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Monthly Archives: April 2015

Opposition to scrap multi-million dollar pharmaceutical procurement arrangement

The opposition A Partnership for National Unity+ Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) Sunday night vowed to withdraw a multi-million contract for the supply of medicines and other pharmaceutical supplies to public health institutions if it is elected to office next month. Addressing at least 6,000 persons at a rally held at the Bartica Community Centre  ground, Dr. George Norton lamented the ...

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Ballots arrive in Guyana under tight security

More than 570,000 paper ballots for next month’s general and regional elections arrived at the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) early Sunday morning under tight police security. Sources said the cargo plane from Canada arrived about 10 O’clock Saturday night. By 1:48 Sunday morning numerous enclosed trucks containing the ballots began rolling into the elections management authority’s compound. Moments before, heavily ...

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Former First Lady sticks with PPP-Civic

Former First Lady Varshnie Singh continues to maintain her support for the People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC), although she and former President Bharrat Jagdeo have long parted ways. Singh has been seen crisscrossing Guyana with her father to PPPC rallies. And on Saturday, if ever anyone thought she was merely following the campaign, she turned up at the launch of ...

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PPP-Civic targets corruption, misconduct in public office

Amid ongoing concerns in sections of the society about apparent rampant corruption, the People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) on Saturday unveiled its elections manifesto, promising to root out that scourge through a number of measures. “…Continuing the fight against corruption at all levels of Government and society by instituting mechanisms for greater transparency and accountability,” is one of the several ...

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Updated: Former Magistrate Fazil Azeez shot; AFC condemns attack

Former Magistrate and Radio Broadcaster Fazil Azeez was Saturday shot to his abdomen during an attempt to rob him, police said. Azeez’s condition is listed as stable. Police said in a statement that Azeez, currently a practicing attorney, was admitted to a city hospital in a stable condition. Police said in its statement that at about 1155 AM Saturday April 25, ...

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PPP Civic unveils manifesto titled Guyana 2.0

MESSAGE FOM PRESIDENT DONALD RAMOTAR AND PRIME MINISTERIAL CANDIDATE ELISABETH HARPER This Manifesto – Guyana Version 2.0 – sets out how the PPP/C seeks to continue serving all the people of Guyana, so that our country is one where the next generation does even better than the past, with current transformation and modernization. This Manifesto highlights the next phase of ...

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Govt has evidence of militarized opposition- Luncheon

Secretary to the Defence Board, Dr. Roger Luncheon says he has concrete information that the opposition coalition is being militarized in the run-up to next month’s general elections in contrast to the previous polls almost four years ago. “I don’t want to burden you with the facts but when I show you the details that we have about the involvement ...

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Higher salaries, pensions linked to cash in treasury, reduced corruption, says APNU+AFC

The opposition coalition A Partnership for National Unity+ Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC)  Friday night pegged increased Old Age pensions and salaries to sufficient cash in the State’s coffers and weeding out of corruption. “If we go in there and we find enough money in the Treasury, the first people we will think about will be our senior citizens,” Prime Ministerial ...

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APNU+AFC proposed salary increases, incentives a “platform for disaster” – PPP

The People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) on Friday dismissed the opposition A Partnership for National Unity+ Alliance For Change (APNU+ AFC) plan to increase salaries, warning that the coalition’s pay packages and incentives would run the country bankrupt. City businessman, Clinton Urling lamented the absence of strategies to grow the economy and generate revenue in the 44-page APNU+AFC manifesto that ...

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