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“Put an end to the unhelpful political discord” – President Granger addresses National Assembly

President David Granger has urged that politicians put an end to the divisive and “unhelpful” political distort in Guyana. The President made the appeal while addressing the National Assembly in Thursday January 14, where he declared that 2016 will be a year of National Unity for Guyana. According to the President, while Guyana gained Independence 50 years ago, the covenant ...

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East Street residents reject M&CC ‘paid parking’

Residents of East Street , North Cummingsburg have rejected the implementation of a paid parking system by the Mayor and City Council (M&CC). M&CC recently moved to implement the system between Middle and New Market Streets along the avenue of East Street. Today, vehicles were parked in clustered manner outside of the zone adopted by the City Council and very ...

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Small opposition party, Nagamootoo differ on timing of national unity overtures

Leader of the small opposition Organisation for the Victory of the People, Gerald Perreira first wants members of the People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) prosecuted for corruption, narco-trafficking and murder before the government engages in national unity talks with that party. “To just speak about national unity and for them to come on board and get on board without addressing ...

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Guyana Bar Assoc wants Commission of Inquiry into death of GDF intel agent, civilians

The Guyana Bar Association (GBA) Saturday called for a Commission of Inquiry into a surveillance operation by the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) that resulted in the death of an army intelligence agent and two civilians including his wife in a vehicular collision during a high-speed chase. “The deaths and their surrounding circumstances are cause for the gravest concern among citizens. ...

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Corentyne Chamber calls for army intel, foreign experts to assist “impotent” authorities in crime fight

The Central Corentyne Chamber of Commerce (CCC) Saturday called for  foreign experts and the Intelligence Branch of the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) to  team up and help police go after criminals in Berbice where “ruthless killers” have been attacking residents. “Let the army put under surveillance known criminals and help the police to bring some semblance of order to this ...

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Nagamootoo gets high profile responsibilities

Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo is now responsible for governance, a portfolio that had been previously held by Raphael Trotman until he was recently appointed Minister of Natural Resources. For the first time in decades, the President has given up the vital portfolio of petroleum (oil and gas) and has instead assigned it to a minister, in this case Trotman. In ...

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Police, Public Service Commissions get more cash than last year, but less than proposed

Public Security Minister, Khemraj Ramjattan has rejected claims by the opposition People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) that government has reduced the amount of monies allocated to the Public and Police Service Commission for 2016. Responding to former Home Affairs Minister, Clement Rohee, Ramjattan said the actual amount for this year has been increased by GYD$11 million  and should take it ...

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Budget cuts for Indigenous Peoples and Child Rights Commissions

The Guyana government Thursday slashed huge chunks of monies from the proposed budgets of the Rights of the Child Commission and the Indigenous Peoples Commission for 2016. The ROC asked government for GYD$84 million but in the end only ended up with GYD$31 million, prompting opposition Peoples Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) MP, Gillian Burton-Persaud to observe that the reduction has ...

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Guyana’s DPP Chambers budget cut by GYD$74 million

Government used its one seat majority to erase GYD$74 million from the proposed budget of the Director of Public Prosecutions Chambers, reducing the allocation for 2016 to GYD$160 million. Reacting to People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) front-bencher , Anil Nandlall’s assertions that budget cut amounted to a violation of the law and the constitution, Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan said ...

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Auditor General’s office budget cut by GYD$76 million

After a heated debated and s series of verbal exchanges on the floor of the National Assembly the Office of the Auditor General received approval for a budget of GYD$714M after requesting a GYD$790M budget. It was explained that Finance Minister Winston Jordan would have presented the House with an expenditure budget of $714M after the Auditor General would have requested ...

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