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PNCR youth arm rejects calls for Harmon to be stripped of powers

The youth arm of the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) says that it stands resolutely behind Minister of State Joseph Harmon  against calls for the Minister to be stripped of some of his responsibilities. The Guyana Youth and student Movement (GYSM) in a press statement said that the political landscape of Guyana has been transformed with the advancement of coalition ...

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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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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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Transparency Institute lashes out at Gov’t over Harmon scandals

  Transparency Institute Guyana Inc, is calling on the President David Granger administration to immediately issue the names of all the persons that have been given instruments of office, after the May 11, 2015 General and Regional Elections. The call comes after revelations that shady businessman Brian ‘BK’ Tiwarie was appointed as Ministerial Advisor on Business. His appointed was rescinded ...

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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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“No more slush funds”- Henry

The APNU+AFC administration has declared that there will be no more slush funds and monies will not be handed out to persons in any flippant manner. This declaration was made by Junior Education Minister Nicolette Henry who as at the time making specific reference to issues at the former Culture Youth and Sport Ministry. She indicated that in 2014, more ...

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Guyana’s perceived corruption worsens; local watchdog says it was avoidable

Guyana this year slipped five points in Transparency International’s (TI) Corruption Perception Index (CPI), putting it at 119 out of 168 countries and 29 for this year’s score in the area of public sector corruption. President of Transparency Institute of Guyana Inc. (TIGI), Reverend Compton Meerabux said yet another poor showing on the rankings by the Germany-headquartered TI could have ...

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SOCU representatives did not identify themselves properly before high-speed chase

Former Miss Guyana India and Miss India Worldwide, Alana Seebarrran has suggested that agents of the Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU) did not identify themselves  properly when they turned up outside her her home and blocked and banged the car she had entered and even raced after them. The Guyana Defence Force (GDF) has since confirmed that Sergeant Robert Pyle, who was ...

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Police equipped to probe white collar crime; NICIL investigation begins

Police Commissioner, Seelall Persaud said Wednesday that a forensic audit report on the National Industrial and Commercial Investments Limited (NICIL) has been handed to investigators and he assured that the Guyana Police Force has competent investigators to probe white collar crime. “The investigations have commenced,” he said. Persaud said he was aware that NICIL’s Chief Executive officer, Winston Brassington was ...

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