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Harmon, Broomes now on PNCR executive

The People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) has co-opted Joseph Harmon and Simona Broomes on its Central Executive Committee. The decision was taken yesterday at the Committee’s meeting, in keeping with the PNCR’s constitution. The PNCR says Mr. Harmon, who was election agent for the PNCR-led APNU+AFC coalition, gave a detailed election update and summary of the coalition’s performance at the ...

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Lowenfield’s lawyer asks DPP to drop charges

By Samuel Sukhnandan Attorney-at-Law Mr. Nigel Hughes has written Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) Mrs. Shalimar Ali-Hack asking her to drop all criminal charges that were filed against Chief Election Officer of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) Mr. Keith Lowenfield. Mr. Lowenfield was charged with misconduct in public office, alleged electoral fraud, and conspiracy to alter results that had been declared in the ...

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Director of Sport fired- Minister Ramson confirms

by Samuel Sukhnandan Government has moved to terminate the contract of Director of Sport Mr. Christopher Jones with immediate effect. This was confirmed with Minister of Culture, Youth & Sport Charles Ramson Junior who told News Talk Radio 103.1 FM/Demerara Waves Online on Monday that Mr. Jones was formally let go Monday based on a clause of his contract. The ...

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PPPC govt must keep African Assembly – Vincent Alexander

by Samuel Sukhnandan As panelists for the Cuffy (Kofi) 250 Committee eight annual forum on the state of African Guyanese met to discuss critical issues on Sunday evening, Chairman of the International Decade for People of African Descent Assembly – Guyana (IDPADA-G) Vincent Alexander issued an appeal for the new government to retain the forum. Alexander said the decade is an important opportunity ...

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Ministry of Communities paid 56 contracted workers $800 million in five years- govt

by Samuel Sukhnandan Minister of Local Government and Regional Development Mr. Nigel Dharamlall said since assuming office earlier this month, he has found that there were 56 contract workers hired by the previous government as advisors and paid hefty sums totalling over $800 million in the past five years. In his first official engagement with the local media at the ...

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Guyana, Suriname agree to time-bound- based cooperation for ordinary people

Guyana’s President Dr. Irfaan Ali and the President of Suriname on Sunday announced the agreed to set up an action-oriented mechanism to push infrastructural development and private sector-led  investments in both neighbouring South American countries. Mr. Santokhi said he and his Guyanese counterpart are confident and committed that “we can do it jointly” and “guide it personally” President Ali said ...

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Ali administration retains Carl Greenidge for Guyana-Venezuela border case

Guyana’s co-agent in the Guyana-Venezuela border case at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) has been retained by the People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC)-led administration, Foreign Affairs Minister Hugh Todd said Sunday. Mr. Todd, however, could not immediately say whether Mr. Greenidge would still be the co-agent in the case that has been referred to the ICJ to determine the ...

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Criminal probe into GECOM’s 2020 election operations also on the cards- Nandlall

Attorney General Anil Nandlall on Saturday did not rule out a criminal probe into the administrative operations of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) concerning the 2020 general elections, but said other options might include a commission of inquiry or a forensic audit. He said a “deep probing police investigation” is among the options being considered to move ahead “very shortly” ...

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Government to dole out COVID-19 relief to households, put “people back to work”

President Dr. Irfaan Ali on Saturday announced a GYD$4.5 billion COVID-19 household relief programme and high-tech laboratory equipment to increase testing of people for the coronavirus that has already killed more 20 people in Guyana. “We have commenced work on securing immediately an initial sum of $4.5 billion as emergency response to help at the household level,” he told a ...

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President Ali hints at Commission of Inquiry into 2020 elections problems

President Dr. Irfaan Ali on Saturday hinted that his administration would hold a commission of  inquiry into the problems associated with the 2020 general and regional elections. Addressing his inauguration as the 9th Executive President of Guyana, he said a forensic probe would be conducted into the circumstances surrounding the recent polls. The President said those found culpable would be ...

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