PSs, REOs must seek legal advice on all Ministerial Plenary decisions -Jagdeo

No provision in Guyana’s Constitution allows for the existence of a Ministerial Plenary, much less such a body being able to possess the powers of Cabinet. Therefore, Permanent Secretaries, Regional Executive Officers (REOs) and even the National Procurement and Tender Administration (NPTAB) officials have no right signing off on decisions coming from a Ministerial Plenary. […]

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Govt. engages Russian Bauxite Company on dismissal of 61 Guyanese workers

Minister of State, Joseph Harmon is of the firm conviction that Guyanese workers must be treated in a respectful manner and at all times, the country’s labour laws must be upheld. He made these and other statements during a meeting this morning with the Executive members of the Russian controlled Bauxite Company of Guyana Incorporated […]

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PPP to seek sanctions against Govt.’s GECOM Commissioners

The People’s Progressive Party/ Civic (PPP/C) will be seeking sanctions against Commissioners of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) who represent the Government’s interest. The Commissioners are Desmond Trotman, Charles Corbin and Vincent Alexander. Making this declaration moments ago was Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo. At his weekly press conference, the PPP General Secretary explained that these […]

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Guyana gets int’l praise for successful hosting of CRIC 1

Minister of State, Mr. Joseph Harmon, last evening said Guyana has come in for high commendation from the international community for a job well done in the successful hosting of the Seventeenth Session of the Committee for the Review of the Implementation of the Convention (CRIC 17). The Conference was held on January 28 to […]

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Govt. must end Russian Bauxite Company’s ruthlessness – GTUC President

President of the Guyana Trades Union Congress (GTUC), Ms Coretta McDonald, is calling on the Government of Guyana to stop sitting on its hands and take a unified stance against the ruthless nature of Russian controlled Bauxite Company of Guyana Incorporated (BCGI). These comments come in the wake of the company’s firing on Monday of […]

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PPP Statement in response to GECOM’s vote

The APNU+AFC Coalition Government-nominated Commissioners at the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) and the unilaterally appointed GECOM Chairman, James Patterson, today demonstrated their illogical willingness to toe the Government line, and in so doing have made the Constitution of Guyana subservient to the will of GECOM. The People’s Progressive Party (PPP) reiterates that the provisions of […]

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‘Ministerial Plenary’ represents a naked disrespect for Constitution-FITUG

The hosting of a Ministerial Plenary which has all the powers of Cabinet can only be interpreted as a naked disrespect for the country’s Constitution, and more so, the intellect of the Guyanese people. This is according to the Federation of Independent Trade Unions of Guyana (FITUG). In a statement to the media today, FITUG […]

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Ram writes Top Cop asking for probe on dual citizen MPs

Attorney-at-Law, Christopher Ram wrote the Commissioner of Police, Leslie James today, calling on him to launch an investigation into seven Members of Parliament, who in his opinion, have made false declarations about having a dual citizenship status. In a missive to the media today,  Ram reminded that in a constitutional action brought by a fellow […]

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Customs and Trade Single Window System Bill gets green light from “Ministerial Plenary”

The Ministerial Plenary which is functioning as an extended form of Cabinet has given its stamp of approval for the Customs and Trade Single Window System Bill 2019 to be tabled at the next sitting of the National Assembly. This was noted yesterday by Minister of State Joseph Harmon. During his meeting with the press, […]

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Natural Resource Fund Bill gets Granger’s assent

President, David Granger on January 23, last, signed into law, the Natural Resource Fund Bill which was passed by the National Assembly in early January last. Providing this update to the media yesterday was Minister of State, Joseph Harmon. The Minister noted that the Natural Resource Fund Act provides the legal framework for the establishment […]

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