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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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Volda Lawrence sticks to position on jobs but avoids controversial remarks on preference for supporters; upset about little political work in PPP strongholds

Chairwoman of the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR),Volda Lawrence on Thursday stood by her position on the need to create jobs, but stayed clear of reiterating that preference would be given to supporters of her party. “Cde. Volda Lawrence Chairman of the People’s National Congress Reform stands by her views on the issue of jobs and unemployment that measures are ...

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Irfan Ali released on self bail for GYD$174 million fraud charges

Former Minister of Housing, Irfan Ali was Wednesday released on self-bail (no cash) on 18 charges of conspiring to defraud government of a total of GYD$174 million by selling land below their valued prices. He has to return to court on January 7, 2019. Chief Magistrate Ann Mc Lennan released Ali in his own recognizance after Prosecutor, Attorney-at-Law Patrice Henry ...

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Irfan Ali arrested and charged; to appear in court

Former Minister of Housing, Water and Tourism in the People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC)-led administration, Irfan Ali was early Wednesday morning arrested by agents of the police force’s Special Organised Crime Unit, multiple sources confirmed. The sources said he has been charged and he is expected to be arraigned before a City magistrate some time Wednesday. SOCU agents arrived at ...

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PNCR eyes by-elections to take back Georgetown, Demerara constituencies from PPP

Ahead of the first meeting of the recently elected councillors, the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR)-controlled A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) has hatched a plan to remove the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) councillors in Georgetown, East Coast and East Bank Demerara. For the first time, the PPP has been able to clinch so many seats – seven – in ...

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