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Use ‘oil money’ to provide income tax relief, increased pensions, grants, improved infrastructure

The opposition People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) on Friday recommended that government considers a raft of measures, including lower income tax, fatter pay packets and increased pensions in the 2022 national budget to cushion the impact of the 20-percent increase in the cost of basic items. Highlighting that Guyana’s economy was projected to record real growth of 49.7% plus US$607 ...

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PNCR Leader tight-lipped on Opposition Leader, Representative of the List issues

Leader of the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR), Aubrey Norton on Friday skirted questions about efforts for him to take over the post of Opposition Leader from incumbent Joseph Harmon, only saying that he did not want to prejudice “negotiations”. Asked whether he was optimistic that the PNCR’s Central Executive Committee’s decision that he should become Opposition Leader would be ...

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APNU+AFC’s Sherod Duncan on station bail, instructed to return to police

Opposition A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) parliamentarian Sherod Duncan was Thursday released on $100,000 station bail as part of an ongoing probe into a cybercrime offence he alleged committed against an official of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM). Attorney-at-Law, Amanza Walton-Desir earlier Thursday said Duncan’s arrest from his home following a report by GECOM’s Information Technology (IT) ...

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APNU+AFC parliamentarian Sherod Duncan arrested

Opposition parliamentarian, Sherod Duncan was arrested on Thursday to assist in an ongoing investigation in relation to a Cybercrime offence alleged committed on an official of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM). Investigators said the politician was arrested after GECOM IT Manager Aneal Giddings alleged that on January 11 at about 8 PM, Duncan  made offensive remarks about him on a ...

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CARICOM Private Sector body objects to Guyana’s Local Content law; Georgetown Chamber President says time to leave CARICOM Single Market

The Caribbean Private Sector Organisation (CPSO) is objecting to Guyana’s recently-passed Local Content legislation on the grounds that it seems to violate the Caribbean Community’s (CARICOM) free trade rules, a position that has prompted the President of the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Timothy Tucker to call for Guyana to leave the regional single market. CPSO President, Gervase Warner ...

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Brazil’s President to visit Guyana next week

Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro is scheduled to pay a one-day visit to Guyana next week Friday. This was confirmed by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Elisabeth Harper. Already, President Irfaan Ali and President Bolsonaro have met virtually to prepare for the visit by the leader of that Portuguese-speaking nation. In that preparatory meeting, Dr. Ali ...

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Roysdale Forde represents Opposition Leader in meeting with Commonwealth Secretary General

Shadow Attorney General Roysdale Forde has represented Opposition Leader Joseph Harmon in a meeting with the Secretary General of the Commonwealth, Baroness Patricia Scotland. Sources say that Mr. Harmon could not attend the meeting due to an urgent appointment. Importantly, the meeting between Mr. Forde and Baroness Scotland was held at Congress Place, the headquarters of the People’s National Congress ...

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Norton, Harmon for more talks on status of Opposition Leader

The Leader of the People’s National Congress Reform, Aubrey Norton and Opposition Leader Joseph Harmon are due to hold more talks on the latter giving up that constitutional post, but with due process that the decision must involve the umbrella A Partnership for National Unity (APNU), senior party officials said. The PNCR’s Central Executive Committee (CEC) last week Thursday decided ...

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Harmon, Norton hold talks on Opposition Leader post

Opposition Leader Joseph Harmon and Leader of the People’s National Congress Reform, Aubrey Norton held talks on Monday on the decision by that party that Mr. Norton should take over that constitutional post. Mr. Norton could not be reached for comment as calls to his phones went unanswered, and Mr. Harmon declined to speak about the meeting. Sources close to ...

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PNCR invites WPA, JFAP to discuss rejoining APNU; JFAP not interested

The People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) has invited the Working People’s Alliance (WPA) and the Justice For All Party (JFAP) to meetings to discuss rejoining A Partnership for National Unity (APNU), and the WPA has already laid down several minimum conditions while the JFAP is not interested. A top PNCR official told News-Talk Radio Guyana 103.1 FM/ Demerara Waves Online ...

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