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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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Jagdeo dismisses talk of rift with Rohee

Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo Wednesday dismissed suggestions that there is a rift between himself and People’s Progressive Party (PPP) General Secretary, Clement Rohee, saying that he as “full confidence” in the veteran politician. “I have full confidence in Clement Rohee. Clement Rohee is a valuable member of our party,” he said. While Jagdeo is Guyana’s longest serving Executive President (1999 ...

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Key AFC supporter named GPL Chairman

A strong supporter of the Alliance For Change and businessman Robert Babal has been named  Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Guyana Power and Light (GPL). Badal, the owner of the Pegasus Hotel in Georgetown, is a known supporter of one of the governing political parties in the coalition and even spoke at election campaign events. In recent ...

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Zulfikar Mustapha debunks Ramkarrans article as “mischievous”

People’s Progressive Party (PPP) Parliamentarian Zulfikar Mustapha has debunked a column written by Former Speaker Ralph Ramkarran as mischievous. Ramkarran in his January 16, 2016 post on www.conversationtree.gy stated that he with Mustapha and Faisal Jafarally in 2011 to rally their support for his nomination as the PPP’s presidential candidate. He stated that the two men expressed the view that ...

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Rohee brands SOCU interrogation as “rigmaroles”

The Leader of the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) Clement Rohee says that current steps by the Special Organised Crime Unit to question members of the PPP is nothing more than a lengthy procedure that has to unfold. Over the past week several members of that Party and current serving Parliamentarians have been questioned by SOCU relative to a probe at ...

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Top PPP Berbice leaders knew Ramotar was not vote-getter- Ramkarran

Former long-serving People’s Progressive Party (PPP) executive member, Ralph Ramkarran said at least two leading members in Berbice had pledged to support him for the presidential candidacy at a secret ballot because that they had already predicted that Donald Ramotar would not have been a vote-getter. Ramkarran recalled that back in 2010, “two influential local leaders in the PPP’s heartland ...

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Google Maps erases Spanish names from Essequibo Coast streets

Google has heeded Guyana’s call for the removal of Spanish street names from its mapping service that indicate that ties the Essequibo Region to Venezuela, according to Foreign Affairs Minister, Carl  Greenidge. Speaking with Demerara Waves Online News on the sidelines of last Thursday’s sitting of the National Assembly, he said after government dispatched a lawyer’s letter to Google and ...

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Mining concessions must be linked to gold declaration- Trotman

Miners would be unable to cash in on concessions for equipment unless they produce above a certain amount of the precious metal and abide by other industry rules including occupational safety and health standards, Minister of Natural Resources Raphael Trotman. “You can’t be declaring 23 ounces of gold and ask for a concession for an excavator knowing that you made over ...

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Guyana’s Ambassador to Venezuela yet to present credentials

Guyana’s Ambassador to Venezuela, Cheryl Miles is yet to present her credentials and no reason has been given by the government there despite a number of reminders, Foreign Affairs Minister Carl Greenidge said.   “She has not yet been received by the President. She is waiting for that event,” he told Demerara Waves Online News on the sidelines of Thursday’s ...

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