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Suriname appoints new Ambassador to Guyana

Suriname has appointed a new Ambassador to Guyana and she is Ms. Liselle Blankendal who has been working at the Surinamese Embassy in Georgetown. She took the oath of office before President Chandrikapersad Santokhi on Tuesday. The Surinamese leader  outlined the priorities for relations with Guyana. “The policy priorities with Guyana are contained in the founding document of the Strategic ...

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Dartmouth bridge, Essequibo Coast cleared of protesters, debris

Police early Wednesday morning cleared the bridge at Dartmouth Public Road, Essequibo Coast of debris a day after protesters blocked the thoroughfare to protest the decision to charge a policeman with manslaughter of businessman Orin Boston. Police and fire fighters cleared the bridge at about 3:30 AM during a pre-dawn operation  in which about 20 protesters scampered away as firefighters ...

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Guyana Court of Appeal sends APNU+AFC election petition matter to Caribbean Court of Justice

The Guyana Court of Appeal on Tuesday granted leave to the government and the People’s Progressive Party to appeal a decision to the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ). Chancellor of the Judiciary, Yonette Cummings made her decision in keeping with the CCJ Act and she also ordered that the applicants/intended appellants lodge GY$750,000 with the Supreme Court as security for ...

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Guyanese business and cultural icon, Yesu Persaud dies

Well-respected and renowned Guyanese business and cultural icon, Yesu Persaud died early Monday morning, hours after he was discharged from hospital. He was 93 years old. “Guyana has lost an outstanding soul in Dr. Yesu Persaud, a true son of the soil. It is with great sadness I learnt, moments ago, about his passing,” President Irfaan Ali said on his ...

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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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