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Nothing new in Granger’s address to Parliament- Jagdeo

Opposition Leader  Bharrat Jagdeo sought to shred President Granger’s address to Parliament on Thursday, charging that it contained nothing new. “I think people prepared the speech for him. They just brushed out the old documents and he genuinely believes that he is announcing new initiatives here. He just doesn’t know,” he said in reference to the President’s address. He said ...

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Jagdeo pours cold water on Granger’s olive branch

Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo Thursday afternoon dismissed overtures by President Granger to arrive at “consensus and compromise.” “He said it many times. It’s all rhetoric. Has the President ever done anything significantly to move this forward?” Jagdeo told a news conference. The former Guyanese leader said government’s social cohesion programme, under the umbrella of Minister Amna Ally, is more a ...

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Guyana moves to stamp out identity theft, boost border intelligence, fight narcotics

Guyana has decided to take steps to stamp out identity theft and boost border security intelligence, President David Granger announced on Thursday. In an address to Parliament on the first day following the two-month recess, the President suggested that fingerprints would be included in Guyana’s new national identification cards. “The National Registration (Amendment) Bill will guard against identity theft by ...

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Granger sounds conciliatory tone despite PPP walkout on him

President David Granger on Thursday hoped that the walkout by the People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) parliamentarians just as he was about to address the National Assembly would not be a obstacle to “compromise and consensus.” “Let us hope that despite the absence of the opposition today, we will continue to search for and find avenues for compromise and consensus,” ...

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PPP to boycott President Granger’s address to Parliament

The People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) parliamentarians will boycott President David Granger’s address to the Parliament on Thursday because he is expected to preach double-standards on good governance, Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo said. “We will not listen to him. We need to send a signal to this country, PPP supporters as well as ordinary people, that we will not allow ...

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Regional officials trained in conflict resolution

Regional Officials from across Guyana are now better equipped to handle and defuse controversy as the curtains came down on training sessions in conflict resolution, mediation, negotiation and restorative circles, the Ministry of Communities said Tuesday. The two-day training, which falls under the Youth and Citizenship Participation process, was held at the Umana Yana and saw participation from Regional Chairmen ...

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Crum-Ewing’s parents upping pressure for fresh probe, new trial

Almost one month after a man was freed of the murder of political activist, Courtney Crum-Ewing, due to insufficient evidence, his parents on Monday picketed outside the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Chambers to press demands for a fresh probe and trial. They are calling on acting Police Commissioner, David Ramnaraine  to conduct a fresh and thorough probe and for the ...

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PNCR Region Three Chairman opposed Granger; complains about in-fighting

The Region Three Chairman of the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR), Mark Walkes has for the first time publicly stated that he had opposed party leader David Granger, but the two men have one thing in common- they love their party’s founder leader, Forbes Burnham. Walkes also promised to lodge formal complaints with the PNCR’s headquarters against certain persons who allegedly attempted ...

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Jagdeo hints that PPP should have engaged in political unrest

Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo Friday night hinted that the People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) should have engaged in post-election unrest , maintaining that his party was rigged out of office at last year’s general elections. “Many think that maybe the People’s Progressive Party acted too calmly too,” he said and added that “maybe our leaders who were making the decisions ...

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AFC puts brake on Harmon’s overreach- AFC General Secretary

Alliance For Change (AFC) General Secretary, David Patterson says his party has succeeded in eliminating overreach by Minister of State, Joseph Harmon but has fallen short on communication with A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) at the grassroots level. Speaking at his party’s bi-weekly news conference, Patterson was hard-pressed to say whether the AFC has been successful in getting Harmon’s ...

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