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Rohee brands SOCU interrogation as “rigmaroles”

The Leader of the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) Clement Rohee says that current steps by the Special Organised Crime Unit to question members of the PPP is nothing more than a lengthy procedure that has to unfold. Over the past week several members of that Party and current serving Parliamentarians have been questioned by SOCU relative to a probe at ...

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Top PPP Berbice leaders knew Ramotar was not vote-getter- Ramkarran

Former long-serving People’s Progressive Party (PPP) executive member, Ralph Ramkarran said at least two leading members in Berbice had pledged to support him for the presidential candidacy at a secret ballot because that they had already predicted that Donald Ramotar would not have been a vote-getter. Ramkarran recalled that back in 2010, “two influential local leaders in the PPP’s heartland ...

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Google Maps erases Spanish names from Essequibo Coast streets

Google has heeded Guyana’s call for the removal of Spanish street names from its mapping service that indicate that ties the Essequibo Region to Venezuela, according to Foreign Affairs Minister, Carl  Greenidge. Speaking with Demerara Waves Online News on the sidelines of last Thursday’s sitting of the National Assembly, he said after government dispatched a lawyer’s letter to Google and ...

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Mining concessions must be linked to gold declaration- Trotman

Miners would be unable to cash in on concessions for equipment unless they produce above a certain amount of the precious metal and abide by other industry rules including occupational safety and health standards, Minister of Natural Resources Raphael Trotman. “You can’t be declaring 23 ounces of gold and ask for a concession for an excavator knowing that you made over ...

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Guyana’s Ambassador to Venezuela yet to present credentials

Guyana’s Ambassador to Venezuela, Cheryl Miles is yet to present her credentials and no reason has been given by the government there despite a number of reminders, Foreign Affairs Minister Carl Greenidge said.   “She has not yet been received by the President. She is waiting for that event,” he told Demerara Waves Online News on the sidelines of Thursday’s ...

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PPP votes for passage of Credit Reporting Bill

After an enlightening debate and a settlement of several concerns, the National Assembly on Thursday voted to pass the Credit Reporting Amendment Bill that paves the way for Credit Bureaus to access the credit information of consumers. The Bill presented to the House by Finance Minister Winston Jordan amends eights sections of the principal act that was passed in 2010. ...

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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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