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OPINION: Indian or Black first, Guyanese second or last

By GHK Lall I came across something that I just had to share with any section of Guyana that cares enough to desire fervently something different, and then to be willing to work tirelessly to contribute to making that difference a reality. In view of the stormy history and even more combustible undertones of current elections struggles, I risk sanction ...

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OPINION: The constitutional crisis is really a deep political crisis rife with ethno-political implications

By David Hinds Many people are sweating over the impending “constitutional crisis” on March 19. My view is that there is already a constitutional crisis—the two political titans are interpreting the constitution differently. Since constitutions by their very nature are not as explicit as other documents, this disagreement is to be expected. That is where judicial review comes in—the judicial ...

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Rodney COI report handed over to Speaker

Attorney General Basil Williams accompanied by Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan on Wednesday morning presented the Speaker of the National Assembly Dr Barton Scotland with a copy of the Report of the Walter Rodney Commission of Inquiry which would be laid in the House for debate. This is after the report was presented to the Government in February after close ...

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“I was not lobbied” – Pres Granger as Ogle Airport renamed

Despite avid criticisms from the majority of the stakeholder at the Ogle International Airport and from the Private Sector Commission, President David Granger on Monday renamed the Airport the Eugene F Correia International Airport. The move which has been in the making since 2015, has not found favor with approximately 9 of the operators at the Airport, who have raised ...

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Benschop protests as CoI wraps up

Even as the Commission of Inquiry into the Camp Street Prison Riot concluded on Monday, political activist Mark Benschop was outside protesting the COI, saying that it was nothing more than a farce and waste of taxpayers monies. Benschop’s complaints comes after he was scheduled to testify at the COI but refused after learning that his testimony would only be ...

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Scotland to school Parliamentarians over breach of privileges

The manner in which some members of Guyana’s National Assembly conduct themselves in the House is under scrutiny as House Speaker Dr Barton Scotland will be looking to take action against offenders. Dr Scotland at a sitting on Wednesday noted that in the past months he has received several complains that warrant his sanctioning. He said he intends to “review ...

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No political interference for state media – Granger

President David Granger has made it clear that his administration is not in the business of politically interfering with the day to day operations of Guyana’s state media entities. The President made the statement on the heels of accusations of political interference being leveled against the Office of the Prime Minister. The Guyana Press Association (GPA) had written the President ...

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