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No election date, no meeting with Granger – Jagdeo

Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo on Thursday ruled out giving into President David Granger’s request to meet next Wednesday to discuss election-related matters. Jagdeo said unless an election date is put on the table, he would not meet with the President and he has since abandoned his plans to write to the Guyanese leader setting out some conditions and suggesting additional ...

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PPP to remove dual citizen parliamentarians

Guyana’s Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo on Thursday said his People’s Progressive Party (PPP) would replace its dual citizen parliamentarians if it has to return to the House for elections-related matters. Jagdeo could not immediately say who would replace the lawmakers, saying the PPP was yet to discuss the matter. The party’s dual citizen lawmakers are Guyanese-Canadian Gail Teixeira, and Guyanese-Americans ...

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Education, ethnic impact statements can address race, ethnicity and wealth gaps

Two US-based political science professors have strongly recommended education and ethnic impact assessments to close wealth gaps among Guyana’s races, and constitutional reform to help Guyana resolve decades-old politically charged differences. However, former President Donald Ramotar of the People’s Progressive Party said Guyana has more of a class rather than a race problem and he instead accused the People’s National ...

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Jagdeo may agree to extend 90-day election deadline

Guyana’s main Opposition People’s Progressive Party Leader Bharrat Jagdeo on Thursday left the door open for extending the three-month deadline by which general elections should be held. Jagdeo told a news conference that “only if I see good faith measures” on the government’s part would he lend his party’s support to the ruling coalition for a two-thirds parliamentary approval of ...

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Scotland to school Parliamentarians over breach of privileges

The manner in which some members of Guyana’s National Assembly conduct themselves in the House is under scrutiny as House Speaker Dr Barton Scotland will be looking to take action against offenders. Dr Scotland at a sitting on Wednesday noted that in the past months he has received several complains that warrant his sanctioning. He said he intends to “review ...

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GWI trashes PPP extortion claims

The Guyana Water Incorporated is not too pleased with a press statement issued by the People’s Progressive Party at the weekend and is refuting its contents in its entirety saying that it was irresponsible and malicious. The statement issued by the Party had alleged that Heads of Government agencies were demanding that contractors donate monies towards projects being undertaken by ...

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LBI estate slated for closure since 2011 – GuySuCo

The Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) has confirmed that it will be moving ahead with plans to shut down all operations of the LBI Sugar Estate in accordance with plans that were made in 2011. In a release on Thursday evening, the sugar company called out the unions (GAWU, NAACIE) for their contradictory positions on the closure of the estate. According ...

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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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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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