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US Human Rights report cites PM’s “headline” concern

The United States’ 2015 Human Rights Report has cited Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo’s directive to the state-owned Guyana Chronicle newspaper that all headlines must first get his office’s green-light. ‘In August the prime minister issued a directive that all headlines in the state-owned print media be first scrutinized and approved by his office before they are published. The directive was ...

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GWI trashes PPP extortion claims

The Guyana Water Incorporated is not too pleased with a press statement issued by the People’s Progressive Party at the weekend and is refuting its contents in its entirety saying that it was irresponsible and malicious. The statement issued by the Party had alleged that Heads of Government agencies were demanding that contractors donate monies towards projects being undertaken by ...

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Govt urges adoption of communities

The private sector and other players in society are expected to adopt communities across Guyana as part of efforts to develop sustainable development, Minister of State Joseph Harmon said Saturday. “The business community, individuals, associations and other groups should be encouraged to adopt communities to help address issues affecting them and promote their development,” he told the opening of a ...

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President Granger petitioned to remove Region 9 REO

A petition containing 1,200 signatures calling for the Region Nine Executive Officer, Karl Parker has been dispatched to President David Granger prompting the intervention of the Guyanese leader and Parker’s stern denial of the allegations. “I’ll say this, however, that none of it is true. I think is just a political ploy to get me out of the way but ...

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Harmon explains presence aboard jet in China; announces new majority investor in Bai Shan Lin

  Minister of State, Joseph Harmon Thursday night explained his appearance in a photograph with Chinese company officials aboard a private jet in China, saying that several Chinese companies that intend to invest significantly in Guyana assisted with transportation. Harmon said his meeting with the Chinese companies’ representatives coincided with his visit to China on official government business in March, ...

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Granger was unaware of Tiwari, several other ministerial advisors- Harmon

President David Granger was unaware of all of the appointed honorary ministerial advisors including prominent businessman, Brian “BK” Tiwari who was recommended by General Secretary of A Partnership for National Unity (APNU), Joseph Harmon. “Mr. Brian Tiwari, upon the recommendation of the General Secretary of the APNU, was one such person identified and issued with an instrument. I was subsequently ...

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Harmon denies earmarking of hangar to BK International; confirms board shelved earlier decision due to expansion

The Guyana government Thursday categorically denied that the Ministry of the Presidency had ordered the transfer of a government-owned hangar to BK International but confirmed that the new Board of Directors of the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) shelved a previous decision to do so because of expansion works at the airport. “The new Board of Directors would have looked at ...

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PNCR youth arm rejects calls for Harmon to be stripped of powers

The youth arm of the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) says that it stands resolutely behind Minister of State Joseph Harmon  against calls for the Minister to be stripped of some of his responsibilities. The Guyana Youth and student Movement (GYSM) in a press statement said that the political landscape of Guyana has been transformed with the advancement of coalition ...

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Power-tussle at centre of Harmon controversy

The Alliance For Change (AFC) appeared to have used the ongoing controversy over Minister of State, Joseph Harmon to address an imbalance in power between the Cabinet and the Presidency, political scientists said Thursday. Political Scientist, Dr. David Hinds observed that the AFC had negotiated the numerical allocation of seats in the Cummingsburg Accord but failed to discuss the assignment ...

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Letter: Rohee slams ‘disrespectful’ Police Commissioner

Dear Editor, The sitting Commissioner of Police, Mr. Seelall Persaud, in a recent interview published by “Demerara Waves” sought to do the following: Disrespect a Cabinet decision of the PPP/C administration. Besmirch the character of the then Minister of Home Affairs; Clement J. Rohee. Denigrate the efficacy of the Strategic Management Department at the Guyana Police Force. For the benefit ...

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