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Granger, Rohee differ on impact of Wales closure on LGE showing

President David Granger and General Secretary of the opposition People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) differ on whether the planned closure of the Wales Sugar Estate would impact on the number of votes their parties would receive at the upcoming Local Government Elections. Granger is confident that the decision by the APNU+AFC administration to cease operations at the Wales Sugar Estate ...

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GECOM ready for 523,831 persons to vote in Local Govt Elections

The Guyana Elections Commission Friday said all systems are go for 523,831 eligible registered voters to cast their ballots in Local Government Elections slated for March 18, 2016. The total number of valid votes cast at the May 11, 2015 general elections are 412,012 or 72 percent of the 570,708 then eligible voters for the entire country. With less than 40 days remaining ...

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Solar power Agreement with Lloyd Singh inked under PPP/C administration – Ramjattan

Vice President Khemraj Ramjattan has stated that an agreement for the supply of power was signed with the Former People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) administration and Hope Farm Wind Mills for the supply of renewable energy. This comes after a controversy brewed regarding the APNU+AFC administration’s engagement with the proprietor of the company Lloyd Singh, since the businessman is a known ...

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Govt denies more contract workers hired, salary bill skyrocketed

The Guyana government Wednesday denied reports that the hiring of contract workers has ballooned under the nine-month old coalition-led administration, saying that the new figure takes into account the creation of a super-ministry. The Stabroek News newspaper, quoting from a 2016 Budget Review done by Chartered Accountant, Christopher Ram, stated that the Ministry of the Presidency (MOTP) now employs 505 ...

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Not the same Robeson Benn running for Local Govt Elections

Commissioner of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), Robeson Benn is not the same Robeson Benn who is a People’s Progressive Party Civic candidate in the upcoming Local Government Elections, according to a reliable source. The top GECOM source clarified, less than an hour after Team Benschop raised concerns, that the candidate is not Commissioner Brindley Horatio Robeson Benn, but is ...

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Team Benschop objects to Robeson Benn contesting LGE

Team Benschop has revealed that the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) listed Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) Commissioner Robeson Benn as a candidate for Local Government Elections (LGE). According to Mark Benschop a Mayoral hopeful, his team  “strongly objects to Mr Robeson Benn being a commissioner at  GECOM and a candidate for the local government elections.” Benschop says that Benn should do ...

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Opposition MP Jagan ill and overseas

Opposition People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) legislator, Dr. Clive Jagan is ill and is overseas, according to Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo. “Dr. Jagan is abroad. He is seeking medical attention,”  Jagdeo told a news conference. Jagdeo did not want to say whether his party would seek a replacement for Jagan, a nephew of late PPP co-founder, Dr. Cheddi Jagan. Records ...

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Walter Rodney Commission of Inquiry Report to be presented finally

The Walter Rodney Commission of Inquiry Report will finally be handed over to President David Granger next week, but already the Commission Chairman is signaling that there are likely to be gaps in the conclusion. Commission Chairman, Sir Richard Cheltenham told reporters that he would be presenting the report to the Guyanese leader on February 8, 2016. The report should ...

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APNU+AFC members want jobs

Leader of the Alliance For Change (AFC), Khemraj Ramjattan says his party has been dealing with increasing calls by supporters to be given jobs following its victory at last year’s general and regional elections. “I had to tell them that we just can’t be just knocking off people to go and fit them in,” he told Demerara Waves Online News. ...

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PPP refuses to sit on State Boards

The opposition People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) has ruled out sitting on the University of Guyana’s (UG) Council and State Boards unless President David Granger assures that there would be no political intervention in decision-making. “Until we have assurances that the Boards would have total autonomy over the entities, we cannot be part of rubber-stamping corruption or discrimination or any ...

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