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President, opposition welcome Guyana’s election to UN Security Council

President Irfaan Ali  and the parliamentary opposition A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) welcomed Guyana’s election to a non-permanent seat of the United Nations Security Council. Under the UN Charter, the Council is tasked with promoting international peace and security, a task the Guyanese leader promised that the South American nation would execute under the theme of ‘Partnering ...

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Boundary gerrymandering will impact on APNU at local govt elections

The People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR)-led A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) said it would not win a majority of the Neighbourhood Democratic Councils (NDCs) in the June 12 Local Government Elections (LGE) because several constituency boundaries have been merged to its disadvantage. “We will not a get an overall victory in terms of the number of NDCs but we ...

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PPP banking on cash grants, housing, new bridge to wrest Linden from PNC-APNU

President Irfaan Ali on Saturday night indicated that his People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) was depending on the now GY$40,000 cash-grant per child to take away control of the Linden Town Council from the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) for the first time at the June 12 Local Government Elections. “If those parents whose children benefit from this policy of ...

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Jagdeo, Norton tussle over “structured” cash grants

Vice President Bharrat Jagdeo has dismissed Opposition Leader Aubrey Norton’s call for each Guyanese household to be provided US$5,000 every year from the oil revenues. By Mr Jagdeo’s estimates, that would cost US$1.7 billion. “Now, since we started producing oil, we have not received $1.7 billion as yet but he wants to give out $1.7 billion a year. That is ...

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Poison, note found near decomposed bodies of woman, 13-year old daughter- police

Police said they found suspected poison and a note near the bodies of a decomposed woman and her 13-year old daughter in their home at New Providence, East Bank Demerara. “Three plastic bottles, one glass bottle containing liquid substances and two cups were found next to the bodies while two small glass containers containing a whitish substance were recovered from ...

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High Court dismisses APNU’s Local Govt constituency boundaries case

Efforts by A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) to convince the High Court to postpone or cancel the June 12 Local Government Elections (LGE) because a number of constituency boundaries would be to that party’s electoral disadvantage on Wednesday failed after the High Court dismissed the case. Chief Justice Roxane George-Wiltshire said the court could not concern itself with the ...

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Govt pledges to ‘uphold dignity’ of Afro-descendants; several options to seek legal redress against racial hostility

The Guyana government on Tuesday told the United Nations (UN) permanent forum for people of African descent that no effort was being spared to ensure descendants of enslaved Africans are not discriminated against, and that already there are legal and constitutional mechanisms to punish people engaged in racial discrimination. “The government of Guyana is committed to upholding the dignity of ...

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IDPADA-G tells UN forum time for assessments of Afro Guyanese, Afro-Caribbean peoples

The International Decade for People of African Descent Assembly-Guyana (IDPADA-G) on Tuesday told the United Nations (UN) permanent forum for the people of African descent that the time has come for Guyana and other Caribbean states to assess and compensate Afro-Guyanese for their contribution to the development of the country. “It is imperative that the government establishes a national commission ...

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High Court rejects AG, Jagdeo efforts to join APNU’s Local Govt boundaries case

Chief Justice Roxane George-Wiltshire on Tuesday dismissed applications by Attorney General Anil Nandlall and People’s Progressive Party (PPP) General Secretary Bharrat Jagdeo to intervene in a case by A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) that seeks to cancel or postpone the June 12, 2023 Local Government Elections (LGE) because the configuration of a number of boundaries is disadvantageous to that ...

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APNU’s Chief Scrutineer provided no proof voters list is flawed- High Court

The High Court on Tuesday ruled that A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) Chief Scrutineer, Carol Smith-Joseph failed to provide hard and credible evidence the voters list is flawed and could not be used to extract the separate voters list for the originally scheduled local government elections. “It does appear that relying on unsubstantiated and inadmissible evidence, the applicant is ...

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