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Daily Archives: November 19, 2018

PPP fails to restore budget cut to constitutional agency

The opposition People’s Progressive Party’s (PPP) efforts to have the National Assembly approve the Parliament Office’s request for GYD$1,845, 416 instead of the Finance Minister’s cut to GY$1,700,271 was defeated. Prime Minister, Moses Nagamootoo failed to persuade House Speaker, Dr. Barton Scotland to reject the motion for approval of the GY$1.8 billion sponsored by PPP Chief Whip, Gail Teixeira. Nagamootoo ...

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PPP forces National Assembly’s suspension of parliamentary sitting on estimates for constitutional agencies

The opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) objected strenuously to efforts by House Speaker, Dr. Barton Scotland to cut the number of hours allocated for consideration of 2019 budget estimates for constitutional agencies and the Parliament Office’s failure to provide details of the proposed expenses for those entities.l Before calling on Finance Minister, Winston Jordan to begin presiding over the estimates, ...

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President Granger returns on Tuesday from Cuba; to be monitored by doctors

President David Granger is expected to return to Guyana on Tuesday after receiving treatment in Cuba for cancer, Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo announced Monday. Nagamootoo said Granger’s condition would be monitored by his physicians. The Cuban embassy in Guyana said Granger has “received the first round of chemotherapy treatment and, according to the medical team, has responded very well.” The ...

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2019 National Budget date announced

Finance Minister, Winston Jordan announced that Monday, November 26, 2018 is the date on which the 2019 National Budget would be presented. He made the announcement at the commencement of Monday’s sitting of the National Assembly. Jordan’s announcement came one day after he indicated in a letter to the media that government employees would receive increases in salaries for 2019 ...

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Guyana files documents with International Court of Justice to prove jurisdiction on border controversy with Venezuela

Guyana on Monday filed documents at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) outlining why it believes that Netherlands-based body has a right to hear its case to settle the controversy with Venezuela over the 1899 Arbitral Tribunal Award. “Guyana has no doubt that the Court has jurisdiction to resolve the controversy that has plagued its relations with Venezuela and undermined ...

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Jagdeo to take Harmon to Ethnic Relations Commission over targeting of alleged saboteurs of govt’s work

Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo on Monday announced that the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) would be complaining to the Ethnic Relations Commission (ERC) about Minister of State, Joseph Harmon’s threat against opposition supporters and councillors who sabotage government operations. Jagdeo told a news conference that he was not taking lightly Harmon’s announcement, which appeared to be an attempt to “justify the ...

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