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The Citizenship Initiative party releases campaign donations, expenses

The Citizenship Initiative (TCI) political party today released figures on its campaign financing since it launched last October, in what is believed to be the first such public disclosure by any of Guyana’s political parties. In what appeared to be a fairly detailed breakdown, the party said it got GY$2.5 million in donations and spent just over GY$2 million. The ...

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No place for incompetent, corrupt ministers in law-abiding PPP gov’t -Irfaan Ali

People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) presidential candidate, Irfaan Ali on Sunday night vowed that if he wins the general elections in March, he would not tolerate incompetent and corrupt ministers and that his administration would obey the laws and Guyana’s constitution. “I know that I will not be a president that surrounds himself by ministers who are incompetent and corrupt. ...

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Four fired in Lands and Surveys crackdown on corruption

Four employees of the Guyana Lands and Survey Commission (GLSC) were dismissed this year for corrupt practices, a senior official of that semi-autonomous state agency said Monday. GLSC Human Resources Manager, Shonda James-Williams says the employees were fired because they had privately collected monies and promised to issue lands to potential clients of the commission. “We had about three employees ...

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PPP “likely” to win next elections but tighter anti-corruption efforts needed – US expert

The United States (US) will have to ensure that the opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) sticks to its promises to keep a lid on corruption, with the likelihood of that party winning next year’s general elections, a senior advisor at the US State Department asserts in a recent assessment of the political and security situation. “At the same time, given ...

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OPINION: Police ‘sewage’ saturates all Guyana

by GHK Lall There is this article in the Stabroek News of June 13th, titled, “Another police rank speaks on corrupt practices in force” that says so much about here. A dirty plot thickens and darkens; many such plots. All the sewage ingredients are there: murder; coverup; de lil fine change of a cool million; de “boss man;” mole(s); another ...

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Police to pursue traffic bribery; officers unhappy with salaries should leave – top cop

Guyana’s Police Commissioner, Leslie James on Monday told members of the public, who bribe traffic officers, that they too would be penalised because the offence is a two-way street—involving givers and not just takers. “Once there is no offer, they [sic] can’t be acceptance. It goes both sides—offer and acceptance—and let me warn you civilians, we are coming after you–those ...

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Benschop protests as CoI wraps up

Even as the Commission of Inquiry into the Camp Street Prison Riot concluded on Monday, political activist Mark Benschop was outside protesting the COI, saying that it was nothing more than a farce and waste of taxpayers monies. Benschop’s complaints comes after he was scheduled to testify at the COI but refused after learning that his testimony would only be ...

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No political interference for state media – Granger

President David Granger has made it clear that his administration is not in the business of politically interfering with the day to day operations of Guyana’s state media entities. The President made the statement on the heels of accusations of political interference being leveled against the Office of the Prime Minister. The Guyana Press Association (GPA) had written the President ...

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