All decisions from Ministerial Plenary illegal, non-binding — Jagdeo

Guyana’s Constitution does not provide for a Ministerial Plenary; therefore, any decision it takes is not binding and can be deemed illegal, said Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo, during an exclusive interview with the Guyana Standard. The former Head of State said, “There is no such thing as a Ministerial Plenary provided for by the Constitution […]

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Cabinet out, “Ministerial Plenary” in, says Govt.

While Government has said that it will no longer hold Cabinet meetings to respect the High Court’s ruling that Cabinet ceases to exist upon the passage of a No-Confidence Motion, it has indicated its formation of a Ministerial Plenary that is chaired by President David Granger and that has all the powers of Cabinet. This […]

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Govt. does not have enough business to call sitting of National Assembly-Harmon

Minister of State, Joseph Harmon noted this morning that the government needs more matters on its agenda before it can call a sitting of the National Assembly. He made this revelation during a press conference at the Ministry of the Presidency. He was at the time, responding to the media’s questions on the need to […]

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Foreign Exchange issue will only get worse, Jagdeo warns

Despite assurances from the Central Bank that there is enough foreign currency at the local banks to service domestic needs, the issue of foreign currency shortage has raised its ugly head once again. This time, it is Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo, who is claiming that there is more to the story that Central Bank is […]

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Guyana and New Zealand Sign Air Services Agreement

The Cooperative Republic of Guyana has entered an Air Services Agreement with New Zealand, thereby granting both States the right to conduct international air transport within a common framework. The agreement was signed by Vice President and Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Honourable Carl B. Greenidge, and newly accredited High Commissioner Designate of New Zealand […]

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Guyana poised to capitalise on climate, forest financing opportunities

Minister of State, Mr. Joseph Harmon, within whose purview responsibility for the Department of Environment and the Office of Climate Change fall, is currently in Paramaribo, Suriname to attend the High Forest Cover, Low Deforestation (HFLD) Conference on Climate Finance Mobilisation, which began yesterday and will conclude on Friday.  The Minister will address the conference tomorrow. […]

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GECOM to deliberate holding elections in July or February 2020-Commissioner

July 2019 and February 2020 are the two dates Commissioners of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) will consider for the hosting of General and Regional Elections. This is according to GECOM Commissioner, Vincent Alexander. During an interview with the Guyana Standard, Alexander said that the dates will be deliberated at the next meeting of the […]

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Granger’s promise to probe all extrajudicial killings nothing but a political gimmick -Jagdeo

On the 2015 election campaign trail, President David Granger vowed that thorough inquiries would be held into the killings of former Minister of Agriculture, Satyadeow ‘Sash’ Sawh and all who were slain during the troubled period spanning 2000 to 2008. But since assuming office, he is yet to fully make good on this promise. During […]

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Charrandass Persaud’s vote was valid; No-Confidence Motion was lawfully passed – Chief Justice rules

The vote cast by expelled Alliance for Change (AFC) parliamentarian Charrandass Persaud in favour of the vote of no confidence is valid, declared Chief Justice Roxane George, who also ruled that the no-confidence motion debated on December 21, 2018, by all members of the National Assembly, was lawfully passed. In ruling this afternoon that the […]

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Private Sector Commission calls on Govt. to respect CJ’s ruling

The Private Sector Commission (PSC) is calling on the APNU+AFC administration to respect the ruling of Chief Justice (ag), Roxane George-Wiltshire that the No-Confidence Motion passed in the National Assembly on December 21, 2018, is lawful and valid. In light of the ruling, the PSC said it therefore calls upon the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) to […]

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