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August 6, 2017

Guyana Times

Group identity and constitutional change

by ravi dev guyana times August 6, 2017   While the Government has finally proposed a consultative mechanism for initiating its campaign promise for “constitutional change”, they are once again putting the cart before the horse. A Constitution basically allocates power in the State to ensure the society is governed according…

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Ralph Ramkarran, Stabroek

Camp Street was a tragedy waiting to happen

By Ralph Ramkarran stabroek news There are approximately 2,000 prisoners in the five facilities in Georgetown, New Amsterdam, Mazaruni, Lusignan and Timehri. Of these 35 per cent are on remand awaiting trial. The Georgetown Prison at Camp Street was designed to accommodate 600 prisoners but held in the vicinity 1,000. Violent incidents…

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Stabroek

Broadcasting Bill

stabroek news editorial On Thursday a Bill was introduced in Parliament intended to amend the Broadcasting Act of 2011. For all those sensitive to issues related to freedom of the press, one section leapt from the page: the requirement that every broadcasting agency should broadcast public service programming for sixty…

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Stabroek

I never accepted a pardon from Donald Ramotar

stabroek news letter Dear Editor. Please refer to the letter by former President Donald Ramotar in SN of July 29, 2017 headed ‘WPA calling for government to drop non-existent charges against Donald Rodney is a smokescreen’, which concerns me directly.  The letter has fundamental inaccuracies, based on advice to the…

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