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Opposition, govt tangle on outreaches to Afro-Guyanese communities

The governing People’s Progressive Party Civic’s (PPPC) boast that it has been working to resolve issues in Afro-Guyanese communities has been greeted by a sharp reaction from the opposition A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC). Public Service Minister Sonia Parag told the National Assembly that her administration’s outreach to communities in all 10 administrative regions appeared to be ...

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8 APNU+AFC parliamentarians ask High Court to block suspension, challenge constitutionality of hearing

Eight opposition parliamentarians on Wednesday moved to the High Court to challenge the constitutionality of their impending suspension from sittings of the National Assembly because they allegedly participated in an unrest in the National Assembly last December. The lawsuit was filed jointly one day before Thursday’s sitting of the National Assembly at which the Report could be brought up for ...

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Legal action looms over impending suspension of opposition parliamentarians

Eight opposition A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) parliamentarians could be suspended from four to six sittings for their alleged role in disorderly behaviour late last year in an effort to block debate and passage of the Natural Resource Fund law. But already, one of the lawmakers, Ganesh Mahipaul, said he and his colleagues were not given a ...

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Guyana wary of Venezuelan agents posing as migrants

The Guyana government is worried that Venezuelan secret agent operatives might be among migrants who are fleeing the harsh socio-economic and political conditions in that neighbouring South American nation. “You could understand the security dilemma we face that in the migrants could be embedded Venezuelan agents and so this is not something that we don’t appreciate, that we are looking ...

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Home Affairs Minister seeks to justify Hicken’s appointment as acting Police Commissioner

Home Affairs Minister Robeson Benn has told the High Court that President Irfaan Ali swiftly appointed Mr Clifton Hicken as acting Police Commissioner in the absence of an Opposition Leader and Police Service Commission because of ongoing threats from Venezuela, the need to enforce a raft a laws and manage the more than 7,000 strong police force which can exercise ...

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Opposition parties agree to mount “strategic campaign” against PPP

The People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR)-led A Partnership for National Unity, the Alliance For Change and a number of small parties on Monday held talks to begin mapping a strategy to deal with Guyana’s “political crisis”. PNCR General Secretary Geeta Chandan believed that the participation of the Working People’s Alliance (WPA) in Monday’s talks signaled its eventual return to APNU ...

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Amerindians get more land titles; promised water subsidy, increased stipends

Several Amerindian villages on Monday received two absolute grants and several certificates of land titles as part of government’s efforts to resolve decades-long land demarcation problems Toshao Ralph Hendricks received an absolute grant for the extension of Capoey in Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam), and Toshao Arifa Shabeer received an absolute grant for the extension of Mashabo in Region Two, Receiving certificates ...

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Ali dismisses claims of hijacking National Toshaos Council conference agenda

President Irfaan Ali on Monday scoffed at claims that his administration has hijacked the agenda of the National Toshaos Council which is meeting in Georgetown. In clear¬† reaction to claims that the People’s Progressive Party (PPP)-led government has opted to control the agenda and prevent the outgoing NTC Chairman from addressing the opening session, the Guyanese leader instead sought to ...

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Hicken’s acting Police Commissioner appointment: Attorney General allowed to file defence on “doctrine of necessity”

Despite strenuously objecting to Attorney General Anil Nandlall’s request to for an extension affidavit in defence to deal with recent correspondence and the doctrine of necessity in the appointment of Mr Clifton Hicken as acting Police Commissioner, Chief Justice Roxane George-Wiltshire on Friday allowed the application. Ms George-Wiltshire, however, said Mr. Nandlall would have to pay GY$50,000 in court cost ...

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