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“We don’t want a clash” with teachers; govt offering what it can afford- Granger

President David Granger on Monday virtually ruled out government making a higher pay offer and he appealed to teachers not to disrupt classes. “The Minister of Education is working towards an agreement. We don’t want a confrontation, we don’t want a clash. We value the service of teachers,” he said hours after the Guyana Teachers Union reconfirmed that an indefinite ...

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Updated: Volda Lawrence is PNCR’s Chairwoman; Granger hails “clean” internal elections, party unity

Volda Lawrence clinched victory to become Chair of the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR), and at the end of the keenly contested race party leader David Granger  assured that the elections were free and fair. “The process might have been slow and difficult but it was clean and complete,” Granger, who is Guyana’s President, said in his charge to the newly-elected ...

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Counting of votes at PNCR’s Congress continues

Counting of votes at the People’s National Congress Reforms (PNCR) 20th biennial delegates congress was expected to continue late into Sunday night, PNCR Vice Chairman candidate Christopher Jones said. He said just under 1,000 delegates cast votes Sunday afternoon in what he described as “smooth” process. Jones did not expect results to become available until after 10 PM Guyana Time. ...

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Update 2: PNCR ‘special committee’ to further consider renaming airport Burnham-Jagan Timehri International

A motion at the People’s National Congress Reform’s Congress to rename the Cheddi Jagan International Airport to also honour that party’s founder-leader, Forbes Burnham, and Amerindians has been referred to a special committee, party sources said. The party official explained that the decision to dispatch it to party committee was because of the implications and the need to seek technical ...

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Attorney General finally activates Judicial Review Act

Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Basil Williams has ordered the activation of the Judicial Review Act. (JRA) from January 1, 2019, even as his immediate predecessor, Anil Nandlall, was preparing to seek a High Court order to jail him for contempt of court. The commencement order was issued on August 15, 2018 and gazetted on August 16, the ...

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PNCR Congress considers authority to govern public transportation

People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) delegates at their biennial delegates congress were Saturday expected to consider a motion to ask government to pass a law to manage the public transportation system because of the “high risk” and “discrimination” facing commuters. If approved, the motion will mandate the PNCR to ask the coalition government to pass legislation before year-end and that ...

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PNCR Chairman, Basil Williams delivers stinging campaign speech

Incumbent People’s National Congress Reform Chairman, Basil Williams Friday afternoon used his welcome and opening remarks to openly campaign to retain the second highest elected post of the party. Without naming Joseph Harmon and Volda Lawrence, who were among the hundreds attending the opening of the Congress, Williams warned against outsiders influencing the process. “Comrades we must be vigilant and ...

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“Some intelligent discussions” on oil wealth needed- Cathy Hughes

Minister of Public Telecommunications, Cathy Hughes wants more public conversations about how the potential benefits of the expected massive oil earnings can be used to benefit ordinary Guyanese and says she has already raised the matter at Cabinet. In reiterating her support for poor Guyanese to receive conditional direct cash transfers from the oil revenues that are expected to begin ...

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No govt funds used to campaign for PNCR Chairmanship- Harmon

As the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) on Friday prepares to begin its three-day congress, Minister of State Joseph Harmon said he has not used government funds to campaign for the chairmanship of his party. “That’s not true…That’s not an accurate statement,” he said. Asked whether it was PNCR or personal resources that were being used to finance the campaigns, ...

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Minister Felix distributes additional supplies to Venezuelan migrants

Minister of Citizenship, Winston Felix visited the Indigenous community of Khan’s Hill in the Barima-Waini Region to distribute additional supplies to the Venezuelan migrants, on Friday last. This is the minister’s second visit to the area to distribute food and sanitation supplies to migrants crossing the border from the neighbouring country, government’s Department of Public Information reported on Thursday. Two ...

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