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Jagdeo refuses to pay Alexander GY$50 million for alleged libel; IDPADA-G asks for independent auditor

Even as Vice President Bharrat Jagdeo on Thursday officially refused to pay GY$50 million in compensation to the Chairman of the International Decade for People of African Descent (IDPADA-G) Vincent Alexander for allegedly libeling him, that government-funded agency has handed over an audit report, saying it would prove that an estimated GY$500 million was not misspent. “Our client unreservedly rejects ...

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Norton to Jagdeo: ‘Match your earnings with your assets’

Leader of the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR), Aubrey Norton on Tuesday urged Vice President Bharrat Jagdeo to disclose his earnings and assets, including foreign bank accounts, to disprove corruption allegations, in the wake of his denials that he does not take bribes from Chinese investors. “If he wants to disprove the allegation, then he can make these bank accounts ...

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OPINION: The Vice President must be given the benefit of no bribe taking (credibility duly considered)

by GHK Lall Guyana’s Vice President must be given the benefit of the doubt with his spirited denials relative to probing questions about bribe taking on his part (“Jagdeo denies taking bribes from Chinese companies” ⁠— Demerara Waves, February 8, 2022). Since the Vice President struggles to come across as an honorable man, an ethical leader, a principled citizen, I ...

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Jagdeo denies taking bribes from Chinese companies

Vice President Bharrat Jagdeo has rejected claims of kickbacks to facilitate Chinese investors doing business in Guyana. In an interview with the United States-headquartered Vice News that was posted on his Facebook page, he admits that he helps people but he denies that he takes bribes. “I help people out but doesn’t mean for consideration. It does not mean for ...

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Roger Khan wants early release from US prison based on “good-conduct credit”

Convicted Guyanese drug lord, Shaheed ‘Roger’ Khan wants to be released earlier than July on the grounds that he racked up good credits under a recent Trump-approved law, but the Federal Correctional Institution on Tuesday asked the court to reject his petition, according to court documents filed in a Florida Court. Khan is banking his chances on US President Donald ...

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OPINION: Democracy & Elections: Navigating Guyana’s muddy waters

By Professor Evan Ellis From February 19 through 27, I traveled to Georgetown, Guyana, to speak with individuals in the government and the private sector about the nation’s security challenges and internal dynamics. The country is in a potentially explosive political crisis with at least some similarities to the polarized situation in Washington, DC. In the midst of legal battles ...

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Civil Society Forum urges Jagdeo find compromise with Granger on general elections

A broad-based Civil Society Forum on Thursday urged Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo to seek a meeting with the Guyanese leader to end the almost two-month-old stalemate over the holding of general elections. “The Forum’s position is that there should be some level of compromise and so while the Forum would like to see compliance with the constitution, the Forum is ...

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Jagdeo wants international sanctions on gov’t if March 19 polling date is missed

Guyana’s Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo on Thursday said his People’s Progressive Party (PPP) would return to the National Assembly only to set a definitive date for general elections. “There is no date I have in mind outside of March 19,” he told a news conference. “We will not return to Parliament unless it has to do with a finite date ...

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Jagdeo may agree to extend 90-day election deadline

Guyana’s main Opposition People’s Progressive Party Leader Bharrat Jagdeo on Thursday left the door open for extending the three-month deadline by which general elections should be held. Jagdeo told a news conference that “only if I see good faith measures” on the government’s part would he lend his party’s support to the ruling coalition for a two-thirds parliamentary approval of ...

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