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“I believe in transparency, I believe in honesty” – Georgetown’s Deputy Mayor-elect, Jaikarran

–Outgoing Deputy Mayor did not fully understand Council’s rules- Mayor Chase-Green Georgetown’s Deputy Mayor-elect, Lionel Jaikarran on Thursday vowed moments after he was elected to stick to his stance on a number of issues that are before the Council, even as his predecessor Sherod Duncan forecasts a rough road ahead. “My positions that I held before are not going to ...

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Deputy Mayor’s withdrawal sees Chase-Green re-elected Mayor amidst protest outside City Hall

Georgetown Mayor Patricia Chase-Green will once again serve as Mayor for one year from March 2017 after winning by default in an election which saw Deputy Mayor Sherod Duncan withdrawing his candidacy for mayorship. Duncan had come out to be critical of the Mayor’s actions in office, even calling for a public debate between himself and Mayor Chase-Green before the ...

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GRA serves PPP MPs with property tax letters, Jagdeo claims victimisation

Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo is claiming victimisation by the state’s revenue collecting agency after property tax letters were recently served to five PPP parliamentarians during the 2017 budget debate season. Jagdeo said the MPs served letters included Joseph Hamilton, Indra Chanderpal, Dr Frank Anthony, and Bishop Juan Edghill. The Opposition Leader was convinced the government was using the agency to ...

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Sherod Duncan withdraws from Mayoral, Deputy Mayoral race

Incumbent Deputy Mayor, Sherod Duncan on Thursday withdrew from the Mayoral and Depyty Mayoral race  one hour before Georgetown City Councillors are due to hold internal elections. Already, veteran PNCR/APNU politician Amna Ally has said she does not expect anything to change because “we have the numbers.” Following is Mr. Duncan’s statement. When the tenure of President David Granger administration ...

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Ministers cautiously defend their govt-paid tuition fees ; opposition calls coalition “absolutely indecent”

Evidently fazed that it’s now in the open that government is paying their university tuition fees to the tune of millions of dollars from the National Treasury, two government ministers reacted cautiously while the opposition People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) began slamming the government. Junior Minister, Annette Ferguson said she became eligible for a GYD$3.3 million per year scholarship to ...

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Million$$$ spent on fully-funded scholarships for Gov’t Ministers, others close to APNU+AFC

A question raised in the Supply Committee of the National Assembly by the political opposition for Minister of State Joseph Harmon to provide a list of all current government scholarship awardees has revealed a padded list of persons close to the David Granger administration granted scholarships to the tune of millions of dollars. Junior Ministers of Education and Public Infrastructure, ...

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D’Urban Park’s building company raised $60M in 2015 donations, $500M budgeted in 2017 to settle debts

New revelations surrounding the D’Urban Park Development Project and its building-company, Homestretch Development Inc, were finally revealed in the National Assembly last evening when Public Infrastructure Minister David Patterson explained to the Supply Committee the $500M budgeted in 2017 to pay-off the company’s debts. The debate on the D’Urban Park project has consumed the public eye since a motion brought by ...

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GPSU calls $25K bonus “Christmas freck”; ratchets up demand for resumption of wage talks

The Guyana Public Service Union (GPSU) on Wednesday said its countrywide leadership would next week decide on the way forward because government has failed to keep its promise to continue wage and salary negotiations. “If we can’t agree here, let’s follow the process. We have conciliation, we have arbitration and let the arbitrators decide. If they say they can’t reach ...

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