By Mohabir Anil Nandlall, MP, Attorney-at-Law
Every person, who has ever served in the office of Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, must have felt a profound sense of flattery when they learnt that the current holder of the office was gifted three (3) retired Judges; one from the Caribbean Court Justice (CCJ), one from the Court of Appeal of Guyana and one from the High Court of Guyana; along with two (2) law professors, each possessing a doctorate in law, to assist him in the discharge of the functions of that office. I doubt that I can be contradicted in my assertion that this is a world record. Continue reading OP ED: Blundering Basil get three retired Judges and two law professors to do his job
The Guyana Telephone and Telegraph (GT&T) company announced on Wednesday that it will be retrenching approximately 120 persons within the next 12 months. The company said that the move comes as part of its “restructuring” efforts. Continue reading Unemployment woes continue as GT&T announces layoff of 120
Opposition Leader Dr. Bharrat Jagdeo on Friday reiterated his call for the Georgetown Mayor and City Council to scrap the controversial Parking Meter Project in its entirety.
Jagdeo expressed full solidarity and support for the widespread protest against the imposition of this project, which he said lacks transparency and brings additional burden to people. Continue reading Citizens already overwhelmed with new taxes – Opposition leader reiterates call for scrapping of parking meter project
The People’s Progressive Party held a public forum on Friday last at which the imbroglio surrounding the nomination of a list of persons from which the Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) is to be appointed was discussed.
The well attended event saw presentations from General Secretary and Leader of the Opposition Dr Bharrat Jagdeo; former Attorney General and current Member of Parliament Anil Nandlall; Attorney-at-law Ronald Burchsmith and Nigel Hinds who represented civil society. Continue reading PPP hosts Public Forum on GECOM
Opposition Leader, Dr Bharrat Jagdeo, said that President David Granger has not responded to his request for clarification on what he meant by saying that the six names he submitted as the nominees for GECOM Chair “do not seem” to confirm with constitutional requirements, nor has he responded to his request for an urgent meeting on the matter.
This was relayed at a news conference held on Thursday at Freedom House, Robb Street where stated that as Opposition Leader, he is clear on the interpretation on the constitutional requirements for submitting the list of nominees. “It is clear to me,” he said. Continue reading GECOM Chairman Imbroglio: Granger relying on the provisions of 1980 Burnham Constitution
Social Cohesion Minister, Dr George Norton broke ranks with the ruling administration when he told a local publication that Government’s approach to the Red House matter should have been handled differently.
Norton was quoted by the Guyana Times as stated during an exclusive interview that the actions taken by the Government were too extreme. Continue reading Norton says Red House situation should’ve been handled by Gov’t differently
Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo received formal correspondence from President David Granger indicating his non-acceptance of a list of nominees for the Chairmanship of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) on Monday, January 9, 2017. Continue reading Granger rejects list of GECOM nominees – Opposition Leader to formally respond
By Donald Ramotar
The current APNU+AFC regime is a throwback to the PNC’s days in office (1964-1992). This is not surprising since the PNC is the dominant force in this coalition government.
Any doubts one may have had about this dispensation must have been dispelled when they heard the speech that the PNC Leader, David Granger, made at the party’s recent Congress.
Granger asserted that his government is being guided by the ideas of Forbes Burnham. Continue reading OP-ED: Power Abuse – Corruption Hallmarks of APNU+AFC regime