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PNCR’s Aubrey Norton plans to wage campaign for fresh voters list if elected party leader

People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) executive member, Aubrey Norton has vowed to wage a vigorous campaign for a fresh national voters’ list to reduce the possibility of cheating if he is elected as leader of his party. “One of the first things I would launch is a campaign for a new voters list. Your ability to ensure you minimise fraud ...

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Former Finance Minister Jordan dismisses talk of Pres. Ali’s Arab World “goodwill”

Former Finance Minister Winston Jordan has categorically dismissed any claim that President Irfaan Ali’s Muslim religion has earned Guyana goodwill from the Arab Nations. “What assistance have they got from the Arab World that is new as a result of the government”,” he asked. Reacting to claims by Governance Minister Gail Teixeira that Dr. Ali, being a Muslim, has secured ...

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High Court rules that Constitutional agencies’ budgets must go to Finance Minister

The High Court on Monday ruled that the budgets of all constitutional agencies must be sent to the Finance Minister to determine if the National Treasury can afford the amounts requested because sending them directly to the National Assembly violates the constitutional role of the Executive. “In keeping with the independence of these agencies, the Court ruled that the budgetary ...

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Prosecution presents truckload of evidence to Magistrates’ Court; concerns raised about security

The Prosecution on Monday presented a truckload of Statements of Poll, Statements of Recount and other evidence in an unprecedented electoral fraud case to the Magistrates Court and the defendants. Prosecutor, Attorney-at-Law Darshan Ramdhani said the evidence consists of four boxes for each of the seven defendants and the Chief Magistrate, Ann Mc Lennan. The case has been adjourned to ...

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President Ali’s religious belief has brought international goodwill- Teixeira

President Irfaan Ali being a Muslim has secured international support from leading countries of the Arab world, Minister of Governance Gail Teixeira said Sunday. Addressing congregants at a Hindu Temple in Queens, New York, she underscored the value of the President’s religious persuasion in accessing much-needed assistance. “We recognise that President Ali is a Muslim and also that has brought ...

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Guyana removed from Britain’s COVID “red list” of countries

Guyana will from October 11 be removed from the United Kingdom’s COVID ‘red’ list of countries, paving the way for two way  travel between both nations, the UK government said. “From 4am on Monday 11 October, Guyana will no longer be on the red list for entering England,” the United Kingdom said in its travel advisory. Further, UK envoy to ...

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No place for confrontation, time for unification- PNCR’s Volda Lawrence

Chairman of the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR), Volda Lawrence on Tuesday issued a stirring appeal for unity at a flag raising ceremony to mark her party’s 64th anniversary. “I wish to affirm today it is clear that political confrontation would lead us nowhere. Our actions must be set towards unification,” she said twice to small gathering of executive members, ...

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No second COVID vaccine needed as travel requirement for foreigners- PAHO

The Pan-American Health Organisation (PAHO) on Wednesday said there is no need to impose the need for a second COVID-19 vaccine and would amount to a “barrier” to the movement of persons, in the wake of concerns by Guyana and the rest of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM). PAHO’s Assistant Director, Jarbas Barbosa said there is no proof that the mixing ...

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Opposition Leader’s Communications Chief Imran Khan dies

Director of Communications in the Opposition Leader’s Office, Imran Khan died of COVID-19 early Tuesday morning, a senior Health Ministry official confirmed He was not vaccinated. In an initial reaction to Khan’s passing, Opposition Leader Joseph Harmon said he was “shocked”. Shadow Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Senior Counsel Roysdale Forde said, “I am devastated. Imran was my ...

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ANUG recommends public judicial inquiry into police shooting death of Boston

A New and United Guyana (ANUG) political party is recommending that a coroner’s inquest be held into the police shooting death of an Essequibo Coast businessman earlier this month. That party says if that judicial inquiry finds the policeman culpable for the death of 29-year old Orin Boston on September 15, the lawman should be prosecuted. In contrast to a ...

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