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Chief Justice dismisses Opposition’s challenge to GECOM Chairman’s appointment

A number of Opposition members, including former President Donald Ramotar, left the High Court dejected and refused to speak to the media this afternoon after Chief Justice (acting) Roxanne George-Wiltshire upheld President David Granger’s decision to appoint a Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission from outside the lists provided to him by the Leader of the Opposition. […]

Suspected gang leader in deadly pirate attacks arrested in Berbice

Local Police have arrested a Guyanese man, who they are convinced is the leader of the high seas pirate gang that carried out the deadly attack on Guyanese fishermen in neighbouring Suriname. The man has been identified as Primanauth Persaud aka “Sinbad”. Police sources say his name has been repeatedly mentioned in Guyana and Suriname […]

Jagdeo unhappy with PPP MPs work in the Parliamentary Committees

The Opposition People’s Progressive Party today revealed that it intends to step up its scrutiny of the APNU+AFC coalition government at the Parliamentary level. Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo at his weekly press conference this afternoon admitted to reporters that many of his own Members of Parliament have been dropping the ball when it comes to holding the […]

City Hall to make presentation to Cabinet as it seeks approval for return of parking meters

Officials of the Georgetown Mayor and City Council are scheduled to make a presentation to Cabinet at its next meeting on the amended parking meter by-laws even as Minister of Communities Ronald Bulkan has already registered his support for the return of paid parking in the city. Bulkan told reporters on Wednesday that following the presentation by […]

Teen remanded to jail over murder of fisherman during robbery at sea

As the investigations continue into the deadly pirate attack in neighbouring Suriname which left fifteen Guyanese fishermen dead, a Guyanese teenager was today charged in connection with one of the murders. 19-year-old Alexander Denhart aka Shame Face of 79 Village Berbice, appeared before acting Chief Magistrate, Sherdel Isaac-Marcus today at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court. He […]

Government not involved in any hiring process at GECOM -President Granger

President David Granger has distanced his government from any involvement in the recruitment process at the Guyana Elections Commission. The President’s statement on Wednesday came one day after a fallout at the Elections Body where the Opposition nominated Commissioners continue to insist that there was a major ethnic imbalance in GECOMs staffing, although they could not provide […]

Granger not budging on top Judicial recommendations

President David Granger on Wednesday brushed aside most recent calls him to go ahead and confirm acting Chancellor, Justice Yonette Cummings-Edwards and acting Chief Justice Roxanne George to the substantive positions, saying that doing so would be outside of the Constitutional requirements. The Head of State was at the time responding to fresh calls by the Guyana […]

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