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PPPC warns of action against public officers who violate law

Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo on Thursday warned public officers that they would find themselves in trouble if they take illegal instructions from political bosses could not prove that they were forced to do so. “If at any time, whether now or in the future, when the PPP resumes office in this country, we find- because we are going to review ...

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No monies stashed in foreign tax havens- Jagdeo; wants govt, opposition to agree to joint probe

In the wake of the leaked Panama Papers that show that several politicians and other prominent persons have stashed monies overseas, Guyana’s former President Bharrat Jagdeo said Thursday that he has not hidden any of his wealth there or any other tax havens. “The answer is ‘No’ or anywhere,” he told a news conference. The leak of millions of files ...

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PPP Commissioners accuse Bulkan of unlawfully appointing Mayor, NDC Chairpersons

In areas where there were draws after the recently concluded Local Government Polls, Communities Minister Ronald Bulkan has stepped in and named the persons that would be elected Mayor and Chairpersons. Reports have confirmed that instead of duly applying the law, Minister Bulkan went ahead and named the Chairpersons for some 5 Neighbourhood Democratic Councils (NDC) and the Mayor and ...

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Transparency Institute lashes out at Gov’t over Harmon scandals

  Transparency Institute Guyana Inc, is calling on the President David Granger administration to immediately issue the names of all the persons that have been given instruments of office, after the May 11, 2015 General and Regional Elections. The call comes after revelations that shady businessman Brian ‘BK’ Tiwarie was appointed as Ministerial Advisor on Business. His appointed was rescinded ...

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BK Tiwari says he was appointed to advise Harmon, not government

Prominent businessman, Brian “BK” Tiwari appears to have separated his now rescinded appointment from the rest of the government, saying that he was merely an advisor only to Minister of State, Joseph Harmon and not the coalition-led administration. By the Head of BK International’s account, it calls into question what was Tiwari’s appointment that President David Granger said he revoked. ...

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Did Party Politics trump Democracy at the Georgetown City Council?

Even before the dust had settled as the Georgetown Municipality elected it’s Mayor and Deputy Mayor along with members of the Finance Committee, some persons had questioning looks on their as to what transpired during the election of those persons. Newly Elected Mayor Patricia Chase-Green and Deputy Mayor Sherod Duncan were elected to their posts unopposed. However, it was not ...

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Harmon hides behind GINA on BK Tiwari issue

Despite widespread criticism about the now revoked appointment of prominent Guyanese businessman, Brian “BK” Tiwari as a ministerial business adviser, Minister of State Joseph Harmon broke his promise to hold a news conference on Friday to deal with the issue. Instead, Harmon spoke with the state-owned Government Information Agency (GINA) which issued a release and made no reference of the Chairman ...

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Oscar Clarke says he would have resigned if accused of child molestation; all up to Winston Harding

Even as embattled A Partnership for National Unity’s (APNU) City Councillor, Winston Harding declined to say whether he would give up his seat over child molestation allegations,  General Secretary of the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR), Oscar Clarke said he would have resigned if those accusations had been leveled against him. “I would resign! You know why I would have resigned? ...

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