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Daily Archives: September 9, 2015

House green-lights consideration of local govt bill, despite PPPC objections

Despite vigorous objection by the People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) about short notice, government used its one-seat majority on Wednesday for the tabling, debate and passage of amendments to a key local government law that is necessary to pave the way for local elections in December. PPPC back-bencher, Juan Edghill told the National Assembly during a debate on a motion ...

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Govt rubbishes Jagdeo’s ERC claims; mulls reviving process

Rejecting claims by the opposition People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) that the Social Cohesion drive was aimed at supplanting the Ethnic Relations Commission (ERC), government on Wednesday said it was considering taking a motion to the National Assembly to appoint the nominees that were agreed to by the last Parliament before the May 11, 2015 general elections. “In no way, ...

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Nagamootoo best man to lead national unity talks with PPP- Trotman

The Guyana government on Wednesday confirmed that Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo is leading a team into National Unity talks with the opposition People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) and that he is the best man for the job. Minister of Governance , Raphael Trotman said government believed that Nagamootoo was the best lead negotiator despite his acrimonious relationship with the PPPC. ...

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Suspected goat thief shot; two accomplices nabbed

At about 0530h. today Wednesday September 09, 2015, the police responded to a report of suspected larceny of goats, police said in a statement. On arrival at the Helena No. 2 Public Road, Mahaica, ECD, three men and a woman were seen in a motor vehicle with two goats. The men and the woman made efforts to escape and were ...

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Govt to take action if housing developers don’t build

Private developers who are in possession of hundreds of acres of land in prime areas on the East Bank of Demerara were urged to start, or in some cases, resume works or the government will take necessary actions, according to the Government Information Agency (GINA). This came as Minister within the Ministry of Communities, Keith Scott, today visited several commercial ...

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BREAKING: Guyanese arrested in Greece for cocaine-in-scrap metal shipments

Reproduced from EKATHIMERINI.COM In cooperation with US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) officials, Greek police have smashed a drug ring attempting to smuggle cocaine from South America into Europe, Kathimerini understands.Authorities have arrested three suspects accused of having used a scrap metal import business as a front to disguise their operations. Seeking to test the response of Greek authorities and bolster ...

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