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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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Twelve organisations receive National Awards

Twelve cultural and religious organisations have been awarded the Medal of Service to usher in 2016-the commencement of Guyana’s 50th Independence Anniversary and a year in which President David Granger hopes will mark a rebirth of the nation. “We, the Guyanese people, chose to change the country’s political culture when we elected a multi-party coalition in 2015. It is now ...

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Ministry re-established, new ministry named in minor cabinet shuffle

The Ministry of the Presidency Thursday announced the re-establishment of the Ministry of Natural Resources and the establishment of a new one called the Ministry of Telecommunications. Making the official announcement that Minister of Tourism, Catherine Hughes will now be named Minister for Public Telecommunications, while maintaining Ministerial responsibility for Tourism, President Granger said, “The reason is that after seven months, ...

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PPP shuts down recommendation to ‘break-up’ GuySuCo

Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo says that the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) will “vigorously oppose” any plans or recommendations dismantle the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo). According to Jagdeo, the PPP will “vigorously oppose any plan to dismantle GuySuCo, adding that “the country will not suffer because of political decisions in the economic sphere.” The former President was at the time speaking ...

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Cabinet changes coming-Granger

President David Granger has announced for 2016 two government Ministries will be renamed in an effort to place more attention on certain sectors. President Granger during the swearing in of two new commissioners on the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) stated that the Communication sector would see a Ministry being renamed in its favor. The other sector would be the natural ...

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