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Opposition MP Jagan ill and overseas

Last Updated on Tuesday, 2 February 2016, 15:09 by Denis Chabrol Opposition People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) legislator, Dr. Clive Jagan is ill and is overseas, according to Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo. “Dr. Jagan is abroad. He is seeking medical attention,”  Jagdeo told a news conference. Jagdeo did not want to say whether his party would seek a replacement for ...

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“Fedders Lloyd all over again” – Jagdeo criticizes decision to engage Hope Beach Wind Farm

Last Updated on Tuesday, 2 February 2016, 17:31 by Denis Chabrol Government’s decision to begin talks with the owners of the Hope Beach Wind Farm on the possibility of buying power is “incestuous” and should be reviewed, says Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo. Jagdeo at a press conference on Tuesday said that it was “Fedders Lloyd all over again” since the ...

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Walter Rodney Commission of Inquiry Report to be presented finally

Last Updated on Monday, 1 February 2016, 17:22 by Denis Chabrol The Walter Rodney Commission of Inquiry Report will finally be handed over to President David Granger next week, but already the Commission Chairman is signaling that there are likely to be gaps in the conclusion. Commission Chairman, Sir Richard Cheltenham told reporters that he would be presenting the report ...

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Diversity is strength, not a weakness – President Granger

Last Updated on Monday, 1 February 2016, 17:24 by Denis Chabrol As Guyana joins the rest of the world in observance of interfaith week 2016, President David Granger says that it is imperative that Guyana look at diversity as a source of strength and not one of weakness. The President made the statement at the Arthur Chung Convention Center on ...

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Westford, Cummings on bail for 24 counts of fraud; Lawyers vow to fight “mickey mouse” charges

Last Updated on Monday, 1 February 2016, 17:40 by Denis Chabrol Already defending four charges of larceny, Former Public Service Minister Jennifer Westford and former Chief Personnel Officer at the Public Service Ministry Margaret Cummings were today slapped with 24 additional charges of fraud. The new charges stem from the alleged discovery of a GYD$600M fraud at the Ministry while ...

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APNU+AFC members want jobs

Last Updated on Monday, 1 February 2016, 14:25 by Denis Chabrol Leader of the Alliance For Change (AFC), Khemraj Ramjattan says his party has been dealing with increasing calls by supporters to be given jobs following its victory at last year’s general and regional elections. “I had to tell them that we just can’t be just knocking off people to ...

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No word of increased HIV in Region One

Last Updated on Monday, 1 February 2016, 14:01 by Denis Chabrol The Chief Medical Officer (CMO) at the Ministry of Public Health Dr Shamdeo Persaud says there is no confirmation regarding an increase in the number of persons being tested positive for HIV/AIDS in Region One among the Warrau Amerindians Dr Persaud in a recent interview with Demerara Waves explained ...

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VAT reduction won’t be easy- Finance Minister

Last Updated on Monday, 1 February 2016, 14:01 by Denis Chabrol A Tax Review Committee has suggested to Finance Minister, Winston Jordan that if the 16 percent Value Added Tax (VAT) is to be reduced, the number of zero-rated or non-taxable items would have to reduced to compensate for a loss of revenue, Finance Minister Winston Jordan said Monday. “The ...

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Govt could not afford to keep campaign promise to increase police salaries

Last Updated on Monday, 1 February 2016, 13:21 by Denis Chabrol Finance Minister, Winston Jordan Monday said government could not keep its election promise to pay members of the Guyana Police Force (GPF) higher salaries because the coffers could not afford it. “It is not a campaign promise wasn’t kept! Yes, on the surface it wasn’t kept but it was ...

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February 2016