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Daily Archives: September 8, 2015

GUN AMNESTY: More guns, ammo surrendered; none is assault rifle

One week into the Guyana government’s gun and ammunition amnesty, more such items have been surrendered to police across the country by citizens. So far, no assault rifles or machine guns have been handed over to police. A former law enforcement officer has pointed out that the more than 1,000 7.62 X 51 MM rounds that were taken into the ...

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PPP offers to help govt in pending tax cases

The People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) has offered to have former Attorney General Anil Nandlall brief his successor, Basil Williams about several tax evasion cases that could rake in about GUY$20 billion if they are won. Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo says he felt, during talks with President David Granger, that the administration was willing to take up the offer. “We ...

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Govt hijacked Social Cohesion from Ethnic Relations Commission- Jagdeo

The People’s Progressive Party (PPP) on Tuesday accused government of undermining the Constitutional Rights Commissions by pushing a Social Cohesion programme, and instead the Granger-led administration should instead appoint members to the Ethnic Relations Commission. “If the government is so concerned about Social Cohesion, swear in the members of the Ethnic Relations Commission now,” said Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo. After ...

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Jagdeo dismisses Nagamootoo’s talk of national unity govt

Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo on Tuesday poured cold water on Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo’s announcement that he has been appointed to lead the administration to enter ‘government of national unity’ talks with the People’s Progressive Party (PPP). Jagdeo accused Nagamootoo of politicking at the Whim Cricket Ground last Saturday, September 5, 2015 when he addressed a community meeting. “I don’t ...

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PPPC-nominated commissioners resign, replacements identified

Two People’s Progressive Party Civic-nominated election commissioners have resigned and their replacements have been identified. Those who have resigned are Mahmood Shaw and Athmaran Mangar. Replacing them are Robeson Benn and Bibi Shaddick. Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo says the PPPC has already advised government of the two replacements and they are to be sworn in by President David Granger.

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Labour Department focussing on working conditions at Regent Street stores

Top labour officials Tuesday morning swooped down on stores along Regent Street, Georgetown, inspecting working conditions and talking with ordinary staff, supervisors and managers. Leading the team was Junior Minister of Social Protection, Simona Broomes. She was accompanied by technical including Chief Labour and Occupational Safety and Health Officer, Mr. Charles Ogle. “We decided to come out today with the ...

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City Clean-up appears farcical

The City’s rehabilitation exercise being spearheaded by the Georgetown Municipality appears to be turning out to be a huge farce because action is being taken against selected vendors and silt removed from Regent Street drains has been left on the parapet to be washed back in the drainage system. Despite assurances by City Mayor Hamilton Green, mounds and open bags ...

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Kamla loses; Rowley is new Trinidad and Tobago PM

(TRINIDAD GUARDIAN).-The People’s National Movement’s fourth leader, Dr Keith Rowley, now Prime Minister-elect, will be T&T’s second Tobago-born Prime Minister following yesterday’s 2015 general election victory. Rowley follows Tobago-born late Prime Minister Arthur NR Robinson into history in this regard. Mammoth cheers from supporters went up at PNM’s Balisier House headquarters at 11.40 pm last night when PNM chairman Franklin ...

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Political fallout likely from City Council’s demolition of stalls; Mayor denies betrayal

City Mayor Hamilton Green Monday night denied that he betrayed several Bourda Market vendors whose stalls were demolished during a pre-dawn operation that authorities said was necessary so that the heavily clogged drains could be cleaned and a derelict building could be torn down. “May say this to those who say I betrayed them: From the time I became Mayor ...

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