…says provisions oppressive, unconstitutional Former Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Basil Williams said the Evidence (Amendment) Bill 2022 is a repressive piece of legislation that is unconstitutional. “The proposed amendment, Clause 63 A, will rob the Guyanese Citizen of the right to the protection of his or her liberty and to security under the law of a fair hearing […]

President, Dr. Mohamed Irfaan Ali on Monday announced $1.8 billion in relief measures for persons living in hinterland communities, as well as farmers. The measures, he said, come from the continuous widespread consultation that government has undertaken with Guyanese. The funds, President Ali said is being utilised from the $5 billion that was budgeted to ease the burden on Guyanese […]

─ 250 exhibitors on board More than a dozen donor agencies have indicated their interest in participating in Guyana’s premier Agriculture Investment Forum and expo, set to open at the Arthur Chung Conference Centre on Thursday. Updating the media today, Agriculture Minister, Zulfikar Mustapha said the agencies will participate in a round table discussion on the afternoon of the opening […]

—–IDPADA-G’s 2022 Invest-A-Thon Winner Clinton Samuels taking Furniture Industry by storm By Svetlana Marshall Expelled from school and caught up in a gang, Clinton Samuels’ life, at age 16, appeared to have been going downhill until he took the ‘bull by the horn’ and opted for change. Today, approximately eight years after, he is taking Guyana’s Furniture Industry by storm […]

…rules against GAWU replacing Union of Agricultural and Allied Workers By Svetlana Marshall An attempt by the Guyana Agricultural and General Workers Union (GAWU) to replace the Union of Agricultural and Allied Workers as the workers’ representative at the Guyana Rice Development Board (GRDB), Burma Rice Research Centre failed when the High Court nullified a poll that would have ultimately […]

… Alexander says as he rubbishes proposal by Jagdeo Svetlana Marshall Elections Commissioner Vincent Alexander, in defending his proposal for a biometric system to be used during the conduct of elections in Guyana, said such a system would help to prevent electoral fraud and manipulation, even as he rubbished a proposal made by Vice President Bharrat Jagdeo with regards to […]

—adjourns meeting early, claims budget for loans, mortgages still to be approved A meeting of the Management Committee of the Guyana Public Service Cooperative Credit Union (GPSCCU) came to an early end on Saturday, after a number of the 11 Members present reportedly indicated that they had appointments at 13:00hrs that day. It is unclear whether the Management Committee was […]

—-Electoral Reform Group calls for major reforms The Electoral Reform Group has called for major reforms of the Representation of the People’s Act (ROPA) and insisted that statutory changes to the law will not work. The ERG in a statement on Saturday said that in response to an invitation “to discuss the feedback received on the draft Representation of the […]

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