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OPINION: Queen Elizabeth fired her own son; nobody getting fired here

by GHK Lall “Step back from public duties for the foreseeable future.” That’s what His Royal Highness, Prince Andrew announced that he was going to do. In these politically disinfected and perfumed times, that’s the sweet syrupy version of what went down last week. I believe this royal rogue was “fired” by his mother. I really have little patience and ...

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Guyana to seek international help to relocate Venezuelans from river dam

Guyana would be asking the International Organisation of Migration (IOM) and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) for assistance to relocate the more than 150 Venezuelans, including 30 children, who are residing on the eastern dam of the Demerara River, government said Thursday. Minister of Citizenship, Mr. Winston Felix said government wants to relocate the Venezuelan migrants, who ...

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AFC settles for 30 percent parliamentary seats as coalition remains intact for 2020 elections

Chairman of A Partnership for National Unity (APNU), President David Granger and Leader of Alliance For Change (AFC), Khemraj Ramjattan Thursday afternoon struck an agreement that will see the smaller AFC getting 30 percent of the parliamentary seats if the coalition wins in the March 2020 general elections. High-level sources familiar with the talks told News-Talk Radio Guyana-Demerara Waves Online ...

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“Honest” and “efficient” government needed; no need for noise or deadlines – Granger on APNU-AFC talks

Chairman of A Partnership for National Unity (APNU), President David Granger on Wednesday said he is keen on selecting an “honest government” to run Guyana should he win next year’s general elections, even as he flayed the Alliance For Change (AFC) for setting a deadline for ending negotiations for a revised political agreement between the two sides. “The negotiations are ...

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APNU agrees to parliamentary seat allocation formula, says Guyana’s constitution will “guide all future discussions” with AFC

A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) at a meeting of its five partner political parties Monday evening said it decided on a formula for allocating parliamentary seats after next March’s general elections and a source close to the internal meeting ruled out that smaller party getting 40 percent of the parliamentary seats. “That can’t work… They lost whatever they had,” ...

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No APNU+AFC talks today

After thumping its chest that it will pull out of the talks and contest the general elections alone if there is no agreement with A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) on Monday, the AFC has apparently asked for more time. None of the top AFC executives responded to enquiries from the media about whether the negotiations with APNU for a ...

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New UG Chancellor calls for dismantling of racial polarisation, coarseness

Fresh from his installation at Chancellor of the University of Guyana, Professor Edward Greene on Saturday appealed to graduates to help transform the country’s political culture and improve race relations. Addressing the Convocation at the Turkeyen Campus, he called on the graduates as they leave the campus to use their investment and accomplishments to dismantle decades-old divisiveness in their communities ...

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AFC “battle-ready” if talks with APNU collapse next Monday

The Alliance For Change (AFC) on Friday vowed to walk away from talks with A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) next week Monday if the two parties fail to reach agreement on the allocation of seats after the next general elections. Following talks between APNU Chairman, David Granger and AFC Leader, Khemraj Ramjattan, Negotiator Dominic Gaskin made it clear that ...

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APNU, AFC locked in battle over formula for parliamentary seats

The Alliance For Change (AFC) and A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) are yet to agree to a formula for allocating parliamentary seats after the March 2, 2020 general elections, with APNU Chairman, David Granger and AFC Leader Khemraj Ramjattan set to meet again next week Monday. The two political leaders are yet to agree on how their coalition’s winnings ...

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