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Granger to lead talks with Jagdeo in national interest

President David Granger has given in to the Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo’s position that the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) would not hold talks with government if Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo leads the delegation. Minister of State, Joseph Harmon said the President was interested in holding the talks as part of government’s thrust towards dialogue and social cohesion. “We do not ...

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Public Infrastructure takes back responsibility for repair, maintenance of interior roads from GGMC

Amid a major lapse by the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC) to award contracts for repair and maintenance of several interior roads in a timely manner, the Ministry of Public Infrastructure will next year take back responsibility for such works, Junior Public Infrastructure Minister Annette Ferguson announced Thursday night. In contributing to debate on an opposition-sponsored motion on the ...

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Revived Guyana People’s Militia more than 1,500 strong

The resuscitated Guyana People’s Militia, the reserve arm of the Guyana Defence Force, has recruited and trained 1,608 persons, Minister of State Joseph Harmon said The minister, who was responding to a question posed by the Opposition, said those persons were recruited at various levels and are between the ages of 18-35 and are physically and mentally stable for entry. ...

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Police, Public Service Commissions cleared in Granger-Jagdeo talks, despite objection to Paul Slowe

President David Granger on Thursday met with Leader of the Opposition, Mr. Bharrat Jagdeo to discuss the¬†appointment of the Public Service Commission and the Police Service Commission, but Jagdeo said he registered his objection to the appointment of former Assistant Police Commissioner, Paul Slowe. “I expressed my concerns over a particular nominee, Mr. Paul Slowe, about how partisan he has ...

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Former US President Jimmy Carter seeks to jump-start political talks in Guyana

Head of the Carter Center, former United States President Jimmy Carter has made overtures to Guyana’s two top political leaders to get on with long-indicated talks, Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo said Thursday. Carter last week called Jagdeo to enquire why the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) was, by President David Granger’s account, unwilling to meet with a government delegation to be ...

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Local Govt Elections date is Nov 12; PPP to name presidential candidate within three months

Local Government Elections will be held on November 12, 2018, Minister of Local Government, Ronald Bulkan announced Thursday. Addressing Toshaos from across the country in Georgetown for the National Toshaos Conference, Bulkan said the order would be gazetted by the end of Thursday. Guyana’s Parliament has already approved GY$2.1 billion in the 2018 National Budget for the holding of the ...

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Amerindian land titling problems date back to 1976 “mistake”

The newly-elected chairman of the National Toshaos Council (NTC), Nicholas Fredericks singled out the importance of land rights and said the problem dates back to more than 40 years ago when then Toshaos had accepted land titles without consulting their villagers. Referring to the granting of land titles in 1976 by the then government, he said “they were not given ...

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Fewer complaints of police indiscipline- Police Commissioner

The Guyana Police Force (GPF) has recorded a steady decline in complaints against members of that civilian law enforcement agency over the past two years, Commissioner of Police David Ramnarine said Wednesday. “A preliminary analysis suggests that improved and increased supervision, swift and condign action by the senior leadership of the force, severe punishment, support through speedy and timely legal ...

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Possibly “sinister motive” behind reports on drug contract- Volda Lawrence

Public Health Minister, Volda Lawrence on Tuesday stopped short of suggesting that attempts are being made to muddy her political waters ahead of her bid to become the Chairperson of her People’s National Congress Reform. “Minister Lawrence will provide further and complete details in the National Assembly on this matter on Thursday, July 19th but takes note of the curious ...

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