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Team Benschop objects to Robeson Benn contesting LGE

Team Benschop has revealed that the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) listed Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) Commissioner Robeson Benn as a candidate for Local Government Elections (LGE). According to Mark Benschop a Mayoral hopeful, his team  “strongly objects to Mr Robeson Benn being a commissioner at  GECOM and a candidate for the local government elections.” Benschop says that Benn should do ...

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Opposition MP Jagan ill and overseas

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 Jagan, a nephew of late PPP co-founder, Dr. Cheddi Jagan. Records ...

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Walter Rodney Commission of Inquiry Report to be presented finally

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 to the Guyanese leader on February 8, 2016. The report should ...

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APNU+AFC members want jobs

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 go and fit them in,” he told Demerara Waves Online News. ...

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PPP refuses to sit on State Boards

The opposition People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) has ruled out sitting on the University of Guyana’s (UG) Council and State Boards unless President David Granger assures that there would be no political intervention in decision-making. “Until we have assurances that the Boards would have total autonomy over the entities, we cannot be part of rubber-stamping corruption or discrimination or any ...

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Ramjattan recalls back-pedaling on no AFC alliance with APNU

Leader of the Alliance For Change (AFC), Khemraj Ramjattan Saturday said if he did not back down from his original position of not linking up with A Partnership for National Unity (APNU), the People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) would have retained government. “There was a huge amount of thought that went into it,” he said. Months before the May 11, ...

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Winston Brassington quits NICIL

Winston Brassington has given up his job as Head of the National Industrial and Commercial Investments Limited (NICIL), according to a Finance Ministry spokeswoman. She said Brassington’s contract expired on December 31, 2015 and he formally indicated that he would not be renewing it. That disclosure came hours after Demerara Waves Online News first reported that as of 20th January, ...

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Budget 2016: Jagdeo wants “huge” salary increases for public servants

Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo has huge expectations of the APNU+AFC administration relative to the 2016 Budget slated for presentation on Friday January 29. Jagdeo at a press conference on Wednesday read out some of his expectations on what he hopes to see as part of the 2016 Budget. Those include salary increases and tax reductions. He said that there should ...

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Differences over whether big parties should contest Local Govt Elections

General Secretary of the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR), Oscar Clarke Tuesday – Nomination Day- rubbished suggestions that the old faces should step aside and that the big parties should not have contested the upcoming Local Government Elections (LGE). “One of the disadvantages will be that the smaller groups may not have the capacity to get the information, to get ...

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City Hall’s Information Technology chief fired

by Telesha Vidya Ramnarine HEAD of the Information Technology Department at City Hall Waynewright Orderson was Monday dismissed following a recommendation from the municipality’s Personnel and Training Committee. Orderson reportedly proceeded out of Guyana without first obtaining the requisite permission and while knowing that his second-in-charge was also on leave. At the municipality’s fortnightly statutory meeting, Councillor Junior Garrett requested that the ...

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