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Cultural hurdles need to be addressed for gender equality – President

As Guyana joined the rest of the world in observance of International Women’s Day, President David Granger declared that over the last forty years Guyana has made significant progress but some hurdles remain. The President made the comment at a Women’s conference at the Arthur Chung International Conference Center (ACICC). Granger told the room filled with women that Guyana, for ...

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It’s quite absurd! – Granger dismisses call to fire Ramjattan

President David Granger has out rightly dismissed a call from the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) to relieve Vice President Khemraj Ramjattan of his duties as Public Security Minister. PPP General Secretary Clement Rohee on Monday condemned the Government for last week’s prison riot saying that the hierarchy of the security sector should be fired. “The Granger administration stands condemned. Heads ...

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Guns and colour on Disciplined Forces Local Govt voting day- candidates speak out

Concerns were Tuesday raised about the use of green table cloths at one of the polling booths at the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) and the entry of armed policemen in a polling station to vote in Local Government Elections on Tuesday. The People’s Progressive Party Civic’s (PPPC) representative, James Cole told reporters at the GDF’s Camp Ayanganna Headquarters that he was ...

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​Disciplined Forces ‘ink’ off LGE voting

Guyana’s Disciplined Services on Tuesday morning commenced voting for Local Government Elections, with a majority of them voting for the first time. The voting by the members of the joint services ahead of civilians on March 18, 2016 is expected to last throughout the day with voting starting from 6:00hrs and concluding at 18:00hrs. At the Guyana Police Force’s Sports ...

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“I will not resign at the behest of Rohee” – Ramjattan

Vice President and Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan says that he will not resign from his Ministerial portfolio. This is after People’s Progressive Party (PPP) General Secretary Clement Rohee called for President David Granger to dismiss Ramjattan. Rohee on Monday morning stated that “the Granger administration stands condemned. Heads must roll for this unforgiveable and unforgettably episode in the hierarchy ...

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“Heads must roll” – Rohee wants Ramjattan fired for Camp Street riot

Former Home Affairs Minister and Leader of the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) Clement Rohee says that President David Granger should take immediate steps to dismiss Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan over the recent Camp Street riots. From last Wednesday, the Georgetown Prison has experienced a period of unrest which culminated with the death of 17 prisoners, and the injury of ...

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PPP worried birth certificates will be used to rig elections

Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo fears that the APNU+AFC-led coalition government plans to rig future elections by setting the stage to register thousands of underage persons. Addressing hundreds of persons at Babu John, Port Mourant,  Corentyne on Sunday, March 6, 2016 in honour of late People’s Progressive Party founder-leader, Dr. Cheddi Jagan,  the Opposition Leader reasoned that the voters list could ...

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Local govt councillors must treat PPP supporters properly after LGE- Jagdeo

Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo on Sunday urged supporters of his People’s Progressive Party (PPP) to vote solidy at the upcoming local government elections to act as a buffer against some of central government’s discriminatory policies. At the same time, he called on PPP members, when elected councillors at the March 18, 2016 Local Government Elections (LGE), to treat supporters properly ...

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