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Larry London refuses to disclose D’urban Park contributions

Secretary to Homestretch Development Inc; Larry London on  Tuesday declined to disclose the amount of donations that that company had received for the development of D’urban /Jubilee Park. London, who is the Company Secretary, instead referred all questions to Public Infrastructure Minister, David Patterson although he conceded that he did not authorize him to speak on the matter. London, who ...

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Govt votes against further scrutiny of Public Service Commission of Inquiry Report

The opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPPC) wanted the Report of the Commission of Inquiry into the Public Service to be sent to a bipartisan parliamentary select committee to decide on the next steps, a desire that the Guyana government ditched Monday night. “The recommendation of my colleagues on the other side that this matter goes to a special select committee cannot ...

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Govt blocks PPP motion demanding answers on D’urban Park

Despite a parliamentary motion in the National Assembly Monday night demanding answers on the financial arrangements surrounding the D’urban Jubilee Park, government was not inclined to provide all the answers demanded by the political opposition. Public Infrastructure Minister David Patterson did however provide some answers to questions asked within the motion, but these answers, according to Opposition MP Juan Edghill, were ...

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Public Health Minister goes before parliamentary disciplinary committee over drugs bond issue

Public Health Minister, Dr. George Norton has been sent to the Parliamentary Privileges Committee for allegedly misleading the House about the rental of pharmaceutical bond from a city businessman. Ruling on a motion tabled by Shadow Health Minister, Dr. Frank Anthony, House Speaker Dr. Barton Scotland ruled that there was sufficient evidence to take Norton to the disciplinary body. Attorney ...

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Pension controversy: Former PM Green shrugs off concerns about his political record

by Derwayne Wills Despite the positions of the Guyana Human Rights Association, and the Transparency Institute of Guyana, former Prime Minister and former Georgetown Mayor Hamilton Green believes these bodies are attempting to create confusion as it relates to his proposed over-one million dollar monthly former Prime Minister’s pension. Green accused the human rights body of “fomenting strife” and “distorting ...

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Govt, African Business Chamber pledge reciprocal support; Jagdeo says sound business proposals key

Guyana’s African Business Roundtable- an organisation that aims to develop sustainable Afro-Guyanese businesses in partnership with government- was Friday night launched with government in turn pledging its support. Prime Minister, Moses Nagamootoo said government welcomes the establishment of the Afro-Guyanese business chamber, saying that African empowerment and self-empowerment have eluded the country for so many years.  He said efforts should ...

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Hamilton Green key figure during repressive period; doesn’t deserve pension- GHRA

The Guyana Human Rights Association (GHRA) on Saturday slammed government for moving to give former Hamilton Green a hefty pension for serving as Prime Minister from 1985 to 1992. “The Prime Minister Hamilton Green Pension Act 2016 on the Order Paper is utterly shocking. His entire political career reflects the attributes that have kept Guyana ethnically polarized and, for this ...

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GECOM Chairman to step down month-end– PPP

The opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) says Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), Dr. Steve Surujbally will be stepping down this month-end. “Dr. Steve Surujbally, the Chairman of Guyana’s Elections Commission (GECOM), has formally indicated to the Leader of the Opposition, Hon. Bharrat Jagdeo, M.P., that he shall be resigning from that office with effect on November 30th, 2016,” ...

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PM wants GYD$80 million for constitutional reform consultations; international help pledged

Guyana is preparing the legislative and budgetary groundwork for constitutional reform  to begin next year, Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo said  Friday. He told a news briefing at his Alliance For Change (AFC) headquarters  that he has asked for approximately GYD$80 million to be set aside in the 2017 National Budget to fund the establishment of a secretariat and the holding ...

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