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Daily Archives: April 10, 2016

International review of audit reports, independent legal advice needed- AFC

The Alliance For Change (AFC) wants an independent review of several audit reports and the hiring of independent legal advisors to determine if anyone should be charged, to avoid claims of a witch-hunt. “The party is of the view that the series of audit reports into apparent irregularities in various government agencies should be supplemented by a review by experienced ...

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AFC calls for break-up of Harmon’s responsibilities in wake of BK Tiwari-gate

The Alliance For Change (AFC) on Sunday ended a leadership retreat, calling for a break-up of the responsibilities of the Minster of State, Joseph Harmon in the wake of the appointment of Brian “BK” Tiwari as a ministerial advisor. The party which, commands an agreed 40 percent representation in Cabinet and is responsible for several key ministries, reasoned that Tiwari’s ...

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Harmon still enjoys Granger’s confidence- says top PNCR official

Minister of State, Joseph Harmon still enjoys the confidence of President David Granger despite swirling media reports that that minister appears very close with at least two companies that the coalition had heaped sharp criticism on while in opposition. Minister of Social Cohesion Amna Ally told the Post Local Government Election meeting at West Demerara that President David Granger has every confidence ...

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Police Force’s Strategic Management Dept to close; Rohee didn’t understand its role — Police Commissioner

The Strategic Management Department (SMD) of the Guyana Police Force (GPF) is being closed down because it has outlived its usefulness, according to Police Commissioner Seelall Persaud. “The Guyana Police Force has outgrown the Strategic Management Department,” he told Demerara Waves Online News. Persaud said the 12-member civilian staff is being gradually phased out as their contracts expire. Meanwhile, well-placed ...

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Gov’t accused of ‘extorting’ donations from private sector

The APNU+AFC Administration has been accused of bullying the private sector to make donations to special projects and more specifically to make contributions to the 50th Anniversary Jubilee celebrations. Sources have reported to Demerara Waves that the administration is asking that businessmen donate as much as $5M to the Jubilee Festival expected to get into full swing in May. As ...

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