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Budget 2016: Jagdeo wants “huge” salary increases for public servants

Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo has huge expectations of the APNU+AFC administration relative to the 2016 Budget slated for presentation on Friday January 29. Jagdeo at a press conference on Wednesday read out some of his expectations on what he hopes to see as part of the 2016 Budget. Those include salary increases and tax reductions. He said that there should ...

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Differences over whether big parties should contest Local Govt Elections

General Secretary of the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR), Oscar Clarke Tuesday – Nomination Day- rubbished suggestions that the old faces should step aside and that the big parties should not have contested the upcoming Local Government Elections (LGE). “One of the disadvantages will be that the smaller groups may not have the capacity to get the information, to get ...

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City Hall’s Information Technology chief fired

by Telesha Vidya Ramnarine HEAD of the Information Technology Department at City Hall Waynewright Orderson was Monday dismissed following a recommendation from the municipality’s Personnel and Training Committee. Orderson reportedly proceeded out of Guyana without first obtaining the requisite permission and while knowing that his second-in-charge was also on leave. At the municipality’s fortnightly statutory meeting, Councillor Junior Garrett requested that the ...

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Rohee “can’t answer” for diagonal parking at Freedom House

Despite the authorities announcing that no diagonal parking would be allowed along Robb Street, Georgetown, parking at Freedom House has not changed. The new parking system was introduced in July 2015, however on a daily basis vehicles are parked outside of the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) Headquarters in a sloped manner which is a violation of the parking rules outlined ...

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Ramjattan, Harmon deny assuring Sattaur of job continuity

Two senior members of the APNU+AFC Administration have denied having assured outgoing Commissioner General of the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) of continuity in his post at the tax agency. Khursid Sattaur in a statement to the media on Thursday afternoon declared that his dismissal was contrary to assurances given to him by the Minister of State, Joseph Harmon and Minister ...

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GTUC, GAWU demand broad-based consultations on Wales Estate closure

The Guyana Trades Union Congress Sunday called on government to stop giving lip-service to social cohesion and the constitutional right to participatory decision-making and instead hold wide-ranging consultations with sugar workers and the community of Wales about plans to close the sugar estate there. “Consistent with Article 13 there cannot be a plan for any community without the involvement of ...

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PPP warns of retaliation if election violence isn’t addressed

The People’s Progressive Party (PPPC) late Thursday night warned that if poor elections management by the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) continues to lead to violent attacks against its supporters, it would eventually be forced to retaliate. PPP parliamentarian, Odinga Lumumba urged A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) and the Alliance For Change (AFC) to stop taking his party’s supporters for ...

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Govt explains elections unrest in Sophia, votes against compensation

An opposition People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC)-sponsored motion seeking compensation for properties burnt during Elections Night 2015 mayhem in Sophia was Friday morning defeated as government sought to justify the reaction by residents there. At exactly 12:40 Friday morning, the government benches defeated the motion for the compensation by a vote of 33- to 28. Minister of Citizenship, Winston Felix ...

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Wales sugar workers protest estate closure outside of Parliament

Scores of sugar workers that are attached to the Wales Estate descended on Parliament Buildings on Thursday afternoon in staunch protest of a decision by the Guyana Sugar Company (GuySuCo) to shut down the estate. They shouted “Don’t Close Wales,” “We need sugar,” “Long live Wales Estate” and “Dont close no estate,” while their placards read “No to the closure ...

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