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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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Jamaican on immigration, drug and forgery charges in Guyana

A Jamaican carpenter, accused of overstaying, drug trafficking and forgery of a Guyana driver’s licence, was Tuesday refused bail and remanded to prison. Alfred Wellington, who resides at Friendship, East Bank Demerara, allegedly had 1.324 kilogrammes of cocaine in his possession for the purpose of trafficking on April 2, 2016. Police further alleged that between April 18, 2011 and April ...

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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 His appointed was rescinded ...

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Education Minister opposes students writing numerous CXC subjects

Minister of Education, Dr. Rupert Roopnaraine  on Saturday said he is in strongly in favour of discouraging secondary school students from writing more than eight Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) subjects because those who sit more than that number of exams are not benefiting from a rounded education. “I am strongly in favour of whatever mechanism we can find to discourage the ...

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Chase-Green struts to mayorship; Duncan follows as Deputy

After the March 18 Local Government Elections, Patricia Chase-Green was Friday, April 1, 2016 elected Mayor of Georgetown. Chase-Green who was a former Deputy Mayor will be the fourth female Mayor of Georgetown as she replaces Hamilton Green. Her nomination was made by Oscar Clarke and was seconded by Alfred Mentore both of whom are APNU Councillors. Her nomination went ...

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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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