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PPP dual-citizenship MPs to resign, Adrian Anamayah will not renounce US nationality

Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo said his People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) Members of Parliament (MPs), who are holders of dual citizenship, would be resigning and only one of them has informed that he would not be renouncing his American citizenship. Jagdeo said that person is backbencher, Attorney-at-law Adrian Anamayah. “He has explained to me that there are family obligations and ...

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Donna Mathoo among front-runners to replace Dominic Gaskin – AFC

Leader of the Alliance For Change (AFC), Raphael Trotman on Wednesday confirmed that Donna Mathoo is being considered to replace Dominic Gaskin in the National Assembly. “There are a number of persons, who are eligible; Ms. Mathoo being one of them and so, yes, there is active consideration of appointing her. Other names are also being considered and we will, ...

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AFC wants constitution amended to permit dual citizenship MPs; APNU’s to renounce theirs

The Alliance For Change (AFC) wants Guyana’s constitutional reform process to make a place for dual citizenship holders to allow the country to tap into the huge human resource reservoir of Guyanese who are also nationals of other countries, party leader Raphael Trotman said Wednesday. Optimistic that the AFC would secure the support of the opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP), ...

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Gov’t to rehire its dual citizenship MPs; other ministers to act for them

The Guyana government on Tuesday said other ministers would act for the four dual citizenship Members of Parliament (MPs) who resigned Monday in keeping with decisions by the Guyana High Court and Court of Appeal. “For the ensuing period, as is the usual practice, these portfolios would now be held by sitting members of Cabinet who previously acted for these ...

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Gov’t dual citizenship MPs resign

Guyana’s President David Granger on Monday received and accepted the resignation of all APNU+AFC coalition Members of Parliament (MPs) who are holders of dual citizenship. The MPs are Guyanese-American Minister of State, Joseph Harmon, and Guyanese-Britons Rupert Roopnaraine, Carl Greenidge and Dominic Gaskin. These members will not be returning to the National Assembly when it reconvenes on April 11. The ...

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Gov’t won’t remove dual citizenship MPs yet – Harmon

Minister of State, Joseph Harmon on Friday said government would not be removing its dual citizenship Members of Parliament (MPs) yet and they will all be present in the National Assembly at its next sitting on April 11. Harmon, himself a Guyanese-American, suggested that government would await the decisions of the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) on the no-confidence motion ...

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OPINION: House-to-house de-registration unconstitutional

By Attorney-at-Law Anil Nandlall It is now public knowledge that without the support of the People’s Progressive Party (PPP)-nominated Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) Commissioners, GECOM is moving to house-to-house registration. It is also public knowledge that this decision of GECOM is a direct response to a call from Congress Place. I feel impelled to reiterate that since his appointment, the ...

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PPP’s Lumumba to give up US citizenship – Jagdeo

Long-serving People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) parliamentarian, Odinga Lumumba, has been added to the list of opposition lawmakers who would be giving up his foreign citizenship, Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo said Wednesday. He also accused the coalition administration of being “duplicitous” by failing to remove its dual citizenship members from the House as a matter of political goodwill in accordance ...

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OPINION: The arrogance and hubris of Bharrat Jagdeo are not working for the PPP

By James McAllister Bharrat Jagdeo’s failure to be strategic has hurt the PPP. He placed the entirety of his political fortune into a process over which he had no control and he lost. The Appeal Court has ruled. After the No-Confidence Motion (NCM), Jagdeo had hoped pressure from his cohorts in the Private Sector Commission (PSC), and at the Stabroek ...

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Private sector, Granger at odds over impact of political uncertainty on businesses

Guyana’s private sector and President David Granger on Wednesday disagreed over the impact of the unsettled no-confidence motion on the business environment. “I do not know how valid that perception is but, as far as I’m concerned, the government has done nothing to engender any disorder or any despair in the business community so I don’t want to say whether ...

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