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Harmon is an “honest person”- Nagamootoo; President, Prime Minister differ on stripping Harmon’s powers

Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo Monday night declared that Minister of State, Joseph Harmon is an “honest person” but he and President David Granger differ on whether Harmon’s powers should be reduced. “This has nothing to do with an indictment of anyone in particular Minister Harmon. I subscribe to the view also that he is an honest person. I have worked with him. ...

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GTUC, FITUG uniting on common issues, one May Day rally

The country’s fractured trade union movement does not appear to be in a hurry to re-unite under one umbrella of the Guyana Trades Union Congress (GTUC), although the two federations are planning to collaborate on a range of issues and hold one May Day rally. GTUC General Secretary, Lincoln Lewis side-stepped questions about whether his organisation and the breakaway Federation ...

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BK Tiwarie lashes out at Pres Granger for “impulsive” dismissal

Brian Tiwarie has come out swinging at President David Granger and several sections of the media over his appointment as Business Advisor to the Minister of State, Joseph Harmon and the subsequent reportage on the said appointment. Both BK and Harmon have come in for sound criticism from several sections of society as persons condemned the Appointment that was made ...

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AFC calls for break-up of Harmon’s responsibilities in wake of BK Tiwari-gate

The Alliance For Change (AFC) on Sunday ended a leadership retreat, calling for a break-up of the responsibilities of the Minster of State, Joseph Harmon in the wake of the appointment of Brian “BK” Tiwari as a ministerial advisor. The party which, commands an agreed 40 percent representation in Cabinet and is responsible for several key ministries, reasoned that Tiwari’s ...

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Harmon still enjoys Granger’s confidence- says top PNCR official

Minister of State, Joseph Harmon still enjoys the confidence of President David Granger despite swirling media reports that that minister appears very close with at least two companies that the coalition had heaped sharp criticism on while in opposition. Minister of Social Cohesion Amna Ally told the Post Local Government Election meeting at West Demerara that President David Granger has every confidence ...

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Gov’t accused of ‘extorting’ donations from private sector

The APNU+AFC Administration has been accused of bullying the private sector to make donations to special projects and more specifically to make contributions to the 50th Anniversary Jubilee celebrations. Sources have reported to Demerara Waves that the administration is asking that businessmen donate as much as $5M to the Jubilee Festival expected to get into full swing in May. As ...

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Granger refuses to name campaign financiers; assures “it’s not dirty money”

President David Granger has refused to name financiers of the coalition’s 2015 general election campaign and the amounts they gave, saying that he does not want certain businesses to be victims of politically-inspired boycotts. He assured that the funds received were not proceeds of crime. “We have received money or the coalition, as several parties, did receive monies during the ...

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PPPC warns of action against public officers who violate law

Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo on Thursday warned public officers that they would find themselves in trouble if they take illegal instructions from political bosses could not prove that they were forced to do so. “If at any time, whether now or in the future, when the PPP resumes office in this country, we find- because we are going to review ...

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No monies stashed in foreign tax havens- Jagdeo; wants govt, opposition to agree to joint probe

In the wake of the leaked Panama Papers that show that several politicians and other prominent persons have stashed monies overseas, Guyana’s former President Bharrat Jagdeo said Thursday that he has not hidden any of his wealth there or any other tax havens. “The answer is ‘No’ or anywhere,” he told a news conference. The leak of millions of files ...

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