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Charge state resource thieves; tighten anti-corruption loopholes- top US diplomat

A senior American diplomat Friday night called for those stealing state resources and engaging in violence against women and children to be charged. “Anyone who has stolen, is stealing or in the future attempts to steal State resources must be criminally charged and held accountable before  a court of law,” Outgoing Deputy Chief of the American Embassy in Guyana, Bryan ...

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Time for constitutional reform, end to race-based division – Senior American diplomat

Outgoing Deputy Chief of Mission of the United States Embassy, Bryan Hunt Friday night called for an end to winner-take-all and race-based politics in Guyana. Addressing a farewell reception hosted by American Ambassador to Guyana, Perry Holloway, the Charge D’Affaires urged Guyanese to push ahead with constitutional reform. “Significant constitutional reform is essential. Power must be decentralised. The winner-take-all system ...

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Coby Frimpong paid for useless strategic plan

Government has paid off a long-time close associate of former President, Bharrat Jagdeo for a strategic plan that Minister of State, Joseph Harmon on Friday said was useless by the current Minister of Social Protection. Harmon said US$40,000 (approximately GYD$8 million) was paid to  Dr. Cobina “Coby” Frimpong as part payment on a contract that the consultant had inked with ...

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Possible rebirth of AFC at City Hall, says Henry Jeffrey; Kissoon disagrees, says it’s “council dynamics”

Political analyst, Dr. Henry Jeffrey believes that the diverging views of Georgetown Mayor Patricia Chase-Green and Deputy Mayor Sherod Duncan on the intended parking meter project signals a possible rebirth of the Alliance for Change (AFC), at the level of the City Council – a view opposed by Freddie Kissoon. “It could possibly be a rebirth of the AFC to keep themselves ...

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Council outraged over Parking Meters fiasco; wants explanation from Mayor

As concerns continue to mount over an impending contract between the Georgetown Mayor and City Council and two companies for the installation of Parking Meters in Georgetown; Mayor Patricia Chase-Greene may have additional questions to answer. Greene , Town Clerk Royston King and Councillors Oscar Clarke and Junior Garette are currently in Mexico on a trip related to the installation ...

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Govt adviser backs Deputy Mayor in opposing virtual shell parking meter companies

Deputy Mayor, Sherod Duncan’s strong objection to the companies approved to provide parking meter services in Georgetown on Sunday attracted unqualified support from a government adviser. Ruel Johnson, who is the Cultural Policy Adviser to the Minister of Education, Culture, endorsed Duncan’s position that the companies barely exist and have no track record to provide parking meter services in any ...

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“These giants do not belong in pepper pot and souse”- President Granger

Guyanese are being encouraged to protect rather than consume the country’s wildlife. Addressing a State Dinner at the Sheraton Hotel in Manhattan Saturday night, President David Granger listed a number of “giant” wild animals that are unique to Guyana. “These giants do not belong in pepper pot and souse,” he said to loud applause. “You hear me? These giants are ...

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Change of government “good for Guyana”- Consul General in New York

Coverage courtesy Fly Jamaica Guyana’s long-serving Consul General in New York, Brentnol Evans, who was appointed by the People’s Progressive Party (PPP), on Friday said the now one-year old coalition-led administration was “good for Guyana” and and there was no place for tax evaders. Speaking at the opening of the “Guyana Means Business” Investment Conference in New York, Evans hailed the election ...

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Guyana govt sees unity as key to preserving territorial sovereignty

Coverage courtesy Fly Jamaica The Guyana government is appealing for national unity to help preserve the South American country’s territorial integrity. Issuing the appeal to about 300 attendees was Minister of Social Cohesion, Amna Ally in an address at a Flag Raising Ceremony held at Newark City Hall, New Jersey, United States to mark Guyana’s 50th Independence Anniversary. “Our APNU+AFC ...

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Govt left out names of advisers- Teixeira

The People’s Progressive Party (PPP) on Thursday slammed government for not revealing the names of all the advisers, and threatened to move to the Privileges Committee of the House on the basis that parliamentarians were deliberately misled. “We find this rather strange that a number of persons were omitted,” PPP Chief  Whip, Gail Teixeira told a news conference. Last month, ...

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