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No salary, diplomatic passports for honorary; other Advisors earn hefty salaries

The APNU+AFC administration has clarified that thirty-three persons appointed as Honorary Ministerial Advisors are working for free and without diplomatic passports. This was confirmed by Minister of State Joseph Harmon who was responding to questions raised in the National Assembly by Opposition members of Parliament. The names of the 33 members appointed are as follows: Ronald Albert, Rohan Somar, Joycelyn ...

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PPP discriminated against Afro-Guyanese in bestowing National Awards- Greenidge

Foreign Affairs Minister, Vice President Carl Greenidge Monday night had some very harsh words for the now main opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP), accusing that party of avoiding the bestowing of National Awards to mainly Afro-Guyanese. He recalled that the PPP had in the past criticized People’s National Congress (PNC)-led governments of engaging in racism on the basis that recipients were mainly ...

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Education key to African Guyanese development- Greenidge

Vice President and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Carl Greenidge Monday night called on Afro-Guyanese to take advantage of education as a means of improving their quality of life and social and economic advancement. “It is important that we find a means of ensuring that the current generation can also value education, recognise the role of education in social mobility,” he ...

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Mechanism needed to determine President, other elected officials’ salaries

The Public Service Commission of Inquiry has recommended that a mechanism be established to determine the salaries of the President, Opposition Leader and other top elected and non-elected officials. This recommendation comes seven months after the APNU+AFC coalition-led government increased the salaries of the President, his ministers and the Opposition Leader by at least 50 percent- a move that had ...

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Broomes applied for mining-related permission while Natural Resources Minister

Even as Junior Natural Resources Minister, Simona Broomes fended off concerns about conflict of interest in the mining sector, information has surfaced showing that she applied for permission to conduct mining activity on someone else’s property while being a minister of that sector. Demerara Waves Online News was able to independently confirm that veteran miner, Edward Hopkinson granted Broomes permission ...

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Jagdeo blisters APNU+AFC’s first year in office

Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo on Wednesday flayed the one-year old coalition-led administration for taking credit for several projects initiated by then People’s Progressive Party Civic government, while at the same time burdening Guyanese with higher taxes, joblessness and reduced confidence in the economy. “The people do not have confidence in this government and every single day they do things to ...

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PPP to participate in Independence Anniversary Flag Raising

The People’s Progressive Party (PPP), which played a significantly leading role in fighting for Guyana’s independence from Britain, will be participating in the 50th Independence Anniversary Flag Raising Ceremony. “We will be attending the Flag Raising ceremony because we believe that will be a very important event,” Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo announced at a news conference at his party’s headquarters, ...

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Canada – Guyana partnerships support gains in Local Government

Farmers from the Mara Farmers Association (MFA) in Region 6 met with representatives from Canada and the Caribbean on Monday, May 16, 2016 to talk about gains in farming and community development under the Mara Agricultural Enhancement Project (MAEP) over the last two years. The MAEP, viewed as a potential model for replication of good practices towards local economic development, is one of several initiatives to strengthenlocal governance supported by the ...

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Bai Shan Lin wants GRA to release seized vehicles; UN Chief written over dispute

The principals of controversial Chinese conglomerate Bai Shan Lin have written the Commissioner General of the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) requesting that immediate steps be taken towards the release of two vehicles that were seized in April. In the letter prepared by the Company’s Firm C V Satram and Associates, it explicitly states that the treaty agreement between the Government ...

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“I have done nothing wrong” – Broomes defends transfer of dredge to children

  Junior Natural Resources Minister Simona Bromes is defending her decision to transfer mining assets to her two children after concerns were raised about a possible conflict of interest at the weekend. Broomes at a Monday morning press conference, made it clear that the process was devoid of corruption as she detailed having written the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC) ...

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