the company met the requirements to operate as a Guyanese company. Highly-places source on Thursday said RAMPS Logistics Guyana Inc. has been refused local content certification because the company does not have 75 percent Guyanese in management and has not proven the source of ...

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PNCR challenges President’s failure to consult on appointing Chancellor, Chief Justice

Vice Chairman of the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR), Vinceroy Jordan on Wednesday moved to the High Court to challenge President Irfaan Ali’s failure to consult the Opposition Leader on making permanent the appointments of Chancellor and Chief Justice. Through his lawyers Roysdale Forde and Selwyn Pieters, Mr. Jordan wants the court to order the President to consult with the ...

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PNC, AFC in separate calls for consultations on election commission of inquiry

The People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) , and the Alliance For Change (AFC) on Wednesday demanded that the government consults with them on the terms of reference of the 2020 election commission of inquiry, in an effort to secure broad-based acceptance. “As the President has insisted on being a judge in his own cause, the PNCR demands that the government ...

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Despite Commission of Inquiry, State to continue prosecuting criminal charges against ex GECOM officials, others

Shadow Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Attorney-at-Law Roysdale Forde said the persons charged with electoral fraud would have to decide their next step in light of the Presidential Commission of Inquiry (COI) into the 2020 general and regional elections. “There are persons charged who will decide on what is in there best interest. Every consideration will be taken ...

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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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