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No new Cabinet faces for the New Year- Pres. Granger

President David Granger has ruled out bringing in new Cabinet ministers for the New Year, saying that he is satisfied with the performance of his ministers who reflect the make-up of the coalition. “The team has remained intact although their functions have been modified and I feel confident going into 2017 with the same team,” he said on this week’s ...

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Hamilton Green’s future chairmanship of Central Housing and Planning Authority uncertain

Hamilton Green’s Chairmanship of the Central Housing and Planning Authority (CH&PA) may soon come to an end, but the Minister responsible for Local Government, Ronald Bulkan was Monday virtually evasive on the issue. Green told Demerara Waves Online News on Sunday “no comment” when asked whether he would be soon demitting office. “I’ll demit office at the appropriate time.” Well-placed ...

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Pres. Granger to Diaspora: “I love the Diaspora” but urges “do more than talk” and invest in villages

President David Granger on Sunday recognised the role of the Guyanese Diaspora in his election to office, but at the same time he called on them to stop writing and help develop the country. Addressing the commissioning of the US$400,000 upgraded Buxton Gas station, he dedicated small but significant parts of his presentation to highlight the importance of overseas-based Guyanese ...

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Roman Catholic Church calls for Granger-Jagdeo talks to heal Guyana

The Roman Catholic Church in Guyana  has called on President David Granger and Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo to meet urgently to map a plan of action aimed at healing the nation. The Justice and Peace Commission (JPC) of the Roman Catholic Church expressed concern that a range of issues, which have surfaced during the past 18 months, threaten reconciliation and trust ...

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Jagdeo shackled sugar to a deathbed, this Gov’t saved it with $31B- PM Nagamootoo

Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo said the $31B injected to save the sugar industry from its death-bed under the PPP should debunk claims that this government is not interested in the sugar industry. “They came like a discordant choir,” PM Nagamootoo told the National Assembly in the absence of the opposition PPP, “they didn’t recognise the courage it takes to embrace ...

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Wales Estate workers receive severance pay; not a “pick-pocket” budget – PM Nagamootoo

Almost 100 sacked workers at the Guyana Sugar Corporation’s (Guysuco) Wales Estate  have received GY$80.1 million in severance pay, Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo announced on Friday. He said after the monies were paid to the 93 former workers at the Wales Estate, the Guyana Agricultural and General Workers Union (GAWU) that had brought a court case against the company for ...

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WPA defends Rupert Roopnaraine in D’urban Park controversy

The Working Peoples Alliance (WPA) on Thursday came out swinging in favour of its co-leader, Dr. Rupert Roopnaraine who has been criticised for being a board member of a government-backed company that was in charge of the D’Urban Park development project for Guyana’s 50th Independence anniversary celebration. “The usual partisan band of sanctimonious, duplicitous, dishonest and self-promoting political parties, groups ...

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Jagdeo warns PPP will win 2020 election, undo APNU+AFC 2017 budget measures

Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo has put the David Granger administration on notice that once his party resumes office, presumably in 2020, they will not only undo some of the 2017 budget measures, but also come against any foreign company operating in Guyana through a non-transparent process. “[Once] we determine that the assets of GuySuCo or any other company were given ...

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Declining foreign direct investments will “tank” Guyana’s exchange rate- Jagdeo

Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo on Friday said the failure of government to attract new investments was causing a shortage in United States dollars (US$) instead of a buying of that currency by Barbadians and Trinidad and Tobago nationals to satisfy their countries’ demand for foreign exchange. He warned that government’s failure to attract Foreign Direct Investments, down to a mere ...

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