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Daily Archives: December 9, 2016

Jagdeo shackled sugar to a deathbed, this Gov’t saved it with $31B- PM Nagamootoo

Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo said the $31B injected to save the sugar industry from its death-bed under the PPP should debunk claims that this government is not interested in the sugar industry. “They came like a discordant choir,” PM Nagamootoo told the National Assembly in the absence of the opposition PPP, “they didn’t recognise the courage it takes to embrace ...

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Wales Estate workers receive severance pay; not a “pick-pocket” budget – PM Nagamootoo

Almost 100 sacked workers at the Guyana Sugar Corporation’s (Guysuco) Wales Estate  have received GY$80.1 million in severance pay, Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo announced on Friday. He said after the monies were paid to the 93 former workers at the Wales Estate, the Guyana Agricultural and General Workers Union (GAWU) that had brought a court case against the company for ...

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WPA defends Rupert Roopnaraine in D’urban Park controversy

The Working Peoples Alliance (WPA) on Thursday came out swinging in favour of its co-leader, Dr. Rupert Roopnaraine who has been criticised for being a board member of a government-backed company that was in charge of the D’Urban Park development project for Guyana’s 50th Independence anniversary celebration. “The usual partisan band of sanctimonious, duplicitous, dishonest and self-promoting political parties, groups ...

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Jagdeo warns PPP will win 2020 election, undo APNU+AFC 2017 budget measures

Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo has put the David Granger administration on notice that once his party resumes office, presumably in 2020, they will not only undo some of the 2017 budget measures, but also come against any foreign company operating in Guyana through a non-transparent process. “[Once] we determine that the assets of GuySuCo or any other company were given ...

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Declining foreign direct investments will “tank” Guyana’s exchange rate- Jagdeo

Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo on Friday said the failure of government to attract new investments was causing a shortage in United States dollars (US$) instead of a buying of that currency by Barbadians and Trinidad and Tobago nationals to satisfy their countries’ demand for foreign exchange. He warned that government’s failure to attract Foreign Direct Investments, down to a mere ...

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Minister Ramjattan must say if he has lost the war on crime- Opposition MP Rohee

With the perception of crime still high in Guyana, Opposition MP and former security minister, Clement Rohee, has called for Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan to declare to the people whether he has lost the war on crime. “Can the Guyana Police Force deliver,” Rohee questioned during his budget debate, “how much can they deliver when fighting and backstabbing is ...

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Friends robbed after transacting business in City

​One of two robbery victims has been admitted a patient at the Georgetown Public Hospitall, nursing a gunshot wound to his right thigh.  The Guyana Police Force said the victims Gavin Ramlall, 22years, a contractor of Chateau Margot, East Coast Demerara, and his friend David Mangroo, 64 yrs, of Section ‘B’ Pattensen, Turkeyen East Coast Demerara were in Georgetown earlier ...

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