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Govt leaders failing to talk with sugar workers to counteract PPP; time for emergency national sugar conversation- Hinds

Politician and academic, Professor David Hinds on Saturday called on top government leaders to fan out across the sugar belt to talk with sugar workers about the future of the industry because both sides have valuable arguments. Hinds criticised government leaders for failing to mount outreaches among ordinary sugar workers to discuss with them the realities of the sugar industry ...

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Booklets launched targeting adults and youths about Guyana’s parliamentary functions

  Parliament on Friday launched two informative booklets, one of which targets youths and another for adults along with online versions titled, “Our House, an Introduction to the Parliament of Guyana.” The booklets are aimed to help inform the public about their rights and how Parliament functions, amongst other areas. In brief remarks, Speaker of the House, Dr. Barton Scotland ...

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“We have started down a very, very progressive path”- says National Toshaos Council Chairman on Lands Commission of Inquiry talks with President

Chairman of the National Toshaos Council (NTC), Lenox Shuman Friday night said he was pleased with the outcome of talks with President David Granger about the controversial Lands Commission of Inquiry, but the Amerindian leader declined to say whether the Council has changed its original position. “I am not in a position to answer that question unfortunately,” Shuman said. The ...

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Granger rules out foreigner for GECOM Chairman

President David Granger on Thursday ruled out the picking of a foreigner to become the next Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM). Speaking on his latest edition of the ‘Public Interest’ television programme, the Guyanese leader said, “I don’t think it’s necessary. I don’t think it’s possible. I don’t think it’s desirable.” Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo, who is responsible ...

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PPP taking former PNCR, current govt parliamentarians to court over filing of assets

The opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) is preparing to take several former People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) and current government parliamentarians to court for allegedly failing to file their assets with the Integrity Commission from as far back as 2001. The Opposition Leader’s office said PPP parliamentarian, Juan Edghill, in his capacity as a private citizen, on Wednesday formally asked ...

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Granger denies WPA was sidelined; upset party raised concerns in public

President David Granger on Wednesday denied that the Working People’s Alliance (WPA) has been sidelined over the last two years and he expressed veiled concerns about that party taking its concerns to the public. “Every party in the APNU is  represented so there has been no side-lining of any one of the parties,” he said. “I was very careful in ...

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Wanted former Rice Board accountant arrested in Canada

Former accountant at the Guyana Rice Development Board (GRDB), Peter Ramcharran was Tuesday morning nabbed in Canada less than one month after a Guyana court issued an arrest warrant for him. Well-placed sources said the Toronto Fugitive Squad of the Canadian Border Services Agency arrested Ramcharran. He remained in custody and would be granted an immigration hearing. Earlier this month, ...

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“Fake email” on governing coalition’s campaign strategy to regain political support- Basil Williams

Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Basil Williams Tuesday evening rejected as “out of hand” the fake email being circulated whilst he was in Cabinet, purportedly authored by him. One of the purported screen-shot email from one Basil Williams allegedly to addressees Joseph Harmon, Amna Ally, Winston Felix and Raphael Trotman states that the Re-Election Committee (REEC) has decided to ...

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Raphael Trotman is “hostile” and “incompetent” – Jagdeo

Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo on Monday lashed back at Minister of Natural Resources, Raphael Trotman calling him “hostile” and “incompetent” despite efforts to cultivate a sophisticated image. “I thought that this  revealed the true image of Trotman. Trotman has been trying carefully to cultivate an image of  efficiency, reasonableness, that he is sophisticated, suave, that he is above the fray. ...

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Jagdeo mum on no-confidence motion; WPA insists on “non-partisan”nominees for GECOM Chairman

Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo was Monday mum on whether his People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) would table a no-confidence motion against government if President David Granger names an Elections Commission unilaterally. Jagdeo is on record as threatening legal action, street protests and other consequences for which the President will have to bear full responsibility. Asked whether those actions will include ...

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