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Senior PNCR official apologises to Guyana Chronicle reporter for F-bombs but calls newspaper “political rag”

The Chief Scrutineer of the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR)-led A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) on Thursday publicly apologised to Guyana Chronicle’s Chief Reporter, Tamica Garnett for cursing her when she called to ask a question related to Local Government Elections (LGE). “As woman to another woman, I wish to apologize for my outburst when Ms. Tamica Garnett called ...

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India preparing groundwork for long-term oil purchases from Guyana

India and Guyana are preparing to hold commercial negotiations that could that Asian giant securing a long-term contract to buy crude oil from this South American nation, the top Indian envoy here said ahead of its Foreign Minister Dr. Subrahmanyam Jaishankar’s  visit to Guyana from April 20-23. “We are an energy hungry nation so we need to work with Guyana because ...

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Pressure mounts on PPP govt for attacking journalists, as PNCR member F-bombs Chronicle reporter

Less than one week after a group of civil society activists castigated the Guyana government for attacking media workers who ask questions that they dislike, a senior People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) member on Wednesday F-bombed a Guyana Chronicle reporter. A Partnership  for National Unity (APNU) Chief Scrutineer, Carol Smith-Joseph has sparked off a fresh round of condemnation by the ...

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Guyana continues crackdown on human smuggling, as Suriname reports spike in Indians, Pakistanis

At least 2,500 nationals of India and Pakistan have entered neighbouring Suriname legally over the past several  months, and officials believed that many of them have entered Guyana en route to the United States through Mexico. While Guyana’s Home Affairs Minister Robeson Benn could not immediately provide figures, Suriname’s Foreign Affairs Minister Albert Ramdin said Indians, Pakistanis, Cubans and more ...

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Ali to visit Brazil, Dominican Republic

President Irfaan Ali  on Tuesday announced that he is due to visit Brazil in late May to hold talks with that South American giant’s President, Luis Inacio ‘Lula’ Da Silva. “There, we will be discussing a very strong and robust plan for the integration of this region. As you are aware, there are some massive transformative projects that are on ...

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President denies PPP buying Black support for Local Govt Elections; practicing racial discrimination

President Irfaan Ali on Tuesday rejected claims by the People’s National Congress Reform-led A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) that the governing People’s Progressive Party (PPP) paid Afro-Guyanese to become candidates and appear as supporters for the June 12, 2023 Local Government Elections. Reacting to claims by PNCR Leader Aubrey Norton and other persons that Blacks were being literally bought ...

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Guyana urges Caribbean nations to dismiss Transparency International corruption yardsticks

Guyana on Monday suggested that sister Caribbean nations should wage a campaign against the authenticity of Transparent International’s corruption rankings, saying they were not scientific for media houses to use them to publish largely questionable stories. “The Caribbean countries keep getting notoriety in the international media for havens of corruption and the number of articles that are printed showing that ...

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IDPADA-G affiliates free to take gov’t cash “handout”; subsidy still a court matter- Alexander

The 55 affiliate Afro-Guyanese organisations of the umbrella International Decade for People of African Descent Assembly- Guyana (IDPADA-G) have not been asked to refuse an estimated GY$100 million that have been budgeted for this year’s activities as part of the decade that ends in 2024, IDPADA-G Chairman Vincent Alexander said Tuesday. “It is for them to decide, as individual organisations, ...

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PNCR disunity affecting opposition struggle against PPP, says WPA’s Ogunseye

The Working People’s Alliance (WPA) on Sunday night urged that there be a campaign of “tension” across Guyana to push for executive power sharing and an end to discrimination against Afro-Guyanese, but indicated that a lot depended on unity in the main opposition People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR). “We in the WPA are amazed that after two and a half ...

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Local Govt Elections: PPP won’t predict performance in Georgetown; APNU remains confident despite defections

General Secretary of the People’s Progressive Party (PPP), Bharrat Jagdeo on Monday refused to say categorically  whether he believed that his political organisation would for the first time  clinch a majority to control the Georgetown City Council in the June 12, 2023 Local Government Elections, although the slate of candidates is evidently not mainly traditional Indo-Guyanese supporters. “We don’t forecast ...

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