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Three small parties won’t trade lawmaking seats for gov’t positions; consensus key to parliamentary voting

Three of Guyana’s small parties have agreed that their parliamentarians will not join the governing party in exchange for ministerial or other governmental office. In a memorandum of understanding (MOU), A New and United Guyana (ANUG), Liberty and Justice Party (LJP) and The New Movement (TNM) agreed that they will “not give a minority government a majority.” ANUG, LJP and ...

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Gov’t sells Ogle estate land for GYD$52 million for Marriott construction; Trinidad investor dismisses political situation

Triniyuana, a recently registered company in Guyana, has purchased 2.61 acres of “prime” land at Ogle, East Coast Demerara for more than GYD$52 million to build an AC Marriott-branded hotel. Privatisation Specialist at the National Industrial and Commercial Investments Limited (NICIL), Rachael Henry says the land was sold at more than GYD$26 million per acre, higher than the valuated price. ...

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The Citizenship Initiative party releases campaign donations, expenses

The Citizenship Initiative (TCI) political party today released figures on its campaign financing since it launched last October, in what is believed to be the first such public disclosure by any of Guyana’s political parties. In what appeared to be a fairly detailed breakdown, the party said it got GY$2.5 million in donations and spent just over GY$2 million. The ...

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Granger urges youths not to smoke, cultivate certain plants

A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) presidential candidate, David Granger, Sunday night sought to discourage youths from planting what he strongly suggested to be marijuana and instead get into value-added agriculture and pursue educational opportunities. Urging youths against idleness like smoking and ‘liming’, he said Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Upper Berbice) has a number of worthwhile job opportunities in ...

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Prospect of Guyanese citizenship revocation now a PPP campaign issue

President David Granger’s reference to his constitutional right to revoke the Guyanese citizenship from persons who are nationals of other countries is now being used by the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) to galvanise overseas-based supporters to return home to vote in next month’s general elections. Addressing a campaign rally in Stewartville, West Coast Demerara, on Sunday evening, PPP presidential candidate, ...

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OPINION: Opposition Leader a proven master spinner without equal

by GHK Lall I am astonished that the honorable leader of the opposition—left the intellectuals and academics, the authorities and experts, and the pundits and powers—took to the microphones and cameras mid last week to target me by name in one of his Academy award press conferences. I was hailed a “government spinner.” I am wondering whether to be impressed ...

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National cyclist Jude Bentley dies in accident with vehicle driven by former GDF Chief of Staff Gary Best

Well-known Guyanese cyclist, Jude Bentley, was early Saturday morning killed on the Rupert Craig Highway in the vicinity of the Russian Embassy turn. Witnesses at the scene say the vehicle, driven by former Chief of Staff of the Guyana Defence Force, Retired Rear Admiral Gary Best, struck down Bentley. Divisional Police Commander Edgar Thomas confirmed that Best was driving the ...

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Sugar workers poised to get pay increase

Thousands of sugar workers are set to get a wage and salary increase next month whether or not negotiations with the two trade unions are successful, a senior official of the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) disclosed. GuySuCo’s Chief Industrial Relations Manager, Deodat Sukhu told News-Talk Radio Guyana 103.1 FM/Demerara Waves Online News that his negotiating team has already ruled out ...

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