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APNU+AFC members want jobs

Leader of the Alliance For Change (AFC), Khemraj Ramjattan says his party has been dealing with increasing calls by supporters to be given jobs following its victory at last year’s general and regional elections. “I had to tell them that we just can’t be just knocking off people to go and fit them in,” he told Demerara Waves Online News. ...

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PPP refuses to sit on State Boards

The opposition People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) has ruled out sitting on the University of Guyana’s (UG) Council and State Boards unless President David Granger assures that there would be no political intervention in decision-making. “Until we have assurances that the Boards would have total autonomy over the entities, we cannot be part of rubber-stamping corruption or discrimination or any ...

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Ramjattan recalls back-pedaling on no AFC alliance with APNU

Leader of the Alliance For Change (AFC), Khemraj Ramjattan Saturday said if he did not back down from his original position of not linking up with A Partnership for National Unity (APNU), the People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) would have retained government. “There was a huge amount of thought that went into it,” he said. Months before the May 11, ...

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Winston Brassington quits NICIL

Winston Brassington has given up his job as Head of the National Industrial and Commercial Investments Limited (NICIL), according to a Finance Ministry spokeswoman. She said Brassington’s contract expired on December 31, 2015 and he formally indicated that he would not be renewing it. That disclosure came hours after Demerara Waves Online News first reported that as of 20th January, ...

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Budget 2016: Jagdeo wants “huge” salary increases for public servants

Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo has huge expectations of the APNU+AFC administration relative to the 2016 Budget slated for presentation on Friday January 29. Jagdeo at a press conference on Wednesday read out some of his expectations on what he hopes to see as part of the 2016 Budget. Those include salary increases and tax reductions. He said that there should ...

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Differences over whether big parties should contest Local Govt Elections

General Secretary of the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR), Oscar Clarke Tuesday – Nomination Day- rubbished suggestions that the old faces should step aside and that the big parties should not have contested the upcoming Local Government Elections (LGE). “One of the disadvantages will be that the smaller groups may not have the capacity to get the information, to get ...

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City Hall’s Information Technology chief fired

by Telesha Vidya Ramnarine HEAD of the Information Technology Department at City Hall Waynewright Orderson was Monday dismissed following a recommendation from the municipality’s Personnel and Training Committee. Orderson reportedly proceeded out of Guyana without first obtaining the requisite permission and while knowing that his second-in-charge was also on leave. At the municipality’s fortnightly statutory meeting, Councillor Junior Garrett requested that the ...

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Rohee “can’t answer” for diagonal parking at Freedom House

Despite the authorities announcing that no diagonal parking would be allowed along Robb Street, Georgetown, parking at Freedom House has not changed. The new parking system was introduced in July 2015, however on a daily basis vehicles are parked outside of the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) Headquarters in a sloped manner which is a violation of the parking rules outlined ...

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Ramjattan, Harmon deny assuring Sattaur of job continuity

Two senior members of the APNU+AFC Administration have denied having assured outgoing Commissioner General of the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) of continuity in his post at the tax agency. Khursid Sattaur in a statement to the media on Thursday afternoon declared that his dismissal was contrary to assurances given to him by the Minister of State, Joseph Harmon and Minister ...

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GTUC, GAWU demand broad-based consultations on Wales Estate closure

The Guyana Trades Union Congress Sunday called on government to stop giving lip-service to social cohesion and the constitutional right to participatory decision-making and instead hold wide-ranging consultations with sugar workers and the community of Wales about plans to close the sugar estate there. “Consistent with Article 13 there cannot be a plan for any community without the involvement of ...

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