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TIGI wants penalties in place for Office of Commissioner of Information– Says Office has evolved into a controlling mechanism for requested data

kaieteur news  May 14, 2017  Transparency Institute Guyana Incorporated (TIGI) remains concerned about the state of the Office of the Commissioner of Information which is currently headed by, Charles Ramson Snr. According to TIGI’s head, Dr. Troy Thomas, there are a number of issues regarding the Office of Commissioner which…

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Ralph Ramkarran, Stabroek

When should a judge recuse himself or herself?

By RALPH RAMKARRAN stabroek news May 14, 2017 ‘Inappropriate recusals are potentially very damaging.’ This statement begins the concluding portion of an article by Professor Abimbola Olowofoyeku, Professor of Law, Brunel University, London, UK, entitled ‘Inappropriate Recusals’ in The Law Quarterly Review, April 2016. The main basis for recusals by judges (or other…

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Guyana Times

PNC’s Ethnic spoils

guyana times May 13, 2017 In his article, “The Ethnic Trap Facing the Government”, Dr Hinds claimed, “The PNC, while in power, made ethnic gestures to African- Guyanese, but they were very timid about implementing policies that would fundamentally close the economic gap between the major ethnic groups or directly benefit…

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Henry Jeffery, Stabroek

Dr. Hinds’ nonexistent ethnic trap

By HENRY JEFFREY May 10, 2017 Contrary to what Dr. David Hinds says, none of our pre- or post-independence governments has been in an ethnic trap of any sort (Guyana Chronicle 23/04/2017; Guyana Chronicle .30/04/2017). I believe that Dr. Hinds is faced with a situation (which to his credit he has frequently…

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