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JAMAICAS | PNP demands apology from Holness regarding scandalous capture land statement

KINGSTON, JAMAICA. JULY 20,2020: The People’s National Party (PNP) says Prime Minister Andrew Holness’ outburst at his Area Council One meeting on  Sunday shows the extent to which he will go to create a false equivalency as a smokescreen to cover his Ministers, who have been caught several times in wrongdoing, corruption and breaches of the government’s land divestment policy.

T&T | Jack Warner is Back - To contest elections under ILP Ticket

PORT-OF-SPAIN,  July 18, 2020 - The controversial, enigmatic and mercurial Jack Warner is back. Yesterday he announced he is contesting the Lopinot/Bon Air seat under an Independent Liberal Party (ILP) ticket.The 77-year-old Warner whose political gamesmanship is rivalled only by the legendary Basdeo Panday, filed his nomination papers on Friday morning under the ILP  which he founded in 2013, after breaking away from the Kamla Persad-Bissessar-led People's Partnership.
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JAMAICA | No PM, You can't sanction Ministers by playing musical chairs says PNP

KINGSTON, Jamaica. July 17, 2020: The Opposition People’s National Party (PNP) says it is unacceptable for Prime Minister Andrew Holness to adopt a strategy of shifting around Ministers, who are guilty of policy breaches or wrongdoing to Jamaica House and to new portfolios, while keeping them in the cabinet to oversee the same policies.

JAMAICA | Its none of your business! says Tufton of his private life.

KINGSTON, July 17, 2020 - “It’s none of your business!” Jamaica’s Health and Wellness Minister Dr. Christopher Tufton angrily told 18 Degrees North Journalist Zahra Burton, who asked the health minister whether he had cheated on his wife with any of his ministry’s PR/marketing company, as he fielded questions at yesterday’s online COVID-19 press conference.

SURINAME | Chan Santokhi sworn is as new president of Suriname

PARAMARIBO,  Suriname, July 16, 2020 - Suriname has a new president. He is 61-year-old Chandrikapersad Santokhi head of the VHP, Progressive Reform Party who was inaugurated as president on Thursday morning. He is supported by leader of the Abop party, Ronnie Brunswijk as vice president.
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GUYANA | High Court to hear latest recount objection, as Pompeo imposes visa sanctions

WASHINGTON DC,  July 15, 2020 - In the face of yet another court action involving the Guyana Elections Commission, by way of an order from the High Court, to be heard on Friday morning, United States (US) Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo on Wednesday announced the imposition of visa restrictions on 'officials' for blocking the declaration of results from the national vote recount.
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JAMAICA | Parliament to consider Bill to hold Local Gov't and Parliamentary elections at the same tiime

KINGSTON,  July 15, 2020 - Jamaicans could in the next elections, be required to vote not only for members of parliament for various constituencies, but also for divisional councillors, if a bill to be introduced  in Parliament, on Tuesday and piloted by Prime Minister Andrew Holness, is passed by both the Lower and upper houses of parliament.
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GUYANA | Granger Gov't Regrets US Visa decision, Jagdeo Gleeful

GEORGETOWN,  Guyana July 15, 2020 - In response to the announcement by the US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo that he has moved to impose visa restrictions on those persons seen as undermining democracy in Guyana, the Government of Guyana today says it regrets the decision of the US administration.
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GUYANA | Election results delayed again! High Court now asked, What's a valid vote?

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, July 14, 2020 – Hours before the CEO of the Guyana Elections Commission, Keith Lowenfield was due to hand in report to GECOM’s  Chair Retired Justice Claudette Singh, a court case was filed by  community organizer, Ms Misenga Jones, asking the High Court  among other things, to decide what constitutes a valid ballot.
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SURINAME | Santokhi Replaces Bouterse as new President of Suriname

PARAMARIBO, July 13, 2020 - The Suriname National Assembly today elected the head of the Progressive Reform party, VHP, 61 year old Chandrikapersad Santokhi, as the country's new president while leader of the Abop party Ronnie Brunswijk is the new vice president of Suriname.
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JAMAICA | Michael Manley championed Social Justice and positive self Identity for Jamaicans says PNP

KINGSTON, JAMAICA. JULY 12, 2020: The People's National Party (PNP) says it repudiates what it calls the blatant attempt by the Prime Minister,  Andrew Holness, to revise Jamaica's history, and in the process, sully the name of one of his predecessors, Jamaica's fourth Prime Minister and former President of the Party, the Most Honourable Michael Joshua Manley.

JAMAICA | Integrity Commission asked to investigate MoBay Mayor's use of funds in Catadupa Division

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica July 12, 2020- With the exclusion of PNP Councillor for the Catadupa division of the St. James Municipal Corporation (St.JMC) Gladstone Bent, from the Council, there is concern that the Montego Bay mayor has moved to use Cllr Bent’s financial allocation to bolster his position as JLP Caretaker in that South St. James Constituency.

GUYANA | Chief Elections Officer submits report with original Region Four declaration to give APNU+AFC win

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, July 11, 2020 - Chief Election Officer Keith Lowenfield on Saturday handed in his final report on the elections to the GECOM Chair showing the incumbent APNU+AFC with the majority of votes. However,  one of the PPP nominated Commissioners, Sase Gunraj, says the report as an “eyepass” or disrespect to the Commission, on the basis that Lowenfield was in violation of the instructions from the GECOM Chair.
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UNESCO expresses deep regret over Turkey decision to change status of historic Hagia Sophia

As the Turkish President signed a decree on Friday converting the ancient Hagia Sophia in Istanbul into a mosque, the UN cultural agency (UNESCO) said that it "deeply regrets the decision" made "without prior discussion", having earlier in the day called on the State to abide by its “legal commitments and obligations” in accordance with it’s status as a museum, on the World Heritage List.

JAMAICA | Did the Prime Minister Lie? Dr. Phillips Sets Record Straight !!

KINGSTON, July 9, 2020 - Opposition Leader Dr. Peter Phillips, is concerned that his private conversations with the Prime Minister and the Governort General as Leader of the Opposition, in relation to the tenure of the Director of Public Prosecutions have become the subject of public commentary, and in a statement, has decided to set the record straight.

GUYANA | Western Envoys reminded of the A-political nature of the Guyana Defence Force

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, July 10, 2020 -In what has been described as an unusual move, high level diplomats from the United States, Britain, Canada and the European Union, today paid what they said was a courtesy call on the the newly minted Chief of Defence Staff of the Guyanna Dewfence Force Brigadier Brigadier Godfrey Bess, at Defence Headquarters, Base Camp Ayanganna.
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JAMAICA | Tablets for Teachers Programme gets Underway

KINGSTON, July 9, 2020 - Prime Minister Andrew Holness, working with the Ministry of Science, Energy and Technology, the Ministry of Education, and the Jamaica Teachersd Association, began distributing tablets to public sector teachers from across the island under the Tablets for Teachers Programme this morning, July 9, 2020.

JAMAICA | PNP Councillor replaced, so she crossed the floor says Party

KINGSTON, JAMAICA: July 9, 2020: The People’s National Party (PNP) says it was its decision on Monday, July 6, 2020 to inform Councillor Faith Sampson that she would be replaced as the Party’s candidate for the John’s Hall Division in Manchester North West, which has led to her decision today to change party affiliation.
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