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Granger takes dig at PPP over closure of sugar estates

President David Granger on Wednesday took a sharp dig at the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) over the closure of sugar estates and laying off of thousands of workers. He was addressing the formal opening ceremony of the Diamond-Grove Magistrates Court, East Bank Demerara, which he said has been built to ease the caseload on the Providence Magistrates Court and serve ...

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Granger in “good health” -latest evaluation in Cuba

After being diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a type of blood cancer, more than a year ago, President David Granger’s doctors in Cuba say he is in good health and there is no sign of cancer. The President completed a follow-up medical evaluation in Havana, Cuba, on January 20, following a¬†previous evaluation in October, 2019 which revealed that his cancer was ...

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AFC says still enjoys right to name PM candidate

The Alliance For Change (AFC) on Wednesday said it is well-aware that the President has the constitutional right to appoint the prime minister and other ministers of government following an election. That party seized the opportunity to reiterate that it has already selected its leader, Khemraj Ramjattan, to be the next prime minister of Guyana if the AFC+A Partnership for ...

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Four Senior Counsel appointed

President David Granger has appointed four attorneys-at-law to Senior Counsel from January 1, 2020. According to a Ministry of the Presidency, the lawyers are Ms. Jamela Ayesha Ali, Mr. Mursaline Bacchus, Mr. Roysdale Alton Forde and Mr. Stanley Moore. The President reportedly made the decision, citing their “high quality of service in the legal profession” and “confidence in their knowledge ...

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Parliament dissolves on Monday to pave way for general elections

President David Granger has issued the proclamations for the dissolution of Parliament and the ten Regional Democratic Councils on December 30, 2019. The Ministry of the Presidency says this will pave the way for General and Regional Elections on March 2, 2020. The Proclamations were issued Friday, December 27. Article 70 (2) of the Constitution of Guyana states that the ...

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As oil production begins, Granger expects increased jobs, promises wise spending of oil money

President David Granger Friday night said he expected increased jobs and assured that oil revenues would be spent wisely, shortly after ExxonMobil announced that it earlier in the day began commercial oil production from the Liza field offshore Guyana. “The petroleum sector will stimulate increased employment and expand services,” he said in an address to the nation. He announced that ...

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Granger announces increased salaries, allowances for public servants; GYD$70,000 salary for sweeper cleaners

President David Granger on Wednesday announced a “tax-free” increase in salaries and allowances for public servants, following a meeting with representatives of the Guyana Public Service Union (GPSU) and three top government ministers. In an address to the nation, Mr. Granger said the “tax-free” increases retroactive to January 1, 2019 will be: 8.5 percent for those earning between GYD$100,000 and ...

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Bulk of oil wealth to trickle down to ordinary Guyanese -Granger

President David Granger promises that the bulk of Guyana’s oil revenues will trickle down to ordinary people and some will be used to revive the country’s village economies and social programmes. “We will put the benefit, we will put the profit, we will put the better part of that petroleum revenue to ensure that your children will never be poor ...

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Parliament will remain open to approve spending

President David Granger says he has no immediate plan to dissolve Parliament because the House will have to approve additional spending in the absence of a 2020 National Budget. “I cannot say now when Parliament will be dissolved. I will stay away from dissolution as long as there is a likelihood that we will need the vote of the whole ...

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No foreign investigator will find Charrandass Persaud was bribed to vote for no-confidence motion -Jagdeo

Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo has stridently defended former government backbencher, Charrandass Persaud who created an almost one-year-old political crisis in Guyana by voting for an opposition-sponsored no-confidence motion that was eventually validated by the Caribbean Court of Justice. President David Granger reportedly said international investigators would be hired to ascertain whether Persaud was paid to vote for the motion that ...

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