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Change of government “good for Guyana”- Consul General in New York

Coverage courtesy Fly Jamaica Guyana’s long-serving Consul General in New York, Brentnol Evans, who was appointed by the People’s Progressive Party (PPP), on Friday said the now one-year old coalition-led administration was “good for Guyana” and and there was no place for tax evaders. Speaking at the opening of the “Guyana Means Business” Investment Conference in New York, Evans hailed the election ...

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Guyana govt sees unity as key to preserving territorial sovereignty

Coverage courtesy Fly Jamaica The Guyana government is appealing for national unity to help preserve the South American country’s territorial integrity. Issuing the appeal to about 300 attendees was Minister of Social Cohesion, Amna Ally in an address at a Flag Raising Ceremony held at Newark City Hall, New Jersey, United States to mark Guyana’s 50th Independence Anniversary. “Our APNU+AFC ...

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Govt left out names of advisers- Teixeira

The People’s Progressive Party (PPP) on Thursday slammed government for not revealing the names of all the advisers, and threatened to move to the Privileges Committee of the House on the basis that parliamentarians were deliberately misled. “We find this rather strange that a number of persons were omitted,” PPP Chief  Whip, Gail Teixeira told a news conference. Last month, ...

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PPP parliamentarian will have to tell all about alleged shooting threat- Jagdeo

People’s Progressive Party (PPP) parliamentarian, Nigel Dharamlall will Friday have to tell all to his party’s Central Committee about an allegation that he threatened to shoot an official of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). Jagdeo said the Central Committee meeting scheduled for Friday, June 3, 2016 is expected to hear from Dharamlall, a former Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of ...

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PPP gears up for Congress date

The People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) is this weekend expected to decide when Congress- the highest decision making body- would be held, party General Secretary, Clement Rohee said Tuesday. He said the congress is scheduled to be held this year. Rohee said once a decision is taken on Saturday, June 4, 2016, the agenda items would be formulated as part ...

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PPPC’s Dharamlall denies threatening to shoot IDB official

Even as the General Secretary of the People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC), Clement Rohee prepares to summon one of his party’s parliamentarians, Nigel Dharamlall, to discuss an allegation that he threatened to shoot an official of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), his lawyer issued a denial. “My client unequivocally denies any involvement in any criminal act,” said Attorney-at-Law, Glenn Hanoman ...

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Junior Culture Minister apologises for PPPC seating problems at Flag Raising

Junior Minister of Education, Culture Youth and Sport, Nicolette Henry on Friday apologised for problems with the seating accommodation that Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo and other members of parliament for the opposition People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) said they experienced at Wednesday night’s Flag Raising Ceremony. “In the circumstances I wish to state that as the organizer of this event I ...

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Independence helped remove racial discrimination-Guyana-born St. Maarten insurance executive

An insurance agent, who fled Guyana decades ago at the height of economic problems and built a Pan-Caribbean insurance empire out of his adopted homeland of St. Maarten, believes that independence helped remove racial discrimination in employment practices. “We have to give a lot of credit- we could say what we want about their political views and behaviors- people like ...

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Obama rep; other dignitaries expected for Guyana’s Independence anniversary

Several high-level foreign dignitaries are expected in Guyana to join in the celebration of the country’s 50th anniversary as an independent nation. They are Commonwealth Secretary General, Baroness Patricia Scotland,  the Prime Minister of Barbados, Freundel Stuart and  and United States’ Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs, Juan Sebastian Gonzalez. Gonzalez, who is responsible for American diplomatic ...

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“There is no crisis” – Norton, Frank Anthony thrash out “drug shortages”

Public Health Minister Dr George Norton and his shadow Dr Frank Anthony went head to head on Tuesday’s sitting of the National Assembly over reports of a drug shortage at several medical institutions across Guyana. While Opposition MP Dr Frank Anthony emphatically argued that there was shortage of some essential medication, Dr Norton defended the government with the same vigour ...

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