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Daily Archives: February 12, 2016

Nagamootoo bashes PPP for walking out Budget debates

Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo says that the move by the Opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) to walk out of the Budget debates on the last day is “political cowardice.” Just after Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo concluded his presentation on the Budget, PPP members took to their feet and stormed out of the National Assembly in a repeat of what happened ...

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“We were the best stewards of the forest” – Jagdeo says natural resources sector in “shambles”

Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo has fired back at Natural Resources Minister Raphael Trotman over allegations that “productive forests” were “shared out” under the former PPP administration. This is after Trotman told the House on Thursday that on his ascension to office, an alarming discovery was made relative to forestry in Guyana. “We discovered that 100% or all of our productive ...

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“Request a 50% increase” – Jagdeo tells GPSU

Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo is urging that the Guyana Public Service Union (GPSU) request a 50% increase in salaries for public servants when it commences it’s negotiations on salary increases. Jagdeo, one of the speakers on the final day of Budget 2016 said that this request should be made because some Ministers of Government have also benefited from a 50% ...

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“Don’t gripe, come to the table” – Harmon tells PPP

State Minister Joseph Harmon called on the Opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) to come to the table with workable solutions rather than just coming to point out problems. Harmon made the statement as he presented his take on the 2016 Budget debate on Friday in the National Assembly. He accused the Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo of “pandering” in front of ...

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New GGMC Chairman pledges to “unshackle” mining sector

 Newly sworn in Chairman of the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC) Stanley Ming has pledged to see that the mining community grows and enhances as he says he will oversee the unshackling of the sector. Ming made the comment as the new board for the Commission was sworn in with representatives from different stakeholders on Friday morning. Replacing ex-Chairman ...

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Records show PPP govt had planned to increase gun licence fees

Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan says it was the People’s Progressive Party Civic-led administration that had already decided to increase the cost of firearm licenses since 2013, but had decided against implementing it for political reasons. Ramjattan told the House during the National Budget debate that Guyana’s then Home Affairs Minister, Clement Rohee and Head of the Presidential Secretariat had signed ...

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SOCU operations to be governed by protocols

Almost two months after an army intelligence officer and two others were killed in a vehicular collision during a surveillance operation, rules have been crafted for the Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU, Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan announced Thursday night. “The protocols have been already drafted…It’s about six pages  of protocols as to how they are going to do their ...

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