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PPP shuns GuyExpo for “political work”

Despite members of the political opposition – People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) being invited to GuyExpo 2016, its members were a no-show at the opening last Thursday. There are also no reports to indicate Party officials attended the trade fair in their official capacities at the weekend. When questioned on Monday, PPP General Secretary Clement Rohee brushed off suggestions of a ...

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Surinamese protest IMF-influenced increased electricity tariff

by Ivan Cairo PARAMARIBO, Suriname_ Over five thousand disgruntled citizens took to the street here Friday to protest against a steep price hike for electricity. The move to increase the price came just days after the International Monetary Fund (IMF) advised the Desi Bouterse-administration to cut back on subsidizing the electricity bills. The government subsidized the national power company annually ...

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Lack of national unity has impaired development – Pres Granger

Guyana’s 50th year of Independence should be seen as a tool to perpetuate national unity and Guyana’s political sphere has an important role to play in promoting such an advent. This is according to President David Granger who made the statement as he addressed Guyana’s Parliament on Thursday May 12. The President indicated that over the last 50 years the ...

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Rodney COI report handed over to Speaker

Attorney General Basil Williams accompanied by Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan on Wednesday morning presented the Speaker of the National Assembly Dr Barton Scotland with a copy of the Report of the Walter Rodney Commission of Inquiry which would be laid in the House for debate. This is after the report was presented to the Government in February after close ...

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Rohee for President in 2020 elections?

General Secretary of the People’s Progressive Party Clement Rohee on Monday fought viciously to dispel reports of a heated quarrel in the hierarchy of the PPP over the Party’s congress and the selection of its Presidential Candidate for the 2020 General and Regional elections. At a press conference on Monday, the General Secretary labeled a report in the Stabroek News ...

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Pres. Granger endorses relocation of Stabroek Market square vendors

President David Granger on Friday endorsed the clean-up of the Stabroek Market Square and called on the Mayor and City Council of Georgetown to hasten efforts to prepare and provide an alternative location for the vendors, who have been removed from the Stabroek Market Square. “I deeply regret that there has been some delay between the removal of the vendors, ...

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High Court temporarily blocks City Council from removing some vendors

The High Court has issued an interim order, preventing the Mayor and City Council from removing a vendor’s  stall, goods and merchandise situated at the former Guyana Stores Bond on Water Street, Georgetown until the court hears a summons on the matter. High Court Judge, Roxanne George set May 10, 2016 at 10:30 AM to begin hearing the case brought ...

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Stabroek Market vending: Red Thread accuses Mayor, Town Clerk of double standards; calls for compensation

Red Thread, a women’s rights organisation, on Thursday accused Town Clerk, Royston King and Mayor Patricia Chase-Green of double-standards on the removal of street vendors. “When the previous Town Clerk was in office and wanted to remove the vendors, this current Town Clerk and Mayor were fighting against it. Now they are in power they are doing the very thing ...

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Speaker to discuss frequency of Parliamentary sittings with Parties

Speaker of the National Assembly Dr Barton Scotland has signaled his intention to consult with the APNU+AFC and the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) over the gaps between parliamentary meetings. Dr Scotland at the 36th sitting of the Eleventh Parliament on Wednesday made the statement as the house convened. This sitting of the National Assembly is the first in 8 weeks ...

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