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AFC didn’t work hard enough to deserve more councillors- sources

As councilors for Guyana’s nine towns prepare to be sworn in following recently held Local Government Elections (LGE), word has surfaced in some quarters that the Alliance For Change (AFC) did not campaign enough and so was not entitled to be rewarded with more seats. A top AFC official has said that party could not legitimately demand more proportional representation ...

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Chase-Greene tipped to be Mayor, Duncan to be deputy Mayor

With ongoing talks between the APNU and AFC over the allocation of seats at the Georgetown City Council, two names have been presented from both sides to fill the top spots at the municipality. APNU’s Patricia Chase Green, former Deputy Mayor has been tipped to occupy the post at the top beating out Oscar Clarke a former councilor and People’s ...

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PM Nagamootoo, Business Minister knew nothing about BK Tiwari’s appointment

Guyana’s Prime Minister, Moses Nagamootoo and Minister of Business, Dominic Gaskin Tuesday night distanced themselves from the now rescinded appointment of Brian Tiwari as ministerial advisor on business development. “I only know what I read in the papers,” Gaskin said, adding “that’s telling you a lot.” He said he only knew that the appointment was revoked during an interview with ...

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Govt scraps BK Tiwari’s advisorial appointment , amid mounting pressure

Under intense criticisms from certain quarters, the Ministry of the Presidency announced  that Brian Tiwari’s appointment as Business Adviser to the government has been scrapped. “The appointment of Mr. Brian Tiwari as Ministerial Advisor on Business Development has been rescinded,” the Ministry of the Presidency said in a statement. The People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR), which is the major constituent ...

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Volda Lawrence must not be fired over accused sex-offender’s nomination for LGE

Amid increasing calls for President David Granger to sack Social Services Minister, Volda Lawrence for the selection of an accused sex offender as a candidate in the recently held Local Government Elections (LGE), a loosely-knot group on Tuesday picketed outside Granger’s office in support of the minister. Sister Penda Guyan, a spokeswoman for the persons who picketed on Vlissengen Road ...

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Names of APNU+AFC councillors submitted to GECOM without consultations; Political Scientists weigh in on issue

Even as President David Granger says he is preparing to hold talks with Leader of the Alliance For Change (AFC), Khemraj Ramjattan on the latter’s concerns that APNU has taken the majority of seats, the names of would-be councilors have been already submitted to the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) by political parties and groups. Two Political Scientists have since heaped ...

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Former Deputy PM Haslyn Parris dies

A former Deputy Prime Minister of Guyana, Haslyn Parris died Monday afternoon following an aneurysm Sunday night at his residence in Buxton, East Coast Demerara. He was rushed to a city hospital for emergency surgery, but he succumbed at about 1 PM. Parris was 75 years old. In paying brief tribute to Parris, President David Granger hailed the late politician and ...

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Time for capital towns; self-financed, business-oriented municipalities- Granger

Five days after Guyana’s first Local Government Elections in more than 20 years, Guyana’s President David Granger on Thursday announced plans to promote the creation of capital towns in interior regions and he called for all municipalities to generate their own funds and become self-sustainable. “Municipalities must be capable of weaning themselves off of government subvention and earn their keep. ...

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Volda Lawrence should apologize – Jagdeo

  Leader of the Opposition Bharrat Jagdeo is not too keen on supporting a call for Social Protection Minister Volda Lawrence to be dismissed but says that the Government official should show some contrition and apologize. Calls have been mounted for Lawrence to be dismissed from her post after she commented on an allegation of child molestation saying that it ...

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UN Chief alarmed at surge in racism, hate-violence

  As the World observed the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki Moon has noted his alarm at the sudden surge in racism and hate driven violence in today’s society. Ban in a message delivered to a General Assembly meeting on Friday pointed out that while some strides have been made with ...

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