GEORGETOWN, Guyana, 14 September 2012 (CMC)– More than a month after the National Assembly approved a motion of no confidence in Home Affairs Minister Clement Rohee following the protest action that led to the deaths of three people in the mining town of Linden, the government has gone to the courts to have the matter declared null and void. Continue reading
(GUYANA CHRONICLE) – The combined opposition last evening continued to slash the 2012 Budget, crushing the Ethnic Relations Commission (ERC) by cutting its allocation, and subjecting the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) and State Planning Secretariat to the same fate when they made a total cut of $224.419M from the Finance Ministry’s estimates for subsidies and contributions to local organizations. Continue reading
(KAIETEUR NEWS) – The House will today conclude consideration of the budgetary allocations while in the Committee of Supply before moving to a vote on the $192.8B budget even as the opposition threats to make cuts continue to loom.
The cuts, however, are proving to be more of a negotiating tool as was expanded by Opposition Leader, David Granger, who along with his counterpart, Carl Greenidge and Alliance for Change Khemraj Ramjattan, informed media operatives that the opposition was not looking for a “slash and burn operation.” Continue reading
(GUYANA CHRONICLE) – The Alliance for Change (AFC) has expressed disenchantment with A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) because it feels that the party did not vote in Parliament for the slashing of contract jobs.
The AFC is also accusing APNU of being in agreement with the hiking of electricity tariffs and for allowing the passage of $18M for security for the Housing Minister and his Permanent Secretary. Continue reading
(GINA) – The scheduled meeting between the Government and the Opposition convened on a cordial and productive note yesterday, preceding the consideration of the Estimates of Expenditure in the National Assembly.
President Donald Ramotar, who led the government side, did not disclose much detail about the meeting, except to say that there are plans to continue the engagement. Continue reading
(GUYANA CHRONICLE) – Opposition Leader David Granger says he has recognised the difficulties that Finance Minister Dr. Ashni Singh has had in putting together the 2012 national budget, noting that it is a complex one.
Granger, in his presentation on the final day yesterday of the budget 2012 debate in the National Assembly, said the Opposition has recognised the challenges in putting together the important document, hence their insistence in working together on the matter. Continue reading
(KAIETEUR NEWS) -President Donald Ramotar yesterday vowed a tougher war on drugs, which he says breeds money laundering and corruption in Guyana. Continue reading
(GUYANA CHRONICLE) – The debate on the historic $192.8 billion begins today in the National Assembly and the arguments are expected to very robust for a number of reasons. Speaking with the Guyana Chronicle in an interview yesterday.
Minister within the Finance Ministry, Juan Edghill explained that the one seat majority currently being held by the joint opposition is one of the reasons.
(GUYANA CHRONICLE) -THE fate of the Parliamentary Motion in the High Court brought by Attorney General, Anil Nandlall against the Opposition Leader and A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) is likely to be clarified today when the lawyers representing Opposition Leader, David Granger and Speaker and head of the Alliance For Change (AFC) list Raphael Trotman, disclose their attitude to the Chief Justice’s preliminary ruling. Continue reading
(GUYANA CHRONICLE) -ATTORNEY General Anil Nandlall yesterday told the opposition Parliamentarians that the Parliament conduct in the composition of the committees does not take into account over 26,000 votes.
This announcement was made at the hearing of the A.G’s motion after the Chief Justice disclosed that the court had jurisdiction to determine whether or not the Constitution had been violated. Continue reading
(GUYANA CHRONICLE) – Minister of Legal Affairs and Attorney General, Anil Nandlall, who had moved to the court against the parliamentary opposition, in relation to Parliamentary Committees, told the Acting Chief Justice Ian Chang on Friday that the opposition had backed down from its original argument that the court did not have jurisdiction to hear the matter.
The Attorney General said that at the beginning of the hearing the lawyers representing the opposition had as their big argument that the court did not have jurisdiction to hear the matter, but now, after he had cited number of cases in support of his contention to prove that the court had jurisdiction they are now claiming that the motion did not have merit. Continue reading
(GUYANA CHRONICLE) – Jaya Devi Manickchand, an Attorney-at-Law, took the oath of office of a Commissioner of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), in the presence of Head of State, Donald Ramotar, Government Officials, Chairman of GECOM, Dr Steve Surujbally, Commissioner Vincent Alexander, Chief Elections Officer, Goocool Boodhoo and relatives and friends, in the Credentials room of Office of the President. Continue reading
(KAIETEUR NEWS) – The Guyana government yesterday insisted that a claim by neighbouring Venezuela over a substantial part of Essequibo has long been settled. The issue has reared its head once again as Guyana makes an application to the United Nations to extend its continental shelf by a further 150 nautical miles.
On Tuesday, the Venezuelan Foreign Ministry restated its claims to western Essequibo while questioning the authority of a section of the United Nations to handle the matter. Continue reading
(KAIETEUR NEWS) -Venezuela has formally restated its claims to western Essequibo, according to that country’s Foreign Ministry. The statement stems from an application Guyana has placed before the United Nations (UN) to extend its continental shelf by a further 150 nautical miles. Continue reading
(GUYANA CHRONICLE) – Speaker of the National Assembly, Mr. Raphael Trotman has expressed optimism that the governing People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) and the Opposition parliamentary parties, Alliance For Change (AFC) and A Partnership for National Unity (APNU), will reach consensus during tomorrow’s highly anticipated sitting of the House. Continue reading