Daily Archives: Wednesday, 17 April 2019, 20:02

Jagdeo says fundraising helping pay top US lobbying firm; shuts down media persistence on deal

Last Updated on Thursday, 18 April 2019, 8:49 by Writer General Secretary of the People’s Progressive Party (PPP), Bharrat Jagdeo on Wednesday defended his party’s decision to hire a United States (US) public relations lobbying firm, Mercury Public Affairs, for $34 million to make out a solid case for free and fair elections in Guyana, saying that he was not ...

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Jagdeo hints at welcoming back Robert Persaud into PPP

Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 April 2019, 19:28 by Writer Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo on Wednesday hinted that he would be willing to consider the return of his former Minister of Natural Resources, Robert Persaud into the People’s Progressive Party’s (PPP) fold. While Jagdeo said the PPP would have to decide Persaud’s future in that political party, the former Guyanese ...

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Parliament to sit on April 26; no request for elections funds

Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 April 2019, 14:02 by Writer The 65-seat National Assembly will be meeting on April 26, almost four months after the last sitting. However, according to the agenda released by Parliament Building on Wednesday, there is no request to finance General and Regional Elections. The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) Chairman, James Patterson, almost two months ago, ...

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Police question Jagdeo about “chase them out” call

Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 April 2019, 13:56 by Writer Police Wednesday morning sought to question Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo about allegedly inciting supporters at a recent campaign rally to “chase” out the President and other ministers if they entered communities after March 21 when national elections, prompted by a no-confidence motion, were due to be held. However, Jagdeo declined ...

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