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Coalition supporter BK Tiwari says he swore allegiance to PPP to prevent airline’s eviction from Ogle hangar

In what appears to be an intensified tit-for-tat, former President Donald Ramotar on Friday released a letter from Brian Tiwari to refute the prominent businessman’s claim that he had abandoned the People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) long before  last year’s  general elections and supported the coalition. However, Tiwari said he had felt compelled to write the letter for fear that ...

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6,000 solar systems for State House to become political football in Amerindian communities

The installation of about 6,000 solar panel systems at State House, the President’s Official Residence, is set to become a political football match between the opposition People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) and the incumbent APNU+AFC coalition-led administration. Minister of State, Joseph Harmon said most of the GYD$48.6 million was spent on the purchase and installation of the solar panel systems ...

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Political Scientists, Opposition Leader weigh in on Omar Sharif’s arrest for alleged tax evasion, money laundering

Amid lingering concerns in some sections of Guyanese society about why the coalition government had not fired Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of the Presidency, Omar Sharif shortly after assuming office more than one year ago, political analysts were Thursday offering mixed views about his arrest for alleged financial crimes. Sharif was a staunch supporter of the People’s Progressive Party ...

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Harmon to Jagdeo: “Diplomats don’t dictate to us”

Minister of State, Joseph Harmon on Thursday denied claims by Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo that government has been taking instructions from key Western diplomats on how to run Guyana. “We are not being dictated to by any foreign diplomat and we will not be dictated to by any foreign diplomat,” he told a news conference. Harmon expressed confidence that the ...

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Guyana’s govt, opposition united in call for dialogue on Venezuela’s crisis

The Guyana government and the main opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) appear to be at one on the future of Venezuela in the Organisation of American States (OAS). PPP General Secretary, Clement Rohee and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Carl Greenidge agree that the status of Venezuela should be the subject of ongoing discussions rather than its suspension from the hemispheric ...

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City Councillors told to find new location for ‘Parliament View’ vendors ; Granger wants better accommodation for street vendors

Moments after President David Granger said he wanted to see Georgetown vendors being properly housed, Town Clerk Royston King called on City Councillors to craft a policy on street vending and find a new location before November- the new deadline for the vendors to remove from a plot of land to which they have been relocated. “The Council will have ...

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GRANGER: Parking fees “burdensome; weighs in on transparency at City Hall

President David Granger on Thursday expressed disappointment at the apparent lack of consultation about the Georgetown Municipal parking meter project and described  the metered parking rate of GYD$80,000 per month for as  “burdensome” ‎.  ‎ ‎‎’It is a burdensome amount for any person, rich or poor. That is why the Minister of Communities has been asked to examine the contract ...

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“Take drastic actions” –says Dr. Hinds on audit findings

Revelations in the audits reports being released by the Ministry of Finance have suggested that corrupt practices were a feature of the former administration and drastic action needs to be taken against those responsible for it. This was the contention of political activist and executive member of the Working Peoples’ Alliance (WPA) Dr. David Hinds who called on the APNU+AFC ...

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