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President forges ahead with appointment of Police Service Commission

President Irfaan Ali on Tuesday afternoon swore in three of the four members of the Police Service Commission (PSC), just over one hour after Opposition Leader Aubrey Norton threatened to take legal action if government went ahead and did so without the completion of consultations. Those taking the oath of office were businessman Ernesto Choo-a-Fat, Attorney-at-Law Lloyd Mark Conway, and ...

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Norton refuses to meet Ali on Service Commissions; Govt will consider “what is good” for Guyana in appointing Chancellor, Chief Justice

Opposition Leader Aubrey Norton on Monday refused to hold a second round of in-person consultations with President Irfaan Ali, saying he was busy and he has not received the basis for appointments to several commissions. “In any event, if my schedule did permit me to attend, I draw to your attention that I am not yet in receipt of the ...

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Govt’s part-time employees encouraged to seize opportunity to study

Vice President Bharrat Jagdeo on Saturday encouraged part-time government employees to take up opportunities to become qualified, even as the administration appeared poised to allow foreigners to take up jobs in the booming oil-related economy. “I hope that all of you, who are going to work on the programme, you see this as a stepping stone for something bigger, not ...

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Time for action to forge racial unity, end marginalisation – Opposition Leader

Opposition Leader Aubrey Norton, on Guyana’s 56th Independence Anniversary, urged an end to “lip service” on tackling racial disunity and socio-economic and political marginalisation. In a message to mark the end of British colonial rule on May 26, 1966, he said Guyanese need to do better to entrench their shared values, strengthen their sense of “One Destiny” and rejuvenate their ...

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Guyana won’t shift from ICJ to settle border controversy with Venezuela-

President Irfaan Ali on Wednesday night, to usher in Guyana’s 56th Independence Anniversary, stood in Essequibo and thumped his nose at Venezuela’s continued disregard for the International Court of Justice’s (ICJ) ability to hear and settle the border controversy over that county. “We do not intend to deviate from the judicial path which has been taken to address the controversy ...

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Former policewoman to challenge DPP’s decision to quash private racial hostility charge against lawyer

An Afro-Guyanese former policewoman plans will be mounting a legal challenge against the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) decision to withdraw a private criminal charge of inciting racial hostility that she had filed against Indo-Guyanese Attorney-at-Law Nirvan Singh. Shawnette Bollers’ lawyer, Eusi Anderson, said the DPP should  have allowed the Magistrate Court to decide the fate of Mr. Singh. He ...

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National Library turns away Independence exhibition on Forbes Burnham

The National Library on Monday turned down a previously granted permission to The Forbes Burnham Foundation to hold an exhibition to mark Guyana’s 56th Independence Anniversary but there appears to be a mix up over the real reason for doing so. Foundation Chairman, Vincent Alexander said approval was granted by the National Library on April 25, 2022 to hold the ...

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Georgetown Chamber welcomes TT-Guyana accord to remove trade barriers

The Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) on Sunday welcomed the signing of a memorandum of understanding between Guyana and Trinidad and Tobago to remove all trade barriers. Before the just-concluded Caribbean Investment Forum on Agriculture, the city chamber had urged the Irfaan Ali-led administration not sign a memorandum of understanding unless several non-tariff barriers were first removed, but ...

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Guyana will attend Summit of the Americas to pursue its interests; will continue to lobby for Cuba

President Irfaan Ali on Sunday said Guyana would be attending next month’s United States-organised Summit of the Americas, even as the  the 15-nation Caribbean Community (CARICOM) would continue to press for fair treatment of its longtime ally, Cuba. “We will continue to represent the decision of Heads (of Government of CARICOM) that is we must forge a stronger relationship and ...

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Guyana to ask CARICOM for Brazil’s Roraima State to join regional agricultural task force

Guyana’s President, Dr. Irfaan Ali on Sunday announced that Brazil’s Roraima State would be applying to be part of the Caribbean Community’s (CARICOM) agriculture task force with the aim of producing grains for supply to the region. In exchange for Roraima State offering technology, investment and partnership to Guyana, he said CARICOM leaders at their next summit in July would ...

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