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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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Donald Ramotar defends fired drugs czar; says DEA had confidence in him

Former President Donald Ramotar Friday afternoon defended James Singh who has been fired as Head of the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU), saying the former drugs czar had a very fruitful relationship with the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). “I was one who had asked the DEA to set up an office here. Whenever I met with the officers of ...

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Govt ministers seeking medical treatment in Ireland

Guyana government ministers have been flying out to Ireland for medical treatment, even as a health insurance policy being finalised, Minister of State Joseph Harmon said Friday. “Ministers have sought permission to travel to Ireland for medical treatment and so far those bills are dealt with by the Ministers themselves,” he told a news conference. Harmon said government and an ...

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Granger- WPA talks set for Saturday over claims of no consultation over Roopnaraine’s removal

In the wake of concerns by the Working People’s Alliance (WPA) that it was not consulted before Dr. Rupert Roopnaraine was removed from the post of Minister of Education, government on Friday insisted that there were consultations. “The importance is that the parties were contacted by His Excellency the President, advised about the movement before the movement took place,” Minister ...

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US revokes visas of two PPP parliamentarians, others

The People’s Progressive Party (PPP) late Thursday night said the United States has revoked visitor visas from two of its parliamentarians and several other persons on fraud-related charges. The two PPP legislators -Dharamkumar Seeraj and Nigel Dharamlall-, according to the PPP recently received letters from the Consular Section of the US embassy in Georgetown “informing them that their non-immigrant visas ...

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Jagdeo is a “a waste” and “a relic”- says Trotman during Petroleum Commission Bill debate

Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo’s boast that his People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC)-administration is responsible for Guyana becoming an oil-producing nation, and suggestion that the two-year old coalition administration should set up the Norway-model Sovereign Wealth Fund sparked off Minister of Natural Resources, Raphael Trotman labelling him a “waste.” Jagdeo called on government to swiftly enact legislation that would pave the ...

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Trotman, Ali clash over Petroleum Commission’s Reserve Fund

People’s Progressive Party (PPP) front-bencher, Irfan Ali and Minister of Natural Resources, Raphael Trotman Wednesday night clashed over ministerial oversight and disposal of the Reserve Fund. Ahead of the sending of the Petroleum Commission Bill to a bipartisan parliamentary select committee, Trotman, in kicking off debate on the draft law, rejected the PPP’s claim at a public meeting at Enmore, ...

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Amend constitution to allow foreigners to be nominated for GECOM Chairmanship- Jagdeo

Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo Wednesday night said he has floated to President David Granger the idea of amending Guyana’s constitution to allow for foreign nominees for the post of Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM). In response to Granger’s call for the GECOM nominee to be someone with deep knowledge in electoral matters and especially people who are not ...

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Govt held sham consultations on Guysuco’s future- Jagdeo; investment broker rejects accusation

General Secretary of the opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP), Bharrat Jagdeo Wednesday night accused government of misleading Guyanese that genuine consultations would have been held first before deciding the fate of the bankrupt Guyana Sugar Corporation (Guysuco). Jagdeo said United States-based Guyanese Brian Wesley Kirton was authorised before the consultations to search for investors in Guysuco, “This was before they invited ...

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