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GAWU, NAACIE claims GuySuCo planning to shutdown LBI operations fully

The Guyana Agricultural and General Workers Union (GAWU) and the National Association of Agricultural, Commercial and Industrial Employees (NAACIE) are claiming thatthe Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) is planning to close the LBI sugar estate. This is the second sugar estate that would be closed under the APNU+AFC administration in 2016. According to a joint statement, the Unions met with the principals ...

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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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Letter: Rohee slams ‘disrespectful’ Police Commissioner

Dear Editor, The sitting Commissioner of Police, Mr. Seelall Persaud, in a recent interview published by “Demerara Waves” sought to do the following: Disrespect a Cabinet decision of the PPP/C administration. Besmirch the character of the then Minister of Home Affairs; Clement J. Rohee. Denigrate the efficacy of the Strategic Management Department at the Guyana Police Force. For the benefit ...

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AFC Chairman post became “difficult & untenable” – Nigel Hughes

Hours after it was revealed that the Chairman of the Alliance For Change had tendered his resignation, Nigel Hughes has spoken out on his decision to resign saying it became “difficult.” Hughes in a statement on Social Media confirmed that he had tendered his resignation after serving as Party Chairman for several years. “My continuing to act as Chairman of ...

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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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Gov’t maintains legality in appointing Mabaruma Mayor, NDC Chairmen

The APNU+AFC Administration is  maintaining that it acted within the confines of Guyana’s constitution when Communities Minister Ronald Bulkan moved to appoint the Mayor and Deputy Mayor of Mabaruma and the Chairmen of five Neighbhourhood Democratic Councils across the local government sphere. This follows a ruling by Justice Diana Insanally; who on Wednesday quashed the appointment of a Mayor the new ...

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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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