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President mourns death of prominent businessman ‘Indi’ Beharry

President David Granger says he is “saddened” at the passing of prominent businessman, Mr. Inderjeet Beharry, popularly known as Indi Beharry, who died earlier today at the age of 78. Mr. Beharry is the son of Guyanese business magnate, the late Mr. Edward Beharry of the Edward B. Beharry Group of Companies. In 2016, President Granger conferred Mr. Beharry with the insignia of the Cacique’s …

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Shipping Association of Guyana to appeal Competition Commission’s GYD$19.2 million price fixing fine

The Shipping Association of Guyana (SAG) on Friday said it was preparing to appeal a decision by the Competition and Consumer Affairs Commission (CCAC) in which five shipping terminal operators were guilty of fixing prices for hauling shipping containers and fined a total of GYD$19.2 million. “The CCAC’s ruling is not consistent with the facts and …

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Guyanese jumper Bright emerges as freshman star for University of Texas at El Paso track

Reproduced from El Paso Times By Bret Bloomquist The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) track team has always been its own United Nations, a melting pot of athletes from all corners of the globe. As they head to the Conference USA Indoor Track and Field Championships this weekend in Birmingham, the women’s team is …

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Cash-starved Local Govt Commission “effectively shutdown”

The Local Government Commission (LGC) on Friday announced that it has been “effectively shut down” because the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Communities has refused to countersign cheques for salaries and other expenses. LGC Chairman Mortimer Mingo said the Permanent Secretary argued that the salaries were above the pay scales of the traditional public …

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Cash-starved Local Gov’t Commission “effectively shut down”

The Local Government Commission (LGC) on Friday announced that it has been “effectively shut down” because the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Communities has refused to countersign cheques for salaries and other expenses. LGC Chairman Mortimer Mingo said the Permanent Secretary argued that the salaries were above the pay scales of the traditional public …

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No cabinet meetings because there is no stay of High Court’s decisions on no-confidence motion; Court of Appeal begins preparations for hearing

Minister of State, Joseph Harmon on Friday said Cabinet has not been meeting since the High Court’s decision that the no-confidence motion was validly passed almost two months ago, but plenaries of all junior and senior ministers were being held. “There is a judgement of the Court that was made with respect to the Cabinet …

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Court cannot reinstate coalition if it wins no-confidence appeals but loses elections

Even if Guyana’s the ruling coalition wins its no-confidence cases at the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ), the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) will remain in office if it wins the next general elections, a Law Professor said Friday. The Professor said the principle of “state necessity” would apply and so the CCJ would be unable …

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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 …

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PPP to remove dual citizen parliamentarians

Guyana’s Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo on Thursday said his People’s Progressive Party (PPP) would replace its dual citizen parliamentarians if it has to return to the House for elections-related matters. Jagdeo could not immediately say who would replace the lawmakers, saying the PPP was yet to discuss the matter. The party’s dual citizen lawmakers are …

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