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PPP boycotts regional consultative committee launch; Granger calls move “pettiness”

Last Updated on Friday, 20 January 2017, 22:26 by Denis Chabrol Chairmen of the seven People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC)-controlled administrative regions on Friday boycotted the launch of National Regional Development Consultative Committee (NRDCC), a move that angered government. Three mayors from the predominantly PPP towns also did not attend the inaugural NRDCC meeting that was held at the Marriott ...

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New list of nominees for GECOM Chairman likely- Jagdeo

Last Updated on Friday, 20 January 2017, 21:12 by Denis Chabrol Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo Friday said he would possibly hold another round of consultations to arrive at a new list of six nominees for the chairmanship of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), but much depends on the outcome of a planned meeting with Attorney General, Basil Williams. “After that ...

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GUYSUCO cannot diversify with high sugar production cost, ethanol could kill rum industy

Last Updated on Friday, 20 January 2017, 14:00 by Derwayne Wills GUYSUCO’s top officials came before the National Assembly’s Economic Services Committee (ESC) where the state-owned sugar company’s chief executive, Errol Hanoman, painted a gloom image of diversification using sugar cane, once cane production remains high and once the company’s structure continues as present. Hanoman said such measures would be ...

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Omar Shariff fired as Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of the Presidency

Last Updated on Friday, 20 January 2017, 9:40 by Denis Chabrol Omar Shariff has been fired from the post of Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of the Presidency. The ministry said his services have been terminated with effect December 31, 2016. The subject of a probe into alleged financial crimes by the Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU) , Shariff has ...

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