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Court to fix a date to hear election petition

Former Attorney General, Anil Nandalall

ALL parties named in the elections petition filed in the High Court, last week, have been served and an affidavit to report that they have been served will be filed today (June 30). Citizens’ Report was informed that the next move will be for the court to name a date ...

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Jordan must produce evidence of massive debt or retract his statement – Dr Singh

Former Minister of Finance, Ashni Singh

GUYANA’S external debt was pronounced on by Finance Minister Winston Jordan, last week in the National Assembly, and according to him the figure stands at some US$1.6B. “Guyana’s external debt is US$1.6 billion, and we were recipients of generous debt write-offs from both bilateral and multilateral agents that have put ...

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APNU and AFC are not free to amend Cummingsburg Accord : –Ramkarran says electorate’s support based on agreement

Ralph

FORMER Speaker of the National Assembly and political commentator, Ralph Ramkarran is of the view that the A Partnership for National Unity + Alliance for Change (APNU+AFC) coalition are not free to amend the Cummingsburg Accord – the foundational principles upon which the two parties formed the coalition.

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Nandlall, Williams clash over Rudisa obligations

Attorney General, Basil Williams

THE circumstances surrounding and consequences of a 2014 Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) judgment are again in the limelight. The CCJ forced the hand of the Guyana Government to again attempt to amend the Customs Act in order to remove a discriminatory environmental tax, which caused the CCJ to award ...

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Nandlall questions move to ‘import’ judges

Former Attorney General, Anil Nandalall

AN announcement by the Minister of State, Joseph Harmon, that “Government will be proceeding with its plan to extend advertisements for the posts of Chancellor and Chief Justice overseas,” has raised questions.

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Development of a comprehensive citizenship policy underway – Minister Felix

Minister of Citizenship, Winston Felix

THE newly created Ministry of Citizenship will eventually realise the amalgamation of several services currently under the aegis of the Guyana Police Force. This move is in keeping with recommendations made by the Disciplined Services Commission since 2014.

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Lack of funding for CJIA claims misrepresent contract agreement : – PPP says planned funding should be released to allow local contractors to benefit

Minister of State, Joseph Harmon

FUNDING for the expansion of the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA), started under the former People’s Progressive Party/ Civic (PPP/C) administration, was dubbed inadequate by Minister of State, Joseph Harmon.

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National Tourism Policy being crafted : – Minister Hughes outlines plans for sector

Minister of Tourism, Cathy Hughes

THE tourism sector is being prepared to take advantage of its potential as a substantial earner of foreign exchange, Tourism Minister Kathy Hughes told the National Assembly last evening during the second sitting of the 11th Parliament as she delivered government’s vision for the sector. She noted that the sector’s ...

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Broomes proving to be ‘disaster’ for Granger administration : – PPP says other ‘eager beavers’ should take note

Junior Natural Resources Minister, Simona Broomes

A DECLARATION that Junior Social Protection Minister, Simona Broomes, acted unconstitutionally by issuing orders to the Public Service Commission (PSC) was welcomed by the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) today.

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PM announces “shake up” of Chronicle, NCN boards

Prime Minister, Moses Nagamottoo

BOTH the Guyana Chronicle and the National Communications Network (NCN) are expected to have their board of directors “shaken up” shortly, in an effort to return “professionalism” in the way journalism should be practiced at those entities.

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