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Time for capital towns; self-financed, business-oriented municipalities- Granger

Five days after Guyana’s first Local Government Elections in more than 20 years, Guyana’s President David Granger on Thursday announced plans to promote the creation of capital towns in interior regions and he called for all municipalities to generate their own funds and become self-sustainable. “Municipalities must be capable of weaning themselves off of government subvention and earn their keep. ...

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No public sector wage negotiations before Commission of Inquiry reports

President David Granger on Thursday ruled out the commencement of wage and salary negotiations with trade unions before the conclusion of a commission of inquiry into the public service,  a position that was greeted by a  swift rejection from the Guyana Public Service Union (GPSU). However, a well-placed source told Demerara Waves Online News that the three-member commission under the ...

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GET READY! Gov’t predicts economic boom for 50th anniversary

The Guyana Government is urging that the local private sector get ready to cash in on the opportunities that will be made available to them as Guyana’s celebrates 50 years of Independence in May 2016. This was the message delivered to an audience of tourism and private sector stakeholders as Tourism Minister Cathy Hughes launched Guyana’s 50th anniversary celebrations at ...

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PPPC claims big Local Govt elections victory; to take alleged abuse of State resources to House

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Ten months after losing general elections by a slim margin, Guyana’s main opposition People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) on Saturday claimed a significant victory in Local Government Elections held a day earlier. “As a result of this overwhelming electoral support, the PPP/C emerged victorious with over 60% of the votes cast in the seventy (70) Local Authority Areas (LAA) which the ...

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Region 6 recounts holding up full declaration of results

Chief Elections Officer (CEO) of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) Keith Lowenfield has revealed that requests for recounts coming from interested Parties in District 6 (Region 6). Lowenfield told reporters at a press conference on Saturday that the requests are for limited recounts and only affect certain areas. Some of those areas have been identified as parts of Rose Hall, ...

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U.S., UK and Canadian Diplomatic Observers Find Local Government Elections Free and Fair

GEORGETOWN –– The U.S. Embassy, British High Commission and Canadian High Commission congratulate the Guyanese people on the democratic process that we observed in yesterday's local government elections. We wish to reiterate our strong and considered opinion that the voting and counting processes in the Guyanese local government elections were free, fair, and credible. Our diplomatic observer teams, consisting of ...

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Pres Granger casts ballot in historic LGE

Guyana’s Head of State David Granger was the first person to cast his ballot in a historic Local Goverment Elections (LGE) on Friday. The President along with First Lady Sandra Granger voted at Enterprise Primary School in Durban Backlands. Speaking to the media shortly after his ballot was cast, the President said that he believes the energy around LGE is ...

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Top Trinidadian business executive urges Guyana to guard against economic pitfalls of oil industry

A leading Caribbean business executive on Thursday warned Guyana to guard against possible economic pitfalls that can accompany the commercial production of oil. Addressing the formal opening of Massy’s Supermarket at Amazonia Mall, Providence, East Bank Demerara, President  and Chief Executive Officer of Massy Group, Gervase Warner urged Guyana to use its expected oil wealth wisely. “There is a lot ...

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APNU withdraws support from candidate implicated in child molestation

A Partnership for National Unity on Wednesday withdrew support from one of its candidates who has been implicated in sexual molestation in recent times, less than three days before Guyanese are due to vote in long-awaited Local Government Elections.  ‎”In light of the alleged behavior of Mr. Winston Harding and the pattern of accusations over the years, his candidature cannot be ...

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APNU+AFC intensifies push for local gov’t domination

As the days remaining before Guyana hosts Local Government Polls, President David Granger has reaffirmed the APNU+AFC Coalition’s push for control of both central and local government authorities. Backed by Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo, the duo delivered a resounding call for persons to cast their ballots in favour of the coalition’s candidates in the upcoming elections. Addressing a sizeable crowd ...

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