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Daily Archives: May 22, 2015

PPPC accuses GECOM of colluding with APNU+AFC to rig elections

by Zena Henry The People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) on Friday accused the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) of colluding with the A Partnership for National Unity+ Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) coalition to rig the general elections held earlier this month. Former President Donald Ramotar told the media that enough focus was not placed on the election body and that may ...

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Lethem road repairs continue

Repairs to the badly eroded road to Lethem are continuing and already light vehicular traffic is being allowed and by Saturday vehicles five tonnes or less would be allowed, the Ministry of Public Infrastructure said in a statement. Temporary bypasses are currently under construction in an effort to alleviate the traffic build-up due to the erosion of culverts which caused ...

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PPP says Ramsammy’s oil comment was personal

by Zena Henry The defeated People’s Progressive Party (PPP) is not on the same page with former Agriculture Minister Leslie Ramsammy who believes that the international community traded Guyana’s free and fair election for the country’s new found oil wealth. During a press conference at Freedom House Friday May 22, the party distanced itself from the statement claiming that the ...

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Granger defends Cabinet of few young persons

President David Granger on Friday defended the establishment of a cabinet of older persons, saying that several junior ministers have been appointed to understudy their older colleagues who are experienced in various fields. “I think that we have an important balance of experience. You can’t fake experience. We need the experience,” he told reporters following the swearing-in of additional ministers ...

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Pres. Granger, WPA’s Ogunseye differ over no APNU executive meeting

President David Granger and an Executive Member of the Working People’s Alliance (WPA) are at odds over the decision by the coalition’s leader not to call an executive meeting shortly after the electoral victory to discuss the way forward. WPA Executive Member, Tacuma Ogunseye criticized Granger, as leader of A Partnership for National Unity (APNU), for not calling an executive ...

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Code of Conduct for ministers, other parliamentarians

by Zena Henry A few modifications will be made to the existing Code of Conduct for Ministers and Parliamentarians, but this new instrument in ensuring responsibility and accountability is poised to become a condition of service for holding high offices. This is according to the new A Partnership for National Unity+ Alliance for Change Coalition-led administration following that coalition’s victory ...

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Public Security Minister to probe alleged sale of Guyanese citizenship, visas; Rohee calls for evidence

Newly appointed Minister of Public Security, Khemraj Ramjattan plans to launch a wide-ranging probe into the alleged sale of Guyanese visas and citizenship to mainly Chinese, Indians and Brazilians. Describing the alleged racket as “huge,” he said a named official collected millions of dollars from staff from two major Asian companies to grant citizenship. “I will call for all the ...

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Govt to pass tight amendments to anti-money laundering law

by Zena Henry With just over a week more to go for the expected re-opening of Parliament, the Coalition government is prepared to use its majority to push through the required amendments to the 2009 Anti-Money Laundering (AML) legislation to avoid the country from being black-listed as an uncooperative jurisdiction. Minister of State Joseph Harmon told State media that the ...

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