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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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Chase-Green struts to mayorship; Duncan follows as Deputy

After the March 18 Local Government Elections, Patricia Chase-Green was Friday, April 1, 2016 elected Mayor of Georgetown. Chase-Green who was a former Deputy Mayor will be the fourth female Mayor of Georgetown as she replaces Hamilton Green. Her nomination was made by Oscar Clarke and was seconded by Alfred Mentore both of whom are APNU Councillors. Her nomination went ...

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No need for BK Tiwari’s advice; Business Minister never asked for help- President Granger

President David Granger says he personally revoked the appointment of Brian “BK” Tiwari as ministerial advisor on business development and strongly suggested that he was recruited unilaterally. “Mr. Tiwari is not an appointee of the government. He is not performing any function and that is why the position was rescinded,” he said. Granger said the Guyana government has no use ...

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“Is half a million dollars honorific” – Teixeira calls out Gov’t on shady appointment of advisors

  The People’s Progressive Party is not happy with the manner in which Presidential and Ministerial advisors are being appointed by the David Granger administration and is calling for some amount of transparency on the issue on the part of government. Recently the appointment of Brian Tiwarie aka ‘BK’ as a Ministerial Advisor on Business raised some questions. It was ...

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AFC didn’t work hard enough to deserve more councillors- sources

As councilors for Guyana’s nine towns prepare to be sworn in following recently held Local Government Elections (LGE), word has surfaced in some quarters that the Alliance For Change (AFC) did not campaign enough and so was not entitled to be rewarded with more seats. A top AFC official has said that party could not legitimately demand more proportional representation ...

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Chase-Greene tipped to be Mayor, Duncan to be deputy Mayor

With ongoing talks between the APNU and AFC over the allocation of seats at the Georgetown City Council, two names have been presented from both sides to fill the top spots at the municipality. APNU’s Patricia Chase Green, former Deputy Mayor has been tipped to occupy the post at the top beating out Oscar Clarke a former councilor and People’s ...

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PM Nagamootoo, Business Minister knew nothing about BK Tiwari’s appointment

Guyana’s Prime Minister, Moses Nagamootoo and Minister of Business, Dominic Gaskin Tuesday night distanced themselves from the now rescinded appointment of Brian Tiwari as ministerial advisor on business development. “I only know what I read in the papers,” Gaskin said, adding “that’s telling you a lot.” He said he only knew that the appointment was revoked during an interview with ...

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Govt scraps BK Tiwari’s advisorial appointment , amid mounting pressure

Under intense criticisms from certain quarters, the Ministry of the Presidency announced  that Brian Tiwari’s appointment as Business Adviser to the government has been scrapped. “The appointment of Mr. Brian Tiwari as Ministerial Advisor on Business Development has been rescinded,” the Ministry of the Presidency said in a statement. The People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR), which is the major constituent ...

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