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Monthly Archives: November 2018

Commission of Inquiry recommends disciplinary action against Town Clerk

Chairman of the Commission of Inquiry into the operations of the Georgetown City Council, Retired Justice Cecil Kennard on Friday said the probe has recommended disciplinary action against Town Clerk, Royston King for the lease of land that does not belong to the City and for conducting such a transaction without  Council’s approval. “The Town Clerk (ag) interpretation of the ...

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President Granger returns to Cuba next week for more treatment

President David Granger is scheduled to return to Cuba next Tuesday for continued treatment for non-Hodgkins Lymphoma, a type of cancer, Minister of State Joseph Harmon announced Friday. Having concluded the first round of chemotherapy in Cuba,he is due to return to the Spanish-speaking nation. According to Minister Harmon, President Granger heeded advice by his Cuban medical specialists to scale ...

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It’s Mayor Ubraj Narine, Deputy Mayor Alfred Mentore; Chase-Green, Oscar Clarke on Finance Committee

Georgetown’s new Mayor is Pandit Ubraj Narine and his deputy is Alfred Mentore. Before they were elected the People’s Progressive Party and the Alliance For Change councillors of Georgetown united in their failed bid for secret balloting to elect the Mayor and Deputy Mayor of the city. Eight councillors voted for the motion and 21 by APNU against. Ivelaw Henry ...

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OPINION: Volda’s unhealthy foot-and-mouth

By GHK Lall Talking without thinking? A rush of blood to the head? A private position publicly aired by a ranking party (public) official? Say it ain’t suh, Volda…. However looked at, this is bad news. I submit that this is the political simplicity of job opportunities and hiring decisions here; always was, always is. As repeated constantly, the reality ...

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Politically impartial new public service needed- Harmon

A day after news broke that People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) Chairman, Volda Lawrence indicated that party supporters should not be deprived of jobs and contracts and that she would be employing her friends who are all party supporters, the Minister of State Joseph Harmon said the public service must be politically neutral. “The new public service, therefore, has to ...

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Jagdeo weighs in on Volda Lawrence’s remarks on employment preference

Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo on Thursday frowned on People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) General Secretary, Volda Lawrence’s remarks that there should be no fear in giving contracts and jobs to her party members. Speaking at a news conference, he suggested there might be scope for Lawrence to be prosecuted on the grounds of discrimination on the basis of nepotism and ...

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Volda Lawrence sticks to position on jobs but avoids controversial remarks on preference for supporters; upset about little political work in PPP strongholds

Chairwoman of the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR),Volda Lawrence on Thursday stood by her position on the need to create jobs, but stayed clear of reiterating that preference would be given to supporters of her party. “Cde. Volda Lawrence Chairman of the People’s National Congress Reform stands by her views on the issue of jobs and unemployment that measures are ...

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Firemen charged in connection with stolen articles from Fly Jamaica crash-landed plane

Four Guyana Fire Service fire fighters allegedly connected to the stealing of items from the crash-landed Fly Jamaica passenger jet, were Wednesday granted bail. Collis Williams, 37, of  Coverden, East Bank Demerara is accused of stealing one IPhone valued US$350 and one Samsung phone valued US$380, with a total value of GYD$146,000. Police said the property belonged to Captain Basil ...

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Irfan Ali released on self bail for GYD$174 million fraud charges

Former Minister of Housing, Irfan Ali was Wednesday released on self-bail (no cash) on 18 charges of conspiring to defraud government of a total of GYD$174 million by selling land below their valued prices. He has to return to court on January 7, 2019. Chief Magistrate Ann Mc Lennan released Ali in his own recognizance after Prosecutor, Attorney-at-Law Patrice Henry ...

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