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Govt appeals for patience in getting things done

Amid growing concerns that government ministers have lost touch with the grassroots almost two years after they were elected to office, they are appealing for patience in improving the quality of life of Guyanese. At an outreach held Sunday (April 23, 2017) at Den Amstel Primary School, West Coast Demerara, Deputy Regional Executive Officer for Region Three (West Demerara- Essequibo Islands), Jennifer ...

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Embattled Carol Joseph resigns from PNCR

Embattled staunch senior People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) member, Carol Joseph has resigned from the party, according to well-placed sources. Her resignation was brought to the attention of the party’s Central Executive meeting last week. Sources said Joseph, who was an elected member of the PNCR’s Central Executive, however, offered to assist the party wherever possible. She could re-apply for ...

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Gold Board General Manager, others sent on administrative leave to facilitate money laundering probe

The General Manager of the Guyana Gold Board, Lisaveta Ramotar was Thursday sent on administrative leave to pave the way for a police probe into alleged money laundering. Several other staff members have been also sent home temporarily. Ramotar, who is the daughter of former President, Donald Ramotar, was told to proceed on leave “immediately” in a letter signed by Minister ...

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GuySuCo’s future for debate in National Assembly

by Gary Eleazar Guyana’s sugar industry is not being closed down but based on the financial and technical evidence to Cabinet regarding the state of the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo), tough decisions will have to be made in the near future. This is according to Minister of State Joseph Harmon who today (April 20, 2017) reported that Minister of Agriculture, ...

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Police investigating plot to kill President Granger

by Gary Eleazar The Guyana Police Force is currently investigating an assassination plot against President David Granger –a security challenge that government is taking seriously. This was confirmed by Minister of State, Joseph Harmon, who today (April 20, 2017) during a post Cabinet briefing was asked if the administration was aware of the alleged plot and what actions are being ...

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Several detained at anti-governement protest in Suriname

by Ivan Cairo   PARAMARIBO, Suriname; Riot police in Suriname detained several individuals including a union leader during anti-government protests in the capital Paramaribo. During the fourth demonstration since April 6, participants called on the government to stop its “policies of destruction”. Numerous protesters chanting anti-government slogans even called for president Desi Bouterse to resign. Although much smaller in numbers ...

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Jagdeo calls Trotman’s oil pronouncements “charlatan analysis”

by Gary Eleazar Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo on Tuesday called Minister of Natural Resources, Raphael Trotman’s recent pronouncements on how oil revenues will trickle down to ordinary Guyanese “charlatan analysis.” “Now you hear they (administration) gonna give the money to Regions but they have not even decided on element of the Sovereign Wealth Fund but they already talking about how ...

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