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PNCR’s Congress may be held this year or early next year

The People’s National Congress Reform’s (PNCR) congress to elect a new leader and other executive members could be held this year but there is a chance it could spill over into early next year, party sources said Friday. While sources said the circular to party groups notifying them of a date for congress is yet to be dispatched, party General ...

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PNCR-led APNU must acknowledge election rigging before involvement in executive- Jagdeo

Vice President Bharrat Jagdeo on Thursday demanded that the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR)-led A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) admit to its history of election rigging before there could be a possibility of engagement in the executive. “Our insistence, as a political party, on their acknowledgement that they have sought throughout their entire history to steal elections is an ...

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Gay rights activists hope to sway popular opinion, political action against colonial era buggery laws

The Society Against Sexual Orientation Discrimination (SASOD) on Wednesday launched a “Guyana Together” campaign to increase public tolerance of gays as well as convince government and opposition politicians to change laws that violate the human rights of members of that community. “I think the next phase- we are assuming that we’ll achieve our goal in two years- which is to ...

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Examine all options for continued free and fair elections- US

The United States (US) believes that Guyana should examine all options, including biometrics, to guarantee free and fair elections, outgoing American Ambassador to Guyana, Sarah Ann-Lynch said Thursday. “I think it’s important to explore all tools that Guyana has access to, in order to again ensure that elections continue to be free and fair,” she said when asked by Demerara ...

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US in aggressive push-back against Chinese expansion in Caribbean

The United States (US) is on a multi-pronged push-back against China’s expanding financial footprint here and the rest of the Caribbean, outgoing United States Ambassador to Guyana Sarah-Ann Lynch said Thursday. “We’ve tripled the bilateral trade over the last few years so I think we are here we are strong, and we will remain here,” she told reporters at a ...

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Pres Ali shuns US willingness to facilitate talks with opposition

President Irfaan Ali on Wednesday virtually ruled out a role for the United States (US) in facilitating talks with the opposition, a day after the US offered to help broker bipartisan talks on Guyana’s development. “I don’t know why there needs to be brokerage of any conversation. I don’t know that I need someone to broker a conversation,” the Guyanese ...

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Striking Berbice sugar workers take protest for money to Georgetown; GAWU, AFC differ on interpretation of court ruling

At least 100 striking sugar workers early Wednesday morning descended in front of the Guyana Agricultural and General Workers Union (GAWU), demanding that they be paid severance after the Rose Hall Estate had been closed, but the union maintained that the workers were merely transferred and never severed. “Because both Albion and Blairmont are within a 10-mile radius of Rose ...

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British NGO-funded UG-affiliated biodiversity research centre isn’t about exporting science- co-founder

The University of Guyana (UG) on Tuesday formally announced the establishment of a not-for-profit biodiversity research centre in the Essequibo River near the Mazaruni and Cuyuni rivers with an assurance by the British non-governmental organisation that the aim is not to export scientific information from the area. Co-founder of the Sophia Point Rainforest Research Institute, British parliamentarian David Lammy said ...

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Norton not needed to forge ahead with One Guyana mission- Pres Ali

President Irfaan Ali on Monday virtually ruled out any possibility of engaging Opposition Leader Aubrey Norton on the ‘One Guyana’ initiative, instead suggesting that he was taking his mission to ordinary Guyanese and eventually the opposition leadership would be forced to follow. “My work with the opposition is my work in every area conceived or perceived to be an opposition ...

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September 2023