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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 His appointed was rescinded ...

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“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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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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Republic Day: President urges unity to fight social ills, secure political cooperation

President David Granger Tuesday- Republic Day- urged Guyanese to unite in their fight against several social ills including drug abuse and violence, even as he called for greater cooperation by political parties. “We must, in 2016, narrow the differences and divisions between our political parties through the promotion of dialogue and the intensification of political cooperation and consensus-based decision-making,” he ...

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LGE is for everyone – President defends big parties contesting

Against the backdrop of numerous comments that the APNU+AFC and People’s Progressive Party (PPP) should not contest Local Government Elections (LGE), President David Granger has defended the coalition’s decision to contest saying LGE is for everyone. President Granger during an appearance on Public Interest stated that LGE does not discriminate against small groups or Independent candidates hence there is no ...

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Govt denies more contract workers hired, salary bill skyrocketed

The Guyana government Wednesday denied reports that the hiring of contract workers has ballooned under the nine-month old coalition-led administration, saying that the new figure takes into account the creation of a super-ministry. The Stabroek News newspaper, quoting from a 2016 Budget Review done by Chartered Accountant, Christopher Ram, stated that the Ministry of the Presidency (MOTP) now employs 505 ...

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