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Monthly Archives: March 2015

Opposition coalition promises 13 percent salary increase

Guyana’s opposition coalition plans to pay government employees a 13 percent increase in salaries if it wins the upcoming general elections, according to its prime ministerial candidate Moses Nagamootoo. “We are voting for ten and thirteen percent across-the-board wage increase for public servants, for teachers, for nurses  and for policemen and women and other people in the public service,” he ...

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PPP appears comfortable with size of voters list

The governing People’s Progressive Party (PPP) appears to be satisfied with the size of the voters’ list, despite concerns by the opposition that the roll has grown by at least 100,000 persons since the 2011 general and regional elections. PPP General Secretary, Clement Rohee said his party has not been advised that there was a problem with the voters list ...

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Pawnbroker, associate charged with holding woman against her will

Two men, who allegedly held a woman in a house against her well because she allegedly owed failed to repay them GUY$500,000, were refused bail on Monday. They are pawnbroker 36-year old Freeman Fordyce of 99 Collingswood Avenue, Nandy Park, East Bank Demerara and Nelson Pratt of South Ruimveldt Park, Georgetown. They were refused bail by Chief Magistrate, Priya Sewnarine-Beharry ...

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Voters list is “dirty”- Granger

Opposition Leader, David Granger has raised concerns about what appears to be a “dirty” bloated voters list and urged supporters to be vigilant on polling day. Addressing supporters of the coalition A Partnership for National Unity+ Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) at a fund-raising event in South Ozone Park, Queens, New York, he urged them to be vigilant. “Do not take ...

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Opposition coalition lashes back at PPP attacks in Queens, New York

In the face of counter-punches by Guyana’s ruling People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) that the recently minted opposition coalition would eventually collapse and that the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) was a violent party, the coalition on Sunday struck back with assurances of its survival and a promise to improve public safety and security. The coalition appeared to have deliberately ...

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PPP supporters protest outside opposition coalition meeting in Queen’s, New York

About 40 supporters of Guyana’s incumbent People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) on Sunday protested and booed the opposition coalition’s Prime Ministerial candidate, Moses Nagamootoo as he arrived at Queen’s, New York venue for a meeting with Guyanese. Nagamootoo smiled and attempted to interact with supporters of the party he once loved until he resigned in 2011 and joined the Alliance ...

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Easier energy… still on drawing board, says Stanley Ming

Businessman and retired politician, Stanley Ming, says Guyana can access power to satiate the entire country’s demand, and prevent further debt itself, if government takes up an energy deal offered by Brazil. “The Brazilians, since 2009, have offered to build hydropower in Guyana with the intention of providing all the power that we need in Guyana, which is only 300 ...

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Rice cereal factory to create jobs for over 200 Essequibians

More than 200 jobs will be created for persons living along the Essequibo Coast in the near future with the establishment of the Institute of Applied Science and Technology’s (IAST) $100M rice cereal factory. The rice cereal is branded ‘Morning Glory’. Head of State, Donald Ramotar and other senior government functionaries today turned the sod at Anna Regina, Essequibo for ...

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“Put boots on ground” to convince voters, NY Senator tells Granger

New York State Senator, John Sampson Saturday night gave Guyana’s opposition presidential candidate, David Granger some strong advice to win the upcoming elections- put “boots on the ground” to convince those reluctant to change. Speaking at a fund raising reception in New Jersey, Sampson acknowledged that overseas support was key but argued that it is important to target those who ...

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Foreign investors have nothing to fear; Diaspora must return to help rebuild Guyana – Granger

Guyana’s opposition presidential candidate, David Granger Friday night expressed concern about rapacious exploitation of primary natural resources but assured that if he wins the upcoming elections foreign investors woud have nothing to fear and the focus would be on value-added production.“Nearly fifty years after independence, we are losing our country. People are cutting down our trees and digging holes in ...

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