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JAMAICA | PNP names Interim Shadow Cabinet

Kingston, Jamaica, September 21, 2020: People’s National Party (PNP) President and  Leader of the Opposition Dr Peter Phillips M.P. today named an interim Shadow Cabinet in order to facilitate the effective functioning of the Opposition in Parliament until the Party elects a new leader.

JAMAICA | PNP pleased with Supreme Court ruling on SOE detentions

KINGSTON, JAMAICA, September 21, 2020: Leader of Opposition Business in the Senate, Senator Donna Scott-Mottley, says it is not too late for the government to change course and craft a new way forward in its crime-fighting strategy, in light of the judgment by the Supreme Court that the detention of persons under the State of Emergency (SOE) is unlawful. 
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GUYANA | APNU/AFC to embark on Electoral/Constitutional reform

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, September 20, 2020 - The opposition A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU/AFC) says it will be seeking the support of the government to amend certain electoral laws by way of jointly crafted constitutional reform bill.
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JAMAICA | PNP President meets with General Election Candidates

KINGSTON, JAMAICA, September 20, 2020: The President of the People’s National Party, Dr. Peter Phillips and other members of the Party’s leadership met with the Party’s candidates in the recent general elections today at the Mona Campus of the University of the West Indies. 
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BARBADOS | Republic transitional team will be appointed says Mottley

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, September 18, 2020 - Barbados Today - A transitional team will be appointed to make recommendations of the selection of a President and to handle all other matters relating to the country becoming a Republic state, Prime Minister Mia Mottley has said.
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GUYANA | Pompeo gives Guyana US$5-mil to help Venezuelan Refugees

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, September 18, 2020 - United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo used the opportunity of his visit to Guyana on Friday, to reiterate his call for Venezuela’s President Nicholas Maduro to leave office and to congratulate the Guyanese government for supporting the position of the United States on Venezuela.
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JAMAICA | DK Duncan's family heartened by outpouring of support

KINGSTON, September 17, 2020 - Jamaica — The Family of former PNP stalwarth Dr DK Duncan who dird on Thursday morning at the University Hospital of the West Indies, say they are heartened by the outpouring of love and appreciation from all over Jamaica and the world.

JAMAICA | Population at risk as Coronavirus now out of control says PNP

KINGSTON, Jamaica, September 17, 2020: People’s National Party’s (PNP) Spokesman on Health and Wellness Dr Morais Guy, says the government has not only lost control of the fight against the coronavirus, but it has also abandoned the testing protocols, leaving the nation to battle the alarming increases in positive cases on its own.

JAMAICA | Dr. Donald Keith (DK) Duncan is dead at age 80

KINGSTON, Jamaica, September 17, 2020 -  Former two term General Secretary, former Minister of National Mobilisation and four term Member of Parliament for East Central St. Andrew and Hanover Eastern, Dr D.K. Duncan passed away this morning at age 80.

BARBADOS | B'dos to relinquish sovereign ties with Britain in a year, will Jamaica follow suit?

BRIDGETOWN, September 16, 2020 – Barbados, one of the Commonwealth countries in the Caribbean with the closest affinity to England, will finally cut its umbilical cord with the British Monarchy and will become a Republic within the next 14 months. This move has placed pressure on the Jamaican government to follow suit as many Jamaicans feel their country should have been a republic years ago.
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GUYANA | Opposition stonewalled, Gov't warned, stay out of Venezuela's internal affairs

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, September 16, 2020 – Speaker of Guyana's House of Assembly appears to be stonewalling efforts by the Opposition to pose questions to the Foreign Affairs Minister about the purpose of  Mike Pompeo's visit to Guyana tomorrow, as for the second day in a row, House Speaker  Manzoor Nadir denied the Opposition's request for questions to be posed about the Secretary of State's visit.
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GUYANA | APNU+AFC Coalition concerned over Pompeo's visit to Guyana

GEORGETOWN, September 14, 2020 – Guyana’s Opposition Leader Joseph Harmon and Coalition partner, AFC Chairman Raphael Trotman, say they are concerned about the impending visit of US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, and what he is expected to demand from the Guyana government as it relates to neighbouring Venezuela.
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GUYANA | US Secretary of State Pompeo for two-day Guyana visit

MONTEGO BAY,  September 14, 2020 - Following his many threats to sanction those whom he feels were tampering with Guyana’s democracy due to the delay in the election results because of court challenges, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is expected to visit Guyana on the 17th and 18th September.
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GUYANA | Hughes wants race relations placed on national agenda

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, September 13, 2020 - Guyana’s age old race relations debacle has once again reared its ugly head, manifesting itself as part of that country’s March 2 General and Regional elections, with the gruesome killing of two Afro-Guyanese teenagers in West Coast Berbice who were buried today in their hometown.
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GUYANA | Guyana asks Britain, Caribbean Regional Security System to help probe killings

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, September12, 2020 -Demerara Waves -  President Irfaan Ali has announced that Guyana has asked the United Kingdom (UK) and the Caribbean Regional Security System (RSS) to probe the killing of three youths over the past three days and violent unrest in West Coast Berbice that has resulted in severe injuries, robberies and damage to property.
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GUYANA | Gov't to crack down on hate related speech online says Ali

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, September 12, 2020 - In the wake of an eruption of racially motivated physical violence during protests against the killing and mutilation of two youths in the backlands of West Coast Berbice, President Irfaan Ali  on Friday said government has begun taking steps to crack down on hate speech Online.
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JAMAICA | PNP's Richard Azan wants probe into Ballot Box tampering in Clarendon

KINGSTON, Jamaica, September 12, 2020: The People's National Party (PNP) is calling for an urgent investigation into the reopening of ballot boxes by the local representatives of the Electoral Office of Jamaica in North Western Clarendon and the apparent tampering with the contents ahead of the magisterial recount scheduled for next week.
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