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Monthly Archives: August 2016

PNCR didn’t decide on greater engagement with PPP; members urged to stay away from rancor

The People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR), the major player in the coalition-led government, has not decided on greater engagement with the opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP), but the administration says it remains open to talks. PNCR Leader, David Granger said the opposition People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) is not interested in inter-party dialogue.  He said the just concluded 19th Biennial ...

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There must be no secret vote on parking meters- AFC’s Ramjattan

As Georgetown’s Mayor and City Council prepares to this week discuss the controversial parking meter contract that Central Government has ordered be revoked, the Alliance For Change (AFC) said if the matter comes down to a vote,  there must be no secret balloting. AFC Leader, Khemraj Ramjattan insisted that there must be open voting when the parking meter contract comes ...

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Energy Professor urges Guyana to negotiate best oil contracts for education, technologies

Prominent Trinidad and Tobago energy expert and University of the West Indies Professor, Andrew Jupiter has urged Guyana to use its recently discovered oil and natural gas as bargaining chip to secure higher quality education and technologies. “The resources are yours and when the resources are yours and you are inviting various multinationals into your countries, that is great. It ...

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Harmon won’t contest PNCR Chairmanship ; says ministerial duties require “my full time and attention”

At least two nominees for two top People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) leadership positions say they are not interested in the Chairmanship and Vice Chairmanship. Joseph Harmon said, as Minister of State, he prefers to concentrate his energy and time on governmental functions rather than having to straddle them with party duties as Vice Chairman. “I believe , at this ...

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Granger warns of risks that racial rants pose

President David Granger on Friday warned those spouting racially divisive utterances, in clear reference to recent controversial claims of racial discrimination against East Indo-Guyanese by Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo. “We can still see how easily it is for the ranting of a few persons to rekindle racial animosity, a retrograde step which has no place in modern society,” the PNCR ...

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PNCR inches closer to openly endorsing socialism

President David Granger on Friday appeared to have shifted closer to declaring that the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) is again openly endorsing socialism. “We are an ideological party and our ideology is inspired largely by the ideas of Forbes Burnham, our Founder-Leader,” the PNCR Leader told the opening of his party’s 19th Biennial Delegates Conference at Congress Place. After ...

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Public Health Minister did not deliver apology to House Speaker; appeals for support from PNCR congress delegates

Embattled Public Health Minister, Dr. George Norton admitted that he did not actually deliver an apology to House Speaker, Dr. Barton Scotland for misleading the National Assembly about the rental of a building to house a pharmaceutical bond. He later told Demerara Waves Online News that he delivered the apology. Following is a transcript of that segment of the news ...

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BOND GATE: Govt rented office space, not pharmaceutical bond; Jagdeo calls for scrapping of “scandalous, corrupt” deal

Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo says government rented office space instead of a pharmaceutical bond from Linden Holdings Limited, a company controlled by a member of the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR), a move he said smacks of corruption and incompetence. “This scandalous corrupt act demonstrates the level of petulance, fickleness, lack of transparency and accountability, and irresponsible use of taxpayers’ ...

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