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Daily Archives: March 28, 2015

Jagdeo admits Skeldon Sugar Factory not yet fixed; touts other multi-million dollar investments in industry

Hoping to garner votes from its traditional stronghold in the sugar belt and particularly in East Berbice, the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) on Saturday assured that every effort is being made to fix the problem-plagued multi-million dollar Skeldon Sugar Factory and invest in other projects to rescue the industry. “Clearly, we still have to fix some of them because the ...

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Greenidge’s acquisition of govt-owned house wasn’t transparent

Former President Bharrat Jagdeo on Saturday suggested that Former Finance Minister, Carl Greenidge of acquired a house from a then state-owned Guyana Stores Limited (GSL) in a less than transparent manner. However, Jagdeo brushed off questions about how he amassed wealth to purchase two houses, one of which he sold and then built a sprawling residential complex at Sparendaam, East ...

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Jagdeo rules out being candidate

Former President Bharrat Jagdeo on Saturday ruled out being a candidate for his governing People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) but confirmed that he would be on the campaign trail. “I am not on the ticket. I’m not interested in any constitutional post,” he told a news conference. Nomination Day is April 7. The PPPC’s campaign would be officially launched on ...

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New Giftland Mall has its own power station

Even as the Guyana Power and Light (GPL) continues to improve transmission and distribution of electricity, Giftland Mall being constructed at Turkeyen, East Coast Demerara is installing its own power station. President of Giftland, Roy Beepat said his company was willing to sell excess power to the University of Guyana (UG) and surrounding areas. Beepat said the decision to construct ...

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Ramkarran rules out returning to active politics

Former senior member of the People’s Progressive Party (PPP), Ralph Ramkarran is currently not interested in returning to active politics, in the wake of expectations that he might endorse the opposition coalition. “I can’t predict that now. It will be a sea-change for me to have to change my mind to do something that I have not planned to do,” ...

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