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Daily Archives: August 16, 2015

City Hall/ government team up for city’s $1 Billion restoration program

by Zena Henry In what seemed almost unimaginable just months ago, the Georgetown Mayor and City Council (M&CC) and Central government have pledged stronger ties in restoring the city. The then Local Government Ministry had been at odds with the Council for years under the People’s Progressive Party (PPP). Now under the Communities Ministry, the entities have rekindled an almost ...

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IAC wants Commission of Inquiry into alleged racial discrimination

The Indian Action (formerly Arrival) Committee (IAC) on Sunday called on the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) to push for a Commission of Inquiry into claims that mostly East Indians are being fired, in the wake of last week’s firing of the Chirf Executive Officer of the Guyana Power and Light (GPL), Bharrat Dindyal. “The IAC respectfully opines that the Opposition ...

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Group wants Jagdeo barred from being parliamentarian

Exactly one day before Bharrat Jagdeo is expected to kick off the 2015 budget debate, a non-governmental organisation on Sunday said it has lobbied House Speaker Dr. Barton Scotland to put in place water-tight code of conduct that could see the former Guyanese leader being disqualified as a parliamentarian. “We put forward to him that in the formulation of the ...

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Nigel Hughes’ mother dies following road accident

The mother of prominent Attorney-at-Law and Chairman of the Alliance For Change (AFC), Nigel Hughes died Sunday as a result of a road accident Saturday night, according to a party spokesman She is Christobel Hughes, said to be in her early 80s. AFC Spokesman Imran Khan said the accident occurred on Middleton Street as she was returning to her Subryanville ...

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