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Preparations being made for Local Govt, Procurement Commissions

Steps are being taken to activate the Local Government Commission (LGC) and the Public Procurement Commission, despite concerns by the opposition People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) that government is deliberately dragging its feet. Minister of State, Joseph Harmon, however, could not say when government’s nominees to the LGC would be named publicly. Against the background of government searching for a ...

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Opposition MP Charles Ramson resigns from parliament to study Oil and Gas in UK; chides govt on missed opportunities

The People’s Progressive Party Civic’s (PPPC) Charles Ramson- considered one of the young prominent faces of his party- has resigned from Parliament with immediate effect to take up a British scholarship to pursue studies in oil and gas, he announced  Sunday. “While the decision was easy, it was still one of the toughest things I have had to do… Friday ...

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PNCR members cautioned against building expectations; told no place for political, racial discrimination

The People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR)- the largest political party in the coalition-led administration- has cautioned its members against building their expectations too high and sidelining other races and opponents. This is contained in the report by party General Secretary, Oscar Clarke that was delivered to the 19th Biennial Congress that was held from August 26 to 28, 2016. “After ...

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Carl Greenidge is acting Prime Minister

Minister of Foreign Affairs Carl Greenigde will be performing duties of Prime Minister in the absence of Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo who departed for India where he will engage in a number of activities. Minister Greenidge took the Oath of Office on Wednesday in the presence of President David Granger, Minister of State Joseph Harmon and senior officers of the Disciplined ...

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Bulkan to Chase-Green: Funds must be provided to acting Mayor

Five days after Local Government Minister, Ronald Bulkan strongly signaled to Georgetown Mayor, Patricia Chase-Green that funds must be made available to the Deputy Mayor whenever he is acting for her, she said on Monday she was fed up with his gripes and would  be handing over all of her office allowance to him. In announcing her decision, Chase-Green did ...

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Town Clerk illegally removed Robb Street vendors; cannot usurp elected Council – Local Govt Minister

Minister responsible for Local Government, Ronald Bulkan says Town Clerk, Royston King’s recent decision to remove vendors from the Bourda Market area on Robb Street, Georgetown was illegal because the Council did not make such decision. The Minister also told the Mayor that her interpretation of the roles of officers contradicts Section 8A of the Municipal and District Councils Act. “The ...

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PPP refuses to address contradictions against GECOM’s Chief Elections Officer- Rohee

Although Chief Elections Officer, Keith Lowenfield has implicated the past People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) administration in the procurement of multi-million dollar worth of items, the People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) on Monday shied away from addressing the issue. “If Mr. Lowenfield is looking for what I would describe as a  ‘get out jail card’ let him await the outcome ...

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Chief Elections Officer distances GECOM from procurement for 2015 polls

The Chief Elections Officer, Keith Lowenfield on Sunday said the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) had nothing to do with the actual procurement of radio communication sets and instead said that was the work of various governmental arms under the then People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC)-led administration. Lowenfield explained that his spending ceiling as CEO is GYD$249,999 and any amount over ...

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