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PNCR Leader goes on “leave of absence”, but sources say Congress cannot be delayed

The Leader of the People’s National Congress Reform, David Granger has gone on leave of absence and the party will decide who will be responsible, Central Executive member Joseph Harmon confirmed on Thursday afternoon. Sources said his leave takes effect from September 1, and he has not said when it would conclude. Asked who would be at the helm of ...

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PNCR’s Mervyn Williams recovering from COVID-19

Former People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) parliamentarian, Mervyn Williams is “improving” after being stricken for several days by the coronavirus (COVID-19), well-placed sources said Tuesday. The sources declined to provide details but assured that “he is improving” and that his breathing was still being supported. It has been more than one week since he has been an in-patient at the ...

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Private sector being integrated into Guyana’s anti-corruption fight; enforcement depends on solid evidence

Guyana’s private sector is being integrated into the fight against corruption, but the enforcement of international conventions and domestic laws will depend on solid evidence and strong prosecution, officials said Monday. Minister of Governance, Gail Teixeira told the opening of an anti-corruption workshop being held by her ministry in collaboration with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) ...

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High Court might strike out President as respondent in Police Service Commission case

High Court Judge, Gino Persaud on Monday hinted that he  might strike out President Irfaan Ali as a respondent in a case brought by the Police Service Commission (PSC) in a case that challenges the Guyanese leader’s suspension of that body. “There is no private act in the performance of functions,” the judge said. Justice Persaud has set September 16 ...

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Guyana, France, Suriname sign cooperation agreement; Guyana mum on details

Guyana, France and Suriname have agreed to improve cross-border security and combat climate change, but so far the Guyana government has been mum on the accord. Guyana’s Prime Minister Mark Phillips attended the Strategic Dialogue in Cayenne, French Guiana from August 25 to 27, 2021, and signed the cooperation agreement. French Guiana is an overseas Department of France. However, the ...

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Former Suriname President’s 20-year jail sentence for murder confirmed

Suriname’s former President Desi Bouterse’s 20-year jail sentence for the murder of 15 persons while he had been a military ruler in 1982 was Monday morning confirmed. Starnieuws reports that Bouterse was not in court, saying he was sick and no arrest has been ordered. The session lasted a very short time. No new facts have emerged, the Court Martial concluded. ...

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Prosecution in electoral fraud case against PNCR officials, GECOM officials get more time to put Statements of Pol, Recount in order

Chief Magistrate Ann Mc Lennan  on Friday gave the prosecution time to put the Statements of Poll and Statements of Recount in order to present to disclose to all of the parties in the case. The case of conspiracy to defraud against former officials of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) and the Chairman of the People’s National Congress Reform, Volda ...

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PNCR’s Aubrey Norton pledges to bring back parties into coalition if elected leader

Prospective Leader for the People’s National Congress Reform, Aubrey Norton on Friday promised g to work to strengthen the coalition and resolve the issues that prompted parties to leave A Partnership for National Unity (APNU). “I will also seek to resolve the issues that prompted parties to leave the collective. All coalition parties will be respected. It is my firm ...

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PNCR’s Mervyn Williams in COVID-ICU

Former People’s National Congress Reform parliamentarian, Mervyn Williams was Friday still in the Intensive Care Unit of the COVID-19 hospital, well-placed sources said. The sources said Mr. Williams was not vaccinated against the virus that has so far claimed the lives of more than 600 persons in Guyana. “He is having a hard time,” the source said. A former ministerial ...

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AFC wants APNU Region Four Chairman, Vice Chairman removed

The Alliance For Change’s (AFC) Region Four (Demerara-Mahaica) councillors want the Chairman and Vice Chairman removed from office over claims of poor performance that has led to a loss of jobs and non-payment of persons. “This action was in direct response to the continued failures and shortcomings in the management of the affairs of the people in this key geographical ...

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