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Daily Archives: January 20, 2017

PPP boycotts regional consultative committee launch; Granger calls move “pettiness”

Chairmen of the seven People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC)-controlled administrative regions on Friday boycotted the launch of National Regional Development Consultative Committee (NRDCC), a move that angered government. Three mayors from the predominantly PPP towns also did not attend the inaugural NRDCC meeting that was held at the Marriott Hotel. The PPP said the Regional Chairmen, Vice Chairmen, Mayors and ...

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New list of nominees for GECOM Chairman likely- Jagdeo

Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo Friday said he would possibly hold another round of consultations to arrive at a new list of six nominees for the chairmanship of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), but much depends on the outcome of a planned meeting with Attorney General, Basil Williams. “After that meeting should I have to submit a new list, I would ...

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GUYSUCO cannot diversify with high sugar production cost, ethanol could kill rum industy

GUYSUCO’s top officials came before the National Assembly’s Economic Services Committee (ESC) where the state-owned sugar company’s chief executive, Errol Hanoman, painted a gloom image of diversification using sugar cane, once cane production remains high and once the company’s structure continues as present. Hanoman said such measures would be uncompetitive. He added if the company were to invest in converting ...

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