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Current, former ministers clash over scholarship award

by Samuel Sukhnandan Former Minister of Public Service Ms.Tabitha Sarabo-Halley has responded to criticisms that scholarships had been “skewed to one demographic and a geographic area in Guyana” under the previous government, something she has denied. Ms. Sarabo-Halley said Monday that the new Public Service Minister Ms. Sonia Parag’s statement is misleading and does not reflect a true representation of ...

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Central Housing’s CEO fired

by Samuel Sukhnandan Central Housing and Planning Authority (CH&PA) Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Mr.Lelon Saul has been fired with immediate effect. Mr. Saul confirmed with News Talk Radio 103.1FM/ Demerara Waves Online News that he received his termination letter today (Tuesday). “According to the letter received, my service was terminated with effect from today (Tuesday), and I will now proceed ...

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Parliamentary sittings will be held at the Arthur Chung Conference Centre due to COVID-19

Parliamentary sittings will be held at the Arthur Chung Conference Centre (ACCC) to ensure there is sufficient distance among parliamentarians and other persons  as part of the COVID-19 fight. Clerk of the National Assembly, Sherlock Isaacs says no date has been fixed for the convening of Parliament for the first time after the March 2, 2020 general and regional elections. ...

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PNCR Chairman on bail for fraud charge; maintains her innocence

People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) Chairman, Volda Lawrence was Monday granted GYD$100,000 bail on a fraud charge. She was not required to plea to the charge that states on March 5, 2020, she procured Region Four Returning Officer Clairmont Mingo to utter a forged Form 24 to the Chief Elections Officer Keith Lowenfield in an attempt to defraud the State ...

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Tabitha Sarabo-Halley resigns from WPA amid party’s spat with Granger over parliamentary selection

The Chairman of the Working People’s Alliance (WPA), Tabitha Sarabo-Halley has resigned, even as that party maintains that it was not consulted on who should have been the person selected to become Parliamentarian. Mrs. Sarabo-Halley confirmed Sunday night that she has resigned from the WPA and she does not intend to revisit her decision. Asked whether she intends to remain ...

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Caribbean lawyers’ hefty fees at centre of political spat in Guyana; govt to call in Auditor General

Several Caribbean and Guyanese lawyers have had their names drawn to the centre of a brewing controversy over huge amounts paid to them from Guyana’s treasury for several political cases and a Commission of Inquiry into the assassination of Working People’s Alliance (WPA) co-leader Dr. Walter Rodney. Attorney-General Anil Nandlall on Saturday disclosed “some” of the monies that have been ...

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Rastafarians to lobby new PPPC govt to decriminalise marijuana

by Samuel Sukhnandan Guyanese Rastafarians and other pro-marijuana activists plan to lobby the new People’s Progressive Party (PPP) government to move swiftly to decriminalize marijuana. Guyana Rastafarian Council General Secretary, Ras Khafra told News Talk Radio 103.1 FM/Demerara Waves Online News on Thursday that the PPP had expressed support for this in the past and his organisation intends to hold the new Irfaan Ali ...

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PNCR’s Chris Jones to sue police for false imprisonment, other violations

People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) executive member Christopher Jones plans to sue the State, including the Guyana Police Force, in connection with the seizure of barbershop equipment from his home yesterday. Attorney-at-Law, Nigel Hughes says the 18 barbershop chairs and an air conditioning are Mr. Jones’ equipment and that he has a stack documents to prove that. Documents were released ...

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WPA pulls out of APNU coalition

The Working People’s Alliance (WPA) has decided to withdraw from the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) unless it is given the right to pick its representative to sit in the 31-seat opposition benches. “First, we insist that the WPA be immediately accorded the right to determine who its representative on the APNU list to the National Assembly should be. Second, ...

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PNCR’s Christopher Jones arrested, barber shop equipment seized from home

Despite a High Court order,  People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) executive member, Christopher Jones was arrested on an allegation of simple larceny and several items connected to a barbershop that he planned to open were seized by police early Friday morning. Mr. Jones, a former government Director Sport, was first taken by police to the Diamond Police Station and later ...

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