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New law to counter people smuggling -Attorney General

Attorney General Anil Nandlall on Tuesday said government was drafting new legislation to counter people smuggling. In contributing to a debate on the Adoption of Children (Amendment) Bill, he said the new trafficking Bill would also include provisions to specifically protect children. “We have a new trafficking Bill that will be brought to the Parliament that has in it several ...

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“I am prepared to meet with President Ali” to discuss Chancellor, Chief Justice appointments– Harmon

Opposition Leader Joseph Harmon on Monday said he was prepared to hold constitutionally required consultations with President Irfaan Ali on the appointment of a substantive Chancellor of the Judiciary and Chief Justice. “I wish to categorically state, once again, that I am ready, willing and able to engage in consultations on this matter at the earliest opportunity. I am prepared ...

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Islamic community endorses President Ali’s performance

The Central Islamic Organisation of Guyana (CIOG) on Monday gave a ringing endorsement of President Ali’s performance on the occasion of his one year in office and criticised the opposition A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) for attempting to hold on to power. “The CIOG reiterates its support for His Excellency the President Dr. Mohamed Irfaan Ali and ...

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Public servants to get ‘back-pay’ salary increases

President Irfaan Ali  on Monday  announced that public servants would before year-end get retroactive salary increases, even as threw a cloud of uncertainty over the possibility of negotiations with the Guyana Public Service Union (GPSU). “Let me assure you that the public servants will receive salary increases before the end of the year and it will be retroactive,” he said. ...

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Race relations, not oil sector is Guyana’s biggest problem- Granger

Leader of the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR), David Granger on Sunday- African Emancipation Day- said race relations was Guyana’s major problem rather than the burgeoning oil sector. “Guyana’s big problem is the problem of social cohesion. You may think that there are other problems- oil and the economy  and so on. The biggest problem we have is the ethnic ...

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African Guyanese must demand servant-leaders; push for national reconciliation- WPA

Amid discord in the mainly African Guyanese supported People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) about whether its constituency is being adequately represented by elected leaders, the Working People’s Alliance (WPA) urged that segment of the population to demand proper representation. “We urge the community to demand servant-leaders and more importantly to avoid being imprisoned by one party or the other,” said ...

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WPA calls for direct transfer of ‘oil money’ to all Guyanese

The Working People’s Alliance (WPA) on the occasion of African Emancipation Day 2021 being observed on Sunday called for fair distribution of Guyana’s oil wealth including direct cash transfers to all Guyanese. The now main opposition A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC), of which the WPA had been a member, had rejected the WPA’s idea of direct transfer ...

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GYD$7.3 billion direct cash transfers to be made to thousands of flood-hit farmers

President Irfaan Ali on Saturday announced a GYD$7.3 billion direct cash transfer package to micro, small, medium and large farmers to help them recover from almost four months of severe floods caused by unusually heavy rainfall. “I am aware that this assistance will go a long way in bringing relief. However, it can never compensate for the emotional and social ...

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Guyana’s Amazon-like Online market www.stabroekmarket.com to open soon

President Irfaan Ali on Friday announced that Guyana’s major Online marketplace, www.stabroekmarket.com , would be launched before yearend and would offer even products by small-scale businesses to the rest of the world. Addressing the formal opening of the multi-million dollar Amazonia Mall at Providence, East Bank Demerara, he said the Online store would showcase Guyanese goods. “We are also working ...

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