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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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OPINION: From the big stick of gunboat diplomacy to the political correctness of oil diplomacy

by GHK Lall The Americans have spoken.  I would hope that the established pantheon of Guyanese oil patriots is listening, and that they appreciate the full import of the finely calibrated language of our formidable northern Uncle on the thorny, long unsettled, heavily menacing border dispute.  Except that the sophisticated syntax of the Americans has just diluted significantly that menace. ...

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“No more Mr. Nice Time”: APNU targets PPP supporters, NDCs that sabotage government- Harmon

Minister of State, Joseph Harmon has vowed that People’s Progressive Party (PPP)-majority local development councils and PPP supporters, who work in government agencies, would no longer be allowed to undermine the administration and discriminate against coalition support bases. Addressing a Local Government Elections Thank You rally at ‘C’ Field Sophia playground, he said it was time for A Partnership for ...

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PNCR/APNU admits disenchantment caused low voter turnout; whips up death squad fears to galvanise 2020 votes

Reeling from the effects of a poor turnout at Local Government Elections, the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR)-dominated coalition Saturday night admitted for the first time that some of its supporters were disenchanted and opted to stay away. “Sophia, you know, that the PPP won this constituency. They won this constituency by a few votes because some people were very upset ...

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Drug pushers wanted for killing addict

Four males were Sunday being sought for the stabbing death of a drug addict because he stopped buying narcotics from them, the Guyana Police Force said. Dead is 45-year old ‘Buckman’  of no fixed place of abode. Investigators were told the incident occurred at about 11 O’clock Saturday night 23:00h at Leopold & Lombard Streets, Georgetown. “The victim who was ...

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