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Govt refutes PPP-Civic claims of reduced allocations to constitutional agencies

The David Granger-led administration on Wednesday heaped scorn on the opposition People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) for falsely peddling that funding has been cut to all the constitutional agencies to curtail their scrutiny of government’s programmes. “The Government of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana rejects the baseless and false propaganda of the opposition PPP that the proposed financial allocations for constitutional ...

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Cabinet meetings being held at GDF’s Officers’ Mess

Cabinet meetings are now being held at the headquarters of the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) because it provides adequate logistics and security, while urgent repairs continue at the Ministry of the Presidency (MoTP) complex on Vlissengen Road, government said in a statement. “After consideration of a number of options it was found that the vast majority of these venues did not ...

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Opposition protests cut in budgets for several constitutional agencies

The opposition People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) was Monday up in arms over apparent reduction in funding to several constitutional agencies, charging that David Granger-led administration was stifling scrutiny of its policies, programmes and decisions. “The APNU+AFC (A Partnership for National Unity+ Alliance For Change) is seeking to avoid scrutiny and the way that they are doing is by emasculating ...

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Guyana’s immigration cleared of issuing bogus passports to Dataram, wife

Convicted drug baron, Barry Dataram and his reputed wife, Anjanie Boodnarine used authentic Guyana passports but they were not issued by the Immigration Department of the police force, acting Crime Chief  Hugh Jessamy said Wednesday. “They tampered with the bio-data pages of both passports and put in false immigration stamps to show that they left Springlands,” he told Demerara Waves ...

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Jagdeo unapologetic about granting radio license to PPP

Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo is unapologetic that he had unilaterally allocated radio licenses to, among others, his People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) “You hear every single day ‘friends and family’ and, of course, the PPP got a license and I don’t mind that one that one, I am a politician so they can accuse me of that one,”  he told ...

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Bharrat Jagdeo, Eric Phillips trade salvoes over racial discrimination, extra-judicial killings

Executive Member of the African Cultural Development Association (ACDA), Eric Phillips and Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo are at odds with each other over the issue of racial discrimination and extra-judicial killing of Afro-Guyanese. Phillips accused Jagdeo of committing a grave and indictable offence and questioned why Afro-Guyanese were sitting down and not demanding his removal from Parliament. Addressing the claim ...

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Nothing new in Granger’s address to Parliament- Jagdeo

Opposition Leader  Bharrat Jagdeo sought to shred President Granger’s address to Parliament on Thursday, charging that it contained nothing new. “I think people prepared the speech for him. They just brushed out the old documents and he genuinely believes that he is announcing new initiatives here. He just doesn’t know,” he said in reference to the President’s address. He said ...

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Jagdeo pours cold water on Granger’s olive branch

Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo Thursday afternoon dismissed overtures by President Granger to arrive at “consensus and compromise.” “He said it many times. It’s all rhetoric. Has the President ever done anything significantly to move this forward?” Jagdeo told a news conference. The former Guyanese leader said government’s social cohesion programme, under the umbrella of Minister Amna Ally, is more a ...

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Guyana moves to stamp out identity theft, boost border intelligence, fight narcotics

Guyana has decided to take steps to stamp out identity theft and boost border security intelligence, President David Granger announced on Thursday. In an address to Parliament on the first day following the two-month recess, the President suggested that fingerprints would be included in Guyana’s new national identification cards. “The National Registration (Amendment) Bill will guard against identity theft by ...

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Granger sounds conciliatory tone despite PPP walkout on him

President David Granger on Thursday hoped that the walkout by the People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) parliamentarians just as he was about to address the National Assembly would not be a obstacle to “compromise and consensus.” “Let us hope that despite the absence of the opposition today, we will continue to search for and find avenues for compromise and consensus,” ...

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