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PPP’s Frank Anthony lambastes govt on drug procurement, HIV/AIDS, TB and diabetes

Opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) Shadow Health Minister, Dr. Frank Anthony on Tuesday assailed the David Granger-led coalition administration for alleged bad drug importation deals, unregistered importing entities, increased prevalence of HIV/ AIDS and failure to assist the country’s estimated 60,000 diabetics with free glucometers. Anthony, who is one of his party’s presidential candidate hopefuls for the 2020 general elections, ...

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Poor economic performance, increased prices for food, clothing and medicines- PPP’s Irfaan Ali

Opposition Shadow Minister of Finance, Irfaan Ali on Monday kicked off debate on the 2019 National Budget, saying that Guyanese are being burdened with more taxes and reduced foreign exchange earnings due to poor performance of the traditional exports. “These are the realities of the economy and that the Honourable Minister of Finance skillfully maneuvered out of his speech,” Ali ...

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PNCR Chairman Volda Lawrence apologises for offensive remarks

People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) Chairman, Volda Lawrence on Monday apologised for remarks in which she advocated and preferred her party supporters to get jobs and contracts. “The rhetoric attributed to me over the last few days, is not reflective of who I am as a person or leader. I have learned that as a leader I must be cognizant ...

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AFC Leader defends Volda Lawrence over her controversial remarks

Leader of the Alliance For Change (AFC), Raphael Trotman Sunday night defendes controversial remarks by People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR), Volda Lawrence that she prefers jobs and contracts be awarded to her party’s supporters. “The Chair, I as Leader, have known and worked closely with for 25 years has never shown racial or political partisanship, but in fact, has worked ...

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Volda Lawrence calls for “equality for all” ; orders ministers, PNCR leaders to “get out of their offices” to do political work

The Chairman of the People’s National Congress Reform, Volda Lawrence on Saturday called on government ministers and party leaders to engage in outreach to the grassroots and dealing with their problems in the equal provision of good and services. “If this means that Ministers and party leaders must get out of their offices and work regularly within these communities, we ...

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Volda Lawrence’s remarks unhelpful to coalition winning the 2020 general elections- political scientists

Chairman of the People’s National Congress Reform, Volda Lawrence’s recently stated preference for giving jobs to her party’s supporters seemed a feeble response to its defeat at last month’s local government elections due to its own neglect of its Afro-Guyanese support base, but now the coalition risks losing the 2020 general elections as a result of her utterance. “As reassuring ...

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President Granger returns to Cuba next week for more treatment

President David Granger is scheduled to return to Cuba next Tuesday for continued treatment for non-Hodgkins Lymphoma, a type of cancer, Minister of State Joseph Harmon announced Friday. Having concluded the first round of chemotherapy in Cuba,he is due to return to the Spanish-speaking nation. According to Minister Harmon, President Granger heeded advice by his Cuban medical specialists to scale ...

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It’s Mayor Ubraj Narine, Deputy Mayor Alfred Mentore; Chase-Green, Oscar Clarke on Finance Committee

Georgetown’s new Mayor is Pandit Ubraj Narine and his deputy is Alfred Mentore. Before they were elected the People’s Progressive Party and the Alliance For Change councillors of Georgetown united in their failed bid for secret balloting to elect the Mayor and Deputy Mayor of the city. Eight councillors voted for the motion and 21 by APNU against. Ivelaw Henry ...

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Politically impartial new public service needed- Harmon

A day after news broke that People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) Chairman, Volda Lawrence indicated that party supporters should not be deprived of jobs and contracts and that she would be employing her friends who are all party supporters, the Minister of State Joseph Harmon said the public service must be politically neutral. “The new public service, therefore, has to ...

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Jagdeo weighs in on Volda Lawrence’s remarks on employment preference

Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo on Thursday frowned on People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) General Secretary, Volda Lawrence’s remarks that there should be no fear in giving contracts and jobs to her party members. Speaking at a news conference, he suggested there might be scope for Lawrence to be prosecuted on the grounds of discrimination on the basis of nepotism and ...

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