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Norton, Jagdeo set conditions for debate

Opposition Leader Aubrey Norton and Vice President Bharrat Jagdeo on Monday night set conditions for a public debate, in a heated but respectful exchange between the two senior political figures. Mr. Jagdeo to Mr. Norton: “If you bring your SOPs (Statements of Poll) tomorrow, make them public, the next day I’ll debate you. Mr. Norton to Mr. Jagdeo: “If you ...

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“The Diaspora cannot be lazy” Ali tells Guyanese in Canada

President Irfaan Ali on Saturday night urged  the Guyanese Diaspora in Canada take advantage of growing economic opportunities in their homeland, even as Governance Minister Gail Teixeira said the Guyanese at home alone could not develop Guyana. “The Diaspora is a powerful tool but the Diaspora cannot be lazy. The Diaspora cannot be reactive, You have to be proactive. The ...

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Several houses demolished at Amelia’s Ward for road in proposed residential area; opposition demands compensation, relocation

Several houses and foundations at Amelia’s Ward, Linden were demolished and destroyed on Saturday because they are in the path of a proposed road for the expansion of housing in the town, but the opposition A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) has formally requested compensation and alternative land for the dislocated residents. Housing Minister Colin Croal said notice ...

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Opposition GECOM Commissioner says names of some deceased persons will remain on voters list

Opposition-nominated Guyana Elections Commissioner, Vincent Alexander on Friday said government’s plan to remove the names of deceased persons from the voters list is nothing new and still thousands of names of unregistered deaths and persons who died overseas would remain on the national register. “That proposal is flawed. It is an attempt to retain the bloated list for the perpetration ...

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Brazil’s President to visit Guyana on Friday

Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro is due to visit Guyana on Friday, almost two months after he had cancelled initial plans to do so because his mother had died, the Foreign Ministry indicated late  Tuesday. Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Elisabeth Harper confirmed the  May 6 visit. The earlier indication came in a media accreditation advisory through ...

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Ali rules out use of spyware on journalists, other citizens

President Irfaan Ali on Tuesday promised that his government would not be using spyware to go after journalists and their sources, in response to a call by the Guyana Press Association (GPA) for an assurance that government would not engage in such intrusions. “This government has no intention whatsoever; it is not even contemplated in my mind to move in ...

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FITUG, GTUC differ on minimum monthly salary

The Federation of Independent Trade Unions of Guyana (FITUG) is  backing a call for the country’s minimum salary to be GY$60,000 but the Guyana Trades Union Congress (GTUC) has been hearing that that figure is no longer sufficient and should instead be doubled due to rising cost of living. Recalling that two years ago, it had been publicly stated that ...

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CIOG endorses ‘One Guyana’ platform, speaks out against racism, domestic violence, child sexual abuse

The Central Islamic Organisation (CIOG) on Monday- on the occasion of Eid Ul Fit’r- endorsed President Irfaan Ali’s ‘One Guyana’ platform regardless of religious persuasion and urged Guyanese to counter domestic violence, child molestation and racism. “I wish to commend His Excellency, our President Dr. Mohammed Irfaan Ali on his ‘One Guyana’ vision. This can be achieved as long as ...

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Calls for unity dominate fractured trade union movement

Guyana’s trade union movement on Sunday appeared even more fractured, amid calls for workers to get increased wages and salaries, a viable National Insurance Scheme and respect for collective bargaining. The Guyana Public Service Union (GPSU), one of the government’s most strident critics, did not participate in the May Day march and rally, but participated in a Labour Day breakfast ...

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Chartered Accountant Ram recommends oil money bailout, investment in housing for NIS revival

Chartered Accountant Christopher Ram on Sunday- Labour Day – joined the Guyana Trades Union Congress (GTUC) in criticising the bankrupt National Insurance Scheme (NIS) and recommended that some of the oil revenue be used to bail out that social security agency even as it considers investing in the lucrative housing market. “Let us take some of this money that we ...

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