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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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Team Benschop objects to Robeson Benn contesting LGE

Team Benschop has revealed that the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) listed Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) Commissioner Robeson Benn as a candidate for Local Government Elections (LGE). According to Mark Benschop a Mayoral hopeful, his team  “strongly objects to Mr Robeson Benn being a commissioner at  GECOM and a candidate for the local government elections.” Benschop says that Benn should do ...

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PPP warns of retaliation if election violence isn’t addressed

The People’s Progressive Party (PPPC) late Thursday night warned that if poor elections management by the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) continues to lead to violent attacks against its supporters, it would eventually be forced to retaliate. PPP parliamentarian, Odinga Lumumba urged A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) and the Alliance For Change (AFC) to stop taking his party’s supporters for ...

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Govt explains elections unrest in Sophia, votes against compensation

An opposition People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC)-sponsored motion seeking compensation for properties burnt during Elections Night 2015 mayhem in Sophia was Friday morning defeated as government sought to justify the reaction by residents there. At exactly 12:40 Friday morning, the government benches defeated the motion for the compensation by a vote of 33- to 28. Minister of Citizenship, Winston Felix ...

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Key AFC supporter named GPL Chairman

A strong supporter of the Alliance For Change and businessman Robert Babal has been named  Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Guyana Power and Light (GPL). Badal, the owner of the Pegasus Hotel in Georgetown, is a known supporter of one of the governing political parties in the coalition and even spoke at election campaign events. In recent ...

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Small opposition party, Nagamootoo differ on timing of national unity overtures

Leader of the small opposition Organisation for the Victory of the People, Gerald Perreira first wants members of the People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) prosecuted for corruption, narco-trafficking and murder before the government engages in national unity talks with that party. “To just speak about national unity and for them to come on board and get on board without addressing ...

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