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Mikiko Tanaka October 24 ,2020 Source Parliament would not be viable if no-confidence motions and judicial actions become political instruments’ In a major statement on the political situation here, United Nations (UN) Resident Co-ordinator Mikiko Tanaka today said that given the slim margin in the legislature between the two sides, parliamentary decision-making should entail consensus building and compromise so as to be inclusive of all sides. In an Op-Ed published in today’s Stabroek News...Read More...
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50 companies already eager to invest – PM

50 companies already eager to invest – PM October 24, 2020 Telecoms sector liberalisation …US$44M GTT tax debt still unsettled Less than one month after the telecommunications sector was officially liberalised, the Government has already received investment interests from some 50 companies. Prime Minister Mark Phillips – who has responsibility for the sector – told Guyana Times during an exclusive interview on Friday that “there are about 50 small ISPs (internet service providers) in Guyana...Read More...
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Where are they today?

Django
October 24 ,2020 Source Kaieteur News – Where are they now? Where are the guardians of democracy? The private sector powers now reduced and exposed as self-enrich pretenders? Where are the lawyers and young professionals from both sides of the political chasm that were so engaged for so long about what is right and who was wrong? We invite looking around and listening. There are few citizens standing up when Guyana needs them to say something about governance, oil, ethics. The political...Read More...

Govt intervenes to resolve land dispute with private developer

Govt intervenes to resolve land dispute with private developer October 24, 2020 Sarah Johanna squatters The People’s Progressive Party/Civic Government has intervened to resolve the ongoing land dispute between squatters at Sarah Johanna, East Bank Demerara, and a private land developer, who is claiming ownership of the land. Squatters at Sarah Johanna meeting with the Ministers and Government officials The developer is accused of wreaking havoc on the squatters after he claimed that four...Read More...
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COVID_19

Education Minister Priya Manickchand has disclosed that approximately 170,000 students from the public system have been affected by the closure of schools – a decision which was made after identifying the threats of COVID-19. She was at the time presenting at the Extraordinary session of the Global Education Meeting (GEM), organized by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO).Read More...
And many more here on GNI are no better Is it true that Moses Nagamootoo is ill? Oct 24, 2020 Features / Columnists , Freddie Kissoon Kaieteur News – The GECOM statements of poll for the 2015 elections showed the rejection of the village for Whim for Nagamootoo where he came from. It was an ignominious rejection. Then one year after came another devastating blow. Nagamootoo again was repudiated by Whim in the 2016 local government election (LGE) results. It was one humiliating result after...Read More...
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October 24 ,2020 Source Dear Editor, A few persons are saying that the Police should not investigate the fraud and attempts to steal the last Elections by some GECOM and other electoral officers. They say that attempts to bring riggers to justice had never been done before and matters should continue that way. The riggers should be investigated and brought to justice for the following reasons: (i) It would illustrate to the young that crime does not pay and it would deter future riggers...Read More...
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Minister of Agriculture Zulfikar Mustapha October 24 ,2020 Source In a bid to assist local farmers access regional export markets, the Guy-ana government is in discussions with the Carib-bean Community (CARICOM) in hopes of securing the relaxation or removal altogether of what it sees as some rigid non-tariff measures on local food produce, Minister of Agriculture Zulfikar Mustapha has said. “There are a number of [areas] where our farmers get a hard time exporting their produce. We are...Read More...
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Police and residents inspecting the scene after a tree fell and injured several persons residing on a dam at Success (Guyana Police Force photo) October 24 ,2020 Source Eight of the persons squatting at canefields at Success, on the East Coast of Demerara, were injured yesterday after a section of a large tree fell on a shed under which they were sitting. Of those injured, all of whom were women, one was seriously hurt after she was pinned as a result of the fallen tree. A police report said...Read More...
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Minister Oneidge Walrond October 24 ,2020 Source Questions were yesterday raised about whether Minister Oneidge Walrond had renounced her American citizenship before becoming a Member of Parliament (MP) and the Clerk of the National Assembly Sherlock Isaacs said he had not been supplied with any such document. The constitutional injunction against MPs holding dual citizenship was upheld in the case brought last year against Charrandass Persaud and which ended up at the Caribbean Court of...Read More...
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Kahoots

Ronald Anthony Arjune
I think you're all in cahoots with each other that's why you're always disagreeing with each other just like Biden and Trump. This is to prevent the spirit from cooperating with itself right? If the spirit is not cooperating with itself there wouldn't be any logic for confusion and the mind would not be able to perceive properly.Read More...
Source October 23, 2020 Attorney Nigel Hughes today told the Court that Mr. Datadin is a sitting Member of Parliament for a political party in a case that will clearly have political consequences and he, therefore, cannot be expected to execute his job as Prosecutor in a fair manner. PPP Member of Parliament Sanjeev Datadin has been appointed as a Special Prosecutor in the Police criminal charges filed against the Chief Election Officer and the Deputy Chief Election Officer and the Attorneys...Read More...
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Chief Election Officer Keith Lowenfield October 23 ,2020 Source Three private criminal charges previously filed against Chief Election Officer Keith Lowenfield were today withdrawn by the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP). Lowenfield’s attorney, Nigel Hughes, who disclosed this information to the media this morning, said his client now only faces the charges instituted by the police. While the reason behind the withdrawal of the private criminal charges was not immediately clear, a...Read More...
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AFC wanted power but PNC wanted its destruction

AFC wanted power but PNC wanted its destruction By Staff Reporter | October 23, 2020 AFC executive and former Region Five Councillor, Abel Seetaram – AFC activist Abel Seetaram ALLIANCE For Change (AFC) member and former Region Five Councillor, Abel Seetaram, said his party will soon be covered in a “grave” as the People’s National Congress Reform (PNC/R) has absorbed and neutralised the AFC leadership, rendering it toothless. In a letter to the press on Thursday, Seetaram said the PNC/R...Read More...
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Guyana’s economy in better shape than other countries’ on planet – economist- GOING TO MARS!

Guyana’s economy in better shape than other countries’ on planet – economist October 23, 2020 Amid COVID-19 pandemic Guyana’s economy is tipped to perform extremely well, and ride through the COVID-19 pandemic in better shape than practically any other economy on the planet, according to Chief Economist for Smith’s Research & Gradings, Scott B. MacDonald. Chief Economist for Smith’s Research & Gradings, Scott B MacDonald MacDonald, who is also a Senior Associate at the Center for...Read More...
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